Savory Feta Pies

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Pie pastry circles filled with feta cheese and a seasoned ground beef mixture for a wedding of savory sensations that is then baked to a golden finish. I make this when company comes over, and they all rave about it. It's the feta cheese that gives it a gourmet flavor, and the crust comes out very flakey and buttery. Marinated beef cuts also work well.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small tomato, diced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup feta cheese

  • 2 (9 inch) frozen pie crusts, thawed

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute onion until soft, about 2 minutes. Add beef and brown slightly; drain excess fat. Stir in tomato, garlic powder, coriander, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and cook until meat is evenly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Remove one pie crust from pan and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut pastry into four 6 inch circles; place circles on lined cookie sheet and lightly brush with egg beat. Place 1/4 cup of feta cheese onto each circle and top with some beef mixture, leaving enough room to seal dough 'pockets'.

  4. Remove second pie crust from pan and roll out on lightly floured surface. Cut pastry into four 6 inch circles, as with first pie crust. Brush one side of each circle with egg beat and place, egg-side-down, on top of prepared pie circles. Pinch crusts together to seal around the edges. Use dough scraps to fill any holes or tears in the pie 'pockets'. Brush tops with egg beat and make a small slit in the top of each pie (to allow steam to escape).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

998 Calories
72g Fat
49g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 998
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 72g 92%
Saturated Fat 27g 137%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 1371mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 353mg 27%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 512mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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