cottage hand pies

Cottage Hand Pies

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 meat pies 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: British


This easy recipe for cottage hand pies is your favorite beef cottage pie but in a fun to eat hand pie. Bet you can’t eat just one of these meat pies!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup four
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can of 12 refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add carrots, celery, onion, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add flour and tomato paste and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add beef and cook until browned. Add 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Separate the biscuits into rounds and roll them out flat.  Put a generous spoonful of meat in the center of each one and fold them in half, pressing the edges together with a fork. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat and brush with egg.
  7. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.  Cool and serve.