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Homemade Hot Pockets


1/4 ounce yeast (1 envelope)
1 1/4 cups warm water (100-110ºF)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
few drops oil

1 teaspoon oil
1 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup salsa
1 cup refried beans
4 ounces cheese, cut into 8 slices


Make the dough:
Combine yeast, water and sugar in a bowl. Let proof for 5 minutes. If it looks foamy, good, If not, your yeast is dead. Start over with new yeast. Stir in 2 cups of the flour, the salt and the oil. Add more flour to make a stiff dough. Knead for 5-7 minutes until a smooth ball of dough forms. Coat with a little oil and let rise while you make the filling. (Or put into a covered container and refrigerate up to 24 hours.)

Make the filling:
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and spices and cook until it smells roasted. Add the meat and break it up a bit.
Add salsa and break the meat up into small bits. Cook 5 minutes or so, stirring, until it’s cooked through and fairly fine.
Stir in the beans and set aside.
Turn oven to 400ºF
Cut the dough into 8 pieces and smash each one flat into a circle (or any shape) that’s about 6 inches across. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons filling and a slice of cheese.
Fold over and crimp edges to seal. Brush with egg wash. Cut 2 slits in top.
Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!!

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Submitted by: Pete on August 8, 2020, 4:02 pm

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