Taco Wontons are crispy wonton triangles filled with taco seasoned ground beef and Mexican cheese. Dip them in Tex-Mex mayonnaise for a fantastic Mexican appetizer.
These Taco Wontons are also a great gameday snack.
How To Make Taco Wontons:
The filling is so simple to make. Cook a pound of lean ground beef with some diced onion and green bell pepper in a nonstick skillet. Add a packet of taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water and simmer until thickened. Stir in 1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese.
Next, you’ll spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling on a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with water so they will stick together. Fold the wonton to make a triangle shape. Work with just 1 wonton at a time and keep them covered with a dry paper towel. They dry out fast.
Fry them until golden in vegetable oil that has been heated to 360 degrees.
The sauce is a magical combination of mayonnaise, ketchup, lime juice, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. It can be made a day in advance to save you time.
The ground beef mixture can also be made a day in advance.
More Mexican Appetizers:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- 40 wonton wrappers
- vegetable oil
- To make Tex-Mex Mayonnaise, stir together all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Cook ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a large nonstick skillet. Crumble beef as it cooks.
- When beef is no longer pink, drain off any grease and add 1/4 cup water and taco seasoning. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
- Keep wonton wrappers covered with a damp paper towel so that they do not dry out. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapped. Moisten edges of wonton wrapper with water. Fold over to make a triangle shape and press to seal edges. Repeat with remaining wrappers, keeping the already formed ones covered with a damp paper towel.
- Pour 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven and heat to 360 degrees. Working in batches, fry wontons for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks or a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve with sauce.
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