Crispy wonton wrappers packed with savory Mexican flavors are an easy finger food snack for your next get-together. Quesadillas are always a crowd-pleaser. Who doesn’t love them!?
When turned into crunchy little handheld bites stuffed with so much goodness, they’ll be your new go-to finger food favorite.At first bite, you’ll enjoy the crispy, lightly fried, golden brown wonton. Then you’ll get to savor the creamy cheese and refried bean center that gets a flavor boost from Mexican spices, fresh cilantro, and sliced scallions.They take just minutes to throw together, proving that you don’t need to fuss to feed a crowd. We love them as a game day snack when we are cheering on our favorite team. “H2P!” Served with a side of salsa and sour cream, you should plan on making a few batches of these because they’ll get devoured quickly. I think the best bite is the one where the cheese and black beans have oozed out and crisped up from the hot skillet. Kids and adults love them! They can be customized with any filling you like and even enjoyed as an incredibly easy and fun weeknight dinner.Whip up my chunky guacamole to go with these. And for an evening happy hour, pair these with a Mexican Mule or a fresh spicy Paloma.
For another quick and simple wonton wrapper appetizer, try my Easy Baked Apricot and Brie Wonton Bites.
Crispy wonton wrappers packed with savory Mexican flavors are an easy finger food snack for your next get-together.
- 8 ounce refried black beans or regular refried beans
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional for heat
- 2 scallions green parts only, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro reserve some for garnish
- 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar or Monterey Jack
- wonton wrappers about 24
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salsa for serving
- sour cream for serving
Place first 7 ingredients in a bowl and carefully fold and stir to combine.
Assemble your wontons on a surface for easy filling.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the bean mixture onto half of the wonton.
Fold the wonton over and lightly press down, without sealing the edges, to form a triangle.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the folded wontons to the skillet. You may need to work in batches so that you don't overcrowd.
Cook uncovered about 1 to 2 minutes per side until the cheese melts and the wonton is lightly browned and crispy.
Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with additional cilantro. Serve immediately with your favorite salsa and sour cream.