Steak and Cheese Hand Pies

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4.91 from 10 votes
These easy Steak and Cheese Hand Pies are a quick grab and go dinner idea.  There are only a few simple ingredients and they come together in under 20 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
steak and cheese hand pies on a white platter with red napkin

These easy Steak and Cheese Hand Pies are a quick grab and go dinner idea.  There are only a few simple ingredients and they come together in under 20 minutes.

steak and cheese hand pies on a white platter with red napkin

This post is sponsored by the New York Beef Council.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Whether you’re looking for a quick dinner on the go or an easy snack, these Steak and Cheese Hand Pies are perfect!  I often make them for my son to snack on between school and after-school practices and activities.

They also make a great portable dinner – for those extremely busy days when you just can’t stop to eat dinner.  These homemade hot pockets stuffed with beef and three cheeses are always a hit.  Just bake, wrap and go!  These are so easy to enjoy on the go.

Sometimes they’re called hand pies, hot pockets or turnovers.  Whatever you call them, they’re delicious!

What are Steak and Cheese Hand Pies

The Steak and Cheese Hand Pies are a lot like homemade hot pockets.  There’s a soft, tender dough that’s filled with shaved beef, three cheeses and a flavorful creamy spread.

These savory hand pies are  baked to golden brown and can be served warm or room temperature.

steak and cheese hand pie cut in half

How to Make Steak and Cheese Hand Pies – Step by Step

  • Prepare dough: Unroll crescent dough and flatten into a rectangle.   Cut into 6 equal squares.  (Photo 1 below)
  • Spread cream : Spread cream cheese spread onto each square.  (Photo 1 below)
  • Add beef and cheese: Place slices of beef on top of cream cheese and top with slices of cheese. (Photo 1 below)
  • Fold hand pies: Fold hand pies into a triangle and crimp edges with a fork.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Brush with egg wash: Brush folded hand pies with egg wash.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Top with oregano: Sprinkle dried oregano on top of each hand pie and bake as directed. (Photo 4 below)

step by step instructions for making steak and cheese hand pies


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What is the best type of beef for this hand pie recipe?

The best type of beef to use in this Philly steak and cheese turnover recipe is sliced deli roast beef.  I found that using deli beef, is quick and easy because it’s already seasoned and cooked.  It only needs to be reheated as the hand pies bake.

Plus, because it’s sliced so thinly, it’s easy to eat on the go and stays moist.  The result is flavorful, tender beef.

Beef is one of my favorite proteins because it’s delicious and nutritious.  As a busy family, we need foods that will keep us going.  Beef provides energy, protein, vitamins and minerals that we all need as part of a healthy diet.

Including one 3 oz. cooked serving of beef will deliver on that goal with B-vitamins, iron and zinc.  One serving of ground beef also has approximately half of the recommended daily serving of protein.

You can learn more about the nutritional benefits of beef here.

Deli roast beef on a white plate

Can you make steak and cheese hand pies ahead of time

Yes!  These steak and cheese hand pies are the perfect make ahead recipe.  You can assemble in advance, lay them on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze them.  Once frozen, transfer them to a storage bag for long term storage in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat them, simply thaw and bake.

Hot Pocket Cook Time

If you’re wondering how long to cook a hot pocket, you don’t have to worry.  These Philly steak and cheese homemade hot pockets cook very quickly.  They only need 14 minutes in the oven.

If you’re reheating the hot pockets, you can easily just pop them in the microwave uncovered for 30-45 seconds.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Hand Pies

  • Try different dough: Try using pizza dough or pie crust in place of crescents.  You may need to adjust the baking times.
  • This recipe can be doubled: This is a great make ahead/freezer.  Make a double or triple batch and freeze the extras before baking for a quick dinner or snack.
  • Add veggies: Feel free to add any veggies that your family enjoys.

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Steak and Cheese Hand Pies

4.9 from 10 votes
These easy Steak and Cheese Hand Pies are a quick grab and go dinner idea.  There are only a few simple ingredients and they come together in under 20 minutes.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce can crescent rolls
  • 9 teaspoons onion and chive cream cheese spread
  • 12 slices deli roast beef
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough and press seams together to form a rectangle.
  • Cut the dough into 6 squares.
  • Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion and chive cream cheese spread on each dough square. Leave a 1/4" border around the edges.
  • Place 2 slices of deli roast beef on top of cream cheese spread.
  • Top each square with 1/2 slice of provolone and 1/2 slice of cheddar.
  • Fold each square into a triangle and crimp the edges with a fork to seal.
  • Transfer hand pies to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg and water; brush egg wash on top of each hand pie.
  • Sprinkle dried oregano on top of each hand pie.
  • Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Expert Tips

  • Try different dough: Try using pizza dough or pie crust in place of crescents.  You may need to adjust the baking times.
  • This recipe can be doubled: This is a great make ahead/freezer.  Make a double or triple batch and freeze the extras before baking for a quick dinner or snack.
  • Add veggies: Feel free to add any veggies that your family enjoys.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 138.25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 8.92g | Fat: 10.79g | Saturated Fat: 6.65g | Cholesterol: 57.36mg | Sodium: 285.91mg | Potassium: 43.16mg | Fiber: 0.14g | Sugar: 0.44g | Vitamin A: 373.32IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 230.68mg | Iron: 0.46mg

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7 thoughts on “Steak and Cheese Hand Pies”

  1. 5 stars
    These steak and cheese pies are delicious! So easy to make and the family loves them. Adding into my weekly rotation of go-to meals.

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