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Beef and Potato Piroshki

Potato Piroshki - baked in the oven. A healthier version of a Russian classic, with an easy bread maker dough and traditional yeast dough recipe! Mashed Potatoes, onion and ground beef filling is the perfect comfort food or snack. (Пирожки в духовке с картошкой)
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Eastern European, Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword pirojki, potato piroshki
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Bread Machine


Bread Maker Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 2 eggs set aside 1 yolk for egg wash
  • 3 tablespoons oil - using 15ml measure - melted butter is better
  • 3 ⅓ cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast - slightly less than a packet

Piroshki Filling

  • 1 lb /500g lean ground beef
  • ½ lb /250g potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon whipping cream


Preparing to Make Piroshki

  • Place dough ingredients in the bread machine and select the dough program. Takes about 90 minutes for the dough cycle to complete.
  • Fry ground beef until evenly browned. Add onions and fry until translucent. Mix together with the mashed potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

Assembling Piroshki

  • When the dough cycle is done, place onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a long sausage shape. Cut pieces of dough the size of a golf ball, it doesn't have to be perfect. You should get 24 pieces from this recipe.
  • Roll each dough balls thinly shaped ovals. Place about 1-2 tablespoons of the filling in the centre. Pinch both sides of the edges of the dough together, creating a seal all around. Don't allow the filling to touch the edges or the seal will come apart.
  • Place the Piroshki upside down on baking paper so you cannot see the pinched seal, and flatten them a bit. Don't allow them to touch each other, as they will stick together.
  • Make the egg wash by beating the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of whipping cream and brush the piroshki with the egg wash before putting into the oven.
  • Place into the oven and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.