Easy as (hand) pie!
Have any of you tried the Beyond Meat sausages? I tried their burgers and, to be honest, I didn’t really like them. Meh, what can you do? But the sausages… Oh. My. Goodness. The last time I was at the market I bought 4 packages of them. They really are good enough to hoard!
I was looking for something new to try and since I’ve been on a bit of a Beyond Meat sausage kick I decided to mix things up and go with a savory snack rather than an evening meal—mini hand pies to the rescue! With just three ingredients you too can snack on savory mini hand pies while commuting, video gaming on a Saturday afternoon, as a midnight snack, or even a fantastic morning after hangover cure.
Time: 30 minutes
Lisanatti Almond Mozzarella; about 2/3 of a 8 oz block
Immaculate biscuits, 1 tube
Cube each sausage by first quartering them lengthwise then cutting down the length of the sausages in about 1/2 inch pieces. Drop those sausage cubes into a hot cast iron pan. Allow the sausage pieces to sear for a minute or so then reduce the heat and cook for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
While the sausage is cooking shred the mozzarella then move onto the biscuit prep.
After separating each of the 8 biscuits in the tube, split each biscuit in half from top to bottom so you end up with 16 biscuit rounds. Gently stretch each of the biscuit rounds until they are about 50% larger than their original size (check out the biscuit round on the left for a size comparison).
When the sausage has finished cooking set it aside to cool a bit while you place about a tablespoon of shredded cheese onto each biscuit round.
Next, add about 5 or 6 pieces of sausage on top of the cheese; then it’s time to close those bad boys up!
Using your thumbs to hold the cheese and sausage in place fold each biscuit round in half toward you and press the edges together. Use a fork to crimp the edges down and poke some holes in the top. Place each mini hand pie on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Pop those tasty treats into a preheated oven at 325 and bake for 16 minutes. Do check them as they are cooking though to be sure they’re not getting burned little butts. Grab some spicy mustard and enjoy!
…the filling tried to escape from that one at the bottom right…. It still tasted delicious!