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Beef and Potato Hand Pies

Store-bought puff pastry makes these pies extra easy. Serve them with salad greens.

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • yield: Makes 8
Photography: John Kernick

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, diced medium
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

Cook's Note

Fill these pies the day before and refrigerate in a single layer, covered, until ready to bake.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until translucent, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.

  2. Step 2

    Add beef and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, potato, and raisins; season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

  3. Step 3

    On a lightly floured work surface, gently roll out puff pastry sheets to smooth creases. Cut each sheet into 4 squares. Place 1/3 cup beef mixture in center of each pastry square. Brush edges lightly with water, fold over filling to form triangles, press to seal, and sprinkle with paprika.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer to two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets and bake until pastry is golden and puffed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2011

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Reviews (2)

  • 8 Mar, 2013

    These are a great idea for a quick dinner. I tweaked the recipe a bit. I made some quick mashed potatoes and the beef separately, then filled the pastry with some of each. They were extremely tasty. It's a good base recipe for adding other veggies and such into it as well. I will definitely be making these again.

  • 29 Sep, 2011

    my 10 year old really enjoyed making these with me (she decided we should omit the raisins). Easy weeknight dinner that the entire family really enjoyed.