EASY BEEF AND POTATO HAND PIES

These Easy Beef and Potato Hand Pies are made with canned biscuits, ground beef, diced potatoes and seasonings. A family favorite recipe!

EASY BEEF AND POTATO HAND PIES

These delicious little biscuit packets of meat are also known as Cornish pasties. They were a way to use up leftover meat and to be able to eat without forks or plates. It was a working mans lunch back in the day!

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE:

  • A bag of frozen biscuits can be used instead of the canned biscuits. Just make sure they are completely thawed first.
  • Use any shredded cheese you enjoy: cheddar, mozzarella and Colby jack are all good substitutions.
  • For a shortcut, I am using the frozen diced potatoes. I just let them thaw first or pop them in the microwave for a few minutes to thaw. You could also use canned diced potatoes. Just make sure you drain them.
  • If you want to use fresh potatoes, they need to be peeled, diced and parboiled first.

Beef and Potato Hand Pies recipe from The Country Cook, one hand pie split open to show cooked ground beef center

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
lean ground beef
diced onion, diced
garlic
ground cumin
seasoning salt
smoked paprika
frozen diced potatoes
tomato paste
shredded pepper jack cheese
egg yolks
water
canned biscuits

canned biscuits, ground beef, chopped potatoes, diced onion, minced garlic cloves, tomato paste, ground cumin, seasoning salt, smoked paprika , pepper jack cheese

HOW TO MAKE EASY BEEF AND POTATO HAND PIES:

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, add beef and onions. Begin, cooking and crumbling ground beef over medium high for about 2-3 minutes.  ground beef and onion in a large skilletStir in the garlic, cumin, seasoning salt, smoked paprika and diced potatoes and cook another 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and potatoes are cooked through.Adding in garlic, cumin, seasoning salt, smoked paprika, potatoes to the ground beef in a large skillet

Then stir in tomato paste.tomato paste added to ground beef mixture in large skillet

Remove pan from heat and let cool for a few minutes. shredded pepper jack cheese added to skillet

Once meat has cooled, add cheese and stir in.Mix egg yolks and 2 tablespoons water together for egg wash. On a floured surface, roll biscuit out into a large circle or oval shape.  rolling out a refrigerated biscuit on a wooden cutting board with a rolling pinFill with about 2 tablespoons meat mixture.adding beef and potato mixture on top of rolled out biscuit

Using a small brush or spoon, brush egg wash around edge of biscuit to help seal it. Fold biscuit over and press edges firmly together.  Use a fork to crimp edges. Brush egg wash over the top of biscuit and sprinkle with a little smoked paprika (optional.)egg wash and paprika on folded biscuit meat pies on a wooden cutting boardPlace prepared pies on a baking sheet and bake for about for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, gravy, or BBQ sauce.fulled cooked meat handpies shown on a wooden board with sides of ketchup, ranch dressing and BBQ sauce

Enjoy!

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EASY BEEF AND POTATO HAND PIES

These Easy Beef and Potato Hand Pies are made with canned biscuits, ground beef, diced potatoes and seasonings. A family favorite recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Meat Hand Pies, Meat Pies, Pasties
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 20 hand pies
Calories 103kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 1/2 cups diced frozen potatoes, thawed (canned diced potatoes can be used, just drain them well)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 egg yolks (for egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp water (for egg wash)
  • 3 (16 oz) cans biscuits
  • ketchup, bbq sauce or ranch dressing for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, add beef and onions. Begin, cooking and crumbling ground beef over medium high for about 2-3 minutes.  
  • Stir in the garlic, cumin, seasoning salt, smoked paprika and diced potatoes and cook another 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and potatoes are cooked through.
  • Then stir in tomato paste.
  • Remove pan from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Once meat has cooled, add cheese and stir in.
  • Mix egg yolks and 2 tablespoons water together for egg wash. 
  • On a floured surface, roll biscuit out into a large circle or oval shape.  
  • Fill with about 2 tablespoons meat mixture.
  • Using a small pastry brush or spoon, brush egg wash around edge of biscuit to help seal it. Fold biscuit over and press edges firmly together. Use a fork to crimp edges.
  •  Brush egg wash over the top of biscuit and sprinkle with a little smoked paprika (optional) 
  • Place prepared pies on a baking sheet and bake for about for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, gravy, or bbq sauce.

Notes

  • A bag of frozen biscuits can be used instead of the canned biscuits. Just make sure they are completely thawed first.
  • Use any shredded cheese you enjoy: cheddar, mozzarella and Colby jack are all good substitutions.
  • For a shortcut, I am using the frozen diced potatoes. I just let them thaw first or pop them in the microwave for a few minutes to thaw. You could also use canned diced potatoes. Just make sure you drain them.
  • If you want to use fresh potatoes, they need to be peeled, diced and parboiled first.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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