Chinese Beef Pot Stickers With Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Makes 40. Recipe is from The Beef Checkoff and Family Features Editorial Syndicate, Inc.

Pot Stickers:

1 pound ground beef (95% lean)

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 1?3 cups finely chopped button mushrooms

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

40 wonton wrappers (31/4- to 31/2-inch squares OR 31/2-inch rounds)

2 cups water, divided OR substitute with broth

Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)

1. Prepare dipping sauce and set aside.

2. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until tender and liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Transfer to large bowl; stir in green onions, ginger and pepper. Cool to room temperature. Add ground beef and soy sauce; mix lightly but thoroughly.

3. Spoon 1 level tablespoon beef mixture in center of 1 wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with clean, damp kitchen towel to prevent drying out.) Moisten edges of wonton wrappers with fingertip dipped in water. Fold wrapper diagonally in half, sealing edges and pressing out air. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper; repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and filling to form 40 pot stickers.

4. Wipe out same (nonstick) skillet; spray liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Arrange 10 pot stickers in single layer in skillet; pan fry 4 minutes, turning once. Carefully add 1/2 cup water. Cover, cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove pot stickers, keep warm. Repeat with remaining pot stickers. (Wipe out skillet and spray with additional cooking spray between batches to prevent sticking.)

5. Serve pot stickers with dipping sauce.

Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce:

Makes about 2?3 cup.

6 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon wasabi paste

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1. In small mixing bowl, combine and mix all ingredients together.

2. Serve in small bowls to accompany pot stickers.