Sloppy Joe Hand Pies

It's a sloppy joe without as much mess! Neatly contained in a pastry packet, this take on a sloppy joe recipe is a fun one-handed entree.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 hand pies


  • 8 ounce ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ cup canned tomato sauce

  • ½ cup chopped dill pickle slices

  • 1 14.1 ounce package rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (2 crusts)

  • Milk

  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large skillet cook beef, sweet pepper, and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Stir in chili powder. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in pickles. Remove from heat. Let filling cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, or transfer to a shallow dish and chill in the refrigerator 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Let pie crusts stand at room temperature according to package directions.

  3. Unroll pie crusts. Use a 10-ounce custard cup as a guide to cut 8 rounds from the pie crusts with a paring knife. Or, use a 4 1/2-inch round cutter. Brush edges of rounds with milk. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons filling onto each round. Fold pastry over filling. Use a fork to seal edges together. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with additional chili powder and Parmesan. Cut small slits in each hand pie to allow steam to escape. Arrange on prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until bottom of pastry is golden. Cool slightly; serve warm.

    Sloppy Joe Hand Pies
    Matthew Clark


Place baked hand pies on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until solid. Transfer to a freezer container. Label and freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, wrap frozen hand pies in foil. Bake in a 350°F oven 35 to 40 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
18g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 13.9mg 70%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 226mg 5%
Folate, total 26.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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