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Beefy Pocket Pies

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Beefy Pocket Pies
These are a variation of Pasties. I had a recipe for pasties and since I hate making any sort of rolled out dough I used crescent roll dough and they turned out nicely. The beef filling is similar to the recipe I started with but I made some changes to suit my needs.

 

 

 
Pastry: 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
Filling: 1 lb. lean ground beef
1 russet potato unpeeled and grated
1 turnip peeled and grated
1/2 white onion peeled and grated
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
Mix filling ingredients and set aside.
Remove dough from cans and unroll. This is where you need to get a little creative. I made 6 pies with these ingredients, so you need to have 12 square or rectangle pieces of dough. seal all of the seams of the dough from one can. Spread and flatten the dough and cut it into 6 fairly even squares. You’ll have to cut and piece a bit. Mine were more rectangular, about 4×5 each. Repeat with the second can. Divide the filling onto 6 of the dough squares. Cover each with another square of dough. Roll and pinch the edges and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm with brown gravy if desired, or with grainy mustard.

Notes:  Add a grated carrot if you like.  If you want more veggies you can cut the ground beef to 8 oz, and double up on the grated veg.

Pee Wee Sandwiches

I was browsing through my zillions of recipes the other day and found this one which I remember fondly, but haven’t made in years. I have all of the necessary ingredients, so I decided to make it. OK. I didn’t have any crusty rolls so I had to use hamburger buns, but they worked fine.
I don’t have any idea why these sandwiches have such a silly name, and I can only give vague credit to a long ago farm wife who shared her recipe in a farming publication. I’ve google searched ’til I’m blue in the face and I can’t find any mention of this recipe.
Pee Wee sandwiches freeze well, and this makes a big batch, so make them all up and wrap the extras individually and freeze them.
Pee Wee Sandwiches
⦁ 1 lb ground beef
⦁ 1 lb ground sausage (pork or turkey)
⦁ 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
⦁ 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
⦁ 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
⦁ 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
⦁ garlic butter
⦁ 16 vienna or French or hard rolls
Brown meat, add onion. Fully cook. Add bread crumbs and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add cheeses and spoon into rolls.
Spread garlic butter lightly on inside and outside of buns. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

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