These easy beef dumplings are an excellent use for extra-lean ground beef, and are great served as an appetizer or as a simple entree alongside a couple of vegetable sides, like Sesame-Soy Green Beans or Mixed Mushrooms with Fish Sauce. It’s important to use a leaner ratio of ground beef for this recipe in order to avoid excessive grease releasing during the steaming process .(If your beef is too fatty, you’ll end up with soup dumplings filled with beef grease.) The dumplings can be made a few hours in advance, simply cover with a damp paper towel and hold in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
Gochujang is a Korean fermented chile paste with a piquant flavor that is growing in global popularity, and can be found on the ethnic aisle of many supermarkets. You can also find this versatile condiment at your local Asian market; however, Sriracha can be substituted if need be.