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Kid Friendly Twist on Classic Sloppy Joe
I love transforming favorite foods into new recipes. Using familiar flavors in a new way is an exciting way to mix up meal time. These kid friendly American wontons with sloppy joe dipping sauce take a Chinese favorite and twists the recipe into a fun mix of Chinese and American flavors.
A great way to get kids to try new things is to pair familiar flavors they already love with new recipes and ingredients. I took the American favorite, the sloppy joe, and transformed it into an American wonton with sloppy joe dipping sauce. It has flavors reminiscent of your favorite sloppy joe but in a totally new way! These were so good that my toddler was literally eating the sloppy joe dipping sauce with his fingers, sans wonton. He at four wontons too! It was a huge hit and we all know how much kids love to eat anything they can dip!
For this recipe I turned to our favorite sloppy joe sauce, Manwich and I used their thick & chunky variety. This is a great way to add some extra veggies in the wontons as well as a great base to hold your meat mixture together.
Begin by browning 1# pork (or ground beef) in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain any grease and dump into a bowl. Add in 1/2 cup Manwich Thick & Chunky sloppy joe sauce, 1/2 cup carrot matchsticks, 1/4 cup water chestnuts, and 1/4 tsp black pepper and mix together.
Then place a small dollop of meat mixture into the center of a wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in water and run it along the edges of the wonton wrapper. Make sure you don’t put too much meat on the wonton wrapper or it will tear and be difficult to work with.
Now fold it over to create a triangle. Press the edges together to seal them.
Next, place a drop of water on the bottom left corner of your triangle (using your finger) and then pull both corners together and press to seal them. The wet corner should be underneath the dry one so it seals.
Repeat this until all of your meat mixture is used up. Fry the wontons in a deep fryer until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes). Pull them out and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet or plate.
With your remaining sloppy joe sauce you will make your sloppy joe dipping sauce. Mix one part sloppy joe sauce with one part plain greek yogurt. Stir together. Top with green onions for added flavor!
Serve wontons warm with the sloppy joe dipping sauce. Kids LOVE dipping just about anything so these are sure to be a hit. Finger food is always a bonus in our house! Break out the chopsticks if you’d like to give your kids an added experience. It’s fun to try new things. By combining familiar flavors, like sloppy joe sauce, with new ingredients they will be more willing to try something new!
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