Reuben Hand Pies
These all butter crust hand pies are filled with corned beef, cabbage, potato and swiss cheese.
- 1 cup leftover corned beef chopped
- 1/2 cup baby red potatoes diced
- 1 tbsp bacon fat (or cooking oil)
- 1 cup green cabbage shredded
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 5 slices Swiss cheese cut in half diagonally
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp horseradish
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup butter grated
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-3 tbsp cold water
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt and butter until crumbly. Add cold water starting with 1 tbsp. and continuing to add 1 tbsp until dough starts to form together. (You shouldn't need more than 3 tbsp)
Press together into a smooth ball. The less kneading the better. Cover with saran wrap and place in fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Make the Reuben filling
In a medium pan over medium heat, melt bacon fat or cooking oil, whichever you choose to use. Bacon fat will have more flavor. Saute cabbage for 2 minutes until starting to wilt. Add red wine vinegar, salt and pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Place diced potatoes in a bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes to par cook.
Combine, chopped corned beef, cabbage mixture and potatoes in a bowl.
Remove your dough from the fridge and cut into two equal parts. Then. cut each into another 5 equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a 4 inch round, use small plate or bowl and cut around the edges.
Place 1 halved slice of Swiss cheese on half of the round, equally distribute the corned beef mixture between all 10 rounds, by placing mixture on top of cheese.
Fold empty half of round over to close, pressing down on the edge to seal.
Using a fork, crimp the sealed edge to ensure the mixture stays inside. Slice 2-3 thin air holes in top for venting. Place in freezer for about 15 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Keep any extras in the freezer for later use.
Note: For a more golden crust, before baking, brush with a egg that has been beaten.