Beef and Cheese Hand Pie

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This week, the kids and I have been talking about National Pie Day which is coming up soon! I am looking forward to featuring a recipe both of my kids love on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis this week. Both of my kids made their own hand pies for dinner a couple nights ago and Ella even took one for her lunch today. If your kiddos love cheeseburgers or that certain brand of mix that you combine with browned ground beef, you have to try this recipe for Beef and Cheese Hand Pies.


National Pie Day, which falls annually on January 23rd, is a big deal in our Belleville Country Store. It is the only day of the year that we sell all of our bakery pies at “Buy 1 Get 1 Free.” We are taking hundreds of orders for pies and I already have my family’s order in for a Pecan Pie and a French Silk Pie. Double the yum!


At home we will be making these fun hand pies again next week to celebrate National Pie Day. I am planning to serve a greens salad in a pie pan along with our Beef and Cheese Hand Pies and Eckert’s pies for dessert.


I hope you will give this simple, savory pie recipe a try. I am certain you will find this kid-friendly recipe hits the spot on National Pie Day and beyond.


Eat well this winter,


Beef and Cheese Hand Pies
1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup finely diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 Eckert’s humble pie crusts (6” rounds of pie dough) or 2 ten-inch frozen pie shells
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thaw pie dough on counter for 20 minutes.

In a large non-stick skillet, add ground beef, onions and garlic. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire and Dijon. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. Stir in cheese.

If using humble pie crusts, place 1/3 cup of filling on half of the crust. Brush egg on edges of crust. Fold half of crust over to make a half circle and pinch closed with the tongs of a fork. Cut two small vent holes in the top of the crust.

If using pie shells, cut crust into fourths. Place 1/3 cup filling on half the crust piece. Follow directions for sealing above.

Place hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned as desired.

Makes 8 servings.

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