Recipe by Rob
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.
- 1 -3 teaspoon cooking oil
- 2 stalks scallions, finely chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons thyme
- 1 habanero, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3⁄4-1 1⁄2 cup water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup ice water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 egg, beaten
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine flour, salt, and curry powder in work bowl of food processor, pulse to combine.
- Add butter or shortening and process until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
- In a bowl combine water, vinegar, and egg yolks.
- Add wet mixture to work bowl and pulse until a ball forms.
- Cover dough in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together meat, scallions, salt, onion and 1 tablespoon of thyme.
- Place in the frying pan with a teaspoon of cooking oil and cook over medium heat until meat is cooked, about 10 minutes.
- Pour off excess fat.
- Add in breadcrumbs, the rest of the thyme, black pepper, habanero, paprika, and ketchup.
- Cook 15 minutes more, adding water as necessary to keep the mixture moist.
- Cool before filling pastry.
- Roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick.
- Cut the dough into 6-inch circles or whatever shapes you want.
- Put filling on one half of the dough.
- Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.
- Fold the dough over the filling to make a half moon shape and press the edges together firmly, sealing them with a fork.
- Place the patties on a greased cookie sheet and bake 20-25 minutes.
- If making cocktail size, cut the dough into 3-inch circles.