Handheld Beef Pies: Savory Goodness in Every Bite

When you’re craving a portable, savory treat that’s perfect for picnics, game nights, or on-the-go snacking, these handheld beef pies are the answer. Tender beef, flavorful vegetables, and gooey melted cheese are encased in flaky pie dough, creating a delightful combination that’s sure to satisfy. Let’s dive into the recipe!


  • 1 lb. Beef Roast: Choose a well-marbled cut for maximum flavor.
  • 1 Small Can of Au Jus: Adds richness and depth.
  • 1 Clove Minced Garlic: For aromatic goodness.
  • 1 Small Can of Mushroom Ends and Pieces: Earthy and savory.
  • 1 Small Onion, Diced: Adds sweetness and texture.
  • 3 Tbsp Diced Roasted Red Peppers: Adds a pop of color and smokiness.
  • 3 Tbsp Diced Banana Peppers: Optional, but they add a tangy kick.
  • 8 oz. Mexican Cheese: Shredded and melty.
  • 2 Sheets of Pie Dough (Pre-made): Convenient and flaky.
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste: Season as desired.
  • ¼ Cup Melted Butter: For a golden crust.


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Cook the Beef: In a medium pan, cook the beef roast and diced onions until the beef is browned and the onions are translucent. Drain any excess grease and shred the beef using two forks.
  3. Add Flavorful Ingredients: To the shredded beef, add minced garlic, mushroom ends and pieces, diced roasted red peppers, and diced banana peppers. Mix everything well and cook for an additional 5 minutes to meld the flavors.
  4. Prepare the Pie Dough: Roll out one sheet of pre-made pie dough and cut it in half. You’ll use each half for one handheld pie.
  5. Assemble the Pies:Place a generous spoonful of the beef mixture on one half of the cut pie dough.
  6. Sprinkle Mexican cheese over the beef.
  7. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling and crimp the edges with a fork to seal the pie.
  8. Repeat the process until all the pie dough is used.
  9. Bake to Perfection: Arrange the pies on a greased baking pan. Brush the tops with melted butter for a golden finish. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pies are beautifully golden brown.
  10. Serve and Enjoy: Let the pies cool slightly before digging in. Serve them warm with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them as-is.

Serving Ideas

  • Queso Dip: These handheld beef pies are perfect for dunking into a cheesy queso dip.
  • Churros: For dessert, indulge in some sweet churros.
  • Twice-Baked Potato: Pair the pies with a loaded twice-baked potato for a hearty meal.

Whether you’re hosting a party or simply want a tasty snack, these handheld beef pies are a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the flaky crust and savory filling—it’s comfort food in a convenient package! 🍽️🥧🧀

Note: The image above is for illustrative purposes only. Your beef pies will look equally delicious, even if they don’t match the photo! 😊

The recipe in this post was created by David Huston, and I used AI to help create this post.
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