MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) -  (Family Features) This weekend, elevate dinner at home by recreating a tasty takeout dish in the comfort of your own kitchen. Rather than reaching for the phone, roll up your sleeves and prepare an easy beef dish with exotic spices and a fun dipping sauce.

Chinese Beef Pot Stickers blend the classic flavors of ginger and soy sauce with savory, affordable lean ground beef -- and with an umami-rich dipping sauce, your family and friends will be craving seconds.

Find new ways to enjoy a great night in with more beef recipes and additional dipping sauce recipes at www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.

Chinese Beef Pot Stickers with Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce
Makes 40
Total Recipe Time: 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours

1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1-1/3 cups finely chopped button mushrooms
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
40 wonton wrappers (3 1/4 to 3 1/2-inch squares or 3 1/2-inch rounds)
2 cups water, divided
  Maple-Wasabi Sauce Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)

1. Prepare dipping sauce; set aside.

2. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until tender and liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Transfer to large bowl; stir in green onions, ginger and pepper. Cool to room temperature. Add ground beef and soy sauce; mix lightly but thoroughly.

3. Spoon 1 level tablespoon beef mixture in center of 1 wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wonton wrappers covered with clean, damp kitchen towel to prevent drying out.) Moisten edges of wonton wrapper with fingertip dipped in water. Fold wrapper diagonally in half, sealing edges and pressing out air. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and filling to form 40 pot stickers. 

4. Wipe out same 12-inch nonstick skillet; spray liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Arrange 10 pot stickers in single layer in skillet; pan-fry 4 minutes, turning once. Carefully add 1/2 cup water. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove pot stickers; keep warm. Repeat with remaining pot stickers. (Wipe out skillet and spray with additional cooking spray between batches to prevent sticking.) 

5. Serve pot stickers with dipping sauce.

Maple-Wasabi Dipping Sauce: Combine 6 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon wasabi paste and 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger in small bowl. Makes about 2/3 cup.

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff