KJ's Meat Pockets

KatheyJo Hickey-Van Otten


My husband was raised by his Armenian grandfather who made these little meat pies. I make this version and Stige really enjoys them. Am sure they aren't like the ones he grew up with but what the heck, he likes!


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45 Min
15 Min


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1 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion-chopped fine
1 tsp
salt, pepper
1 Tbsp
minced garlic-from jar
1 tsp
to rushed red pepper spice
1/2 Tbsp
sweet basil
1/2 Tbsp
1 pkg
fajita seasoning
olive oil for pan
2 pkg
jumbo biscuits
melted butter to brush on each pocket
1 c
various bell peppers-chopped fine

How to Make KJ's Meat Pockets


  • 1Using my cast iron skillet place the olive oil in and the ground beef.
  • 2Add the chopped onions and cook the beef until it is like taco beef, cutting it up as cooking. Add the chopped peppers and continue to cook.
  • 3Add the spices and continue to cook until the meat is not pink, but completely cooked. Turn off heat
  • 4Open the biscuits and either use two together or just use one. Roll out the biscuit to about 5-8 inches round.
  • 5Place ladle of meat mixture on one side leaving the edges clear. Fold over and seal the two edges with fork.
  • 6Brush with melted butter and bake in oven til golden brown, 10-15 minutes. May need to turn over and brown the other side.
  • 7Can also fry in skillet with little olive oil, no need to deep fry unless want too.

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About KJ's Meat Pockets

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtag: #Beef turnovers

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