This incredibly delicious meat dumpling dish sits on top a rich, spiced, buttery tomato sauce and topped with cool, garlic yogurt sauce. It's made simple by using store bought wonton wrappers!
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Use melted ghee/butter to coat the pan and set aside
Open wonton wrappers and they should be in a stack. Align them perfectly and cut in half lengthwise and then widthwise, leaving you with 4 1" squares and place aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, spice, and mix well. Then add grated/blended onion and mix until fully incorporated and onion and meat mixture are evenly combined.
Take one wonton square at a time. Place the square on your work surface. Use a small bowl of water to dip your finger and wipe two side edges of the wrapper.
Place a 5 gram sized ball of meat (a little larger than a dime) in the center of the wrapper.
Take the top 2 corners and the bottom 2 corners and sqeeze them firmly together. The wrapper should hug the little meatball. Then while still squeezing both sides, press the dumpling into the counter so it flattens the bottom and the dumpling stands on its own.
Repeat this process until the meat is finished. Then arrange them in a round pan lining the outer edge, working your way inward.
Place in the oven for about 15 min, rotating halfway through. Or until manti have a golden color. While manti bakes, make the sauces.
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add tomato paste, ghee/butter, oil, salt, and pepper and stir until all is disolved together, then add water very gradually until you achieve a sauce like consistency.
In a medium bowl, add yogurt, garlic and salt. Then add water gradually until you achieve a pourable consistency.
Cover the plate with a thin layer of tomato sauce, place the manti over the sauce, then top with drizzles or dollops of yogurt sauce, a sprinkle of sumac and a pinch of parsley and serve!
You can feel free to use less butter and oil for the tomato sauce. It's not necessary to use the full amount, but makes it richer and more delicious.
Salt is to taste. So adjust that to your liking. Always start with less and build from there.