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Beef ‘n’ Bean Pockets

"These tasty pockets are whole meal wrapped up in one," says field editor Arlene Zerbst of Newcastle, Wyoming.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Roll each loaf of dough into a 16x8-in. rectangle, about 1/4 in. thick. Cut each into eight 4-in. squares; top each with 1/4 cup filling and 1 tablespoon cheese. Bring the four corners together up over filling; pinch seams to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately, or freeze and reheat in microwave at 50% power for 1-1/2 minutes each.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 248 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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