Homemade Beef and Cheese Piroshki

The Evergreen State Fair is in our little home town of Monroe, Washington and it rolls around every year the end of August.  Growing up we would attend it every year at least once… maybe twice and at age 13 I started working at it… I would bust my butt for 2 weeks straight pulling in that extra money to go buy new school clothes!  One day one of my co-workers had come back to the stand with a Beef and Cheese Piroshki… I was like “What is that thing??”  She let me try a bite…

Still to this day its the first thing I get when we show up at the Fair… and of course I get cravings for it during the year when there is not Fair in sight… So you know what I did?!  I searched recipes over the years and have tried a few… At first I never tried deep frying them… I would always bake them (I used to be afraid of deep frying… when I was 21 I nearly burnt down my apartment trying to fry french fries… Thanks Dad for replacing those cabinets!!)  But deep frying is the way to go… and gets you that true Piroshki taste!

These are great for making up pre-hand too… and then just toss them in the oven on warm till everyone is ready to eat!

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Homemade Beef & Cheese Piroshki

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 TBLS sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • garlic
  • 1/2 of an onion finely chopped (I had used the last of my onion of my hubby’s sandwich so I ended up using some tearless onion and chives seasoning I had in the cupboard)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (medium cheddar or colby jack works great)
  • Oil for frying

While the dough is rising lets start on the filling…

Now its time to put it all together…

Hope you enjoy this “take me back” meal 🙂

4 responses to “Homemade Beef and Cheese Piroshki”

  1. I’ve never deep fried before- did you just heat the oil in a big pot like you’d use for spaghetti?

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