Savory Hand Pies

Indulge in these Savory Hand Pies, a delightful blend of seasoned ground beef and vegetables encased in flaky puff pastry. Perfect for a cozy meal or a handheld treat, these pies are sure to be a hit.


Savory Hand Pies are a versatile and delicious option for any meal. Filled with a rich and flavorful beef mixture and wrapped in a buttery puff pastry, they are both satisfying and comforting.

Why You’ll Love These Hand Pies

  • Flavorful Filling: A savory mix of beef, vegetables, and herbs creates a hearty and delicious filling.
  • Perfectly Portable: These hand pies are great for on-the-go meals or picnics.
  • Customizable: You can easily swap out ingredients to suit your taste preferences.


1 tbspOlive Oil
1 tbspButter
1Onion, finely diced
1Carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 ribCelery, finely diced
Salt and Black Pepper
4 clovesGarlic, pressed
1 lbGround Beef (85/15 ratio)
1 ½ tspItalian Seasoning
½ tspWhite Pepper
1 tbspTomato Paste
2 tbspWorcestershire Sauce
3 tbspAll-Purpose Flour
1 ¼ cupsBeef Stock or Broth
1Russet Potato, diced
2 tspFresh Thyme Leaves
1 tbspParsley, finely chopped
¼ cupGreen Peas
2 (17.3 oz) packagesPuff Pastry Sheets, frozen
1Egg, whisked for egg wash
Flaky Salt, optional garnish


Making the Filling

  1. Sauté Vegetables: In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil. Add onion, carrot, celery, salt, and pepper, sautéing until softened.
  2. Cook Beef: Add garlic, then ground beef with seasonings. Cook until beef is no longer pink.
  3. Add Flavorings: Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and flour. Then add beef stock and diced potato.
  4. Simmer: Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender and sauce thickens.
  5. Finish with Herbs: Add thyme, parsley, and peas. Adjust seasoning and let the filling cool.

Assembling the Hand Pies

  1. Prep Puff Pastry: Thaw puff pastry sheets as per package instructions.
  2. Fill and Shape: Cut pastry into desired shapes, fill with the beef mixture, and seal edges.
  3. Egg Wash: Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with flaky salt if desired.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the puff pastry package.
  2. Bake: Place pies on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown and puffed.

Serving Suggestions

  • Dipping Sauces: Serve with a side of gravy, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Side Dishes: Pair with a light salad or steamed vegetables for a balanced meal.

Tips for Perfect Savory Hand Pies

  • Even Thickness: Roll out the puff pastry to an even thickness for uniform baking.
  • Seal Edges Well: Use a fork to crimp the edges of the pies to ensure they are well sealed.
  • Don’t Overfill: Be careful not to overfill the pies to prevent leakage during baking.


These Savory Hand Pies are a delightful way to enjoy a classic, comforting meal in a convenient, portable form. Perfect for a family dinner, a picnic, or a satisfying snack, these hand pies are sure to become a favorite.