I have a confession, I’m having affair. I have two other lovers, how am I meant to resist juicy burgers and delicate dumplings bursting with flavours? Sometimes we just can’t help who we fall in love with.
Finding it hard to juggle two other lovers and not wanting to give up either there was only one logical solution that I came to. No, not a murder-suicide.
Everybody, I’d like you to meat (ahhh?) Bacon Cheeseburger Dumplings.
The filling is loaded with beef, oozing cheese and crispy salty bacon then cooked and topped off with classic cheeseburger toppings; tomato sauce, mustard, pickles, and onion.
Oh my, I don’t have the words to describe how flavourful these dumplings are. They surpassed any expectations I had.
These would be perfect for game day food, a dinner party where you want to show off or eating your body weight in them on a Friday night whilst watching crappy shows (my favourite thing to do).
P.s you can either make your own wrappers using my recipe for dumpling dough or buy store bought ones, look for the round gow gee ones.
- 500 grams beef mince*
- 250 grams bacon, cooked and diced
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp onion flakes
- tomato sauce
- dumpling wrappers
Re hydrate the onion flakes by mixing equal amounts of water to onions, let sit for 15 minutes. Drain off any excess water*
Thoroughly combine beef mince, bacon, and cheese in a mixing bowl using your hands.
Place down a dumpling wrapper and place a dollop of the mixture into the center. Wet the edges then place another wrapper over the top remove all the air and seal the edges.
Place the dumplings in a single layer into a bamboo steamer, place over boiling water and let steam for 5 minutes.
When ready remove from the heat, squirt over some tomato sauce and mustard, place down three slices of thinly sliced pickle and a little sprinkling of onion. Serve warm
* Use beef mince that has a little fat, like 70% - 30% otherwise the dumplings will be dry.
*Save and use the excess water off the onions to flavour things like stock.
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