Mighigan Meat Pastries


1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup frozen diced potatoes, thawed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (14.1-ounce) box refrigerated pie crust
1 egg


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2.In a large skillet over high heat, cook beef, carrot, and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until meat is browned. Drain liquid from skillet. Add potatoes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to meat mixture; mix well and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

3.Unroll both pie crusts and using a 4-inch glass or bowl, cut each crust into 4 circles. Place a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture in center of each circle. In a small bowl, whisk egg. Brush edges of dough with egg and fold over meat mixture, forming semicircles. With a fork, press edges together firmly to seal. Place on baking sheet and brush with remaining egg.

4.Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.