Homemade Savory Hand Pies

A Homemade Savory Hand Pies recipe idea that is flaky from the puff pastry with a tasty filling of saucy ground beef, veggies and potato.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Meals, supper or lunch
  • Method: Oven Baking


  1. 1 Puff pastry roll (bought or homemade)
  2. 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies
  3. 500 g of ground beef
  4. 2 medium potatoes cut into small pieces
  5. 1 medium onion and a clove of crushed garlic
  6. 1 teaspoon of dried thyme herbs
  7. 1 tablespoon of cornstarch for thickening in a half a cup of water.
  8. salt and pepper
  9. 1 tablespoon of olive oil for sauté the onion and garlic


  1. Cook the onion and crushed garlic in a little oil until tender.
  2. Then add the ground minced beef and brown until cooked. Adding the potato and veggies with a little water to cook the veggies and potatoes. Salt and pepper and add the thyme herbs to absorb the flavors. Simmer with the lid on until the potato and veggies are soft. about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with a 1/2 cup of water to a smooth paste and place this in the cooking and simmering meat and veggies in the pan. Stir until all is combined and leave to cook for a minute or two.
  4. Leave this beef and veggies to cool down before making the pies.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 Deg. C (400 Deg. F)
  6. Roll the puff pastry after it has been brought to room temperature, on a floured surface. It should make at least 8 rounds that will be medium size.
  7. Whisk up the egg for the egg wash to seal the pastry pies, and to add on top of the pies for browning.
  8. With the cooled minced beef mixture, add them on one side of the round pastry (leaving an edge for joining the pastry together) and egg wash the other edge of the pie to pull over and join together with a fork.
  9. Grease the sheet pan and place the hand pies on for baking. Brush egg wash on top of the pies to brown when baking in the oven.
  10. Bake these pies until brown and cooked. Should be around 20 – 25 minutes.
  11. Leave to cool on a rack for a few minutes and serve warm for a snack or meal with a side dish.


  • You can use any left over meat or veggies for these pies.
  • Add flavor with spices and puff pastry with brown flaky crusts

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