Hearty Won Ton Soup
Small amounts spread a long way in this recipe! The wrapping takes some time, but it makes a lot of food. Feel free to cut out a few ingredients and/or substitute with veggies you have on hand. You definitely need the wrappers, the chicken broth, and the ground meat helps hold the filling together, but otherwise, have fun experimenting.

photo Ingredients
Won tons ~
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage (or other meat), no Italian seasonings
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/4 cup baby carrots
  • 1 green onion
  • 8oz. package mushrooms
  • 5 oz. sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • about 40+ won ton wrappers

    Broth ~
  • 16 cups water
  • 10 tsp./cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. miso
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 small napa cabbage, about 8 cups
  • 2 green onions

  • Directions
    1) Place sausage in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mince the celery, carrot, green onion, 1/3 of the mushrooms, and 1/2 of the water chestnuts. Add to bowl, reserving the rest of the mushrooms and water chestnuts for the broth. Add the sesame seeds, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and mix well.

    2) Time to fold the won tons! You will be using about 1 tsp. of the sausage mixture per won ton wrapper. There are many ways to fold the wrappers, so feel free to experiment. I would recommend this style if you are using square wrappers, or this for round wrappers.

    3) In a large soup pot, mix the water, bouillon, garlic, sesame oil, miso, and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce to medium.

    4) Meanwhile, coarsely chop the reserved mushrooms and water chestnuts. Slice the napa cabbage and green onions into thin strips. Once the water is at a low boil, add these ingredients along with your won tons to the broth. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the won ton wrappers have turned translucent and wrinkly and the meat is cooked through. Makes 8 servings with 5-6 won tons per person.


    The won tons can be cooked ahead of time and warmed up to serve, but do not wrap them until you are ready to cook. If they sit around too long, the moisture from the filling will make the wrappers doughy and sticky, and they will pull apart when you try to pick them up.

    Nutrition Information: (1 of 8 servings)
    Calories- 281, Total Fat- 11.9 g (Saturated Fat- 3.9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat- 4.3 g, Monounsaturated Fat- 5.2 g), Cholesterol- 20.0 mg , Potassium- 423.8 mg, Total Carbohydrate- 31.4 g (Dietary Fiber- 2.1 g , Sugars- 3.6 g), Protein- 12.5 g

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