Beef Pirozhki/Piroshki (Russian-style hand pies)
Any refrigerated canned dough or make your own dough (see recipe below)
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Bacon bits (optional)
Salt/Pepper to taste
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each biscuit making about a 5-inch oval.
Saute onion until translucent, add ground chuck, saute until no longer pink.
Add diced garlic and a couple of tablespoons of your favorite pasta sauce and bacon bits. Adjust to taste.
Let the mix cool.
Place a generous scoop of the filling you made (either cabbage/beef or beef/cheese) in the middle of the dough.
Press pirozhki to close tightly. Use a bit of water to seal, if necessary.
Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Brush with beaten egg.
Dust with oregano, dry parsley, or your favorite herbs. (optional)
Allow the piroshki to proof for 10 to 15 minutes while preheating the oven.
Bake in the preheated at 350F oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Judge by color.