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Spicy Chorizo Pockets

I also spotted this in Food Network Magazine this month. I love Hot Pockets, but they are not great for you. So I made this one for dinner.

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
2 links fresh chorizo (about 6 ounces), casings removed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh corn kernels, or frozen corn, thawed
2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
3/4 cup grated monterey jack cheese (about 2 ounces)
2 scallions, chopped
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 11-ounce tube refrigerated French bread dough
1 large egg

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cumin and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the corn and jalapenos and cook, stirring, until the corn is tender, about 2 minutes; let cool completely. Stir in the cheese and scallions. Squeeze the mixture together with your hands to make it compact.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and brush a baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and fill the dinner pockets. What it doesn't clearly state, cut the dough into fourths.

Place the pockets seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush the pockets with the egg wash. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes

I tasted the filling and wowzer it was way to spicy for me.  The guys in the family loved them.

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