Pork and Mushroom Hand Pies

Recipe courtesy of Mushrooms Canada

 

These hand pies make meals-on-the-go fun and stress-free. Made with a blend of ground pork and meaty mushrooms for a hidden serving of vegetables! These hand pies can easily be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 1 month and popped in the oven when ready to serve.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Serves: 10

Ingredients

8 oz (227g) fresh portabella mushrooms
1/2 lb (225g) ground pork
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ green pepper, finely diced
¼ red pepper, finely diced
1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste
¼ tsp (1 mL) allspice
1 tsp (5 mL) Italian herbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 450 g package frozen puff pastry, thawed overnight in refrigerator
1 egg, beaten

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
2. Place mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
3. In a large saucepan, brown mushrooms, pork, onion and garlic, approximately 10 minutes. Add peppers, tomato paste, allspice, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Continue to cook until well combined and peppers have softened.
4. Place ½ the packaged of thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle. Using a 4.5 inch round biscuit cutter, stamp out 6 rounds. Bring leftover pastry together and roll out again. Continue stamping until you can no longer stamp rounds. Repeat with remaining ½ package.
5. Brush the edges of the pastry with egg wash. Add a heaping spoonful of the pork mixture to one side of each round. Fold the other half over the filling and press around edge with a fork to seal.
6. Place each hand pie on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Brush the top with egg wash. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

 

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