Chinese Dumplings Recipe (Beef, Chicken, Lamb Or Pork)

The Chinese Dumplings in this recipe are done with ground beef however you can replace the beef with ground pork, lamb or shredded chicken. In this recipe you will also learn how to make the infamous Chinese Dumpling starting with the dough recipe and how to shape the wrapper.

The recipe is easier than it looks, try it! You will be surprised! What I love about Chinese Dumplings is that they can be served in a soup, you can fry them, or even steam them. A great recipe to add to your cooking repertoire..

Recipe Video

Chinese Dumplings Recipe Ingredients

Cookware Needed For This Recipe
Ingredients For The Dumpling Dough
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
Ingredients For The Meat Filling

Chinese Dumplings Recipe (Instructions)

How To Make The Chinese Dumpling Dough:

Start by pouring 5 cups of flour into a bowl and add 2 pinches of salt and mix well.. Then add water when necessary and keep on stirring.. 

If the dough is to dry keep on adding water, if it’s too thin add flour until the texture is just right that you can knead the dough into a ball. Knead Vigorously so the dough does not fall apart.

Once you formed a ball with the dough, put it in another bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let settle for 1 hour so the dough can rise. Now You can start on your filling.

How To Make The Dumpling Filling:

Add some ginger slices and some peppercorn in a separate bowl, then pour about 1 cup of boiling water into the bowl. This will create peppercorn water.

Peppercorn Water

Then add three tablespoons of only the hot water from the bowl with the peppercorn and ginger to your ground beef and stir mix… Mix well until the beef has absorbed the peppercorn water.


Ground Beef

Then add 1 egg to the ground beef, 3 tablespoons of shallots, 1 tbsp of cooking wine, 1 tbsp of light soy sauce, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and a pinch of salt, thirteen spice and chicken essence.

Stir and mix the ground beef well then add a teaspoon of sesame oil and a 1/4 cup of chopped onions. Mix the ground beef again until it absorbs all ingredients then let sit for 1/2 hour.

Note: If you want to make Lamb Dumplings, Pork Dumplings, Or Chicken.. Repeat the filling instructions above.

How To Make The Dumpling Wrapper Shape:

Take the ball of dough that was sitting for 1 hour and cut it in half.. Roll half the dough into one long strip about an inch thick and cut into small pieces. Dust with flour to keep them from sticking. You can use the other half dough to make more dumplings later.

cutting dough

Then squash every piece of dough that you cut with your hands and roll them with a rolling pin to make the dough thin.

rolling dough

Now take the dough that you made with the rolling pin and put 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle of the dough and fold it trapping the filling inside the dough.. Then start folding the edges of wrapper to make a dumpling (see video above). Once wrapped your dumplings are done. You can Bake them, fry them, steam them or even boil to make soup. Enjoy!

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