Three-Way Cheesy Beef Pockets Kid-Friendly Meals
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- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup prepared barbecue or taco sauce
- 2 cans (10 oz. each) refrigerated pizza crust
Preheat oven to 425°F. In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Remove from heat; pour off drippings. Season with salt and pepper; stir in cheese and sauce.
On lightly floured surface, unroll each can of pizza dough; cut each into quarters. Spoon approximately 1/3 cup beef mixture onto center of each. Bring together 4 corners of dough over filling, pinching to seal. Loosely close straight edges of dough to form square-shaped pockets. (It is not necessary to seal edges completely.) Carefully transfer to ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in 425°F oven 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
Microwave filling to save time. Place ground beef in microwave-safe dish. Cook on HIGH 3 minutes; stir to break up beef. Continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes until beef is no longer pink.
Tips from Our Cook
For pizza variety, prepared pizza sauce may be substituted for barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese for cheddar.
Per sandwich using Cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce: 341 calories; 21 g protein; 36 g carb.; 12 g fat; 3.6 mg iron; 807 mg sodium; 50 mg cholesterol. Per sandwich using mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce: 318 calories; 22 g protein; 36 g carb.; 10 g fat; 3.6 mg iron; 734 mg sodium; 43 mg cholesterol.