Baked Beef Wontons with Bell Pepper

The following recipe shows you how to make baked beef wontons which also contain bell pepper for a colorful finish. Baking wontons is an alternative to frying them if you happen to have the oven on anyway or if you want to trim the fat content. These delicious little morsels make wonderful appetizers and it is up to you what shape you make them – open so you can see the beef and colorful bell pepper filling, or closed so the filling is a surprise.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Baked Beef Wontons

You could even make moneybags by pinching the tops closed so they look like moneybags, but most people like to leave these open, so people can see the flavorful beef mixture inside these baked beef wontons. These are baked at the highest oven temperature your oven will reach, so the beef cooks and the wonton wrappers crisp up. Not every oven goes as high as 500 degrees F so you might need to extend the cooking time or sauté the beef first to brown it. In fact, you might want to do that anyway, just to ensure the beef is cooked through.

Feel free to alter the ingredients in this baked beef wontons recipe, perhaps swapping the red and green bell pepper for yellow or orange bell pepper, or even adding some zucchini or mushrooms to the mix. The cream cheese is not a traditional Chinese food ingredient (in fact, very little dairy is used in Chinese cooking) but it does make the meat mixture lovely and creamy, so you will probably want to leave it in.

Crunchy Baked Wontons Recipe
Fancy crunchy wontons but don't want to use a deep fat fryer? The answer is to make the wontons like usual but then bake them in the oven. They will be really crunchy but lower in fat and calories.
Cuisine: Chinese
Recipe type: Wonton
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • ½ lb (250g) lean ground (minced) beef
  • ¼ grated onion or ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 oz (60g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons finely diced green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)
  • 36 square wonton wrappers
  • 1 lightly beaten egg white
  1. Combine the beef with the onion, both kinds of cheese, breadcrumbs, taco seasoning, cilantro, the whole egg and the bell pepper in a bowl. Use parchment paper to line a pair of baking sheets.
  2. Arrange the wonton skins on a dry work surface and add a heaped teaspoon of filling in the center of each one. Scrunch the tops of the wontons up so they look like half-open moneybags. Alternatively you can close them, sealing the edges, to make triangle shapes of another wonton shape.
  3. Arrange the finished wontons on the baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) and bake the beef wontons for 7 minutes or until the wonton wrapper is golden brown and the filling is cooked. Serve hot.

You can see how these crunchy little treats just make you want to grab one and, served hot from the oven, these are appetizers which nobody is able to resist. The ground beef in these baked beef wontons is so good combined with the other ingredients and the amazing crispy wonton wrapper makes the perfect base. Whether you want to make a treat for your family or an appetizer for a dinner party or another get-together, you can’t go wrong with a baked wonton recipe. These are healthier than fried wontons, but every bit as flavorful. They are also quick to prepare and they don’t take long to bake either.

