Hand Pies with Curried Beef & Peas


These samosa-inspired savory hand pies call for curry powder and garam masala, spice blends that allow you to add the power of 10 spices in just two ingredients.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons corn oil, divided

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 small red potato, diced

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons curry powder, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsalted tomato sauce

  • All-purpose flour for rolling

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup shredded pepper Jack cheese


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and potato; cook, breaking up the meat and stirring occasionally, until the beef is no longer pink and the potato is tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in peas, garlic, garam masala, 1 teaspoon curry powder and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and remove from heat.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll out one piece into an 8-inch circle. Transfer to a prepared pan. Place a generous 1/2 cup filling on one half of the circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Brush the border with water and fold the top half over the filling. Fold the edges over and crimp with a fork to seal. Make several small slits in the top to vent steam. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Mix the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon curry powder in a small bowl and brush on the pies.

  4. Bake the pies, switching the pans halfway through, until browned on top, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
20g Fat
38g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 pie
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 61%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 421IU 8%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 485mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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