Monday, December 6, 2010

Jamaican Beef Patties

Ok. Here we go again! Jamaican Monday;)

Today I've decided to prepare for you the ever-so-popular Jamaican beef patties. Granted, these are not Golden Krust so, please, don't judge.

Pastry dough:
2 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of salt

3/4 cup of butter--chilled
1/2 cup of ice water

I went ahead and did a "half" version of the recipe...but I wanted you to have the actual recipe as I read it.

When you prepare the dough make sure the butter and flour have a "pebbly" look to them before adding the water. After the water is added, press all of the dough together until the butter it well blended in. I had the dough sit in the refrigerator for an hour, but that's optional:)

If you don't have a pastry disc cutter, just do what I did. Use a bowl! :)

1/4 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 teaspoon of chili
1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
1/4 cup of diced onions
1/2 lb of ground beef
Optional: couple drops of a hot sauce of your choice

Cook the beef on the stove before filling the pastries...but remove it from the pan a couple minutes early so that it won't overcook in the oven.

To create the patties, put a couple of tablespoons in the center of the disc of dough, fold it over and crimp the edges with a fork.

Bake in the oven on 375 degrees for 25 min or until the crust is firm and flaky.

Not perfectly shaped, but they taste fantastic:) It took me three tries to perfect this dish! It was the dough that gave me the biggest trouble of all, but it was worth it in the end!


  1. WHAT IN THE WORLD!!!! GREAT JOB SIS! wow!!!! ahhhhh, I want to try!!! :) :) yum

  2. Yeah this is awesome! It looks so tasty! I'm tempted to try this recipe :) Can't wait for next Monday!!!