Chinese Beef Dumplings

Chinese Beef Dumplings

Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 500g Scotch Beef mince

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger

  • 2 small red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 275g packet dumpling wrappers

  • 3 spring onions, shredded

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Cooking Method

  1. Heat one tablespoon of the sunflower oil in wok and stir fry the mince, garlic, ginger and half the chilli for 5 minutes or until just cooked.
  2. Stir in the oyster sauce and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture into centre of a wrapper. Brush the edge with water and fold the pastry over to enclose filling. Pleat the edges together firmly to seal then repeat.
  4. Poach the dumplings in simmering water a few at a time for about 30 seconds or so until they float to the surface.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and cover to keep warm while cooking remaining dumplings.
  6. Heat the remaining sunflower oil and the sesame oil in a frying pan and cook the spring onions and chilli together for a minute or so until turning golden.
  7. Mix together the soy sauce, lime juice and sesame seeds and pour into a small dipping bowl.
  8. Arrange the dumplings on plates and scatter over the spring onion mixture and serve with the dipping sauce.

Serving suggestions


Cook’s tip:

To make your own wrappers, place 300g plain flour in a food processor then with the motor running, slowly pour in 100 – 125ml just-boiled water to make a fairly soft dough. Shape into small balls then roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface into 5cm rounds.


Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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