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Beef and Guinness Hand Pies

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One of the most intriguing ingredients in these pies is the brined green peppercorn. It’s just green peppercorns that have been canned in water and salt (and sometimes vinegar). They’re milder than other peppercorns, and soft. You can find them at specialty stores, or just order them from Amazon. In a pinch, you could substitute freshly-ground black pepper and capers, but know that the end flavor will be altered.

These are the kind I use:

Buttery, flakey hand pies filled with the best beef and Guinness beer filling! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! | spachethespatula.com #recipe(Plus, you can make awesome Steak au Poivre with the leftover peppercorns!)

My favorite way to make these little pies is using store-bought pie crust (the kind you can roll out…NOT the kind already in the pie tin), and baking them into muffin pans. I mean you could make your own pie crust, but I’ve been there and done that, and this is so much simpler!

You just use a circular cookie cutter to cut a large circle of pie dough out, lay it in the muffin cup, spoon in filling, then top with a smaller circle of dough. Then I crimped the edges with a fork and slathered on a little egg wash. They’re like adorable, miniature pies!

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Buttery, flakey hand pies filled with the best beef and Guinness beer filling! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! | spachethespatula.com #recipeYou can also do the exact same thing with store-bought puff pastry, producing something like these mushroom hand pies I made.

The last way you can make these, is to just scoop the filling into oven-safe bowl or crocks, and then lay a piece of puff pastry dough over the top. This is probably the easiest method of all, and would be great for dinner parties!

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Hell, it’d be great on, with, in, or under just about anything. It’s just really freaking tasty stuff, and I am definitely guilty of eating the filling by the spoonful.

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Beef and Guinness Hand Pies

Yield: more than a dozen mini pies (or less if you go the crock route)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 3 small carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • kosher salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp green peppercorn in brine, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup Guinness Irish stout
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 packages store-bought pie crusts (these are 14.1 ounces) or puff pastry (these are about 1 lb)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed pan or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the ground beef and a pinch of salt, and brown for a couple minutes. Transfer to a bowl (don't worry if some parts are still raw, it's all going back in shortly).
  3. Add the onion, carrot, and another pinch of salt to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes, until soft. Add in the garlic and cook for another 3 minutes. Add in the tomato paste and peppercorns and cook for 1 minute. Add the beef back in, along with any juices that have accumulated, along with the broth Guinness, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then cover and put in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the cover and cook for another 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water and add to the beef mixture. Stir together. Season, to taste, with salt. Allow to cool before filling pies. (The colder the filling the easier assembling the pies will be. You could even refrigerate the filling overnight.)

to make the muffin pan pies (you can get about 7 mini pies out of 1 sheet of pie dough) :

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out your pie crust on a lightly-floured surface to about 1/4"-thick. Cut out two different-sized circles using circular cookie cutters (one larger than the base of the muffin tin, and one about the size of the top of each mold). Place the larger circle into the muffin tin and press up the sides. Spoon in the filling, leaving a little room at the top. Place the smaller circle of dough on top, and press to seal (a form will help here). Cut a small "x" in the top of each pie.
  3. Mix the egg and water together in a small bowl, and brush over the tops of each pie.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust is fully cooked through, golden brown, and flakey.

for the fold-over pies (you can get 4 hand pies out of each sheet of puff pastry or pie dough):

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for pie crust pies, or 425 degrees for puff-pastry pies.
  2. Mix together egg and water in a small bowl.
  3. Roll out either pie crust, or puff pastry on a lightly-floured surface to about 1/4"-thick. Cut each sheet of puff pastry or pie dough into 4 rectangles. Place a spoonful of filling into a bit offset of the middle of each pastry piece. Brush the edges with the egg wash. Fold one half of the dough over and seal. Press the edges with the tines of a fork. Cut a small "x" into the top of each, and brush the tops with the egg wash. Place the hand pies on a prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes until fully cooked, golden brown, and flakey.

for the crock pies (you can get about 4-6 of these):

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees,
  2. Scoop the filling into oven-safe bowl or crocks.
  3. Mix together egg and water in a small bowl.
  4. Roll out your puff pastry on a lightly-floured surface to about 1/4"-thick. Cut into 4 squares. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash, and place (brushed side down) over the filled crocks, pressing on the edges to fully adhere them. Cut a small "x" into the top, and brush the top with the egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked, golden brown, and flakey.

recipe adapted from here

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15 Responses to “Beef and Guinness Hand Pies”

  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — March 16, 2015 at 3:58 am

    These are adorable and so festive. They’d be great for a St. Patty’s Day party or just a weeknight dinner. 

    • Rachael replied: — March 16th, 2015 @ 11:31 am

      Thanks so much, Erin!

  2. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen — March 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    This is a weekend staple all year round in Britain, love it. Such lovely pictures too x

    • Rachael replied: — March 16th, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

      Thank you, Mariana! 

  3. Julie @ Cooks with Cocktails — March 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Wow!  These look so good, I bet they taste even better.  I make chicken pies from time to time, but I think Im going to have to give beef a shot.  My man would love these!  And I love anything with puff pastry lol.  

    • Rachael replied: — March 16th, 2015 @ 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Julie! My boyfriend said the exact same thing about puff pastry haha! But I actually prefer the pair crust for these!

  4. Emily — March 17, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Great shots! These hand pies look absolutely delicious too! 

    • Rachael replied: — March 17th, 2015 @ 11:52 am

      Thank you, Emily!

  5. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — March 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Nommm… Savory and meaty hand pies! Would be great for a snack or weeknight dinner. 🙂 

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  10. Melissa D — March 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    These are my go-to St. Patty’s meal!  My family loves these!!!

    • Rachael replied: — March 17th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that, Melissa!!

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