The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman

Meat Pies

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 20

Delicious hand pies filled with seasoned ground beef and Pepper Jack cheese.

30 Ratings
Directions for: Meat Pies



20 frozen unbaked dinner rolls, such as Rhodes

All-purpose flour, for rolling

2 eggs mixed with 2 tbsp water, for an egg wash


1 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped

1 onion, chopped

½ tsp red pepper flakes

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ½ lb(s) ground beef

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 Tbsp tomato paste

1 cup grated Pepper Jack cheese

½ cup chopped fresh parsley



1. Put the frozen rolls on a baking sheet. Cover with a tea towel and let thaw and rise for 2 to 3 hours.


1. Add the oil to a large skillet and set it over medium heat. Cook the peppers and onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic, then cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl or plate and set aside.

2. Put the same skillet over medium-high heat, add the beef and cook, breaking up any lumps. Add the chili powder, cumin and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook until the meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and 1/4 cup water and stir until combined. Mix in the cooked vegetables. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool. When the meat is cool, add the cheese and parsley, then season with salt and pepper.

3. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

4. To form: Roll out each dinner roll on a lightly floured surface into a 4-inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. Put 1 1/2 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the center of each circle. Brush around the outside of the circles with the egg wash and fold over the dough to form half-moon shapes. Press the edges together and crimp them with a fork. Put on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg wash.

5. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

See more: Vegetables, Bake, Beef, Cheese


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