So I have been a little obsessed with finding uses for wonton wrappers lately on FoodGawker and Pinterest. I mean not only are the options endless but you can really enjoy volume because it is a healthy option, when baked!
I was trolling the freezer and came across some ground bison and the light bulb went off! Bison ravioli, bison tacos, bison wontons…..the canvas was blank!
Here is what I made~ Baked Bison Wontons
Crispy pockets of cheesy bison-y goodness ~ GLORIOUS
Here are the players:
Makes 48 wontons
- 1 lb ground bison
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz cream cheese
- wonton wrappers
- addt’l spices (not pictured here but separate picture below) 1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning, 1 tsp Penzeys 4S Smoky Seasoned Salt & 2 squirts of Worcestershire
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Then finely chop and mince your onion & garlic and you want to caramelize them in the olive oil/butter mixture on medium heat for about 20 minutes….until they look like this
My mouth watered just looking at this picture! I love love love caramelized onions & garlic!
Remove them from the pan and add your ground bison and get it browning
Add in the following seasonings to make it really stand out!
Penzey’s Special Seasoned Sea Salt is GOLD! I picked up the Smoky version not too long ago and it is such a great addition to any dish…giving the right amount of smoky, salty goodness!
Go ahead and add the onions back in the mixture, once browned. Mix it up and then move to a bowl so you can cool and add in cream cheese
Mix that well and let is come together while you prepare your wonton wrappers
You will need to lay out your wrappers on a foiled cookie sheet and get a couple of instruments to make this process a little easier~
- small ramekin of water
- small pastry brush
- melon baller
The melon baller is perfect because you only need 2 teaspoons of mixture in each wrapper and this controls that
Add the mixture to the wrapper and then paint 2 sides with water
Then fold the diagonal corners to make a triangle…make sure you get ALL the air bubbles out from around the pocket
You want to spray them with cooking spray….mine went a little crazy here but it worked out fine
Pop them in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they get brown quickly! I also did these in several batches because I am not going to lie- its a labor intensive job so I took breaks in between batches 🙂
Look at these beauties!
Enjoy these with a garden salad or as a popable appetizer!
I am off to search for more wonton wrapper ideas!