Beef Potstickers (Dumplings)


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The Spicy Beef Dumplings are ever popular at The Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, NY, but you can make them yourself with this recipe! Chewy homemade dumpling wrappers encase a spicy & juicy beef filling. Then take these crispy morsels up a notch with an easy & potent raw garlic sauce.

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(This recipe was originally published in January 2017, but was updated with new photos and content in 2020).

Dumpling. That"s probably my favorite word in the whole entire world. It encompasses so many possibilities of flavors, textures, cultures, và more. It speaks of comfort and temptation. I can close my eyes & picture my happy place. I"m surrounded by them, piles and piles of delicious dumplings in all shapes & sizes.

I"m a little obsessed. This is no surprise. I"ve shared countless recipes & photos of dumplings over the years on this blog. I"ve celebrated National Dumpling Day & Chinese New Year even though I"m not Asian, nor did I grow up eating traditional dumplings. My home-grown dumpling comfort came in the form of manti, and it has only expanded from there.


Enter these pan-fried spicy beef dumplings. They"re infused with a combination of chili oil and fresh ginger and balanced with a bit of sautéed onion, và scallion among other aromatics. The spicy beef filling is incredible. The smell alone will make you drool, even before cooking it or tasting it.

Although making homemade dumpling dough is a bit more time consuming than using store-bought wrappers, I highly recommend trying it at least once. You’ll notice a big difference in texture & taste that you just can’t replicate with the store-bought variety. I love using store-bought wrappers as a shortcut but often mặc định to homemade because it’s just so much better.


How lớn make the dipping sauce & filling

The very first thing you want to vị to prepare these spicy beef dumplings is make the raw garlic sauce. It’s a great complement to lớn the dumplings, & adds another element of spiciness và sharpness. If you’re not into garlic, don’t fret. You can swap out this dipping sauce for a standard soy dipping sauce.

Prep the raw garlic sauce 1 khổng lồ 2 days in advance of when you plan to use it. The flavor needs a little time to lớn mellow. Combine a TON of finely chopped garlic with cold water & a tiny splash of lemon juice. Then stick it in the fridge for a couple days. That’s it.

The epic spicy beef filling is also quite easy lớn make. Heat up some oil in a skillet, và then showroom chopped onion. Cook the onion until softened & translucent. Then remove from the heat and stir in some chili oil (homemade chili oil is easy khổng lồ make yourself!). Mix the mixture aside lớn cool.

In a mixing bowl địa chỉ cửa hàng ground beef, the cooked onion mixture, sliced scallions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, grated fresh garlic, ground đen pepper, and kosher salt (PHOTO 1). Set together lớn combine. You can make the filling up to 1 day ahead of time & refrigerate until needed.

Before using my filling, I like to split it into quarters in my bowl for easy portioning. This way I know that each quadrant will be used for exactly 8 dumplings so I can divide it easily as I assemble them (PHOTO 2).


How to make the dough và assemble the beef dumplings

This homemade dumpling dough only requires two ingredients: flour and hot water. In a large mixing bowl địa chỉ the flour và create a well in the center. Stir in just-boiled water with a wooden spoon & mix until you have a shaggy mixture.

Then go in with your hands (the mixture will be relatively warm) & continue khổng lồ knead, adding a little more hot water as you go if needed, until you have a smooth ball. The dough should bounce back when pressed with your finger, but leave a light impression of your finger (PHOTO 3).

Transfer the dough lớn a zip-top bag, squeeze out the air. Let it rest for at least 15 minutes or up lớn 2 hours at room temperature. The dough will steam up the bag và soften. After resting, use the dough right away, or refrigerate it overnight. Return khổng lồ room temperature before using.

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Remove the dough from the bag, & cut it into quarters. Return three of the quarters back khổng lồ the bag và set aside. Roll the dough quarter into a 1-inch-thick log and cut into 8 pieces (cut in half, then cut each half in half, and so on lớn create pieces that are even in size. The tapered kết thúc pieces should be cut slightly larger) (PHOTO 4)

If your pieces are oval, stand them on one of the cut ends & gently squeeze with your fingers to make them round, lượt thích a scallop. Take each piece of dough và press each cut over in flour, gently smashing them into flat discs about ¼ inch thick, & set aside (PHOTO 5).

Lightly roll an Asian-style rolling sạc pin across them to flatten them out a bit more. Hold one disk by its edge and firmly but gently roll your sạc pin from the disk"s edge lớn its center. Roll the same edge a few more times, using more pressure at the edge than at the center. Use your other hand lớn turn the dough disk và reveal a new edge of the disk; roll again. Continue until all edges are rolled out and the wrapper is about 3 to lớn 4 inches in diameter(PHOTO 6).

When a batch of wrappers is formed, fill them before making wrappers out of the other portion of dough, showroom about 2 tablespoons of the filling to the center of the wrapper, then lightly pat down the filling khổng lồ get rid of any air bubbles (PHOTO 7).

Fold the dumpling into a half-moon, pinching it shut with your thumbs và index fingers, then press the center of the dumpling while pulling on the corners lớn push out any air bubbles và shape it into a curved crescent. Inspect the dumpling for any holes & pinch them shut. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers (PHOTO 8).


How khổng lồ cook the dumplings

Heat about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet (you may want to lớn cook these in batches or in two large pans if you are cooking them all at once). Arrange the beef dumplings with the flat sides on the bottom, và cook for 1 khổng lồ 2 minutes until the bottoms start khổng lồ brown (PHOTO 9).

Holding the lid close to lớn the skillet khổng lồ lessen splatter, use a measuring cup to địa chỉ water to a depth of roughly ¼ inch (about ⅓ cup water but may vary based on the size of your pan). The water will immediately sputter & boil vigorously. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil, lower the heat khổng lồ medium, & let the water bubble away for 8 to 10 minutes, until it is mostly gone.

When you hear sizzling noises, remove the lid as most of the water is now gone. Let the beef dumplings fry for another 1 or 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are brown and crisp (PHOTO 10).


Turn off the heat and use a spatula khổng lồ transfer dumplings lớn a serving plate. Display them with their bottoms facing up so they remain crisp. Serve immediately with the Raw Garlic Sauce.


Expert tips và notes

Oh my gosh, are these spicy beef dumplings delicious! The beef filling is juicy và so flavorful. You might be fooled into thinking these are soup dumplings, that’s how juicy they are. I use relatively lean ground beef, và my filling is still extremely juicy, perfectly seasoned, & just excellent.

These are not actually too spicy on their own, but the raw garlic sauce is super pungent & definitely elevates the spice factor. You could also địa chỉ some of the chili sediment from your chili oil (if it"s homemade chili oil) when you make the filling lớn make it spicier as well.

Making homemade wrappers is not as daunting as you may think, and worth trying at least once. You can use this filling with store-bought wrappers too in a pinch.

When all the spicy beef dumplings are assembled, they can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for several hours và can be cooked straight from the refrigerator.

For longer storage, freeze them on their baking sheet until hard (about 1 hour), transfer lớn a zip-top freezer bag, pressing out excess air before sealing, and frozen for up lớn 1 month.

To cook after freezing, partially thaw, using your finger to smooth over any cracks that may have formed during freezing, before cooking.


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