Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Taco Pockets

I decided on a pizza night that I was going to be crazy and not pizza!!!  What!!!  Okay, I made the pizza dough and I was going to make taco pizza with the leftover taco meat but I decided to make what my husband called taco pockets.  It is almost like a homemade hot pocket with taco meat and cheese inside.

First I made the dough and waited for it to rise.

I rolled out the small piece of dough and put the taco meat and cheese in the middle.  Normally, I would have heated the meat to make it easier to scoop but without a microwave, it seemed easier to just scoop cold.

Then, I folded over the two sides and smooshed them together.  I sealed the ends so that none of the insides could get out.  I put them with the sealed side on the bottom of my baking sheet.  I made three because that is how much taco meat I had left.

Here is what they look like after they are baked.  Aren't they huge??

I thought that I would eat one and my husband would eat the other two but we both just ate one and I got to put the last one in the freezer so we have one later for a nice hot lunch!!  Check out that yummy inside.

For this, I used my normal pizza dough recipe and my normal taco meat and shredded cheddar cheese.  It is a great way to use any leftovers to turn them into a new meal.  If I had rice, I would normally have added that too :)  I hope that you try this new twist on the pizza ingredients and make yourself some taco pockets for dinner (and hope to get a few for the freezer).  I promise your family will love them!!

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  1. That looks awesome!! It would be great with some black beans, tomatoes and corn. Great idea, thanks!

    Terri Miller

    1. It is a great way to put anything in a pocket! I love using leftovers to make a new meal and make it seem like I put in a lot of effort :) Thanks for visiting!!! Let me know if you try them out!!

  2. Hi Alison! I think these look delicious! There are so many ways to make them! Thanks for sharing yours! Blessings from Bama!

    1. I always think of using pizza dough to make pizza but I am trying to expand to other things. I hope that you try them out with your own flavor of leftovers :)


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