I already drag my feet about baking, so what's the absolute laziest thing I can do for Pi Day? Pre-made, pre-portioned hand pies! Store bought pie crust plus a punchy ground beef and cheese filling make for an easy snack to store in the freezer for an after school / work snack.
Help yourself to these hamburger pockets!
|Things you'll need:|
|2 14" circular pie crusts
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp fish sauce|
1 tbl mustard
Ketchup for dipping
Defrost the pie crusts completely before unrolling them onto a cutting board.
Grate the shallot and combine with the beef.
Sautè the beef in a dry pan until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Break it up into as small granules as you can with a spoon. Drain off the beef fat (save for a broth or gravy!).
Continue to cook the beef and add the paprika, fish sauce and mustard. Once mixed, remove from heat and let it cool.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Cut the pie crusts into quarters, you should have eight triangles.
Add two to three tablespoons of beef on half of every pie and a sprinkle of cheese on top of it. Fold it over and crimp the two open edges with a fork.
Whisk the egg in a small bowl with a splash of water and a pinch of salt. Brush all the pies with the egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the pies are golden brown.
Love it? Try it with different savory fillings!
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