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Southwest Wontons

Southwest Wontons - Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won't believe how easy this is to whip up!

Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won’t believe how easy this is to whip up!

Southwest Wontons - Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won't believe how easy this is to whip up!

I’m such a sucker for wontons. They’re like glorified potstickers except they’re a million times more crisp. Plus, I get such a kick out of eating triangle-shaped foods. I’m a little weird, I know. But growing up, my peanut butter and jelly sandwich always had to be cut in a sharp triangle.

Southwest Wontons - Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won't believe how easy this is to whip up!

Now about these wontons – the great thing about them is that the filling is completely customizable. You can have an Asian-inspired filling or a southwest one like this here.

Southwest Wontons - Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won't believe how easy this is to whip up!

These babies here are loaded with with a fun Mexican twist, and they’re cooked to absolute crisp perfection. Now remember – these are best when served immediately as the wontons lose their crispiness over time.

Southwest Wontons - Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won't believe how easy this is to whip up!

That being said, these bad boys are amazingly crispy and piping hot with cheesy goodness just waiting to be gobbled up!

Southwest Wontons

Crispy wontons loaded with southwest, cheesy goodness. And you won’t believe how easy this is to whip up!

25 minutes10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 won ton wrappers

Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine garlic, onion, bell pepper, corn, black beans, cilantro, chili powder, cumin salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cheese and gently toss to combine.
  3. To assemble the wontons, place wrappers on a work surface. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the mixture into the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrappers with water. Fold the wrapper over the filling to create a triangle, pinching the edges to seal.
  4. Working in batches, add wontons to the skillet and fry until evenly golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Kevin and Amanda.

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22 comments

  1. Jalapeno ranch…thats the secret to all southwest style eggrolls..wether in them..or used as dip…you’re welcome earth

  2. I made these for a New Year’s Day appetizer extravaganza. They were fabulous!! Everyone loved them. I mixed some sour cream and salsa to make a creamy salsa dipping sauce that everyone loved. Great recipe!

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  4. These look amazing and I have printed them out. One question though are the black beans the salty Chinese ones or the Mexican black beans.

  5. So easy and delicious, I love deep-friend anything. 🙂 Awesome!

  6. Great recipe! Can’t wait to try these bad boys!

  7. Wow! They look amazing! I’ve always wanted to try to make these on my own. You make it seem simple.
    P.S. Love your blog. So many great recipes!

  8. Would love to try making these as an appetizer next time I make an Asian dish! They look beautiful, and I hope they are easy to make! 🙂

  9. Southwest wontons!? What a great form of culinary fusion. I want some right now.

  10. I love triangle shaped food too! haha And boy do these wontons look good! Crisped to perfection! Yum!

  11. Those are definitely right up my alley and I am totally bookmarking and trying these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  12. You can also make FireCracker rolls from these, just add more spice and make small egg roll out of these wrappers. Then make a sriracha dipping sauce… Major yum

  13. I have memories of totally gorging on cream cheese wontons as appetizers at the local Chinese restaurant when I was growing up, to the point of spoiling my dinner. LOL My mom wasn’t thrilled. These look delish and I know I’d love them!

  14. Did you dip them in anything special and what did you serve to go with them? (sides) I’d like to make them, they look amazing !

  15. It’s so true: Triangle-shaped foods just taste better. 😉 Love the flavors packed into these crispy bites of yumminess!

  16. I’d love to munch on these! Love crispy wontons.

  17. Those look INCREDIBLE! WOW.

  18. Ooh, these sound great!! I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that triangular-shaped foods taste better than rectangular 😉

  19. I love how you took a Mexican spin with them! They look and sound absolutely delicious. Hope you’re having a great week. 🙂

  20. Yum! Love the crispy outer wonton and smooth filling – yum! 🙂
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  21. These look incredible, love the Southwest filling!