Southwest Wonton Bundles
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More than 1 Hour

Total Time

More than 1 Hour

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Southwest Wonton Bundles

Enjoy these wontons with wanton abandon. You won't be able to resist these deep-fried bundles of spicy sensational joy.


1/4 pound Italian sausage

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 cup sliced green onions

8 water chestnuts

2 tablespoons CHI-CHI'S® Diced Green Chilies, drained

1 CHI-CHI'S® Green Jalapenos Whole, cut in half and seeded

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 (1-pound) package wonton wrappers

1 large egg, beaten

60 chive or green onion strips

CHI-CHI'S® salsa or picante sauce

Vegetable oil


1. Heat 2 inches oil to 350ºF.
2. In food processor bowl, combine sausage, cheese, onions, water chestnuts, chilies, jalapeño and cilantro. Process until somewhat smooth paste forms.
3. Place 1 teaspoon sausage filling in center of each wonton wrapper. Brush wonton wrapper from edge almost to filling with beaten egg. Gather points of wrapper; twist and pinch to form bundle.
4. Deep fry bundles in hot oil until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Tie each bundle with chive strip. Serve with salsa or picante sauce.