Sloppy Joe Hand Pies


Who doesn't love Sloppy Joes? And with this hand pie recipe you can take them on the run and eat them without the mess!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
6 hand pies


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package refrigerated pie dough for a double-crust pie

  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 7 to 8 minutes. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir until tender, 2 to 3 more minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup beef broth, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper; bring to a simmer. Add remaining 1 cup broth and reduce heat to low. Simmer until mixture becomes very thick, 30 to 45 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt, pepper, and cayenne as needed.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk egg and water together in a small bowl.

  4. Roll out both pie crusts on a lightly floured surface and cut out six 5-inch circles. Place a slice of Cheddar cheese in the center of each circle and top with Sloppy Joe mixture. Fold dough and seal the edges using a fork. Brush the outsides with egg wash and place hand pies on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

742 Calories
49g Fat
43g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 742
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 1573mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 539mg 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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