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Taco pockets stuffed with cheese are a delicious twist on traditional tacos, offering a convenient and mess-free way to enjoy all the flavors of a taco in a handheld package. These pockets are filled with a savory mixture of seasoned ground meat, beans, vegetables, and gooey melted cheese, all wrapped in a crispy shell. Here’s how you can make taco pockets stuffed with cheese at home:


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cooked black beans (canned beans, drained and rinsed, work well)
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (any color you prefer)
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican cheese blend)
  • 1 package of refrigerated crescent roll dough or pre-made empanada dough
  • Optional toppings: salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes


  1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the crescent roll dough package.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or turkey until it is browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning mix and water to the cooked meat, stirring well to combine. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Stir in the black beans, diced bell peppers, and onions into the meat mixture. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened. Remove the skillet from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  5. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into triangles (if using empanada dough, follow the package instructions for preparation).
  6. Place a spoonful of the meat and vegetable mixture onto one half of each dough triangle. Top the filling with a generous sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  7. Fold the dough over the filling to create a pocket, pressing the edges firmly to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges for a secure closure.
  8. Place the stuffed taco pockets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven according to the crescent roll dough package instructions or until the pockets are golden brown and crispy.
  10. Once baked, remove the taco pockets from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  11. Serve the taco pockets stuffed with cheese with your favorite toppings such as salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro, or diced tomatoes.

These taco pockets are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, a fun party appetizer, or a tasty snack any time of day. The combination of savory filling and melted cheese wrapped in a crispy shell is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table!

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