Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sloppy Joe Pockets

This was a great weeknight meal as it was quick to throw together and the cooking time was short.  You can easily vary the recipe to suit your taste.  It's a great variation on the old sloppy joe sandwich.

Brown your ground beef.  I use the leanest I can find for this because then I don't even have to drain the grease!

After your beef is cooked add in a can (I used a little less than the whole can) of sloppy joe sauce (like Manwich).

Roll out your pizza dough and cut it into 4 pieces.  Top with cheese.  (The recipe calls for mozzarella but I used cheddar jack because it's what I had).  Top with meat and pizza toppings of your choice.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and enjoy!

Sloppy Joe Pockets
Inspired by Amy's WFD Blog

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can sloppy joe sauce
1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup pizza toppings, such as mushrooms, bell peppers, onion or olives

1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Brown ground beef in large skillet. Drain fat. Add sloppy joe sauce. Set aside to cool.
2. Unroll pizza dough onto greased baking sheet. Cut dough into 4 squares. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese onto one-third of square lengthwise. Spoon beef mixture over cheese. (Do not spread to the edge).
3. Top with pizza toppings. Fold side of dough over filling; press around edges of pocket with a fork to seal. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Tip: Cooked pockets can be wrapped tightly in foil and frozen. Reheat in preheated 350F oven 20 minutes or until heated through.

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