Jamaican Beef Patties

I have always enjoyed these Jamaican patties from the Patty Shop and have always wanted to recreate them.  Well this is my first attempt at making them. They turned out alright but not the same as the store bought ones.  I will probably have to try to make them again.

The first thing that you need to do is make the dough because you will need to let it rest for an hour.  To make this dough, it is similar to making pie crust.  You need flour, butter, water and turmeric (for that nice yellow color).

In a bowl, mix the salt, turmeric and flour together. Cut the butter until you get pea sized chunks.  Use a pastry cutter or fork so that the butter stays nice and cold.

Add a little water at a time until the dough becomes a nice ball. Cover with plastic wrap and rest in the fridge for 1 hour.

To make the filling you will need beef, onion, bread crumbs, thyme, garlic, and chicken stock.

Instead of using habanero peppers I am using ghost pepper salt.  I only added 1 tsp but it added a nice kick to the filling.Start browning the onions in some oil.  Add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes.

Then add the ground beef and brown. Drain the extra liquid and fat from the meat.  Add the spices and salt.

Add the bread crumbs and stir well.

Moisten the filling with chicken stock. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Let the mixture cool.

When the dough is ready, portion it into 12 patties. Roll them up into golf sized balls.

Roll out the dough until 1/4 inch thick. You want the dough to be pretty thin.  Add a good amount of filling.

Fold the disk in half and fold over the edges. Press down with a fork.  You can now brush the patties with some egg but I decided to leave mine plain.

Place the patties on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the patties start browning on the edges.

These make great quick to go meals or snacks. You can even make a whole bunch and freeze them for later.  Remember to eat them with some veggies!  or even add veggies into the filling. 

Jamaican Beef Patties

inspired by  http://www.ethnic-spicy-food-and-more.com/jamaicanpatties.html

Dough

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 tablespoons of water

To make this dough, it is similar to making pie crust. In a bowl, mix the salt, turmeric and flour together. Cut the butter until you get pea sized chunks.  Use a pastry cutter or fork so that the butter stays nice and cold. Add a little water at a time until the dough becomes a nice ball. Cover with plastic wrap and rest in the fridge for 1 hour.

Beef filling

  • 1lb of lean ground beef
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of ghost pepper salt
  • ½ cup of unseasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup of chicken stock
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 & ½ teaspoons of thyme
  • 1 small onion, chopped

To make the filling you will need beef, onion, bread crumbs, thyme, garlic, and chicken stock. Start browning the onions in some oil.  Add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes. Then add the ground beef and brown. Drain the extra liquid and fat from the meat.  Add the spices and ghost pepper salt.   Add the bread crumbs and stir well.  Moisten the filling with chicken stock.  Cook for about 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool.

When the dough is ready, portion it into 12 patties. Roll them up into golf sized balls. Roll out the dough until 1/4 inch thick. You want the dough to be pretty thin.  Add a good amount of filling. Fold the disk in half and fold over the edges. Press down with a fork.  Place the patties on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the patties start browning on the edges.  These make great quick to go meals or snacks. You can even make a whole bunch and freeze them for later.  Enjoy!

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