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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Beef Wonton Bites

The NC Cattlemen’s Association shared this winning recipe as a perfect one bite appetizer that will delight any guest,

Servings: 24
Cook Time: Prep Time: 12 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes plus overnight
Meal Type: Appetizer
NC Ingredients: beef, cilantro

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Juice of 4 limes, divided
tsp. dried oregano leaves (preferable Mexican)
cloves garlic, rough chopped
tsp. salt
lb. skirt steak
refrigerated wonton wrappers
cup cilantro, chopped
cup onion, finely chopped
avocado, thinly sliced


Mix juice of three limes, oregano, garlic and salt together in a non-reactive baking dish or sealed plastic bag. Turn skirt steak in mixture to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning steak occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove skirt steak from marinade and let excess liquid drip off. Cook in grill pan until well done, approximately 8-10 minutes per side, depending on thickness.

While the meat cooks, press wonton wrappers into mini-muffin cups.

Once the meat is cooked to desired doneness, let the meat rest until cool enough to handle. Slice steak into strips approximately ½-inch wide, then cut into small bite size cubes. Spoon meat into wonton cups and bake about eight minutes or until wontons are golden brown.

Combine cilantro, onion and juice of one lime. Top each wonton cup with ½ -1 teaspoons of cilantro mixture. Garnish with sliced avocado and diced tomato.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.