Love reading the newspaper over a leisurely breakfast but hate it when your eggs get cold? Keep them warm in these tasty breakfast hand pies! They're also great on the go!
4 links breakfast sausage, chopped
2/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 frozen pie crusts, thawed
2/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Sriracha or hot sauce to taste
1/2 cup butter, melted
No nutrition information available
Preheat the Cuisinart Combo Steam + Convection Oven to 350 degrees, Bake Steam and position rack in the middle.
Cook the sausage, onion and red bell pepper in a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and onions are brown on the edges. Remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the sausage, onion and pepper mixture, stirring to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste, stirring again. Spray the Combo Steam Oven baking pan with cooking spray, then pour in the egg mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 20 minutes or until set. Do not overcook.
Preheat the Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe to 400 degrees with the griddle sides up.
Place the pie crusts onto a flat surface. Use a sharp knife to slice each crust into 4 (pie-shaped) quarters. Fill four of the pie crust quarters with equal amounts of the egg mixture, cheese and sriracha. Place remaining four pie crust quarters on top of the filling and pinch the edges all around to close, crimping with the tines of a fork. Brush both sides of each hand pie with the melted butter.
Place the filled pie crusts on the lower griddle plate and close the top. Allow the top to rest lightly on the pies, do not press down. Cook about 6 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm. Serves four.
* This recipe can also be made using other appliances such as a standard oven to bake the eggs (though they will not be as fluffy and moist) and large skillet to cook the hand pies (high heat, turning once).