Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Very Own Recipe.

Well, folks. I did it.

After scouring the pantry and ice box looking for something to scrounge up for supper, I came to the conclusion that it was time I create my own recipe. And so, I did.

And let me just toot my own horn for a second and say, IT WAS AMAZING!

I took pictures along the way, so that I could remember what I did if indeed they were a success. Let me share with you my very first self recipe! (It kind of resembles the Southwestern Taco Pie I posted about last year, but it's different. I like these better!)

TACO POCKETS. (I even created the name. Fun, huh?)

Step 1.

Okay, here is where you can get creative and adjust to your own liking. Take 1/2 pound ground beef and pretend like you are making tacos. Brown the beef, drain the fatty, add your taco seasonings and whatever other seasonings you like. I added garlic and onion salt (because I didn't have an onion.)

Now, here is where your creativity comes in. Add now whatever you think may be good inside a "Taco Pocket". To my meat mixture, I added a red bell pepper, a generous amount of salsa and a little bit of corn.


Step 2.

Take a pre-made pie crust and cut into fourths (or 6th's or 8th's if you think you're tough).


Step 3.

Throw some cheese on your slices.


Step 4.

Spoon a generous amount of the meat mixture over the cheese.


Step 5.

Add more cheese. Your lips with thank you and your hips will curse you.


Step 6.

Cut another pie crust into fourth's and place on top of each triangle. Crimp the edges with water and a fork.



Step 7.

Cut little X's on top and bake at 400 for 30 minutes.



Step 8.

Plate and devour.


These little treasures are delightful. It is basically like a homemade empanada....but better.

Try 'em out and let me know what you think!


  1. Thst's a great idea! They look really good.

  2. It's about time you posted this! They look so flaky and yummy. I am thinking add some cumin and chopped chilis and....oh wow, I'm getting hungry.

  3. What a great idea! WHo knows - you could have your own cookbook someday too! (o:

  4. oh my gosh! what a great idea!! they look soo gooood!!

  5. Rachel Ray makes something almost just like that, with the pie crust and taco idea. I made it last year and it was good!

  6. This looks really good. We had minced beef last night, and if I'd seen this I could have had a go. I'll try it next time, thanks for the idea.

  7. These look delish, I can't wait to make them sometime soon!

  8. I LOVE empanadas, so these look extra yummy!!

  9. Yum these do look delicious! I will have to try them!

  10. Oh they look absolutely amazing!

  11. Those sound like something my boys would like. I may have to try them. TFS

  12. Yay for you! That looks awesome!

  13. that's SOOO good. I think I know what we're having for dinner tonight ...

  14. that looks really delish!! Way to go!

  15. Those are so yummy looking! I am going to try those minus the corn.

  16. You don't even know how excited I am about making these next week! I'm a HUGE fan of the taco pot pie so I can't wait to try this one out!

  17. Mmm....That looks amazing!! You should create your own recipes more often! I don't usually have pie crusts in the house, but for this? It's making the grocery list!

  18. Yum! I will have to try this recipe soon!

  19. I do almost the same thing, but using Grand's Fridge Biscuits (you know, the ones in the tube?). I called them Taco Puffs. Either way, they are delicious!

  20. Yum! I will for sure be making these!!

  21. I am going to try these and report back! I hope they will be a family favorite!!

  22. This looks soooo yummy!!!

    we are so going to try it! :)


  23. the recipe looks DELICIOUS!!! my husband loves all things taco so we will have to try this.

    the video of weebie is precious! what video editing software do you use??

  24. So, yesterday afternoon, I was sitting at my desk racking my brain to come up with ideas for supper. I needed something easy and fast. And then...I read your blog. So, thank you for helping me feed my family last night. It was delicious! And, we had leftovers to bring for lunch today. Good homecooked food AND saving money. Thanks, Whitney!

  25. My husband would love them.... I am going to make them for dinner tonight! LOVE your blog and glad I found it. Don't know where I have been that it took me this long to find you!

  26. Love this recipe! Made it tonight for dinner (with a few little tweaks) and it was soooo good!

    Thanks for sharing.

  27. Looks yummy. Did you use Pillsbury pie crusts?


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