Cabbage and corn beef stuffed wontons with a spicy sauce, and an excuse to pop open a cold can of Guinness while savoring the decidely delicious messiness of these stuffed cups.
I have to be honest. I almost didn't share this recipe and not because these aren't oh so tasty. I have been making this cabbage and corn beef for years for my family. We usually just eat it with cornbread or with some form of potatoes.
As I sat eating these, I was constantly wiping my face, licking my fingers and scooping the filling from the plate with the pieces of wonton cup that had broken off from the edges. Is this just me, am I that hungry that I'm going at these things like a wild animal? I glanced over at my husband, he was finger licking and scooping too. I start thinking to myself, these are so messy. Should I share something so good, but so sloppy to eat? After some serious thought, the answer, YES. Why wouldn't I?
The tastiest food is when the sauce is dripping onto the plate and you are determined not to waste one drop. Come on you know what I'm talking about, the kind where you are scraping the plate with the fork. The kind where you are thinking, I would lick this plate if there weren't people watching me.
I wouldn't recommend the regular size for a party, but I was thinking these would make a great appetizer, in smaller form. So off to my playground I went. I was excited to discover if I cut each of the wonton wrappers into four equal squares they fit perfectly into a mini muffin pan. A great appetizer, mini wonton cups, just stuff with the cabbage and corn beef and add a drizzle of the sauce on top.
Oh! let's talk about this spicy sauce, it just ties everything together. Tangy brown mustard, spicy siracha, sweet pickle relish; this sauce is has it all, and comes together in just minutes. I highly recommend washing all this down with a cold can of Guinness. I wouldn't want you to get sticky fingerprints all over your glasses, wink wink.
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Corn Beef and
Cabbage Wonton Cups
Makes 18 large cups or 72 mini cups
1 – 12 Ounce Can Corn Beef- Chopped into small pieces
1 Large Head of Cabbage – Cut into fairly small chunks
1 Large Onion – Cut into strips
Heat olive oil in large stock pot over medium low heat. Add onions,
cook for five minutes. Add cabbage, grated carrots, sugar and black pepper.
Cover and let cook about 15-20 minutes. You want the cabbage to be wilted,
but still have a bite to it. At this point, add chopped corn beef and heat
through. Drain with slotted spoon as filling cups. You will have excess moisture in the bottom from the onions and cabbage.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray muffin pans with cooking spray. Gather wonton cup by
each corner and bring together in the middle, place bottom of wonton into
muffin cup, lightly press sides to shape into cup. Bake for about 10 minutes,
until light golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes, remove from pan.
1 Teaspoon Spicy Brown Mustard
1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
2 Teaspoons Siracha Sauce
Mix all together. Refrigerate until ready to use. You may need to
double if making a large amount or if you like lotsa sauce.
*I don't recommend letting these sit too long with the filling, the bottom of the cups will become mushy. If not eating right away, you can make each component and put together right before serving.
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