Beef Pocket Pies

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Beef Pocket Pies

Weight Management
Weekly Allergy-Safe Recipe

InteliHealth Content

Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis Network

Beef Pocket Pies

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1 medium onion, diced
3 T. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef
2 T. plain instant mashed potato flakes*
¼ c hot water
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
2 piecrusts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add beef and cook until browned. Drain and set aside. In small bowl, combine potato flakes and hot water. Mix until smooth. Add to beef mixture. Add cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper and stir until blended. Set aside. Roll piecrusts flat and cut out six 4-inch circles. Spoon 1 T. beef mixture onto half of each circle. Moisten edges with water and fold circle in half, covering filling. Seal edges with a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

* be sure to read the label before using.


Key to Symbols
The following symbols are used throughout the cookbook to indicate recipes that are free from a food allergen.


Measurement Equivalents

3 teaspoons (tsp.) = 1 tablespoon (T.)
4 T. = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 T = 1/3 cup
8 T. = 1/2 cup
16 T. = 1 cup or 8 ounces (oz.)
1 cup = 8 fluid oz.
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
4 quarts - 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
1/4 cup unpopped popcorn = 5 cups popped

Label Reading
Label reading is the cornerstone of staying healthy with food allergies. Always read labels before purchasing any food. Ingredients change without warning! "How to Read a Label" guides for various food allergies are available as pocket-sized, laminated cards. Go to for details.


Beef Pocket Pies
Try these beef pocket pies - they're milk, egg, peanut, soy, and nut free.
InteliHealth Content
Last updated July 22, 2002

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