The Wonton Craze

Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups are made with wontons, ground beef or turkey, BBQ sauce, onion and grated cheese with a few optional spices added. Over the past few months I’ve noticed wontons being used in so many different ways, filled with either savory or sweet fillings.  I just had to try them myself to taste the merits of this recent trend! I think wontons baked in muffin tins make for an attractive presentation with sweet or savory fillings. I was inspired to make a filling similar to one I had made years ago that was baked in a biscuit-type dough. Here’s the recipe I developed:

The Recipe for Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups

Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups
Yields 12
Wonton Cups filled with ground beef (or turkey), onion, spices, and BBQ sauce topped with Cheddar cheese and baked until crispy.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
  2. 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  5. 1 cup prepared BBQ sauce
  6. 24 wonton wrappers
  7. 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  1. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or grease with butter.
  2. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each well of the muffin tin, overlapping them to ensure the bottom is completely covered.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet until beef is completely cooked.
  4. Add seasonings and BBQ sauce; simmer until BBQ sauce is heated.
  5. Spoon BBQ beef mixture into each muffin tin.
  6. Sprinkle with grated Cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and wontons are browned.
  8. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.

 The Methodology

To make Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups, first place 2 wonton wrappers in each muffin tin, being careful to completely cover the bottom of the well.

Next spoon the BBQ Beef mixture into each cup.

Sprinkle grated Cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer) over tops of the wonton cups.

Bake Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups at 375°F. for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and wontons are browned. Garnish with sliced spring onions if desired.

Parting Comments

I noticed on the Nutrition Label on the package of wonton wrappers that wonton wrappers only contain 20 calories each! Using two wrappers in each muffin tin totals 40 calories. That’s a pretty low calorie base for whatever fillings may be added. I can envision making these wonton cups Italian by mixing some spaghetti or marinara sauce with the ground beef, adding Italian seasoning and topping the wonton cups with Mozzarella and/or Parmesan cheeses. For a Mexican theme, add a small can of mild green chilies to the ground beef, some taco seasoning and some Monterey Jack cheese to the wonton cups.

Make some Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups soon and experiment with other fillings! Wontons aren’t just for soup or pot stickers anymore!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!


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Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups — 40 Comments

  1. These look Great! I can’t wait to give them a try, Pinned ?

  2. Hi Angela, Thanks for pinning the Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups! Hope you enjoy them! Blessings, Janet

  3. Hi Ilka, Thanks for pinning this recipe! Hope you enjoy it when you have a chance to try it! Blessings, Janet

  4. I still have yet to make my own wontons, but this really makes me want to get on it this week and try this recipe! Thanks for sharing, pinned!

  5. I love wontons and this recipe looks great. Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

  6. Hi Charlene, Hope you get a chance to try this soon – I think kids would like them too! Thanks for your comments and visit! Blessings, Janet

  7. Hi Bernadyn, Thanks for your kind comments and for pinning this recipe! I hope you enjoy the Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups! Blessings, Janet

  8. Great party idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Over the Moon. Have a great week.

  9. Hi Sue, Thanks for your comments and for hosting Over the Moon! Hope you have a great week, too! Blessings, Janet

  10. What a great idea, they look so cute! Perfect as finger food to a party!

  11. I definitely need to make these for my husband! It looks incredible! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week ?

  12. I didn’t realize wontons had become a craze! At any rate, your recipe looks and sounds as if it would taste awesome. Seems great for finger food! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  13. I love cooking with wontons and actually made some lasagna cups awhile back. These look delicious though so I may have to give them a try! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  14. Looks easy enough. I’ve never used wonton wrappings before. A new thing to try this summer.

  15. Hi Michelle, Hope you enjoy the Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Cups whenever you get a chance to try them! Blessings, Janet

  16. Hi Lisa, I bet your lasagna cups were great – did you post that recipe? Thanks for your comments and your visit today! Blessings, Janet

  17. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

  18. Have never tried wantons before, but you make them look easy. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party.

  19. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted to share.

  20. Those look delicious! I just love the versatility of wontons and we love anything BBQ! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  21. I pinned your recipe. I loved to make a wonton cup recipe with sausage, but they are just too salty. I am going to give yours a try.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Janet, these beef wonton you made look super delicious!! I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  23. What a great Wonton, I love the BBQ! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  24. yum! I love this filling and I know these would go over so well at a party! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


  25. Hi Carol, Thanks for pinning this recipe! I hope you enjoy it! (I’m not a sausage fan myself!) Thanks for hosting SYC! Blessings, Janet

  26. Hi Keri, Thanks for the kind comments and for your visit! Hope you like the BBQ Beef Wonton Cups! Blessings, Janet

  27. Hi Mollie, When I read your comment, I thought – “hmmm, wonder if I could cut the wonton wrappers into smaller shapes to use in a mini muffin tin to make something for an appetizer?” Maybe Cheesy BBQ Beef Wonton Bites! Good idea! Hope you’re having a good week! Blessings, Janet

  28. Hi Karen, The wontons are easy – the hardest part (which isn’t really hard) is to separate them from each other after opening the package! Thanks for hosting the Let’s Get Real Friday Party! Blessings, Janet

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