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Korean Beef Hand Pies

The Pot Pie gets a facelift with this Korean-inspired hand pie. They can be made as an appetizer, a snack, as an on-the-go lunch or as an entree.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: baked, hand pie
Servings: 8 hand pies
Author: Little Rusted Ladle


  • 1 3/4 lb Beef short ribs
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chili paste
  • 1 Green onion
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 4 Dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup Rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup Pea pods cut into 1" pieces
  • 4 Refrigerated pie dough rounds 9 inch
  • 3 tbsp Chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro leaves washed
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp Flavored sesame seeds


  • Place short ribs in a large pressure cooker or crock pot.
  • In a small bowl, combine next 7 ingredients.
  • Pour mixture over short ribs. Move ribs around to coat with sauce. Cover pressure cooker and seal.
  • Place cooker over medium high heat. When pressure cooker seals, set timer for 30 min.
  • Remove cooker from heat and release pressure until top can be opened.
  • Transfer meat to a plate and shred with 2 forks.
  • Meanwhile, skim off fat from remaining cooking liquid.
  • Break rice noodles into 2" pieces and add to cooking liquid.
  • Cut pea pods into 1" pieces and add to cooking liquid.
  • Add shredded beef back to liquid. Fold mixture together until beef is well sauced and ingredients are blended.
  • Refrigerate beef mixture until ready to fill pies.
  • To make pies, cut out sixteen 4" rounds using a can, cutter, or a small tart pan.
  • Place rounds on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Spoon about 1/2 cup of beef mixture over 8 dough rounds, leaving about 1/2" border.
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spoon about a teaspoon of chili sauce over beef, then top with a few cilantro leaves.
  • Brush edges of the rounds with beaten egg.
  • Place remaining dough rounds on top and carefully press together to seal.
  • Brush the pie tops with egg, then quickly sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve.