Tex Mex Sausage Stars
  • 1 package (48 count) Wonton Wrappers
  • Olive Oil, to brush on wrappers
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup Ranch Dressing
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Red Pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro, minced for garnish if desired
  1. Brush each wonton wrapper with olive oil. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a mini muffin tin. Bake at 375 degrees for about 5-7 minutes. You don’t want them to get too dark because they will go back in the oven a second time with the filling. At this point you can remove the wontons and set aside to cool. When cool you can store them in an airtight container for a few days before using.
  2. Brown the sausage in a skillet, stirring until crumbly. Drain well. To the sausage add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika and the diced jalapeno. Cook for a few minutes until spices are fragrant and jalapeno is soft. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, while sausage is cooking, in a large bowl mix the cream cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, green onions, red pepper and Mexican blend cheese. Mix well.
  4. Add the cooled sausage mixture to the cream cheese mixture and combine.
  5. Fill each wonton shell with about a tablespoon of the mixture.
  6. Return to the oven and bake at 375 degrees for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
Recipe by Sunflower Supper Club at https://sunflowersupperclub.com/tex-mex-sausage-stars/