Fall-n-Fire Wontons
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 8-12
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 2 Cups Tropical Foods Mexicali Fire®
  • ¼ cup Tropical Foods Mexicali Fire®, garnish
  • 1 lb. grass fed beef
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • ½ tsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter, unsalted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 8 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 bunch chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp. butter, unsalted
  • 6 tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • 8 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ to 1 cup heavy cream
  2. Sauté onions and peppers in 1 tbsp. butter with the oil, until they start to get soft.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until meat is done. Drain off grease if needed. In a bowl, mix the meat with chili powder and pepper flakes; mix until blended.
  4. Add the 2 cups Mexicali Fire® mix; salt and pepper to taste and add shredded cheese.
  5. Place two wonton wrappers into a lightly greased muffin pan (12 cup pan); push the wontons into the cups and fill with the Mexicali Fire® mixture.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from pan and garnish with cheese, sour cream, chives, and the ½ cup of Mexicali Fire®. Place on top of the sweet potato puree to serve.
  9. Boil or steam the sweet potatoes until soft.
  10. Drain potatoes; add butter and puree with stick blender.
  11. Add cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  12. Mix until smooth.
  13. Adjust seasoning and add to plate.
  14. This recipe makes 8-12 servings.
On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Fall-n-Fire Wontons, was the 1st runner-up, created by Elizabeth Vestal.