Crispy Cheeseburger Wontons

As many of you know, I am a huge football fan. This past weekend was the NFL Conference Playoffs, and I was excited to watch the games. It is my favorite day of the year to watch football, so of course, we needed some snacks.

The Queso dip was in the warmer, nacho chips in the bowl. I had some ground beef left from the dip and some wonton wrappers in the fridge. As I brainstormed, I thought of Crispy Cheeseburger Wontons. If you are wondering where to find wonton wrappers in the grocery store, they are in the produce section near the tofu. They are very versatile and are used often in sweet or savory recipes.

The key to these golden nuggets of deliciousness is the assembly. They take longer to assemble than cook. If you have some small hands around, grab them and have them help out.  Once assembled, the accouterments and dipping sauces are essential for the snack. We opted for chopped dill pickles, ketchup, the ever acclaimed Chick-fil-a sauce, and a bit of flaked sea salt!

I have detailed the recipe below.  Also, break out the air fryer for this recipe because you will need it.

1/2 lb ground beef (80/20)

8 slices American cheese

2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/4 tsp salt

30 wonton wrappers

Non-stick cooking spray

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet and drain the grease
  2. Add salt and pepper and garlic powder and mix well.
  3. Stack the American cheese slices together and cut them in fours.


  1. On a flat surface, take a wonton wrapper and put a piece of chees on it.
  2. Grab a ramekin of water and take your finger and wet the perimeter of the wonton wrapper.
  3. Add about a tsp of ground beef and top with another wrapper.
  4. Take your finger, dip in the water, and seal the edges tightly with water.  The water acts like glue and seals the two sheets together.
  5. Spray the tops with olive oil or Pam and place them in the basket of your air fryer.  Depending on the size of your basket, you should be able to fit 3-4 in at a time.  Do not place on top of each other.
  6. Turn fryer on 400 and cook for 5-7 minutes until crispy.
  7. Remove from fryer with a pair of tongs and place on a plate with your dipping sauces.  Sprinkle with sea salt!

Note: if you do not have an air fryer, you can place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until crispy.