Wonton Burger

Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1st Place!  
School day lunches: Grades 4 to 6

These tasty burgers have the flavour of wontons in a burger!

Make mini versions of these to enjoy for little hands as well. Sarina, from Guelph, thinks kids will like this recipe because kids can make the patties into fun shapes. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 full size burgers


  1. Serve your favourite condiments alongside these burgers.
  2. Make these burgers and freeze them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until solid. Then transfer to re-sealable freezer bag or container. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or if cooking from frozen, add about 8 minutes to cooking time in the oven.
  3. Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.   




Reduced sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Sesame oil 

1 tsp (5 mL)  

Whole wheat dry breadcrumbs   

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Lean ground chicken or pork         

454g  (1 lb)  

Romaine lettuce   

4 leaves


1 medium

  Whole wheat buns  



  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.     
  2. In a large bowl, stir together egg, soy sauce, sesame oil and breadcrumbs.
  3. Add chicken and using washed hands or a utensil, mix together until well combined.
  4.  Divide mixture into 4 and shape into about ½-inch (2 cm) thick patties. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after shaping patties. 
  5. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Add cooking spray and brown burgers for about 2 minutes. Turn over and brown other side for about 2 minutes or until golden.
  6. Place skillet in 400 ºF (200 ºC) oven for about 10 minutes until the internal temperature of each burger reaches 165ºF (74 ºC) on a digital food thermometer. 
  7. Meanwhile, gently rinse lettuce and tomato under cool running water. Use seperate equipment for handling cooked food. Dry the lettuce on paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Slice the tomato and set aside.
  8. Place burger on bottom half of buns and top with lettuce and tomato slices. Top with remaining bun halves to serve. 

Nutrition Information per serving (4 burgers): 

Calories: 402 kcal

Protein: 27 g

Fat: 19 g

Carbohydrate: 33 g

Fibre: 5 g

Sodium: 523 mg

Iron: 3 mg

Calcium: 104 mg

Last Update – June 26, 2024

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