How to make homemade air fryer wons! With ready made won ton wrappers and ground beef you too can make this easy filling. Great appetizer.
I used to fry these all the time but oh my how much better air fryer won tons are now! Use my easy filling packed with flavor and try these for dinner yourself tonight. Easy air fryer recipe that people rave about. (affiliate links present)
Maybe it’s because I grew up in Hawaii, but anything you can find in an Asian restaurant I love! I’ve admitted I am more of a semi homemade kind of cook though, so here’s how I make these at our house.
You can tweak the filling to your liking but these 3 ingredients are all I use and it’s really popular with everyone who’s tried them.
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Won Tons in Air Fryer
It’s sort of an assembly line of sorts once you have everything prepared and ready to put together. 😉
If you put precooked meat inside it is a much faster and easier process. That way you don’t need to ensure the insides are at safe internal temperatures, you know they already are.
You’re just crisping the outside like we are here.
These are homemade but we have made them and frozen is pretty yummy too. You can follow our air fryer potstickers timing and instructions for that.
This is what I like to use in order to make it super EASY peasy:
Yes you could make a vegetarian version but I am all about the ground beef. There is a little prep time at the beginning. You’ll want a saucepan ready to brown your meat and add your sauce.
Teriyaki is always my go to when it comes to flavors and it works again great for this one for sure. Pre-shredded cole slaw mix is added at the end to just meld the flavors and slightly warm it up.
I like the added texture so I don’t cook it very long at all. You could add less meat and more cabbage if you’d rather. Just mess with the amounts until you get it to your liking.
Of course if you wanted to make a lot, just double the printable recipe that is at the bottom of this post. I would say this makes about 24 or so depending on how large your won ton wrappers are.
If you wanted to use this same filling to make air fryer egg rolls you certainly could. Then it would make less because those are quite a bit larger.
Beyond this prepared mixture you’ll just need a bit of water to secure the edges. You don’t want the YUM to spill out so sealing well is a must. Get your kids in the kitchen to help with this process. It takes time but is worth it!
This is what we used here. You could add some chili flakes or powder for a bit of heat. Sriracha can really amp up the spicy as well which is great.
- Ground beef
- Won ton wrappers
- Teriyaki sauce – this is the one I used
- really I just grab what I can find at the store but it needs to be a thick version, not thin like soy sauce
- Bagged cole slaw mix – you won’t use the sauce in the bag
Alternatively you could buy a head of purple and green cabbage and make your own filling. At 2 bucks it is easier for me to just grab this.
Prefer ground turkey, chicken, or spicy ground sausage?? The latter is one of my go tos if I have some on hand. It really adds a whop of flavor for sure, with just enough heat.
So here is how easy it is to do. Get out a cutting board with a small bowl of water or you could use sesame oil even. Lay a wonton wrapper down one at a time.
Fill inside with golden brown meat mixture, form a triangle, wet edges with water, match up edges of the wonton and press down.
If you wet the bottom 2 triangle edges and fold the wonton over it will kinda’ stick on it’s own. Gently press down to make sure the meat is sealed in there.
From there instead of deep frying we are going to make air fryer wontons with some olive oil cooking spray on the top and bottom. This will get them as crispy as a deep fryer would but with a lot less fat and greasy flavor.
Keep a few paper towels handy. I generously spray the top and bottom of each piece to get them nice and crispy.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Air Fryer Won Tons
In a pan on the stovetop over medium high heat add olive oil and ground beef or ground sausage. Cook until almost no pink is left and then add teriyaki sauce.
Mix this in and cook another 2 minutes. Pour in cole slaw mixture and mix in. Cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat to sit and cool a bit.
On a cutting board have a cup of water, won ton wrappers and cooked filling.
Lay one won ton wrapper down, fill with 1 tbsp meat in the center. Use finger to wet with water and spread on 2 edges of the wrapper.
Fold wrapper over to contain meat in the center and press top 2 corners on to wet edges. Press with fingers so it is nice and sealed.
Set on to a piece of parchment paper. Make as many as you’d like this way.
Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes. Spray top and bottom of of each prepared piece with olive oil spray. Lay inside air fryer basket not overlapping.
Cook for a total of 5 minutes cook time, flip after 3 minutes and spray the other side again with olive oil spray.
Cook for 1-2 more minutes or until they’re as crispy as you’d like. Serve with side of soy sauce for a dipping sauce.
Alternatively, or in addition to you could grab some cream cheese at the grocery store. Do the same technique but with a softened package with diced chives or even a bit of jam inside.
Crisp and enjoy as a dessert won ton of sorts. What should you serve with wontons? Well let’s continue using the same machine and make:
- Air fryer teriyaki chicken or Instant Pot Asian chicken is an amazing duo with these.
- Spicy air fryer firecracker chicken is the bomb…
- You can make crispy air fryer chicken leg quarters with these. Use the same sauce or bbq.
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Air Fryer Won Tons
- This will make approx. 24 won tons, you can double the meat, sauce and cole slaw amounts and double if desired.
- In a pan on the stovetop over medium high heat add olive oil and ground beef. Cook until almost no pink is left and then add teriyaki sauce. Mix this in and cook another 2 minutes.
- Pour in cole slaw mixture with ground beef and mix in, cook another 2 minutes and then turn off and remove from heat to sit and cool a bit.
- On a cutting board have a small cup of water, won ton wrappers and cooked won ton filling that has cooled a bit.
- Lay one won ton wrapper down, fill with 1 tbsp meat in the center. Use finger to wet with water and spread on 2 edges of the wrapper.
- Fold wrapper over to contain meat in the center and press top 2 corners on to wet edges. Press with fingers so it is nice and sealed shut.
- Set on to a piece of parchment paper. Make as many as you'd like this way.
- Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Spray top and bottom of about 8 won tons with olive oil spray, lay inside air fryer basket not overlapping.
- Cook for a total of 5 minutes, flip after 3 minutes and spray the other side again with olive oil spray.
- Cook for 1-2 more minutes or until they're as crispy as you'd like. Serve with side of soy sauce for dipping.