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Mini Stout Pies How-To

mini stout pies
These three-bite appetizers get a delicious hit of flavor from dark beer. MORE+ LESS-
By Joanne and Adam Gallagher

Adam’s favorite beer is stout beer. So when I suggested that we make these pies, he was most certainly on board! Here’s what you will need:

mini stout pie ingredients in mixing bowl

Start by browning the beef. This will take 3 to 5 minutes.

Next, throw in the onions and carrots and cook until softened.

mini stout pie ingredients in frying pan

Add garlic, dried thyme and peas. Reduce the heat and stir in some tomato paste. Add the flour; cook and stir for about a minute. Now, pour in the beer!

The flour will help the beer thicken. Just cook about a minute and then add Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Season to taste with salt and remove from the heat.

seasoned mini stout pie ingredients in frying pan

While the filling cools a bit, heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Unroll Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts onto a work surface. Use a 4-inch round cookie cutter to cut out 8 circles.

Brush a small amount of egg wash around the edges of each pastry circle.

Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts cut into smaller circles and basted with butter

Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture on one half of each pastry circle. Fold the other half over filled the half. Press the edges with a fork to seal. Make three small slits on the tops with a knife to allow steam to release while baking.

Finally, place the pies into the foil-lined pan and bake 18 to 24 minutes or until golden brown.

mini stout pie ingredients spooned into Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts circles