Homemade Hot Pockets - Taco Pockets

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Jan. 19, 2017

Homemade Hot Pockets! These "taco pockets" are perfect to make for a portable lunch. Bake a batch of hot pockets and freeze or refrigerate to reheat later.


For dough:
Yeast 1/4 Ounce (1 envelope)
Warm water 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs) (100
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Bread flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
For filling:
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
Lean ground beef 1/2 Pound
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Salsa 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Refried beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cheese 4 Ounce , cut into 8 slices
Egg 1 (mixed with water for egg wash)



1.Combine yeast, water and sugar in a bowl. Let proof for 5 minutes. If it looks foamy, good, If not, your yeast is dead. Start over with new yeast.

2.Stir in 2 cups of the flour, the salt and the oil. Add more flour to make a stiff dough.

3.Knead for 5-7 minutes until a smooth ball of dough forms. Coat with a little oil and let rise while you make the filling. (Or put into a covered container and refrigerate up to 24 hours.)



1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.


2.Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and spices and cook until it smells roasted. Add the meat and break it up a bit.

3.Add salsa and break the meat up into small bits. Cook 5 minutes or so, stirring, until its cooked through and fairly fine.

4.Stir in the beans and set aside.

5.Cut the dough into 8 pieces and smash each one flat into a circle (or any shape) thats about 6 inches across. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons filling and a slice of cheese.

6.Fold over and crimp edges to seal. Bruch with egg wash. Cut 2 slits in top.

Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before eating.


7.Serve and enjoy.


To make ahead: Cool cooked pockets completely and refrigerate up to 5 days, or freeze. To reheat in microwave. wrap one pocket in a damp towel and microwave about 30 seconds if refrigerated, or 60-90 seconds if frozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 344Calories from Fat 121

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 667 mg27.79%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet