In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked – drain excess fat.
Pour half the can of beans in a bowl and mash until smooth. Combine with remaining beans (with the liquid– and add to the ground beef.
Stir in the seasoning, and test for flavor.
Remove from heat, and fold in the cheddar cheese.
Roll out the pie crust a little thinner than it already is. Cut into circles.
Scoop a rounded tablespoon of filling onto half of the circles, and place a cube of cheddar into each, before topping with the remaining pastry circles.
Use a fork to enclose the pies and seal.
Cut a small slit with a knife in each pie, and brush with egg.
Place on cookie sheets, and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15-20 minutes.
If freezing, put the pies close together on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm. When frozen – add to a zip top bag and seal. Bake from frozen Brush with egg, and bake 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked.