•    35 minutes
  •    Makes 20 servings

Recipe Created By Lemons for Lulu

Crispy and flaky Mini Taco Hand Pies have a kid-friendly taco filling!


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon water


  • 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, stir to crumble. Add salt, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin; stir. Continue to cook until beef is no longer pink and seasoning has been incorporated. This should take 8-10 minutes. The beef mixture should thicken as it cooks. Stir in black beans, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 425. Sprinkle flour over a work surface. Roll out one sheet of dough. Cut dough into circles using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary. Repeat with remaining sheet of dough.
  • 3. Arrange half of the circles on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Place a tablespoon of meat mixture on the dough circles, top with roughly a half teaspoon of cheese. Place the other circle halves over the meat and cheese mixture. Pinch edges together with the tines of a fork Combine egg and water in a bowl. Brush egg wash over the top of each hand pie. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes or just until golden. Remove from oven and let hand pies cool slightly before serving. Serve with your favorite taco fixings on the side.
  • 4. Store hand pies in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or a zip-top bag.

I’m Tanya and I am the cook, baker, cocktail shaker and picture taker behind Lemons for Lulu. I am a self taught cook with an intense love of food. That love of food is the whole reason I started this blog back in 2012. I spent my days experimenting with food and recipes; I wanted to share my experiences just in case someone else could benefit from my trial and errors. Over time, my blog transformed into a space where people came to share their love of food.