By Terri Windover, Connect Columist
These are actually healthy. Um, what? Seriously, they are not perfectly healthy, but they are far better than 99 per cent of the wontons out there. Plus, they taste like a burger.
Anything that tastes like a burger is a five star in my book. If you take out the hot sauce, they are super kid-friendly as they are the perfect size for little hands. I tend to make a double batch because the boys will wipe out thirty like it’s their day job to eat me out of house and home. I simply cannot believe some days how fast the food disappears in this house. The check out girls know me by name at the local grocery stores and I don’t think that’s necessarily a good thing. They must think I have six kids at home I swear.
The ingredient combinations for this dish is only limited to your personal taste and imagination. One of my favourites is finely chopped grilled steak, roasted red pepper and goat cheese. I love that one so much I actually hide ten in the back of the fridge behind the vegetables, because let’s face it, the kids aren’t going to find them there.
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Wonton Mini Burgers
½ tsp oil
1 tsp garlic paste
2 Tbsp buffalo hot sauce
¾ cup onion
½ lb extra lean ground turkey or beef
1 cup spinach
½ cup tomato
2 Tbsp relish or pickles
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp salt
1 egg white
Low fat Monterey jack cheese, shredded
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp low sodium ketchup or chili sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 Tbsp sweet relish
1 Tbsp finely diced onion
2 Tbsp finely diced red bell pepper
Dash of salt
1. In a pan over medium heat, cook onions until almost translucent. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add turkey, cook until mostly cooked through.
2. Add buffalo sauce, spinach, tomatoes, pickles, spices. Cook 6-10 minutes, until meat is cooked and spinach is wilted.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
4. Fill each wonton with 1 tsp of meat mixture and ½ tsp cheese. Brush water along the edges of the wontons to help seal them as you press. Use your fingers or a fork to crimp the edges. Or there is a tool you can buy at Canadian Tire that does it all in a snap.
5. As you finish each wonton store in a container covered in plastic wrap to prevent drying.
6. Brush egg whites on won tons, place on baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper sprayed with non stick spray.
7. Spray wontons with cooking spray and bake for 8-12 minutes, until browned and crisped.