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There is just something appealing about pocket dinners. I guess it has something to do with eating with your hands that makes the meal seem more fun. Another thing I love about them is how easy the leftovers can be incorporated into work or school lunches for later in the week. Here is an easy recipe that can be whipped up quickly for your next dinner.

Italian Popover With Bruschetta

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Italian Popover With Bruschetta

Ingredients:

Italian Popover With Bruschetta Recipeone package of 8″ tortillas

1 lb. of hamburger

1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper (diced)

1/2 small onion (diced)

1 small jar of sun dried tomatoes

1 can of tomato paste (reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons for the Bruschetta)

1/2 block (4 oz.) of cream cheese

4 oz. of hard cheese (grated)

1 t. oregano

1/2 t. garlic powder

olive oil

Instructions:

Brown the hamburger, bell pepper and onion. Drain off any excess fat. Add the sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste, cream cheese and seasonings to the hamburger. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir over low heat until well mixed and melted. The mixture should be thick. If needed, add a small amount of water by the tablespoon.

Italian Popover With Bruschetta RecipePreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture onto a tortilla. Fold in the ends first and then the sides. Squeeze gently and place in the baking dish, seams down. Arrange the pockets side-to-side. Spread a light layer of olive oil over each popover.

Bake for 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and flip the Italian Popover With Bruschetta Recipepopovers. Spread a light layer of olive oil over the top. Bake for 20 more minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle grated cheese over the top.

Bruschetta Topping

Ingredients:

5 plum tomatoes (diced)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 1/2 Tb. Balsamic vinegar
remaining tomato paste
salt and pepper

Mix the ingredients and serve on top.

These are yummy for all ages.  Enjoy!

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Italian Popover With Bruschetta Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 10
 
These Italian popovers are an easy main dish approach to the bruschetta appetizer.
Ingredients
  • one package of 8" tortillas
  • 1 lb. of hamburger
  • ½ medium-sized red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ small onion (diced)
  • 1 small jar of sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste (reserve 1½ tablespoons for the Bruschetta)
  • ½ block (4 oz.) of cream cheese
  • 4 oz. hard cheese (grated)
  • 1 t. oregano
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • 5 plum tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1½ Tb. Balsamic vinegar
  • remaining tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown the hamburger, bell pepper and onion. Drain off any excess fat. Add the sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste, cream cheese and seasonings to the hamburger. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir over low heat until well mixed and melted. The mixture should be thick. If needed, add a small amount of water by the tablespoon.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture onto a tortilla. Fold in the ends first and then the sides. Squeeze gently and place in the baking dish, seams down. Arrange the pockets side-to-side. Spread a light layer of olive oil over each popover.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and flip the popovers. Spread a light layer of olive oil over the top. Bake for 20 more minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle grated cheese over the top.
  4. Mix bruschetta ingredients and serve on top.

 

 

 

 

 

16 Comments

  1. Holly says:

    Hi, Shellie! Linking up from the Great Blog Train! Love this recipe! It looks like something I could even try (I’m not that great in the kitchen!). Thanks for sharing!

    Holly @ http://www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      It is worth a try…easy and yummy too! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sarah-Ann says:

    Can I say amazing! Too bad you couldn’t come over and make this for us, LOL.
    Thanks for sharing & co-hosting the last few weeks. It’s been fun working with you. Have a fabulous weekend & see you next week 🙂

  3. Pamela B says:

    This looks delicious. I love the pictures you post to go along with the recipe. It’s been great to be able to co-host with you this week at OMHG WW. I always look forward to your articles.

  4. This is great idea, and I can see that these could be made ahead. You are right anythng eaten with your hands tastes better.

    Thanks for Co-Hosting with us this month, its a pleasure to work with you!!!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Hugs
    Karren

  5. I love to try it..looks yuum and healthy as well..

  6. Ashleigh says:

    It’s been sure a pleasure co-hosting with you this month on the OMHG WW! Great post! Have a wonderful rest of the week!! xx

  7. IAmKat says:

    This is a brilliant idea, I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Christine says:

    Shellie, this looks delicious! My family would love this! Thank you for sharing! Pinned! It’s a pleasure co-hosting #OhMyHeartsieGirlsWW with you! Have a fabulous week!
    Christine@CherishingaSweetLife

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