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Kid-Friendly Fare: Bacon Cheeseburger Hand Pies

What’s better than a juicy bacon cheeseburger?

I’ll tell you what – a bacon cheeseburger baked inside a pastry crust, that’s what!

This recipe has all the flavor elements of the classic diner dish in one, portable, little hand-pie. Think: a bacon cheeseburger-filled empanada.

These little babies are easy to make and even easier to eat, making them perfect family food. Your kids will absolutely love them!

Here’s how to do it:

Bacon Cheeseburger Hand-pies

Makes 12 pies

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon flour
5 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
12 slices of American cheese, cut in half
12 frozen empanada rounds, thawed (*Note: You can also use frozen puff pastry if frozen empanada dough isn’t available in your freezer aisle! Simply cut into rounds using a wide jar or glass.)
1 egg, beaten

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silpat liner.

2. Preheat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions until they begin to soften, then add in the ground beef, salt and pepper.

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Cook, stirring occasionally, until no more pink shows in your beef, about 5 minutes.

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Stir in the flour, then the bacon, and turn off the heat.

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3. Place empanada rounds onto a flat surface. Then, add about 1 tablespoon of the beef mixture into the center of each round and top each with a slice of folded cheese.

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4. Wet the edge of half of the empanada with a wet fingertip. Then, fold one side of the pastry over to meet the other and seal using a fork to crimp the edge closed (or you can use a more decorative crimping technique).

5. Place them onto your prepared baking sheet and brush each with the beaten egg.

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6. Bake for 15 minutes or until pies are lightly golden. Serve while hot.

Christina Bacon Cheeseburger Hand Pies

2 Responses to “Kid-Friendly Fare: Bacon Cheeseburger Hand Pies”

  1. I love this idea especially because this year hand pies are all the rage!

  2. Kristen Cortes says:

    love it! :)

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