1 package dumpling wrappers
12 ounces ground pork
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger or ginger paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
4-5 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Gochujang (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
My kids absolutely love dumplings so I wanted to make them at home instead of having to order out all the time. This recipe is super easy recipe and packs so much flavor! The whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. Definitely better than takeout.


1.Add all the ingredients except the dumpling wrappers and vegetable oil to a medium sized bowl and mix well.
2.Lay out several dumpling wrappers and place about 1 tablespoon of filling in each one.
3.Brush the edges of the dumpling wrappers with water and fold the wrappers over the filling. Be sure to crimp the edges to help keep the filling inside.
4.Place each dumpling on a parchment lined baking sheet and continue the same process until all your filling is used up.
5.Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add your dumplings and cook until lightly browned on one side. You will likely need cook these in batches depending on how many you are making.
6.Once the bottom side is browned, add about 1/2 cup of water and immediately cover. Let the dumplings steam for about 5-7 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
7.Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Honestly, these are better than takeout and pack more flavor.  My family loves dumplings so making them at home is easier and cheaper than ordering enough for everyone.
  • Use whatever filling you want.  We use ground pork but chicken or beef work great too.
  • Do your self a favor and use actual dumpling or gyoza wrappers. Wonton wrappers will work but not as well.
  • Be sure to crimp the ends.  Not only does it keep the filling inside the dimpling bot also keeps everything sealed when you are steaming the them.
  • Full disclosure, I found an amazing little dumpling maker which folds and crimps the edges for you but you can certainly just use a fork.
  • You can skip the frying part and only steam the dumplings if you want but they really do taste better with one side browned.
  • We like a little spice thus the Gochujang.  You can add whatever spice you would like with siracha, hot sauce, chili oil or any hot sauce you have on hand..  You can also leave it out if you don’t love the extra kick.

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