Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Meat Pockets/Nikuman/Hidden Burgers

Sorry we don't have a better name nailed down yet.

Dough:

1 cup water
1 egg
2 tbs. butter
3 1/2 cups four
1 tsp salt
3 tsp yeast

Combine in bread machine and use the dough cycle.

(I'm sure all you real-bread-making ladies could figure out how to do this without the machine)

Filling:

1 lb ground beef
1 med onion chopped fine
1 green pepper chopped fine
Salt, pepper, garlic, seasoning salts to taste
Shredded cheese (we like monterey jack best)


Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a 6 inch circle. Place a pinch of shredded cheese and a heaping spoonful of meat filling in the center of the dough. Fold sides of circle up and around the filling. Pinch closed, and place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake 20 mintues at 350 degrees.
Warning: The filling will be hot, I usually bake these in two batches, and the first half are ready to eat when the second half come out of the oven!


Note: I don't dived the dough evenly, I make a few large adult-size ones, medium kids ones, and a couple small cheese only for our family. Also, the original recipe called for finely shredded cabbbage and 1/2 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup instead of a green pepper and seasoning. It was tasty too, we just like our pepper jack version better. I bet a lot of different combinations would taste great.



4 comments:

Kim Edwards said...

Yum, Kammy! What a gorgeous picture by the window. I love the idea of making different variations for each member of your family.

Kim Edwards said...

Is this recipe from a different country?

Debbie Freeman said...

Those look soooo yummy, we can't wait to try!

Kammy said...

It's not from a different country, but Graham ate something very similar in Japan. They used to buy them at 7-11's with all different kinds of filling. They were called Nikuman. They did pizza, veggies, etc.