Mexican Beef Hand Pie with Homemade Queso

Mexican Beef Hand Pie with Homemade Queso


Queso
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup fresh pico de gallo
2 cups heavy whipping cream
8oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
4oz pepper jack, shredded
1/2 cup Mexican four cheese, shredded
1 tsp of the following Hot Mexican chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and a dash of kosher salt
In a heavy bottom pot over med heat melt your butter. Once melted add your pico and cooked for one minute. Next, add the heavy whipping cream and cook until slightly thickened 3-5 minutes. Once that is done add all of your cheeses (stir, stir, stir). After those cheeses have melted add your seasonings, stir. Continue to cook for an additional five minutes on low/med heat. Once it has thickened to your liking you may remove from the heat and sit it aside.

XL Mexican Beef Hand Pie
1 pkg pie crusts (the rolls)
2-3 cups of Seasoned beef ( your favorite taco seasoning)
1/2 cup of pico de gallo
3/4 cup Mexican cheese, shredded plus more for sprinkling
Small cup if water
1 egg, whisked
Preheat your oven 400 degrees
Unroll one of the pie crust and place on a cookie sheet. In a bowl combine your seasoned beef, cheese, and pico. Once that has been combined place the beef on one half of the unrolled pie crust. Sprinkle the the Mexican cheese over the top,rubbed water around the edges of the crust , and fold the crust over making a half moon shaped. Crimp the edges with a fork and make steam/vent holes on top. Brush the whisked egg over the top and sides. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until browned. Once done remove from oven and enjoy with the freshly made queso.