Ingredient List
For the pockets:
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust, whole grain if available
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Olive oil
For the pockets
  • Brown ground beef with diced onion and black pepper. Add ketchup and mustard to ground beef. Tip: To make assembly of the pockets go quicker, complete this step the night before or earlier in the day and refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Open refrigerated pizza crust and unroll onto baking sheet. Using fingers, spread dough into larger rectangle about 14”x 10”.

  • Using a pizza cutter cut the dough in half and then make two equal cuts lengthwise to make six sections of dough.

  • Photo: Making cheeseburger pockets.

    To each dough section, add ¼ cup ground beef mixture and top with approximately 1 tablespoon shredded cheese in the center of the section. If any meat or cheese remains distribute equitably among sections. Tip: Using cooled ground beef will make it easier to form the pockets as the dough is less likely to tear if the ground beef is cool.

  • Take one of the short edges of the section and fold over to the other short edge. Pinch the edges to seal the contents and make a pocket. Flip the pocket so that the pinched edges are on the baking sheet. Do this for all six pockets.

  • Bake pockets until slightly brown, about 12-15 minutes. Pull pockets from oven and brush with olive oil. Bake for an additional minute.

  • While the pockets are baking prepare a salad and fresh fruit for a healthy meal! These pockets are a great on-the-go meal option. Wrap in foil to keep warm until you get to your destination.

Nutrition Information
  • Per Serving (1 pocket): 316 calories, 117 calories from fat, 13g fat, 5.7 saturated fat, 37mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 36g total carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 4g sugars, 14g protein, 1mcg folate, 2g vitamin C, 7.7mg calcium, 14mg iron.

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