With kids on the homestead you not only want to make some meals fun but also nutritious. What a better way to do both then with our Meat pockets, with this recipe you can spice things up by adding just about anything and they turn out delicious. You will need roughly 2 hours to prepare this meal but I can guarantee your children will appreciate the time you put into these yummy pockets.
First things first: Place 2 cups of warm water in a large mixing bowl and add 1 1/2 TBSP of Quick Rising Yeast, let this sit for 10 minutes it should become creamy. Then add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup soft margarine, 1 egg, 2 tsp of salt and 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour. With a wooden spoon stir until you get a sticky dough texture, add 2 more cups of flour slowly until your dough pulls together. In a clean mixing bowl place 2 tsp of oil and place dough in bowl, flip so top has been oiled and cover with a damp dish cloth and let rise for 1 hour.
While waiting on your dough, take 1 pound of ground meat (beef, pork, chicken), brown in a skillet on low. Add 3 medium onions chopped, 1 tsp pepper, 1 cup of mixed vegetables and 1 Quart of homemade tomato paste/sauce. Stir in and remove from heat.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Shred 1 cup of cheese, set aside. Take you now raised dough and punch down and separate into large walnut shaped balls. On a very lightly floured cutting board roll each ball out flat, place 1 tsp of shredded cheese on bottom and then 1/4 cup of meat mixture. Fold dough over and use water to press and seal together, place on baking sheet. Let sit for one hour and then place in your pre-heated oven for 25 minutes or golden brown on top. Remove from oven and enjoy!
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All Recipes we share on our blog are made in our kitchen and yield to feed a family of 10-12.