Before learning how to make my own pot stickers, I don't believe I ever had them before. So this recipe miraculously worked itself out because I'd never made pot stickers, or dumplings, or anything of the sort before!
Your basic ingredients for pot stickers are going to be:
- ground beef (1lb)
- soy sauce (3tbsp)
- sesame oil (2tbsp)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- lemon or lime juice (2-3 tsp)
- garlic powder (2tsp)
- brown sugar (2tbsp)
- wonton/pot sticker wrappers
Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, salt & pepper, lemon/lime juice, garlic powder, and brown sugar. Stir into ground beef and cook.
Brown the ground beef in your pan, making sure that all the liquid ingredients are incorporated well. Sit aside once it is all cooked so that it can cool down a little.
Lay out wonton wrappers and spoon a small amount in the center of each wrapper. A teaspoon should do it.
Wet the wrappers along the edges, fold up and press closed. Now repeat that until you're out of wrappers or meat!
This recipe seems to make a lot. So not only will you have enough for three hungry people, you have enough to freeze and save for a later time.
Now either use 1 &1/2 cup of chicken stock, or dissolve two chicken bullion cubes in 1 &1/2 cup of water. Set aside.
Coat the bottom of a heavy sauce pan with sesame oil, and turn your burner to medium.
Brown each side of your pot stickers. These got a little bit darker than I wanted them to, but they still turned out fine.
Now comes the fun part! Remember that chicken broth/chicken bullion & water you set aside? Well you need to pour it into the pan with your pot stickers. Quickly. It will be loud, it will be hot, but you have to pour the liquid into the pan, and cover it as quickly as you can (while also being safe!) After a few minutes, you can totally lift the top up and take a peek!
You want to let the chicken stock/broth cook the pot stickers until the outsides are slightly transparent and ooey looking (I know that's not the best description, but that's all I have right now, hehe!) The only thing left to do now is eat! Enjoy!