One of the challenges of parenting is FEEDING TIME.
It happens every day – 3 meals, 1 or 2 snacks.
Children require nourishment to grow and function, laugh and play, shriek and run. They need REAL food!
I love crowd-pleasing food and these were a hit around my dining room table! These pockets are something that you can make ahead of time and reheat when you need them. They make a great handheld main dish or a snack and you could really fill these with whatever you like. Much like the kind you find in the freezer section ______(rhymes with Tot) Pockets, only healthier because you know exactly what they’re made of. Big smiles all around!
Recipe by Crumbs and Chaos
1 recipe CALZONE DOUGH
1 lb. GROUND BEEF
1 packet TACO SEASONING*
2 cups SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 EGG, beaten
1 Tablespoon WATER
Make the calzone dough according to the directions, let it rest for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat. Season with taco seasoning*.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Take the dough and divide it into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 5 inch circle.
Put 2 Tablespoons of taco meat on the dough circle. Top with shredded cheese. Fold in half and seal edges tightly (like a calzone, only mini). Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Combine beaten egg and water in a small bowl, brush on top of pockets.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with salsa and sour cream for dipping.
These can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated in the oven for a quick meal or snack.
*Instead of using a packet of taco seasoning, I usually just add the following spices to the ground beef:
1/2 teaspoon GARLIC POWDER
1/2 heaping teaspoon CHILI POWDER
1 teaspoon CUMIN
1/2 teaspoon ONION POWDER
1/2 teaspoon SEASONED SALT
1/4 teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
1-2 Tablespoons WATER
What do your kids enjoy eating?