Poquitos can be placed in a bag or container and frozen, separating layers with parchment paper. When ready to use, follow the directions below. (Do not thaw just bake for about 5 more minutes.)


Spicy little pockets of cheese and meat filling.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack



  • 0.5 lb ground pork
  • 0.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 0.125 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 0.125 tsp oregano
  • 0.25 tsp chili powder
  • 0.25 tsp paprika
  • 0.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 0.125 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp finely minced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 1 package Ellsworth cheese curds (natural or flavored)


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • sesame seeds


  • In skillet brown the pork. Mix in the minced garlic, spices, cider vinegar, and tomato paste. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno, if you are using it. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  • Lightly flour the board. Roll out a puff pastry sheet into a 12" X 12" square and cut the sheet into 3" squares.
  • Place a teaspoon of the seasoned meat mixture into the center of each square. Top with a cheese curd, cutting the curd smaller, if needed.
  • Fold one corner over to meet the opposite corner, creating a triangle. Dampen the edges with water to seal shut. Stretch the dough to cover the filling, pinch the sides together and crimp edges with a fork.
  • Place the triangles on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Mix the egg with 2 teaspoons of water. Brush the egg wash on the triangles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 - 26 minutes. Serve warm.
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