Sesame-Beef Pot Stickers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 04, 2022
I enjoy having these potstickers as a late-night snack. They also work well as a quick appetizer for family parties. —Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada
Sesame-Beef Pot Stickers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 24 pot sticker or gyoza wrappers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons sesame or olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup water, divided


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Place 1 tablespoon beef mixture in center of each pot sticker wrapper. (Cover wrappers with a damp towel until ready to use.)
  2. Moisten wrapper edges with egg. Fold wrapper over filling; seal edges, pleating the front side several times to form a pleated pouch. Stand pot stickers on a work surface to flatten bottoms; curve slightly to form crescent shapes, if desired.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil over medium-high heat. Arrange half of the pot stickers in concentric circles in pan, flat side down; cook 1-2 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Carefully add 1/4 cup water (water may spatter); reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, 3-5 minutes or until water is almost absorbed and filling is cooked through.
  4. Cook, potstickers, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or until bottoms are crisp and water is completely evaporated. Repeat with remaining pot stickers.

Pot Sticker Recipe Tips

What is the difference between pot stickers and dumplings?

A dumpling is a thin dough filled with meat and/or vegetables. Pot stickers are a type of dumpling that are pan-fried to give them a crisp, golden outside. Pot stickers are traditionally a Chinese dish, and Japanese gyoza are similar.

What is the best way to cook pot stickers?

As this recipe calls for, pot stickers are traditionally cooked in a small amount of oil over medium heat until the bottoms begin to brown. Then you add a small amount of water and cook them, covered, for several minutes until they are cooked through. Finally, remove the lid and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until all the water is absorbed.

What do you eat with pot stickers?

Dip pot stickers in a mix of soy sauce and rice vinegar (and feel free to add some garlic, ginger or green onion), or try them with our Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping sauce. You can eat pot stickers as a snack or appetizer, or pair them with rice and vegetables to make a meal.

Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager
Editor's Note: Wonton wrappers may be substituted for pot sticker and gyoza wrappers. Stack two or three wonton wrappers on a work surface; cut into circles with a 3-1/2-in. biscuit or round cookie cutter. Fill and cook as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 pot sticker: 50 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.