Spicy Chorizo Pockets

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Step-by-step directions.
  3. 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.