Beef Recipes - Miniature Meat Pies

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, optional
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1. In a skillet, over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in chili sauce, soup mix and salt; set aside.
2.In a bowl, combine flour, sesame seeds if desired and salt.
Cut in shortening and cheese until crumbly.
Combine milk and vinegar; gradually add to flour mixture,
tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Divide dough in half; roll out to 1/8-in. thickness.
Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round cutter.
3.Place half of the circles 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Top each with about 1-1/2 tablespoons of beef mixture;
cover with remaining circles. Moisten edges with water and press with
a fork to seal. Cut a slit in the top of each.
Bake at 425°F for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately; or cool, wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.
To use frozen meat pies: Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 425°F for 14-16 minutes or until heated through.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 9


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