Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kristen's Homemade Hot Pockets

My friend Kristen, whom I went to high school with, made these homemade hot pockets and what a great idea. She graciously shared her recipe with me!! (And the photo too.) So, I thought I'd share with you.

12-16 Frozen yeast rolls thawed (these are the kind that are suppose to rise, not the re-heat kind) the amount you need depends on how much you stuff in each pocket

1 lb. ground turkey/beef
1 packet of McCormick's hamburger seasoning
1 &1/2 cup Velveeta shreds or other shredded cheese
1/4 cup (or to taste) ketchup
1/4 cup (or to taste) mustard

*Thaw the yeast rolls, but do not let them rise*

1.) Pre-heat oven to 350
2.) Brown meat and add seasoning packet to meat
3.) Allow meat to cool while flouring each roll and flattening them (don't stretch the dough too thin or it will split after filling)
4.) Place flattened dough on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with oil
5.) Mix hamburger, cheese, ketchup, & mustard together
6.) Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon (more or less) of meat mixture into the center of each dough round
7.) Fold sides of dough round together into a half moon and pinch sides to close (make sure that sides are sealed well)
8.) Make a slit in the top of each pocket to allow steam to escape
9.) Bake until pocket is golden brown about 15-20 minutes

*If you notice the pockets splitting on the side use toothpicks to hold them together*

Thank you Kristen for this yummy recipe!!

You can make different varieties too! Pizza flavors, Ham & Cheese....Yum!!


Amberdawn said...

I do something similar to this called a pizza roll. I just make one large "sandwich" and cut pieces off for the family. They love it!

Elle Girl said...

That's a great idea too!!!