Taco Pockets are a super fun way to change up the Taco Tuesday dinners! Taco pockets are a biscuit pocket, stuffed with taco meat and cheese for a tasty, family friendly handheld taco!
These taco pockets are a great kid-friendly meal that is easy to make and freezer for future meals. If you create a large batch, you can portion them and freezer for kids to pop into the microwave as an after-school snack. You might also want to make these as a great way to use leftover taco meat after taco night!
Easy & Cheesy Taco Pockets Recipe
What is a Taco Pocket? It is all of the taco goodness and cheese stuffed into a biscuit! Seriously tasty!
Tacos are a staple for dinner in our house, we have some variation of Tacos each week and one of the kids favorites is this handheld taco recipe! If you have a busy night that you need a quick dinner, these homemade taco pockets are super easy to make!
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Homemade or Packaged Taco Seasoning?
Really it doesn’t matter if you call them Taco Pockets, Taco handpies, taco hot pockets, they are the same thing… a pocket of tasty taco goodness!
You can use homemade taco seasoning or a packet of pre-made taco seasoning, either one will work. We tend to use homemade taco seasoning in ours because I think it tastes better.
Add More Flavor!
Sometimes when I am planning on making these easy tacos for dinner I will make some crockpot taco meat. The taco meat cooks in the slowe cooker all day, then I can prep these even easier at dinner time.
If you want spicy taco pockets, add some jalapenos into them before you bake them! If you want just a little spice you can add pickled jalapeños but if you want them to be very spicy you may use fresh jalapeños or habanero peppers.
Sometimes the kids get fancy with theirs and add lettuce and tomatoes and extra cheese. That is so easy to do, we just cut them open after they are done cooking and they stuff the tastiness inside!
What to serve with a Taco Pocket
I love to serve these along side of my Mexican rice recipe, it complements the meal perfectly!
Taco Pocket Ingredients
- Hamburger Meat
- taco seasoning
- Grands Refrigerated biscuits
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Kidney beans
How to Make Taco Pockets
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook the taco meat and then add in the taco seasoning. Drain and rinse the kidney beans and add them to your taco meat once it is done cooking.
Flatten 4 of the biscuits and place them on a baking sheet. Add shredded cheese and taco meat to each one. Flatten the other 4 biscuits and place them on top, pinching the sides to close them up and form a pocket.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown.
Taco Pockets Recipe
- 1/2 pound hamburger meat
- 2 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
- 8 Grands refrigerated Rolls
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
- 15 ounce Kidney beans canned & optional
- Brown the ground beef and add Taco Seasoning just like you would making taco meat. Drain and rinse the kidney beans and add to the meat when it is done cooking.
- Flatten the Grand Biscuits and put 4 down on a baking sheet.
- Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese on the flattened biscuit.
- Add the taco meat on top of the shredded cheese.
- Top with another flattened Grands and pinch edges to close the taco pocket.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
7 SmartPoints per “Pocket” on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan
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