Momos are traditional Tibetan steamed dumplings. These are made with beef, spinach and onion as the main ingredients. Very easy to make and disappear quickly!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 8 ounces spinach, rinsed and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- salt to taste
- 12 wonton wrappers
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chili oil
- 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, grated
Bring 3 inches of water in a large pot of water to a boil. You may also do this with a wok and steamer baskets.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, spinach, garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, green onion, cilantro and salt. Place a spoonful of the filling onto a wonton wrapper; fold and crimp to seal. If necessary, wet the edges with water. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
Set a steamer tray in the pot, and place the momos on the steamer. Steam over rapidly boiling water for 30 minutes. Serve with the dipping sauce.
To make the dipping sauce, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili oil and grated ginger in a small bowl.