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Shepherd's Pie Hand Pies


A great twist on how Shepherd's Pie is prepared. One of my favorite parts of Shepherd's Pie is the top golden brown crust. With these individual hand pies all of the crust is a golden brown!

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  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup canned chicken gravy
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 boxes (4 rolls) pre-made pie crust
  • 8 slices American cheese, quartered


Servings 10
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two (or three) baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cook the ground beef and onions in a medium-size sauté pan over medium heat until the onions are translucent and the meat is no longer pink, about 5-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

While the beef is cooking, add the potatoes and carrots to a small saucepot. Cover the veggies with slightly salted water and boil until they're cooked through, but not mushy, about 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Add the beef, onions, carrots, potatoes, peas, corn, Worcestershire sauce, and gravy into a medium-size mixing bowl. Fold together and set aside.

Whisk the egg and water together in a small bowl; set aside.

On half of the rounds, place a generous tablespoon of filling in the center, leaving a 1/2'' border. Stack two quarters of the American cheese on top of the filling. Then, using a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on the border of the crust. Place an empty round on top and seal the edges together with a fork.

Place the pies on the papered baking sheets and brush the tops with egg wash.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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