Tasty filling is an integral part of dumplings that can make the dish a hit or a miss. I will show you how using only a handful of accessible ingredients you can make tasty comfort food to serve. Learn how to make filling for dumplings and Russian pelmeni.

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I know that the list of ingredients seems pretty basic. But I assure you that the classic combo of pork and onion ground together brings unique balance and moist juicy texture and does not require any additional flavor. You always can use some extra dried herbs in the filling. But definitely try making this recipe first. You will appreciate its simplicity.

Here is the recipe of Russian Dumplings where I use this filling.

Dumpling Filling Recipe

Dumpling Filling Ingredients:

Dumpling Filling Ingredients

  • 500 g pork;
  • 160 g onion;
  • 3 tbsps. cold water;
  • ½ tsp. salt;
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper.

How to make homemade filling for dumplings:

  • Cut meat into medium-sized pieces that will be easy to fit into the meat-grinder.

Cut meat into pieces

  • Peel the onion and cut it into medium-sized pieces, too.

Peel and cut onion

  • Put pork pieces through a meat-grinder. Use the attachment with the smallest holes.

Grind meat

  • Grind onion next. On the other hand, you can start mixing these ingredients while grinding. Simply add them in turns.

Put onion through a meat-grinder

  • Add the seasoning and pour three tablespoons of cold water.

Add salt pepper and water

  • Thoroughly mix the ingredients until smooth. Better do it by hand.

Mix

  • The easiest filling is ready to be used for making the tastiest dumplings ever!

Connect the edges of dumplings

Chech out my recipe for Dumpling Dough that you can use together with this recipe!

I hope that the recipe was helpful for you. If you made dumplings with this filling, leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

How to Make Dumpling Filling – Pork Dumpling Filling Recipe

Learn how to make tasty dumpling filling using accessible ingredients!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Dumpling filling recipe, How to make dumpling filling, Pork dumplings filling, Pork filling recipe for dumplings
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork
  • 160 g onion
  • 3 tbsps. cold water
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut meat into medium-sized pieces that will be easy to fit into the meat-grinder.
  • Peel the onion and cut it into medium-sized pieces, too.
  • Put pork pieces through a meat-grinder. Use the attachment with the smallest holes.
  • Grind onion next. On the other hand, you can start mixing these ingredients while grinding. Simply add them in turns.
  • Add the seasoning and pour three tablespoons of cold water.
  • Thoroughly mix the ingredients until smooth. Better do it by hand.
  • The easiest filling is ready to be used for making the tastiest dumplings ever!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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