Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ground Pork Pockets

This beautiful afternoon, I've got for you a nice hors d'oeuvre or snack. I made them just because, but I can definitely see them going down well for a party or get together.

They are basically a semi-homemade/quick take on the traditional meat pies that are common in England and other countries that have some sort of British influence like Nigeria or Jamaica. I guess in some sense it is also similar to an Italian calzone.

Anyways, it's really simple.

Step 1: Brown some ground pork (beef, turkey, chicken or even pork sausage) in a pan. Add chopped onions, chopped bell pepper and chopped carrots. Season as you like (I used adobo, black pepper and a little salt) and cook until all is tender and delicious. Take off heat and allow to cool.

Step 2: Grab a can of biscuit dough and flatten each one to about 1/2 inch thick.

Step 3: Scoop about a tablespoon of the cooled down meat mixture unto one side of the flattened biscuit. Gently cover the meat side with the meatless side and use hands to seal the ends.

Step 4: Use a fork to seal the ends properly by pressing down on the edges - all around and place on a baking sheet. Poke little holes on each one by piercing with a fork once (this lets out steam from the inside in the baking process).

Step 5: Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and cook according to the instructions on the biscuit dough packaging (12 -15 minutes in this case). The pockets are ready when they begin to brown at the top.

Allow to cool and enjoy! 

It's not your traditional flaky short crust or filo dough which you might be used to, but, it is no less delicious :D

Note: Got some left over meat mixture, add some tomato paste, and spice it up with some garlic powder or whatever seasoning you like and you've got great pasta sauce. That's exactly what I did!

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