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Turkey Wontons in Turkey Mapo Sauce

When you want turkey but don’t want to roast a whole bird, make these ground turkey wonton!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: wonton
Servings: 4
Calories: 665kcal


Turkey Wonton

  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • fresh wonton wrappers as needed

Mapo Sauce

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1.5 tbsp doubanjiang chopped, see notes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch whisked into 2 tbsp water
  • green onions sliced, to serve
  • fresh cilantro chopped, to serve


  • In a bowl, mix together the turkey, ginger, green onions, soy, Shaoxing, sesame oil, cornstarch, salt, and white pepper.
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  • Take a wonton wrapper and place 2 teaspoons of the meat filling in the middle. Dip your finger into water and lightly wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold in half and pinch to seal. Bring the opposite bottom edges together, wet, and pinch to seal. Alternatively, just wet the edges of the wrapper and bring together and pinch into a small pouch. Keep the wrappers and finished wonton covered with saran wrap as you work, to keep them from drying out.
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  • Bring a large pot of water to boil over medium high heat and start on the mapo sauce. In a pot, heat up the oil over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up, until the turkey is cooked through. Turn down the heat and add the doubanjiang and cook, stirring, until the oils release from the doubanjiang and everything looks bright red.
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  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and soy sauce and bring the heat up so everything comes up to a simmer. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and bring up to a gentle simmer, until the sauce is thick and glossy, about 1 minute. Set aside.
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  • When the water for the wontons is at a rapid boil, add in your wonton. Stir gently so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on size) or until cooked through – cut one open to check.
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  • Drain well and toss in the mapo sauce. Enjoy with extra cilantro, green onions, and toasted sesame seeds if desired.
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Doubanjiang is a spicy fermented mix of soy and broad beans that’s the key to authentic mapo sauce. You can find it locally at a Chinese grocery store, or onlineRead more about Doubanjiang here


Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 80.3g | Protein: 44.6g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1776mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 1.5g