Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sloppy Joe Pockets.. Quick and OH SO GOOD!

I got this idea from the Pillsbury site... They looked so hearty and filling that I had to give them a try!

Ingredients you'll need--
1lb Ground beef (I got the leanest I could find!)
1 Can Manwich or sloppy joe mix
An onion and pepper (if you'd like)
1-2 Cans of Pillsbury crescent roll dough
1 Egg (for an egg wash if you want shiny pretty pockets) I skipped the egg this time
First, brown your hamburger meat... If you didn't use lean meat you may need to drain the fat after you brown it.
Add your onion and pepper if you choose to do so, just toss them around a bit until your onion is translucent. Now add your sloppy joe sauce mixture and cook until heated. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl to cool before stuffing pockets.
I am impatient and stuck my meat mix in the freezer until it cooled down a lot and then finished cooling in the fridge.
Spread out your crescent dough on a flat cookie sheet. I lined mine with parchment paper to prevent any big messes and the pockets from sticking. You may want to press the seams of the dough triangles together to prevent any large rips while stuffing.
Pull your chilled sloppy joe filling from the fridge and scoop spoonfuls onto your dough. It took about 1 or 2 for my pockets.
It's a little tricky to seal them, but you'll get the hang of it after the first one. Once they are stuffed and sealed you can take your egg and a few teaspoons of water and whisk them together... Brush the tops of your pockets to give them a nice golden shine during baking.
Bake for about 15 minutes at 375 or until the crescent is golden brown and cooked through. I can tell they're done by the buttery crescent smell in the air ;)
Fresh from the oven and ready to bust open from their buttery, flaky cocoons! Mmmmm 
Nom, I, NOM, could, NoM, not stop, nOm, eating these things! They hit the spot and reheat well! You could add an endless variety of fillings to these... I know I'll be experimenting in the near future. What kind of combos are you going to try?!  I'll be making a coffee pastry this week.. so don't forget to check back!
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The Bolton Family said...

Yay! They look SO delicious. How about... chicken, broccoli and cheese!? My 3 favorite things in the world wrapped in golden buttery yumminess! Yes, I think I'll try it!

Steena said...

Mmmmmm Chicken, broccoli, and cheese?!! Yummm Goodbye Hot Pockets! LOL.. That sounds like it'll be my next filling.. I think just about anything could be good.. Bbq chicken pocktes.. thai.. Mmmm.. endless possibilities! haha

Sanssouci said...

Mmmmmm... how about cheese and jalapeƱos and maybe some crispy bacon in it? Or chicken and curry sauce? Or mushrooms, cheese and onion?
Guess who's hungry now!