These Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies make for a hearty snack and/or appetizer any time of the year, but especially on St. Patrick's Day!
I can't help but jump head first into celebrating St. Patrick's Day. We have a lot of Irish going on in our house with my husband being half Irish and me having a bit going on, as well.
Perhaps that's why I get all wrapped up in things like shamrocks, beer, anything with a leprechaun, potatoes, stew... and more beer. Can you tell that beer is key? Perhaps it's because my very favorite beer of all time is Guinness. I'm crazy about the stuff. In fact, it's actually the only beer that I do like. It probably come as no surprise to you that I try to cram Guinness into anything I can as soon as Valentine's Day is over.
These Irish Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies are no exception.
I started making these savory little pies a few years ago when I was looking for new St. Paddy's Day recipes. I had gotten a little burnt out on corned beef and cabbage and was looking to expand my Irish eating horizons.
These Irish Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies wrap up all of the savory goodness of Irish beef and potato stew into a flaky, delectable crust that is not only delicious, but adorably portable. I have jazzed up the beef filling over the years and this year, I decided to miniaturize my Irish Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies to make them the perfect St. Patty's Day appetizer.
These Irish Beef and Vegetable Hand Pies are loaded with beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and of course, Guinness. Not only are these one of my favorite things about St. Patrick's Day, they also help my menu planning because they can be assembled and frozen ahead of time and baked off right when you need them. This is a great time saver because you will be much too busy putting the finishing touches on your emerald green glitter shirt to be making hand pies the day of your party.
Or maybe that's just me.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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