Double Beef & Bacon Cheeseburger Pies

PREP: 45 min
COOK: 10 mins


  • 250g Premium beef mince
  • ~6 rashers of bacon
  • 6 slices of american style cheese
  • Lane's Signature Rub
  • Lane's Kinda Sweet
  • 1L Beef Stock
  • 1 white/brown onion
  • Sliced pickles (Bread and butter is our pick)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tbsp Cornflour
  • 250g of diced smoked brisket
    (Check out out 'Killer Brisket' Instructional)
  • 6 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry
  • 2/3 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • Pie maker or large muffin tray


  1. Cut onion in half roughly chop one half, finely dice the other half. 
  2. place the finely diced onions in a bowl of cool water (this is better don the day before but just before the cook is fine)
  3. Saute the onions in a large pan on medium high heat, until translucent.
  4. Add beef mince and a good covering of lanes signature (probably around 1-2 Tbsp) cook until nicely browned.
  5. Add the beef stock gradually while stirring to deglaze the pan.
  6. Add the brisket, reduce heat to a simmer and leave to reduce for 20 mins
  7. Grill/fry your bacon, you want it nicely browned but still soft enough to bite through cleanly.
  8. After 20 mins add cornflour to the pie filling to thicken into a gravy consistency, add more liquid/cornflour if needed.
  9. Once the desired consistency is reached remove from heat and leave to cool.
  10. Prepare the pastry, (Puff pastry top, short crust bottom) most pie makers come with a cutter sized for top and bottom. if you're using a muffin tray, you'll probably have to experiment with sizes to get it right. A large coffee cup and a small (kids size) bowl would probably be around about right.
  11. place the larger sized (short crust) pastry inside the tray/pie maker and fill 3/4 with pie filling.
  12. add a few sections of bacon, a slice of american cheese, two pickles, and a pinch of diced onions.
  13. Drizzle with a little Lane's Kinda Sweet and place on the pastry top (puff)
  14. sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top and close the pie maker.
  15. If you're using a muffin tray, bake at 180c until golden brown (a little egg or milk wash across the tops helps too)
  16. Remove from the pie maker/oven and let cool for 5/10 mins
  17. Enjoy immediately or, Wrap and freeze individual pies for a quick easy meal.