beef gyoza

Beef gyoza (Easy dumplings recipe)

We always try chicken or vegetarian gyoza, but have you tried juicy, flavorful beef dumplings that burst in your mouth with spicy and savory flavor? If not, then you’re missing something. Beef gyoza dumplings is a golden-brown wrapping of dough that reveals a savory treasure inside.  Beef is perfectly cooked and well-seasoned with high-quality products that unveil the richness in every bite, leaving an indelible mark on your taste buds.

The beauty of gyoza beef does not always lie in its taste but also in its versatility. Whether pan-fried to delightful crispiness or gently steamed to protect its juiciness and richness, each cooking method adds a layer to its complexity, turning this dish into a culinary masterpiece. It’s an easy yet delicious dish to make so let’s learn more about it 

What is a beef gyoza?

The origin of this meat gyoza, especially as a beef filling, is likely a creative variation that emerged as a part of a diverse culinary landscape. Traditional gyoza filling often includes pork, chicken, or a combination of meat with vegetables and seasons. Their cooking methods can be steamed, boiled, pan-fried, or deep-fried. They are the best appetizer for parties or family gatherings.

Beef gyoza ingredients:

beef gyoza

Salt and pepper: season the filling.

Dumpling or gyoza wrappers: thin rounds of dough made from a mixture of wheat and water.

Ground beef: Provides the primary meaty component. always According to Who choose pieces with the least visible fat to maintain your cholesterol levels.

Cabbage: Is the most used in all gyoza recipes. It gives crunch and freshness to the dumpling. It should be shredded finely.

Carrot: It is also used in many dumplings. Useful for health and sight too. It should be finely chopped.

Green onions: Gives unique flavor to gyoza. Should be chopped.

Garlic and Ginger: Gives off delightful taste. Should be chopped finely.

Soy sauce: For umami and saltiness

Sesame oil: adds a distinct nutty flavor.

Kitchen equipment:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Non-stick pan
  • Knife
  • Chopsticks

How to cook:

Step 1:

In a mixing bowl, add ground beef and cabbage, spring onions, carrots, garlic(minced), and ginger.

Step 2:

Add soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and mirin (optional) into the mixing bowl.

Step 3:

Pick up a gyoza wrapper and place the filling inside the wrap. Don’t overfill the wrap; otherwise, it will leak. Then wrap it into a horn shape or whatever you like. Use your fingers to form it in the shape of pleats. Wet the edges of the wrapper using your fingertip with oil or water. Ensure the gyoza is sealed tightly, and it’s ready to be cooked!

Step 4:

There are different methods for cooking gyoza beef. The most common method is steamed and pan-fried. Others are (boiled, air-fried, and deep-fried). I suggest you make it pan-fried, heat some sesame oil on the pan and heat it, then add your dumplings in there to give it a golden-brown crispiness.

Step 5: 

Serve the gyoza with a dipping sauce and garnish it with some green onions and sesame seeds. Accompanied with some steamed rice, pickled vegetables, or any type of salad for a complete meal. Serve on a neat plate; make sure to show the crispy bottoms. It’s gorgeous to serve them while they are hot and fresh!

Pan fry:

Pan frying Beef dumplings is the most common and delicious method for cooking dumplings. Start by heating the pan over medium heat, adding a bit of sesame oil or vegetable oil, placing the gyoza in the pan flat side down, and cooking until the bottom is golden brown. Then add water to the pan (enough to cover the bottom) and quickly cover the lid to steam the gyoza until the water evaporates.

Finally, remove the lid and let them cook for a bit longer until they’re crispy again. Lastly, serve it on the plate with some dipping sauce and enjoy your perfectly cooked Wagyu beef gyoza recipe! If you want more in-depth details, then you can visit our pan fry gyoza blog.

Beef gyoza dipping sauce:

A classic dipping sauce for this beef appetizer consists of soy sauce, rice vinegar, a hint of sesame oil, and maybe a bit of Sriracha or chili oil for some heat. Adjust the spice level to your taste. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and serve with the dumplings. For serving, garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Beef gyoza


  1. If you don’t have the dipping sauce, use sweet chili sauce or peanut butter sauce over it.
  2. If you want some tangy flavor, you can also add gochujang paste to it 
  3. If thin wrappers are not available, you can also make homemade gyoza wrappers from wheat and salt.
  4. Garlic chives are also used instead of green onions. It gives an essential flavor to a snack!
  5. Ground turkey is another lean option that can work well in gyoza. It has a slightly different flavor from beef but can be used as a tasty alternative.

Storing and heating process:

If you want to consume beef dumplings within two or three days, store them in a refrigerator. Put the dumplings in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap on a plate. Keep refrigerated at or below 40°F (4°C). If you want to keep them for a longer time, place them in the freezer. To reheat, steam the gyozas for about 5–8 minutes, or until they are heated.

Serving suggestions:

Serve the gyoza with dipping sauce and sprinkle with cilantro leaves or sesame seeds if liked. Serve with some side dishes, like steamed rice or miso soup; you can also eat it with ramen noodles. Pair the dumplings with hot or iced green tea for a classic combination. The versatility of beef dumplings allows for creative and diverse serving options.


Can I replace other types of meat for beef in gyoza?

Yes, depending on your tastes, you can substitute beef for other meats such as pork, chicken, or even seafood.

Is there a vegetarian replacement for beef gyoza?

of course you can alternate with mushroom, edamame, quinoa and Cauliflower

What is an ideal way to cook frozen beef gyoza?

The easiest way is to fry them in an Air fryer because they do not burn and become soft from the inside faster.

Beef gyoza

Recipe by Hamza ZafarCourse: AppetizersCuisine: Japanese, ChineseDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 80 g ground beef

  • 40 g onion finely diced

  • 80 g green cabbage finely diced

  • 40 g Carrot

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped

  • 2/5 pinch salt and pepper

  • 3 tbsp Sesame oil for frying

  • 16 gyoza wrappers

  • 1 cup boiled water


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the filling ingredients.
  • Place a gyoza wrapper in your palm and fill with 1 Tbsp of the filling. fold it in a half-moon shape.
  • Heat the pan at medium flame and add the oil. Then place the gyoza and fry until golden.
  • After it add hot water and cover the pan with lid for 2 minutes. After it serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)

Total Calories
260 to 300
12-15 grams
18 to 25 grams
12-15 grams
1-3 grams
600- 400Mg
1-3 Mg
20-40 Mg
 1 grams
Vitamin C
20 Mg
Vitamin A
800 to 1000 IU
30-50 Mg
This nutrition information is calculated automatically, so it should only be used as a

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