Taco Wontons

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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.

Taco Wontons


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.


Taco Wontons


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.

Taco Wontons


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.

Taco Wontons

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Taco Wontons

Taco Wontons

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: ground beef
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 40
Calories: 90kcal
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.
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Tex-Mex Mayonnaise

  • 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.


Calories: 90kcal

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3 thoughts on “Taco Wontons

  1. The name and concept of “taco” is about a tortilla made of corn or flour that wraps any ingredients on it. Not the ground beef. that by the way, is wrongly used since the Tex-mex culture stole the terminology and applied it to dishes far away of a real Taco, in this case the right name for this preparation could be ground beef wontons Tex-mex style.

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