Cheeseburger Hand Pies are all of the flavors of a cheeseburger folded in a rolled-out buttermilk biscuit that is cooked in an air fryer for a crispy finish! It’s finger food that would be a perfect appetizer for a party or gathering. Or, serve them up for a quick dinner with a side of homemade french fries. I also have a classic cheeseburger that is sure to please!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Biscuits: I used store-bought buttermilk biscuits in this recipe. The slight sweetness of the biscuits paired well with the cheeseburger filling.
Hamburger seasoning: Hamburger seasoning is important in giving ground beef more flavor. If you don’t have any seasoning, make your own! You will also need seasoned salt and pepper for seasoning.
Cheese: I like using sharp cheddar cheese for its bold flavor. But, use your favorite kind of cheese!
Pickles: I love pickles on my burgers, but they are easy to leave out of all or some of the hand pies.
Sesame Seeds: Just like a lot of hamburger buns are topped with sesame seeds, I added a few to the tops of the biscuits. You could leave those off if you don’t have any on hand.
Many like to add bacon to their burgers, so feel free to cook and crumble some bacon if you want a Bacon Cheeseburger Hand Pie!
Can I Make Cheeseburger Hand Pies in the Oven?
Yes! If you don’t have an air fryer, follow the directions as written. But, instead of placing the cheeseburger hand pies in the air fryer, use the oven. Preheat it to 350°F, place the hand pies on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes when the oven is heated.
How To Store Cheeseburger Hand Pies
To store cheeseburger hand pies, first, let them cool completely. Then, store them in an airtight container or wrap each in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. They will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat the hand pies in the air fryer, oven, or microwave. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 2-3 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger Hand Pies
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion, minced (about ½ cup)
- 1 tablespoon hamburger seasoning
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (8-count) Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits, not flaky
- 2 cups (226 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- ½ cup (71.5 g) minced pickles, optional, divided
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, divided
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
- ketchup, for serving
- mustard, for serving
- To a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add ground beef, onion, hamburger seasoning, seasoned salt, and pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef, until no longer pink. Remove from heat and drain excess grease if necessary. Set aside.
- Remove the biscuits from the can and place them on a clean work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll each biscuit to about 5-6 inches in diameter and ⅛-inch thickness.
- Evenly distribute the ground beef mixture (about ¼ cup for each pie) onto one-half of each biscuit, leaving about a ¼-inch border of dough. Top each with ¼ cup shredded cheese and a tablespoon of pickles (if using).
- Brush the edges of the biscuit with water. Fold the biscuit over the filling (stretching it to accommodate the filling), creating a half-moon shape. Crimp the edges together using a fork, ensuring a complete seal.
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F.
- Brush each hand pie with water and sprinkle each with ¼ teaspoon sesame seeds.
- Spray the basket of your air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Working in batches, place the hand pies in the basket.
- Air fry at 360°F for 4 minutes. Turn over the hand pies and air fry for another 2 minutes, or until golden brown and completely cooked. Brush with melted butter.
- Serve hot with ketchup and mustard.
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