Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin Pockets


These guys are a fun little dinner.  They're super simple to make too.  First get 2 packages of refrigerated pizza dough (I like the Pillsbury brand that comes in the long roll).  Get it all flat & cut each package into 9 squares (you'll have 18 squares total).  


Next you're going to get a saucepan & brown a pound of ground beef with half a large onion all chopped up.  Once it's brown, drain the grease & add whatever seasonings your family likes.  Tonight I added some season salt, pepper, garlic powder, & mesquite smoke seasoning.  Then add some ketchup & BBQ sauce until it tastes good to you.  You want it to look similar to sloppy joe mix.

Spoon the meat mixture into the center of each square of dough.


Take all the ends of the dough & fold it up so that you have a ball of dough surrounding the meat mixture.  Pinch the dough shut so it looks like this.


Then turn the "pumpkins" upside down so they look nice & round.


I bought this AWESOME Wilton food color spray at Zurcher's yesterday which made coloring these things a WHOLE LOT EASIER.  If you don't have the cool spray, just get some egg whites & add red & yellow food coloring (to make a good orange color) & brush over your "pumpkins."  With the Wilton spray, you just spray it until it's all orange like a pumpkin.
 


Bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes or until the dough is cooked through.  Cut one green onion into little strips & then insert them in the tops of your "pumpkins" to make stems.


See?  Super easy, super cute, & super tasty.



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