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March 29, 2013

Bacon & Cheese Hamburger Pies

A real hamburger stuffed and baked in a puff pastry!  When my kids were still at school, there was a supermarket right next to the school grounds, which started selling Hamburger Pies.  Now, my kids were way into sports, so, mostly they would spent anything from 2 - 3 hours after school training, and a quick jog to the supermarket for the all-needed energy supplies were a daily thing - so much so, that I even got them pre-paid cards to use at this particular chain of supermarkets.

That's where they were introduced to the Hamburger Pie, which I have to admit, was not bad {yep, I just had to try the new teenager's rave}.  However, I have been wary of any ready-made hot hand meat pies for a while now, what with the horse- and donkey meat rumors {which, I now believe are facts and not rumors!}

Anyway, both of them finished school already, but the Hamburger Pies kept coming up during conversations and I gave it a try.  I was thinking of adding lettuce, but let's get real ... what would hot, baked lettuce taste like?  No, think not!

I did however try lightly fried tomato on half of them and left the tomato out of the other half.  Both ways were delicious - adding the tomato is up to you *

Bacon & Cheese Hamburger Pies

{8 pies}

8 Homemade Beef Patties  {I get mine freshly made from a reputable butcher}
250g Lean Bacon strips
2 TB Butter
2 Onions, sliced thinly
2 Tomatoes, sliced {optional  *  }
16 slices Cheddar or Gouda Cheese
BBQ Sauce, 1 - 2 TB per Pie {your favorite will do}
2 rolls Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted
1 Egg, lightly beaten

1.) First, cook the Beef Patties and Bacon separately, until done - keep aside until cooled completely.
2.) Saute the Onion in the Butter until soft and golden - remove and let cool.
3.) * If using: fry the Tomato until a bit dry - keep aside to cool.
4.) Pre-heat your oven now, whilst waiting for all the above to cool, to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - line two baking sheets with baking paper.
5.) Roll out the Puff Pastry, it must be a little thinner, not much though.
6.) Cut {see pic below} each sheet into 4 sections - start building your hamburger pie on the one side of the pastry in this order - Tomato, Onion, slice of Cheese, Beef Patty, another slice of Cheese, BBQ Sauce and top with the Bacon.

I added the second slice of Cheese right after the patties were cooked - it sort of melted around the patty

7.) Fold over the Puff Pastry from the back to the front - pinch close all three open sides, flip over so that the "seams" are now at the bottom - place on the baking sheets.

Pinched close and formed into a roundish ball

8.) Brush the pastry with the beaten Egg, cut a tiny cross on top and bake 25 - 30 minutes until puffed and golden brown.

Serve with salads and/or fries.

Hope you enjoy this different kind of Hamburger ... or is it a different kind of Meat Pie ..?

Ciao for now,

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  1. Yum - this sounds amazing Linda!!! Okay now I'm gonna have to try it! I remember years ago when it was discovered that cane rat was being used in chicken and mushroom pies - in Durban. I still worry about those pies to this day lol. Thanks for the share - pinning xx Nat

  2. Hey Linda,
    These look delicious. I'm going to have to try them.

  3. Linda, Sam was walking by when i was looking at this and he said, "Oh....make me that please!" Guess I'll be giving this a try soon!

  4. These look delish. I wonder if they freeze well? Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  5. Puff pastry instead of a bun?! I love it!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  6. I've never seen anything like this around here, but I'm sure my kids would love them. I bet the tomato and onion make them really good.

  7. Linda, this looks delicious! I love the puff pastry crust and bacon and burger, yes, please! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. I've pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. Have a great weekend!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  8. I found you from Marvelous Mondays link party. I would love if you would share at my Tried and True Recipe party:

  9. I love bacon, cheese, and puff pastry! Yum!!


  10. Linda, I just love your Bacon Cheese Hamburger Pies, yummy! Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. I love hot ham and cheese! These sound great! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've Pinned this!

  12. Need to try these too! You know how my family loves stuff like this :)


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