Beefy Hand Pies

Beefy Hand Pies

Beefy Hand Pies

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

1/2 small red onion, chopped

1/4 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1 slice white bread, crusts removed

1/4 pound ground beef

1 T. ketchup

2 T. freshly grated parmesan

Salt and pepper to season

One 7.5 ounce store bought refrigerated piecrust

1 egg, beaten with a pinch of salt

Put the oil in a small frying pan, add the onion, and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme and set aside. Put the bread in a food processor and whiz into crumbs. Add the sautéed onion, beef, ketchup, and parmesan, plus salt and pepper to taste and whiz again to combine.  Preheat the oven to 400’f. Roll out the piecrust to 1/6 inch and trim into two rectangles about 7 x 5 inches. Halve the meat mixture and roll into two 7 inch sausages. Put one in the center of each rectangle and brush the edges of the crust with the egg. Roll the pastry over the meat to enclose it, and cut each roll into two pieces with a sharp knife (wipe the knife between each cut), crimp the open ends of each with a fork to seal. Put the pies on a baking sheet, seam side down. Cut decorations, such as hearts or stars, from the left over piecrust. Brush the pies with the egg and attach the decorations, then brush the decorations with the egg.  Bake the pies for 18-20 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Use a thin spatula to transfer the pies to a wire rack to cool. They are most delicious served warm but can be served cold. They will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. Suitable for freezing, unbaked, for up to one month. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as directed.


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