Disco Pockets! A creative way to use leftover beef stew

25 Jan
  • Food: Disco Pockets
  • Ingredients: leftover beef stew, Grands Biscuits, cheddar cheese
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 – 20 minutes

Raise your hand if you remember the Hot Pockets jingle from the mid 90’s… I really hope everyone reading this literally just raised their hand into the air – that is how amazing the Hot Pockets jingle is.  In case you are having a hard time remembering, or you just want a reminder as to the awesomeness of the pocket, check out this wonderful commercial.


If I had the ability to predict the future, I would say that some Sunday meal this coming spring will be a homemade Hot Pocket extravaganza.  However, I cannot predict the future, so I will not say that.  What I can say is that Hot Pockets are amazing, especially when they are homemade.

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “why do I care about your love (obsession) with Hot Pockets–this post is supposed to be about leftover beef stew!”  Well, dear reader, Kelly and I outdid ourselves with the creative leftovers post this week.  We turned our beef stew into the filling of a homemade Hot Pocket.  It was our lazy version of an attempt to make a beef pot pie!


Disco Pockets: They are so amazing they even sparkle!

Making homemade Hot Pockets is simple.

Step 1: Open the biscuit sleeve. This is actually the trickiest part of the entire process, as biscuit sleeves are normally boobie-trapped in order to cause maximum startle when they finally pop.  This is generally a two person job.

Attempt 1

This was taken right after I jumped approximately 4 feet into the air. The smile on my face is actually badly repressed terror. The possessed-looking red-eye, however, is all natural.

Step 2: Flatten biscuits on a cookie sheet and top with desired filling.  In this case, our leftover stew and a little cheddar cheese (because you cannot call something a Hot Pocket if it does not have cheese – this is an actual law).

Step 3: Fold flattened biscuit in half and crease edges with a fork.

We hired a hand model to do the creasing

Step 4: Follow the baking directions on the Grands Biscuits sleeve. In approximately 15 to 20 minutes you have…

Be careful, the potatoes are crazy hot!

…Disco Pockets! (Please stay tuned, Kelly and I may have to turn this into a jingle when we are bored this weekend)


Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Dinner, Leftovers


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3 responses to “Disco Pockets! A creative way to use leftover beef stew

  1. Matt

    January 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I should have tried these.

    • 2girls10potatoes

      January 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      There might still be one left over if you are nice to Jill!


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