Sunday, June 7, 2009

Greek Inspired Turkey & Spinach Pockets

The idea for this dish was to make something in a large quantity that I could freeze to pull out for my toddlers to have for lunches that was healthy and tasty. I think I found a winner for this round! I gave these to the girls for lunch today and they gobbled them up. I will note however, that this isn't a hard dish to make, but it is time consuming!

Greek Inspired Turkey & Spinach Pockets

1 lb ground turkey (beef would work great too!)
1 package frozen spinach
1 large onion
1 lemon
3 oz feta cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 (60) pack of wontons (I ended up making about 50)
cooking spray

Dice onion into small pieces and saute in a large skillet. Add ground turkey working with the back of your spoon to break the meat up into small crumbles. Defrost spinach in the mircrowave. Add dried oregano, salt a pepper to meat. With a microplane, add just the zest of one lemon. Add defrost spinach and mix well. Place meat mixture in a large bowl and allow to cool completely. After it is cool, stir in feta cheese.

Lay out wonton, working with 6-8 at a time. Place a tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of each wonton. With a pastry brush dipped in water, lightly wet each edge of the wonton. Bring two opposite corners together. Bring up the left side, pressing the edges together tightly. Last, bring the right side up. You should have a square. Just before putting in the oven, spray each wonton very liberally with cooking spray. Bake* in a preheated 375ยบ oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Let leftovers cool completly and freeze on cookie sheet. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer safe ziptop bag. Reheat in microwave or toaster oven.

*These can be fried or boiled if you prefer. Just make sure you push the extra air out of your wontons if you choose these methods.

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