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Spicy Beef Hot Pocket Stuffed Bread Filling

Last Modified: 07/08/12
First Published: 06/30/12
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Servings: 12
Total Cost: $13.22
Cost Per Serving: $1.10
Total Calories: 2,211
Calories/Serving: 184
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin 2 Tablespoons 27.00 Grams $0.40 239
Beef, Ground * 2.00 Pounds $8.10 1,134
Onion, Yellow Diced (3 onions) 3 Cups 480.00 Grams $1.06 201
Carrots (4 carrots, grated) 3 Cups 384.00 Grams $0.42 156
Garlic (4 cloves) 4 Teaspoons 11.33 Grams $0.05 17
Salt, Kosher 1 Tablespoon 14.40 Grams $0.03 0
Chili Powder 1 1/2 Tablespoon 11.25 Grams $0.74 36
Cumin, Ground 2 Teaspoons 4.20 Grams $0.30 16
Paprika 2 Teaspoons 4.60 Grams $0.30 13
Oregano Leaves, Dried 2 Teaspoons 2.00 Grams $0.03 0
Basil, Dried 2 Teaspoons 1.40 Grams $0.02 4
Tomato Paste 1 Cup 264.00 Grams $0.99 200
Sugar, White Granulated 3 Tablespoons 37.50 Grams $0.05 145
Worcestershire Sauce 2 Tablespoons 30.00 Grams $0.20 30
Vinegar, Balsamic 2 Tablespoons 30.00 Grams $0.53 20
This spicy beef filling is wonderful to put inside the stuffed breads / hot pockets. This ragu is musty and flavorful with onions, carrots, tomato paste and a range of spices.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pound of ground chuck
  • 3 onions, diced
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Method:

In a cast iron pot or large stainless steel skillet, fry the beef in the olive oil until it's just starting to gain some color. Add the diced onion and sauté for about 10 minutes until adding the carrots and the garlic. Continue to saute for another 10 minutes. At this point, add all the salt, spices. herbs, tomato pure, sugar, worcester sauce and vinegar. Stir and let cook for another 10-15 minutes until you have a nice ragu on your hands.

Let cool slightly before you use it as a filling inside this dough.