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Vegan Quinoa Salad with Garlic Lime DressingVegan Quinoa Salad with Garlic Lime Dressing
    Although nobody ever gets tired of pasta salad or rice salad recipes, there is something so special about a vegan quinoa salad, perhaps because of its unusual texture or because it is something different to what you usually have. This salad is especially good because the quinoa is combined with a variety of tasty veggies as well as seasonings. The following vegan quinoa salad recipe shows you how to make an easy quinoa salad using this delicious grain. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is easy to cook and work with and combines well with various flavors. If you are new to using this grain, then you will enjoy the following recipe and once you .....
  • Renovate Your Bathroom Like a Pro
    Bathrooms are an area that can be entirely different to every other style that you have applied throughout your home. Learn how to renovate your bathroom like a pro and you can come up with something unique and perfect for the small (or not so small) space you have in there. There is a huge amount of different decorating ideas, which will suit your taste, style and budget. Regardless of how much money you have to spend on the decorating, you will find that there are some fantastic ideas. Take your time when deciding what kind of style you want to go for and figuring out how to renovate your bathroom, because just because somethings looks .....
  • Easy Summer Appetizer Ideas
    One of the things that brings people together is the enjoyment of food. There are few things better than gathering around a table on a summer evening to snack and relax with friends. And there are easy summer appetizer ideas for all palates and occasions, so you won’t be stuck for choice. What makes appetizers so appealing when compared to full meals? Appetizers are usually bite size, making them easy to eat while socializing, and a table full of different options is far more exciting than committing to just one meal or flavor. Many summer appetizer ideas are not only easy to eat, but also easy to prepare. Cold appetizers are .....
  • Vegan Parsnip Crisps RecipeVegan Parsnip Crisps Recipe
    This vegan parsnip crisps recipe is really well worth making. The crisps (chips) are made from parsnips. You can serve them as they are or with any dip you like, such as an onion dip, hummus or a salsa. These are one of our easiest vegan recipes. Vegan Parsnip Crisps: Crispy Crunchy Appeal Crisps are normally made from potatoes of course, and then you have ones made with sweet potatoes, but these are very similar, albeit offering a slightly more unusual flavor. Parsnips are tasty and versatile. They can be roasted or used to make a mash, or they might go in a soup or stew. Parsnips are lovely roasted and served alongside a roast, even a nut .....
  • Fried Brie with Hot Cranberry Sauce RecipeFried Brie with Hot Cranberry Sauce Recipe
    Fried Brie with hot cranberry sauce is a traditional starter and with this recipe, you can make it from start to finish in just a few minutes. Brie is a versatile cheese and is just as good served cold in a sandwich as served fried like this. Personally I’m not keen on cold Brie but I can’t get enough of this fried Brie with hot cranberry sauce! What is Brie Cheese? Brie is a soft cow’s milk cheese which is widely available. It’s named after Brie, the French region where it originates from. Perhaps you have only had it cold, sliced, perhaps with French bread and grapes, but it is really good in this fried Brie with .....
  • Bling iPad Cases and CoversBest Bling iPad Cases
    Take a look at these gorgeous covers and make your tablet really sparkle! iPad cases come in lots of styles but choosing ones with bling means your tablet will look incredible and who doesn’t love bling iPad cases? Choose from lots of different sparkly covers to jazz up your tablet and everyone will be jealous of it. Even if you are not sure what style you like, take a peek at some of the different designs on offer and perhaps you will find something you adore. Choose from various colors, styles and types of bling for your bling iPad cases, or pick out the perfect sparkly cover or case as a gift for someone in your family or friends .....
  • Creamy Pumpkin BakeCreamy Pumpkin Bake
    This creamy pumpkin bake is a low carb recipe you will love. Serve it as a snack, dessert or appetizer. There are very few ingredients required so this would be perfect for any home cook, novice, advanced, or anything between these two. Our creamy pumpkin bake is something you might already have all the ingredients for, so why not get stuck in and make this? It is quick and easy to prepare and you will be so glad you made it. I love pumpkin and it’s available for most of the year here in its fresh form. It also keeps a long time. I buy canned pumpkin and that lasts for ages in the pantry, but make sure you choose the sugar-free kind. .....
  • Vietnamese Summer RollsVietnamese Summer Rolls
    The first time I saw a photo of Vietnamese summer rolls I just thought ‘wow’! I love spring rolls (egg rolls) because of their wonderful crispy exterior, but summer rolls are slightly different, still oozing Asian character but featuring a very different coating and a more subtle, fragrant characteristic which you will love. These are lovely in the summer (hence the name) but perfect served as an appetizer or light meal any time of the year. What are Vietnamese Summer Rolls? A summer roll is a Vietnamese dish made by enclosing a filling in a soft rice paper wrap. Typical ingredients used to make the filling include shrimp, pork, .....
  • Stuffed Mini Peppers with Goat Cheese
    These stuffed mini peppers with goat cheese make an incredible appetizer and my husband and I both love them. Where we live we can buy them in different varieties – some are sweet while others are spicy. One store uses the pointy end of spicy chilies as their ‘mini’ peppers while others use mini sweet peppers, mostly red but sometimes green or yellow. Green is more savory while yellow (and orange to a lesser extent) is sweeter. Whichever peppers you use in this stuffed mini peppers with goat cheese recipe, the flavor of these little bites is going to be fantastic. See what they sell in your local food market and decide .....
  • School Backpacks for Girls
    School backpacks for girls come in a huge array of different styles, colors and designs, which will ensure that you can choose a style that your little girl will love. There are several different elements that you need to consider before purchasing the backpack. These include the durability, price, style and versatility of the backpack. The age of your child will often determine the size of backpack that you need to choose, as older children will need larger bags to carry books and materials. You will be amazed at the amount of equipment which your child will need for school. However, you should not expect your child to lift a backpack that .....

Tasty Query - recipes search engine