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Cheeseburger Hand Pies Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 609kcal
Get ready for a real treat in the form of these cheeseburger hand pies! Seasoned beef, cheese and all your favorite burger toppings, are wrapped in crescent roll dough for one delicious bite!
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  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ sweet yellow onion diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices American sliced cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 16.3 ounces Pillsbury Original Crescent Rounds
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard
  • Dill pickle relish optional
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • Flake sea salt freshly ground black pepper, smoked paprika and dried parsley


  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Brown the ground chuck in a large skillet set over medium heat. Drain the beef on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In the same skillet, cook the onion until softened and translucent. Add the browned beef, salt, pepper and onion & garlic powders. Stir well and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Separate the Crescent Rounds into individual pieces and, on a lightly floured work surface, roll each into a 6-inch round.
  • Take one of the rounds and place ¼ cup beef mixture in the middle of the dough, leaving about ½-inch border all around. Drizzle the beef with ketchup, mustard and pickle relish (if using). Top with ½ slice of American cheese.
  • Bring the sides of the dough up (from the base) in thirds and pinch the dough together at the top center. The burger hand pie will be slightly shaped like a triangle. Place the hand pie on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all hand pies are done.
  • Brush the hand pies with melted butter and sprinkle with flake sea salt, black pepper, paprika and dried parsley.
  • Bake at 375°F for 20-30 minutes or until Cheeseburger Pies are golden brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!



Makes 8 Cheeseburger Hand Pies.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Ketchup, mustard and pickle relish work so well, but you can easily add your favorites. They are great with BBQ sauce and smoked cheese!
  • Let the pies cool for a few minutes before serving as they will be molten lava hot in the middle!


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg