Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dinner Pockets

I made these one day and they have been a HUGE hit ever since. A once a week go to for me! They are super simple and you can fill them with anything you want! Start with your favorite pizza dough recipie. Here's mine taken from a friend of the family, Thanks Connie:
2 Tbl Yeast
1/2 C Warm Water
2 tsp sugar
put in bottom of mixer and let disolve and foam
while that's working heat, melt and disolve
1 1/2 C Milk
1/2 C Shortning (I use Crisco)
4 Tbl Sugar
when the shortning has melted add to your yeast slowly while mixing, then add 4 C Flour and 1-2 tsp dried pizza seasoning. Mix well. Dump onto floured surface and knead. roll into ball and let rest.

I use a chicken mixture and a taco mixture.
Chicken mixture:
3 Chicken tenders cooked ( I bake mine in the oven for 15-20 mins/frozen 10 mins/thawed)
1/2 can Cream of chicken soup
1/2 C Cheese
1/2 tsp Dried Pizza seasoning

Taco Mixture:
1/2 lb Hamburger
1/2 can Refried beans
1/2 Pkg Taco Seasoning.
Take a handfull of dough and roll it out to the size of a personal pizza, or the size of your hand.
Take a scoop of your filling, and put a little pile in the middle to one side of the dough
This is an example of that Taco with the cheese on top. Next fold the dough over the top and seal it by pressing the sides together. I like to put cheese on top of it before I put it in the oven so that I can tell the Taco apart from the chicken

Bake for15 mins or until golden brown!
These will be an instant favorite! They are perfect for lunches and meals on the go!
I store leftovers (on the off chance that there are any) In a ziplock bag in my fridge.
They would also be good filled with chicken pesto, alfredo, mushrooms, spinich cream. . .the possiblities are endless! Good luck!