with sweet chili dipping sauce / Szechuan green beans
Making potstickers is a lot of fun and gets easier with practice. This pork version of the dish was featured in 2018. If this is your first time shaping potstickers, give yourself some extra time to get the hang of it.
Smarts: Potstickers freeze well, so make extra while you've got everything set up.
- Vinegar, rice - 1/4 cup
- Water - 1/4 cup
- Sugar - 2 Tbsp
- Chili garlic sauce - 1/2 tsp
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Stock, any type - 1/4 cup (sub water)
- Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
- Oil, toasted sesame - 1/2 tsp
- Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Cilantro - 2 tsp , leaves chopped
- Pork, ground - 1 lb
- Salt - 3/4 tsp
- Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
- Parchment paper - 1 sheet (sub wax paper)
- Wonton wrappers, round or square - 24 (look for these refrigerated near the produce section)
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Make sweet chili dipping sauce - Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and chili garlic sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and simmer until sauce thickens, ~5 minutes. Stir in lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Ginger / Garlic / Green beans - Prep as directed. Combine ginger and garlic. Store green beans separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cilantro - Chop cilantro.
- Make potsticker filling - Combine pork, ginger, garlic, salt, ground coriander, and cilantro. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Form potstickers - Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper. (If making these ahead of time, dust the paper lightly with some flour to prevent the potstickers from sticking.) Watch this video to see how to wrap potstickers or use these instructions: Working with six wonton wrappers at a time, lay the wrappers out on a flat surface. Fill a small bowl with some water. Use your fingertips to wet the edges of each wrapper and spoon 2 heaping teaspoons of filling into the center. Fold the wrapper over and pinch the edges tightly to seal. Place on prepared sheet pan. You can take an extra step and fold and pinch the sealed edges several times to create pleats (this is just decorative, but is fun to try!). If making these ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Heat a large nonstick pan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add oil (portion for the potstickers) and when it begins to shimmer, add potstickers in a single layer so that the edges are just barely touching (cook these in batches if they won’t all fit in one pan). Cook, uncovered, until bottoms are golden brown, ~3 minutes.
- Add 2 Tbsp / 30mL of water (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) to the pan and cover tightly with lid. Steam for 4 minutes.
- While potstickers are steaming, heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (for the green beans) and then green beans and saute for 1 minute. Add stock and cover with a lid. Steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in some salt, red pepper flakes, and toasted sesame oil. If you’d like these to be really spicy, add some extra red pepper flakes.
- Serve potstickers with dipping sauce and green beans on the side. Enjoy!
Wow wow wow. I don't even like pork and this was incredible. I also rarely go for green beans and yet they were outstanding. This is my favorite Cooksmarts meal yet (1 year +) and possibly the best meal I've ever made. Also, potstickers from scratch? Who knew they were so fun and easy to make. Thank you Cooksmarts!0 Helpful
Easy and yummy!!! Literally the best meal I’ve ever made..0 Helpful
For the amount of effort that went into the entire process i wish the filling was more flavorful - maybe a teriyaki mushroom filling?0 Helpful
These are a lot of fun to make. It was great to learn how these are made, since I love ordering them at restaurants. It does take a bit of time to form all the potstickers though and I burned a few due to over-cooking0 Helpful
I had no idea it was so simple to make my own potstickers! The process was definitely a bit time consuming, but overall pretty simple and we will definitely make them again. The whole family enjoyed these. I will definitely make way more dipping sauce next time though. I think we left it a bit long and it turned into more of a glaze, so there wasn't very much to dip into.0 Helpful
Loved these! Couldn't get the sauce to thicken but it was delicious anyway. I used frozen green beans as a short cut. Made a double batch of potstickers to freeze and I'm excited to have them on hand for another yummy dinner.0 Helpful