Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe

Posted March 14, 2017 by Stephanie

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

The other day, I broke the chain on our roller blinds. I was pulling it, to put the blinds up when it just completely snapped. It was the worst because it was the chain on our biggest window – the one that lets in the most light. And because I broke it on a Friday, we had to wait until Monday to call the blinds guy. Which meant that I practically went blind on the weekend due to the lack of light.

Anyway, it was Thursday before dude rolled around and I had just put these pies in the oven when he got here. Our house was filled with the smell of beef-y, cheesy, pie goodness. I couldn’t really smell it, but then the guy mentioned that he was double booked and didn’t even have a chance to grab lunch. At this point it was 2 in the afternoon and I felt so bad for him. No lunch!? My idea of the worst work day ever. I wanted to offer him something to eat, but for once we didn’t have any leftovers in the fridge and I had just put the pies in the oven. So, I offered him a coke. LOL.

Anyway, he fixed the blinds and there was LIGHT! After he left, Mike took some photos of the pies and we ate them. They were delicious: flaky pie crust, gooey cheese, savory beef and broccoli. I did them up for pi-day, which is today! I love pie even though I don’t make pie very often (read: never). But, when I do, they tend to be savory ones, just like this little guy.

Happy Pi Day! Hope it’s pie-filled :)

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Beef, Broccoli and Cheddar Hand Pie Recipe
makes about 7 pies

  • oil, for the pan
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/4 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 7 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 package homemade or store bought pie crust
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water

You can blanch the broccoli, as I did (I was hoping that it would keep it’s green color, even after baking) or you could just cook it into the beef mixture. That’s one less step, so I would go that route!

In a large pan, heat up a bit of oil over medium high heat. Cook the onions until just translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking up. When browned, sprinkle on the flour and stir in. Add the beef broth or water, stir and cook until reduced. Add the Worcestershire sauce and broccoli. Cook until the broccoli is bright green. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the pan and let cool, completely.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut out 4 inch rounds from the pie crust, as many as you can (you most likely will have leftover filling). Brush the egg wash around the edge of the crust and place a heaping tablespoon of filling, topped with a slice of cheddar in the middle of the pie crust circle. Top with another round of pie crust and use a fork to crimp the edges. Repeat until all your pie crust rounds are used.

Poke some holes or cut an X into each pie. Brush with the egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!


  1. So the blinds guy got no pie? :(
    I may make these today.

    1. Stephanie says:

      he didn’t :(

  2. Izzy says:

    These look so good!
    Have a lovely day – Izzy | Pinch of delight

  3. Benny says:

    ? Looks soooo good. How do they hold up being reheated? Like, could I pack this for lunch at work?

    1. Stephanie says:

      absolutely! i would toast them if you want them to have that crisp out of the oven feel, but microwave or cold/room temp work too, just don’t forget the mustard ;)

  4. Maria says:

    Savory pies:) YUMM!!

    I hate when I can’t offer people anything to eat. I feel so bad:( But glad your blinds are back to functionality and that you have light!!!

  5. Yum! Looks great and love the photography!

  6. fatimah says:

    so gonna make these and not share haha

  7. kristen says:

    what pie crust did you use???

    1. Stephanie says:

      store bought pillsbury >_<

  8. Oh my gosh. I literally broke a blind the exact same way this week. I have yet to do anything about it though.
    Anyway, these pies look insaaaaane. So good! And I know pies, because I once worked in a pie shop :-D

  9. Ginger Wroot says:

    Why, oh why has it taken me forever to return to your rockin’ blog? I believe it’s finally time to “Konmari” my hundreds of bookmarked fav food blogs, and hone down to only those that give me real joy. And, fo sho, your blog truly shines. Pinned these lish-looking savory tarts, and looking forward to making them! –G

  10. Katie says:

    These would be a great Easter dinner appetizer. Can I make them ahead of time? Maybe the day before?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi katie,
      yes, you definitely could. just freeze them after shaping – don’t bake them first. then bake from frozen the day you want to eat them. you’ll need to add a couple of minutes onto the baking time, start checking at 20 minutes, then look in at 5 minute intervals. when the crust is golden and crisp, you’re good to go! hope that helps :)

      1. Katie says:

        Thank you! Are the pre made pie crusts frozen?

        1. Stephanie says:

          hi, i used the refrigerated ones, not the frozen ones :)

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