Deconstructed Pot Stickers are something we created for our daughter. She loves pasta, but I really don’t like to serve just a bowl of pasta with butter or sauce. I like to make pasta a meal when I can and by using cabbage, ground pork, carrots, ginger and a few simple ingredients it’s a pretty balanced meal.
Our family loves pot stickers and dumplings, but for some reason our little one won’t touch them. She prefers pasta not wonton wrappers and that’s when we came up with Deconstructed Pot Stickers!
I think going the deconstructed way is better since you’re getting even more filling than in the wonton wrappers. You can make this so much easier by purchasing coleslaw cabbage mix. We’re super lucky our local store sells an organic coleslaw mix that has cabbage and carrots. This mix is perfect for pot stickers! Since my husband loves the actual potstickers I can even use the mix I make to make him a few of them while I still use the bulk of the filling for the Deconstructed Pot Stickers. This dumpling is heavy on the veggies, not on the starch.
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I prefer to use liquid coconut aminos over soy. If you choose to use soy sauce you may need to reduce the amount.
You can usually find the wonton wrappers in your produce section and lo mein will typically be in the asian section of your supermarket. I prefer the round wonton wraps, but we could only find the square ones this time. If you want you can use a round biscuit cutter to cut them into circles as well. This is a simple and delicious recipe. You can have this meal ready quicker than going out to dinner. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
- 1 pound pork, ground
- 2 cup coleslaw
- 4 stalk green onion
- 2 tablespoon ginger root, fresh
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
- 4 ounce rice noodles, dry
- 2 cup pineapple
- Add the pork, coleslaw, chopped onions, grated ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce to a large bowl. Mix until well combined, then place into a skillet and cook over medium heat until pork is no longer pink.
- Meanwhile, cook the rice noodles as directed on the package (these cook quickly so drain right away once cooked).
- Add noodles to the pork mixture and toss to combine. Serve with pineapple on the side.
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