Mini Appetizer Ground Beef Pies Recipe @pinch

Not only are these mini meat pies adorable, but they're also delicious too. The crust is flaky and easy to make. It's filled with browned ground beef, onions, and seasonings. An egg custard holds everything together once baked. When topped with cheese, these meat pies taste like a two-bite cheeseburger. A great appetizer for a party, but you could eat them for a lighter dinner too. Jumped at the chance to enter the weekly contest that Vanessa's (Pies, Pies, and More Pies) group has each week. This week it is for mini appetizer pies. My mind went immediately to savory, tasty, and easy to do. Oh yes, as well as very delicious. My husband gave them a big smile and thumbs up this morning when I pulled them out of the oven. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

mini appetizer ground beef pies
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cheese Appetizers Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1/2 pound(s) ground beef
  • 1/3 cup(s) onion
  • finely chopped
  • dash(es) salt
  • dash(es) cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) I use a dried mixture combination of red & green bell peppers
  • granulated garlic
  • and black pepper
  • but you could use finely diced small amounts of these
  • 1 cup(s) biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/4 cup(s) cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup(s) cold butter
  • 2-3 tablespoon(s) hot water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup(s) whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk or 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheddar cheese
  • finely grated (I have used 3 hot pepper cheddar to spice it up)
Intructions :
  • Grease a mini muffin pan and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Saute onion and ground beef until the beef is fully cooked. Drain and add 1 Tbsp of dried seasoning mix (or a combination of fresh bell peppers
  • garlic
  • and black pepper). Set aside.
  • Make the pastry by blending the biscuit mix and the cornmeal with the butter until it is like fine crumbs. Add water tablespoon at a time until an easy-to-handle dough. Press into your mini muffin pan. Mine only made about 18.
  • Fill with the hamburger mixture.
  • Whip the egg and milk/cream mixture with a fork until it is combined. Spoon into your hamburger-filled pies and then top it off with the grated cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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