You guys, pin this right now before you forget. Chili cheese pockets that are about to woo your spouse, thrill the kids and put a smile on your face. Seriously, I love these things. You probably shouldn’t make them every night as that’s never the healthiest choice, but I’m not kidding, you will love these cheesy pockets of chili. We used our favorite Dr Pepper Chocolate Chili, but you can see the bottom of the post for a few more recipe ideas.
It’s not just about the chili, which is always fantastic this time of year, or the gooey cheese which we all know what huge fans we are of cheese, but the biscuits are actually sweet corn biscuits which change everything. They are a little bit sweet and that is the perfect pairing for the spicy, hearty chili. And you can add whatever chili you like. I used our Dr Pepper and Chocolate chili, but you could do your family’s favorite or even store bought if you prefer.
These are so easy to make which means it is a great opportunity to let the kids try their hands at cooking. Just separate the biscuit and use the palm of you hand to press around the biscuit making it larger. Now add some cooled or slightly warm (you don’t want to start cooking the biscuit with hot chili) chili, a little cheese, and top with another biscuit. This next part is important as you need a good seal on the pockets. So, press the top biscuit down around the chili, leaving a small edge out from the bottom biscuit. Think of it like a hat with the bill all the way around. Now, gently lift the bottom biscuit, fold it up and over the edge of the top biscuit and press to seal. Brush with egg wash and bake! You’re all set for a fun dinner for Halloween!
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Chili Cheese Pockets
- 1 Can Sweet Corn Biscuits
- Your Favorite Chili (see blog post at bottom for chili recipe)
- Cheddar Cheese, shredded, about 2 cups
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- Sour Cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Open the biscuits and press down on the center with the palm of your hand, gently pressing the dough out. Work your way around the dough to create a larger circle. See note*
- Spoon a little warm or even cold chili onto one circle, about ⅓ cup depending on size you make the circles. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Place another biscuit circle on top and press it down into the bottom biscuit leaving a small edge on the bottom biscuit. Now carefully lift the edge of the bottom biscuit up and fold over thetop biscuit edge, pressing to seal.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the top of each pocket and place on the baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Serve with sour cream!