Mexican Beef and Cheese Wontons with Salsa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 243.1
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.8 mg
  • Sodium: 480.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    cooking spray
    1/2 pound ground turkey
    2 oz low-fat cheddar or colby cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
    4oz can chopped green chilies
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp ground cumin
    30 wonton wrapper(s)
    1/2 cup salsa


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until meat is browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes; drain meat. Add cheese, chilies, chili powder and cumin; cook until cheese melts, stirring frequently, about 1 minute.
Place wonton wrappers on a flat surface; drop meat mixture by teaspoonfuls onto center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with wet fingers, fold over to cover filling, press down firmly to seal and then gently twist ends to form a "firecracker" shape. Transfer filled wrappers to prepared baking sheet and coat surface with cooking spray.
Bake until wontons are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve with prepared salsa.

Makes 6 servings: 5 wontons and 1 1/2 tablespoons of salsa per serving.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NIKI778.

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  • I used 8oz of Lean ground beef instead of turkey and added some garlic powder and onion salt to the meat mixture, this only yielded 22 wontons but they were 263 calories for a serving of 6 each. The flavor was good, they remind me of empanadas! I will definitely be making these again!! - 12/4/09

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  • I used groud beef instead of turkey. Doubled everything except the chillies. My whole family really liked these, and we will have then again. Thanks! - 9/22/09

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  • Yummo! I made these today and i will definitely be making again. I have never cooked with wontons before so I was kind of nervous but it was very easy! The edges of the wontons got crispy when baked and it was almost like having chips! I did add chopped onions to the turkey when browning it up! - 11/23/08

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  • Love everything mexican/spanish. - 11/2/08

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