Korean Mandu (Egg Rolls)


These small Korean egg rolls (also called mandu) are made with wonton wrappers, cabbage, beef, and pork. For larger rolls, use egg roll wrappers.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
96 wontons


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 (14 ounce) can bean sprouts - drained, rinsed, and finely chopped

  • cup minced celery

  • 1 green onion, chopped (white part only)

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages wonton wrappers

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and pork in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer meat mixture to a large bowl, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon.

  2. While the meat is cooking, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cabbage, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 360 degrees F (182 degrees C).

  4. Mix cabbage, bean sprouts, celery, green onion, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, salt, and pepper into meat mixture. Spoon mixture into the center of each wonton wrapper. Brush beaten egg onto two edges of each wrapper and fold wrapper around filling, sealing the edges together.

  5. Working in batches, fry wontons in hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Finish filling and forming remaining wontons while each batch cooks. Drain cooked wontons on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

469 Calories
42g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 469
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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