Recipe by Deantini
Really yummy recipe. It takes a bit of time to make but serves a crowd, or you'll have enough for dinner + several lunches. It works great from the freezer to the oven; I usually freeze left overs. You can be creative with the filling, anything goes. To make the dish more kid friendly I puree the green pepper and onion until souplike, this way the kids don't even know they are eating it. For dinner I serve it with a salad and a vegetable like corn UPDATE - I have changed the yeast to read 4 tsp instead of 4 tbsp - the confusion arises from converting a recipe using fresh yeast - as is customary in Denmark - to dry yeast. I have made it no problem with 4 tbsp but according to the review it can be made with 4 tsp.
Top Review by Nif
What can I say about this recipe? It was fabulous!!! It was easy to throw together in the Kitchenaid stand mixer while I was prepping everything else. I made 8 large pockets (baked for about 30 minutes) and used the recipe as listed except that I replaced half of the beef (extra lean) with sliced ham, cut into strips and half the sauce. I used 2 packets of quick rise yeast, which equalled 4.5 tsp and it was just right. My youngest son didn't love the filling - it was simply too healthy for him! LOL! We were discussing the possibilities of fillings and my husband and I thought that a beef, onion, mushroom and cheese filling would be good. My boys would love ham, pineapple and cheese. We will be making these again for sure!!! Made for PRMR tag. Thanks Deantini! :)
- 400 ml 1% low-fat milk
- 4 teaspoons yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons oil
- 200 g whole wheat flour
- 400 g all-purpose flour
- 500 g extra lean ground beef
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 green bell pepper, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes (or use pizza sauce)
- 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 egg, whisked
Directions See How It's Made
- Bread dough:.
- Heat the milk until luke warm, stir in yeast until absorbed.
- Add sugar, salt and oil.
- Add whole wheat and all purpose flour (reserve 3/4 cup of all purpose flour).
- Knead until smooth and not sticky.
- Let rise for 30 min in a bowl under a dishtowel.
- Brown the meat and pour off juices.
- Add bell pepper and onion.
- Season with salt, pepper, oregano and any spice of your liking, put aside.
- After the dough has risen punch it back down and knead for a couple of minutes.
- Divide the dough in 20 small balls. I usually divide the dough in half, then in quarters and then each quarter into 5 balls, to get even sizes.
- Each ball is rolled out thinly with a rolling pin to approx a dessert plate size. Use the reserved flour to help non sticking.
- Brush the rim with egg.
- Smear the middle with 1 tbsp of tomato, add 1-2 tbsp meat filling to the middle and top with cheese.
- Fold over and pinch the rim with a fork - you should now have a half moon shaped bread with filling. The filling should not be visible or falling out.
- Let rise for 10 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until golden.