Chinese Beef Dumplings with Celery

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Happy Year of the Pig! We are getting busy preparing for Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, in our house, so to get one less thing off my plate on the big celebration, I am making a big batch of Chinese beef dumplings with celery, eating some now (because obviously I can’t help it!) and freezing the rest for later. I know, genius right?

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

This year is a very special year for us, because if you don’t already know, we are getting ready to bring a new little piglet into our home, our first baby who is expected to arrive next month!

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

How to Fold Dumplings

Learning how to fold a dumpling may seem pretty intimating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is actually super easy. Just follow these 3 simple steps below:

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into the centre of a dumpling wrapper. Dip your finger in water and smear along the edges of the dumpling wrapper.
  2. Fold the dumpling wrapper over to create a half-moon shape, enclosing the filling inside.
  3. Seal the filling inside by pleating the edges together with your finger or pinch the edges together with a fork.

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

How to Cook Dumplings

There are three main ways to cook these dumplings: pan-fried, steamed and boiled.

  1. Pan-Fry: In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add dumplings and cook 2-3 minutes until bottom is crisp and golden. Add water (enough to cover the dumplings halfway up), cover, and steam the dumplings for about 5 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Steam: In a pot, bring water to boil . Place dumplings in steamer on top and steam for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  3. Boil: Fill a large pot with 2/3 water and bring to a boil. Add dumplings and cook until they float and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

 

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Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

Chinese Beef Dumplings with Celery


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  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 100 dumplings
  • Category: Dim Sum
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried!


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 and 1/2 lb. Chinese celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 100 round dumpling wrappers

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except the dumpling wrappers) into a large bowl and mix together until fully combined.
  2. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into the centre of a dumpling wrapper. Dip your finger in water and smear along the edges of the dumpling wrapper. Fold the dumpling wrapper over to create a half-moon shape, enclosing the filling inside. Seal the filling inside by pleating the edges together with your finger or pinch the edges together with a fork. Repeat until all the mixture and dumpling wrappers are used up.
  3. Cook by pan-frying, steaming or boiling.
  4. To Pan-Fry: In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add some dumplings and cook 2-3 minutes until bottom is crisp and golden. Add water (enough to cover the dumplings halfway up), cover, and steam the dumplings for about 5 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. To Steam: In a pot, bring water to boil . Place some dumplings in steamer on top and steam for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  6. To Boil: Fill a large pot with 2/3 water and bring to a boil. Add some dumplings and cook until they float and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Repeat with remaining dumplings or store uncooked dumplings in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

To store in the freezer, place dumplings on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for an hour. Then transfer dumplings into airtight ziploc bags or tupperware and use as desired.

Easy-to-make Chinese beef dumplings with celery can be made in advance for a stress-free meal. Enjoy these steamed, boiled or pan-fried! | aheadofthyme.com

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