Potstickers (Bacon Cheeseburger)

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 50 Potstickers 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion


The combination of bacon, melted gooey cheese with beef and pickles wrapped in a crispy dumpling skin makes these potstickers the ultimate snack!



  • 50 dumpling wrappers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cheddar (grated)
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles (chopped)
  • 45 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons miso
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard


Preparation (Making the Bacon)

  1. Set your oven to 400 F (204C)
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put the bacon into the oven (do not wait until it has been pre-heated! You want it to slowly reach to temperature with the bacon in there.)
  3. Set the timer for 20 minutes and let it cook while work on the filling ?

Preparation (Making the Filling)

  1. Grate the cheese and add it to a large bowl
  2. Chop up the pickles and onions finely and add it to bowl
  3. Add in the ground beef, miso and mustard
  4. Once the bacon is done, chop it up and add it to the bowl
  5. Using your hands, mix everything together

Folding the Potstickers

  1. Get a small bowl of water, this will be the “glue” for the potstickers
  2. Add about 1 tsp of filling onto the middle of the skins. Careful not to over stuff them
  3. On the edges of the potstickers apply a bit of water with your fingers
  4. The simplest way to fold these without going all fancy on pleats is just folding them in half and squeezing the ends together to form a half moon. (For a quick guide on ‘how to’ create the fancier pleats, refer to my ‘Guide to Folding Potstickers (2 Ways)‘ post)

Cooking the Potstickers

  1. Set the stove to medium-low heat to pre-heat your non-stick frying pan. To see if the frying pan has come to temperature, add a few drops of water. If it sizzles and evaporates you’re good to go. (IMPORTANT : Use a non stick pan so that the potstickers do not stick to the bottom of the pan.)
  2. Add a bit of oil on the pan
  3. Place the dumplings in a single layer, making sure they are not touching each other.
  4. Cook them for about 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy looking
  5. Once they are brown, add 1/4 cup of water into the pan and put a lid on to steam it for 4-5 minutes or until the water has evaporated
  6. Once we are done steaming, remove the lid and let it cook again to crisp up for 1-2 minutes. Around this time I carefully peel them off the frying pan to make sure they are not stuck to the pan and then continue to brown them until the bottoms are crispy again.
  7. Serve them with mayonaise, ketchup, mustard – or have them plain! ?


  • Serving Size: 1 Potsticker
  • Calories: 57 kcal
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 98 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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