22 October 2016

Layered Veggie Burger Pies

A simple layered puff pastry pie filled with well cooked veggie burgers, cream cheese (veggie or vegan), mustard and herbs. A real family pleaser.

I've made these pies before and they were so good I couldn't resist making them again and sharing them with you this time. Believe me you are going to thank me for it.

As with all my recipes these are super simple to make a real family pleaser.

I used ready-rolled puff pastry for these golden parcels which are filled with a layer of wholegrain mustard, well-cooked veggie burgers and a layer of cream cheese mixed with finely chopped chives and seasoned with black pepper.

I've given vegetarian or vegan ingredient options in the recipe, although there is little difference other than they type of cream cheese you add and the type of milk you brush the parcels with before baking.


A simple layered puff pastry pie filled with well cooked veggie burgers, cream cheese (veggie or vegan), mustard and herbs. A real family pleaser.


I topped these pies with little leaves, which is my go-to pastry topper. Yes I'm a creature of habit, although I do seem to remember once adding little pastry people to the top of my cheesey vegetable pie and they were rather cute. I can only think I must have used a cutter. 

I prefer serving the pies just warm or cold. The cream cheese filling works better this way. Serve them with salad and chutney or with potato wedges, carrots, mangetout and fine beans. Well actually any vegetables you fancy. 

I used bought veggie burgers for this recipe, but you can make your own burgers. Bought ones seem to work well in these pastry as the flavours and textures don't overwhelm the other layers in these fabulous pies. When you make these pies, use your own favourite burgers.

Then bite through golden crispy pastry into a layer of herby cream cheese, into a well cooked burger and hit the mustard before you get to that last layer or pastry. Mmmmmm!  Oh they are good. 


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A simple layered puff pastry pie filled with well cooked veggie burgers, cream cheese (veggie or vegan), mustard and herbs. A real family pleaser.
Layered Veggie Burger Pies
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 veggie burgers
  • 500g ready rolled puff pastry
  • 6 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 120g cream cheese (dairy or vegan)
  • a handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • a grinding of black pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk (dairy or nut), for brushing the pastry
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 220 c/200 c fan/425 f/gas mark 7.2. Gently fry the burgers in the oil for a few minutes on each side until well cooked.3. Mix the cream cheese with the herbs and season with black pepper.4. Cut eight circles of puff pastry. Use a saucer or small bowl. It needs to be a bit bigger than the burgers, a bit more than 1 cm all round so the filling will fit in.5. Put the pastry circles on a baking sheet and spread four of the circles with mustard (leaving a border) and rest with a thick layer of soft cheese (leaving a border again).6. Top the mustard with a burger then dampen around the edge of the pastry with a little water to help it bind. Add a pastry lid, cheese side down and seal the pastry using the prongs of a fork. Cut a couple of slits in the top to let out steam.7. Cut shapes from the leftover pastry to decorate the top of the pies and stick on with a little water (optional).8. Brush each pie with a little milk and bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden.9. Serve and enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 4 individual pies







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22 comments:

  1. What a great way to jazz up a ready made veggie burger! Loving it! Bet they'd be great for Autumn picnics too.

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  2. These look wonderful and I will definitely try them. May I ask what kind of veggie burger you use? There are so many different types, from meat substitute ones to those that are basically mashed veggies and breadcrumbs...

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    1. I used tesco meat free for Cooper and I and I had one Gosh Mushroom & Butterbean burger for Graham. I was using up what I had in the freezer. Linda McCartney Mushroom & Spinach burgers are suitable for vegans and work well in this too, although as I said you can make your own, but this is really a quickly pulled together use what I have in the freezer and fridge type of meal.

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  3. At first sight I thought this looked rather tricky to do, but buying the veggie burgers ready made saves a boat load of time. Love the addition of the cream cheese!

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    1. Oh heck no, super easy, mind you homemade veggie burgers are easy to make too, but the shop bought work better for this recipe.

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  4. Those look great, perfect for little kids and big kids!

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    1. Definitely, both love these in this house.

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  5. Ooh, I do love a good pie. What a super idea. Love the layers and inclusion of cream cheese and mustard.

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    1. Thanks Choclette, it all works really well together.

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  6. Genius idea Jacs, these veggie burger pies sound like something my family would love:-)

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    1. Thanks Camilla and yes they make the perfect weeknight quick meal.

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  7. such a brilliant idea... my god, The Viking would love this... veggie burgers, in pastry! It's like the king of meals! I need to make some puff pastry too so I think these will be made one day very soon

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    1. You must make them. But there is something wrong with your sentence. "I need to make some puff pastry", sorry that doesn't compute. You have way too much time on your hands lol!

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  8. Love the look of these, I have some veggie burgers in the freezer and these would be perfect to jazz them up!

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    1. Oh definitely give them a try then Lucy :)

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  9. What a great idea! I bet this dish is really comforting for this time of year too.

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    1. I am always happy to eat some puff pastry at any time of year ;)

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  10. These look superb, and such a great change from burgers in a bun! Because, y'know, pastry! Yummy!

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  11. vegie burger in pastry is just so great (I have been laughing to myself about them deep frying them in batter to make a perfect scottish treat) - definitely will be keeping this idea in mind (and using cutters to make shapes for pie toppers)

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