Bacon Cheeseburger Dumplings

The Dump Truck in Portland, Oregon, specializes in both sweet (mixed berry) and savory (potato curry) dumplings. They also make a bacon cheeseburger dumpling that’s sure to make your mouth water. The truck’s chefs shared the recipe so you can try making your own at home.


   2 cups medium sharp cheddar, shredded

   1/3 pound thin-cut bacon, half the fat removed, chopped into ½-inch pieces

   ½ tablespoon kosher salt

   ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

   ½ large red onion, diced

   8 ounces 80/20 ground beef

   40 wonton wrappers

   Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions: Thoroughly combine the Cheddar, bacon, salt, pepper, and onions in a medium mixing bowl using your hands. Add in the beef and combine well.

Roll out your wonton wrappers. Place a dollop of the filling into the center of each wonton using a tablespoon measure. Fold over the ends to make an enclosed envelope, and then secure by either scalloping or pressing the prongs of a fork into the edge.

Heat some vegetable oil in a sauté pan. Place the dumplings in a single layer in a large frying pan (you may need to work in batches). Add a few tablespoons water and heat slowly, covered, until the water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Uncover and add 1 tablespoon of the hot oil to fry the bottoms of the dumplings.