Taco or Brown Sugared Ham & Cheese Wontons


We seem to have a lot of them in this household.

Don’t tell anyone, but I do it . . . On Purpose!

I make extra, so that another nights meal can be ultra easy.

Taco meat makes the most delicious Won-tons.  My family loves them!

 See . . . 

The 1st night, we had Tacos.

If you want to see how I make my Taco meat – Click here.

With the leftover meat . . . I make these delicious crispy fried Won-tons and salsa for a dipping sauce.

Oh yeah . . . I Bottled Salsa yesterday.  I will share the recipe very soon.

I served the won-tons with a nice Green Salad and Green Beans from the garden.

It’s so darn Easy . . . when you have leftover meat for the filling.

Just in case you haven’t ever used won-ton or egg roll wrappers, I’ll show you how.

You find them over by the produce in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

I usually buy the egg roll wraps . . . as they are larger in size.

1.  Take one of the wraps, and lay it on your work surface.

2.  Place your filling (about 2 tablespoons) on the wrapper.

*Taco meat and grated cheese or Brown Sugared ham & cheese.

The options are endless . . . Sausage, pepperoni, veggies, etc.

3.  Moisten the outside edges with a bit of water.

4.  Fold end corner up and over the filling, roll snugly half way to cover filling.

5.  Fold over both sides, snugly against filling.

*It should look like an envelope at this point.

6.  Roll over flap to seal.  Lay flap side down, until ready to fry.

*You can prepare these ahead of time, and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to fry them.

7.  Deep fry at 350 degrees, a few at a time, turning occasionally, until golden.  2 to 3 minutes.

8.  Drain on Paper towels.  Serve warm with salsa, Mustard, Catsup, etc.

I also made Brown Sugar Ham & Cheese Wontons as well . . . My favorite!

So simple and so delicious!

I use my deep “Fry Daddy” to fry the won-tons. 

If you want to make the Brown Sugar Ham . . . It’s so simple.

Cut your ham in small pieces.  Melt a combination of margarine & butter in a hot skillet.  Place the ham in the butter, and let it sizzle and start to brown.  Add about 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar, a couple dashes of onion powder, and toss the ham around until the caramel sauce thickens and the ham is golden.  YUM! I make this ham for Hawaiian pizza, Ham Fried Rice, etc.

There you have it . . . another easy delicious meal!

  • Amy - 10/13/2010 - 8:05 am

    Looks great I have left over taco meat in the fridge right now, I will have to try those tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Katelin - 10/13/2010 - 5:44 pm

    Have you found anything yummy to dip the ham and cheese ones in?ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 10/14/2010 - 10:08 am

    This sounds really good! I’m going to try them this weekend. My mom and son who both live with me would love these. Myself I try not to eat too much fried food, but I think I could eat one or two or three. . .ReplyCancel

  • Harmony - 10/29/2010 - 2:44 pm

    New visitor here. My stomach is growling! Thanks for practical ideas that look like they will taste great!ReplyCancel

  • Kristii - 10/19/2011 - 9:20 am

    would it be possible to lightly fry these on the stove and then bake them?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/19/2011 - 10:29 am

      Hi Kristii,

      You could fry them lightly on the stove top in a bit of oil, then bake them, but the wontons fry up very quickly.
      Good luck,