Chinese Takeout Recipe: Steamed Chinese Dumplings in 5 Easy Steps!

Chinese dumplings. Just the thought of them makes me swoon a little. In our house we often eat siopao. So when I came across this recipe I knew I had to try it. I’ve actually failed before trying to make Chinese dumplings. They are so different from Chicken and Dumplings, or Matzo Ball Soup dumplings. Yet, this recipe that I’m about to share with you is so delicious, and so easy, that you’ll want to make them again and again! These steamed dumplings turned out light, fluffy, flavorful, and healthy! I used extra lean ground turkey for the meat filling and it was absolutely delightful. Now you can channel your inner Po, (yes, that was a Kung Fu Panda reference), and cook these to your hearts content! Follow these 5 easy steps, sit back, and dig in. Enjoy this recipe everyone and let’s get cooking! 🙂

Steamed Chinese Dumplings
Steamed Chinese Dumplings

Steamed Chinese Dumplings in 5 Easy Steps! 

Courtesy of: “365 Foods Kids Love to Eat” cookbook 

Yields: 16 large dumplings

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tubes refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey, or pork (Note: I used Jennie-O Extra Lean ground turkey and it was fantastic)
  • 4 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 teaspoon each, salt and black pepper

Instructions: 

Step 1: Mix your filling together. Combine the meat, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, water chestnuts, and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix together until evenly combined. (I also added 1 generous tablespoon of minced garlic, because I love garlic).

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Step 2: Roll out your dough. On a floured work surface, roll out each biscuit until it is about 4 inches in diameter.

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Step 3: Fill each dumpling. Put a 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling into each dumpling.

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Step 4: Twist it all together. Gather up the dough into a little “sack” and twist the top to seal. Place a damp washcloth into the bottom of a steamer basket then place the dumplings on top.

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Step 5: Steam over boiling water for 20 minutes and serve. Enjoy! 🙂

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