Jamaican Beef Patties

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Rob6543

This recipe came from a friend of mine that owns a Jamaican restaurant.

Top Review by AudiWhoLuvs2Cook

I love the recipe! As a time saver, I use Goya Discos (premade empanada dough in the frozen section) instead of making the dough myself and it cuts the time tremendously (about 40 minutes start to finish). I grew up on Jamaican beef patties so the short cut allows me to have it whenever I get a craving. When I use the premade dough I egg wash the tops to make them shine. I can even get my fiance to help assemble the patties. To keep the patties HOT keep the habanero seeds in; less hot but still with spice take out the seeds, and omit the habanero if you have a person who just can't take the heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. --------DoughDirections---------.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and curry powder in work bowl of food processor, pulse to combine.
  3. Add butter or shortening and process until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
  4. In a bowl combine water, vinegar, and egg yolks.
  5. Add wet mixture to work bowl and pulse until a ball forms.
  6. Cover dough in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
  7. ---------FillingDirections----------.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Mix together meat, scallions, salt, onion and 1 tablespoon of thyme.
  10. Place in the frying pan with a teaspoon of cooking oil and cook over medium heat until meat is cooked, about 10 minutes.
  11. Pour off excess fat.
  12. Add in breadcrumbs, the rest of the thyme, black pepper, habanero, paprika, and ketchup.
  13. Cook 15 minutes more, adding water as necessary to keep the mixture moist.
  14. Cool before filling pastry.
  15. Roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick.
  16. Cut the dough into 6-inch circles or whatever shapes you want.
  17. Put filling on one half of the dough.
  18. Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.
  19. Fold the dough over the filling to make a half moon shape and press the edges together firmly, sealing them with a fork.
  20. Place the patties on a greased cookie sheet and bake 20-25 minutes.
  21. If making cocktail size, cut the dough into 3-inch circles.

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