Vegetarian Hand Pies

Preparation 15 min
Total 45 min
6 Servings

Versatile Vegetarian Hand Pies are a tasty alternative to your standard sandwich. Featuring hearty Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains Ancient Grains with Quinoa Bread filled with a lightly spiced kidney bean and tomato-based mixture, they're satisfying on their own or paired with a side salad. These snack-sized meatless hand pies are great for lunches, get-togethers or snacking on the go. Serves six.

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  • 12 slices Dempster's® 100% Whole Grain Ancient Grains with Quinoa Bread
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 cup (250 mL) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crushed, strained tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking tray with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until softened.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  5. Mash mixture slightly to break up beans (mixture should still be very chunky).
  6. Cut crusts from bread; using rolling pin, roll out bread to flatten slightly.
  7. Trim edges to form squares.
  8. Divide filling among bread slices, leaving small border all around; top each with 1 tbsp (15 mL) cheese.
  9. Brush border edges of bread with egg; fold in half to enclose filling and gently press edges with fork to seal.
  10. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  11. Brush tops with egg and cut a few small slits in top; bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until bread is golden brown.