Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies

Mini Burger for breakfast? Mini Pie for breakfast?  Can't make up your mind? Well, combine them together, and you can have it as Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies! These are super easy, fun and yummy to eat!

 I really like this book "Y'all Come Eat" by The Deen Brothers. Ever since I bought this book from the BBW sales a couple of years ago, I have only made a few recipes from it, and lots of stick-on notes on most pages! And am so glad to make full use of it for this month's CLAS! 

These are really easy to make, with store-bought puff pastry, I've used Pampas Puff Pastry. Firstly, prepare the patty. I have replaced the ground beef with ground pork, which is mixed with some ketchup, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper and I have added some mayonnaise and chopped fresh parsley as well. Make this mixture into patties and fry in hot oil on both sides until brown and cooked. Drain on kitchen paper towel to rid of excess oil.

Roll out the puff pastry to about 3mm thickness, cut to squares that is big enough to wrap around the burger patties. According to the instructions in the recipe, place one burger patty on each square and top with shredded cheese. Wrap the pastry around the patty to fully enclose and pinch the edges together to seal. I have however, place the shredded cheese first on the pastry, then top with the burger patty, wrap the pastry around the patty to fully enclose, pinch the edges together to seal, and place it seam-side down on baking sheet. Brush the top of pastries with egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 400F, until puffed and golden brown.

 These are great for breakfast, brunch or tea-time snack.

Best eaten warm, minutes from the oven! Yum!

Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies
(adapted from "Y'all Come Eat", The Deen Bros)
8 ounces ground beef (I use ground pork)
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon mayonnaise (my addition)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (my addition)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
all-purpose flour for dusting
1 sheet puff pastry (from a 175-ounce package)
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper (mayonnaise and chopped parsley). Form the mixture into 8 equal-size patties. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Brown the patties in oil about 1 minute per side.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the pastry. Cut the pastry lengthwise into four equal strips, then cut strips in half crosswise. Place one patty on each strip and top with cheese. Fold the pastry up around the burgers and pinch the edges together to seal, molding to fit around the patties. Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg mixture. (I placed the shredded cheese first on the pastry, top with the patty, fold pastry around the patty and pinch the edges together to seal. Place it seam side down on baking sheet, with the smooth rounded side on top).
  4. Place the mini burgers on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


I'm linking this post to Bake-Along #62, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids, Lena of Frozen Wings and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


Cook Like A Star event, featuring Paula Deen and The Deen Brothers, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsDiana of Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.


  1. These look so delicious - I know my kids would love them.

  2. Oh these look simply scrumptious - I could polish off the lot!!

  3. Joyce, I just have to make some for my kids and the grownups too ;-D , thanks for sharing {)

  4. Hi Joyce,

    At first glance, I thought that you have baked gigantic tau sar peh.... LOL! Pai say lah... The ignorant me should have known that Inside these are embedded with most delicious surprises... This is my kind of burger!


  5. Good heavens, Joyce! That makes for a very decadent breakfast!

  6. This pie sounds really excites me ....2 in 1 burger pie. Eaten it while still warm it sure comfort warm to my stomach.

  7. woooohhhh! best of both worlds!!!! this is the mother of all puff pies Joyce! yumsy !

  8. Joyce, here also I like to use the Pampas brand. These crispy pies look irresistible!

  9. Don't know what to say except, can I be your neighbour? This looks like dim sum but it is Westernised. How clever!

  10. Look so scrumptious, Joyce.

  11. Wow! Another easy peasy recipe to do with readymade puff pastry...will try it soon after I get a new packet of pastry:D

  12. Your mini cheeseburger puff pies looks like tau sar piah to me...may be I am too hungry and having illusion...heeheehee

  13. I love anything bake with pastry and yours look just amazingly good.
    Hope you're going to have a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

  14. i know two little boys who would go crazy for these! Thanks for a great idea and recipe my friend

  15. Puff pastry makes everything taste yummy! My hubby likes to wrap puff pastry around almost everything! Hehe.

  16. I know a few kids and grownups too that would love these Mini Cheeseburger Puff Pies, Joyce. Who knew you could create such yumminess with puff pastry!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce...

  17. Hi Joyce, hee hee .. I too had the same thought like Zoe & Jozelyn ... look like the Penang tau sar piah especially the top 2 pictures. These mini cheeseburger puff pies must be great for any time snacks, yummy!

  18. hehe...looks to me like the western type of siew pau! quite a unique burger pie i would say and i like the addition of cheese!

  19. These look so flaky and scrumptious, Joyce.

  20. Joyce,
    I love ,love,love this kind of pastry pie.
    The picture which have been bite .... the fillings looks amazingly delicious :p
    Can I join you for tea ..hehe

  21. Yummy, these little cheeseburgers in puff pastry dough look delicious Joyce, I so wish for a few of them...thanks for the recipe...
    Have a great week :D

  22. These would be great for a party too! They sound delicious and I like your changes and additions.

  23. Joyce, when I looked at these cheeseburger, I just thought of the chinese "chai siu so"(BBQ pork pastry), hahaha! They look good & your are right, we can have this at any time we like!

  24. I am very busy for the time being otherwise I would like to try this out. I've tries others and they turned out deliciously.

  25. Its yummy. If I could to eat this food right now. Actually some time I eat fast food items. Thanks for sharing it.
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