ground meat pocket pies

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

I have been baking these pocket hand pies since the late 40's. If you bake them ahead and want to tote them further away than your back yard, just reheat them, then wrap in foil and re-heat in a moderate oven(350) for ten minutes. Pack them in there foil jackets into a box. They will stay warm for about 1 hour. The are even great eaten at room temperature, for picnics and pot luck gatherings They are very tasty enough, as is. Enjoy...Nancy 5/17/13

serves family & guests
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For ground meat pocket pies

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion........grated
  • 1 md
    egg.........beaten
  • 1/2 c
    soft bread crumbs....(1 slice)
  • 1 Tbsp
    catsup
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 pkg
    pie-crust mix........or your favorite home recipe
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How To Make ground meat pocket pies

  • 1
    Mix ground beef lightly with the grated onion. Shape in to a large a patty in a frying pan. Browwn6 minutes on each side, then break into small chunks.
  • 2
    Beat the egg slightly, stir in bread crumbs, catsup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the meat. Cook stirring constantly, for about one minute. Set aside.
  • 3
    Make your 2 crust pie recipe...your own recipe. OR: I like the "CLASSIC CRISCO PIE CRUST" recipe on Just A Pinch! Never fails! Roll out 1/2 of crust recipe to a 12 inch square. Then cut into 4..six inch squares. Spoon about a 1/4 cup(or less) onto the center of each square. Fold over to make a pie. Press edges firmly with a fork to seal. Trim if needed. Repeat with remaining pastry and meat mixture. Repeat with the other half of dough.
  • 4
    Place pies on an ungreased cookie sheet .. or in pie pans. Bake in a hot oven at 400F for about 20 minutes. Till golden.
  • 5
    Serve warm or even cold if on a camping trip. Cold or warm.. they fit right in your pocket. Or do like we did on the farm, with home made pasties wrap warm patty's in foil and put on your head, under your hat.. the will stay warm for a lunch in the field!!
  • 6
    This picture is the left over scrap dough, that we bake tiny cinnamon rolls, for noshing right from the oven! YUMMY!! Waste not..Want not!....LOL
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