Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
These meat pies are so good, easy to make, and travel well. Be careful with the hot peppers; Scotch bonnets are super spicy. To make these kid friendly, we usually don't add the peppers until just before filling, setting aside some plain filling for the sensitive mouths. These are really good with pineapple coleslaw. I got this recipe from the September 2006 issue from Womans Day magazine.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced and seeded scotch bonnet peppers or 1⁄2 teaspoon habanero pepper
- 4 teaspoons Madras curry powder
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
- 8 frozen discos, thawed (I use Goya brand)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Mix beef, onion, garlic, and pepper in a bowl until well blended. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef mixture and cook, breaking up chunks of meat, until beef is no longer pink.
- Add curry powder, thyme, allspice and salt; cook, stirring, 1 minute for flavors to blend. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, then broth; stir until simmering. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 5 to 7 minutes until liquid has almost evaporated. Set aside to cool.
- Heat oven to 400°F Coat baking sheet(s) with nonstick spray.
- Place a large spoonful of meat mixture on1 side of each disc of dough, leaving about a 1/4-inch border all around. Moisten edges with water. Fold in half. Press edges with fork to seal. Transfer patties to baking sheet(s). Brush lightly with beaten egg.
- Bake 15 minutes or until barely golden.
This recipe is great. The allspice really makes a difference. I used the same recipe for chicken patties using poached chicken breast in place of the ground beef and it was also very good. Both came out nice. Like MarraMamba, I used the dough from Jamaican meat patties and it came out very flaky and yummy. Thanks for sharing Mariah!
These are superb. I made two changes, i reduced the curry in the filling by half since many of my favorite patties don't have a huge amount, and added 2 tbs of ketchup which i found in another recipe (i used Jamaican Beef Patties for the dough) because the heat needed tempering for me. Absolutely outstanding. So glad I chose you for Pick a Chef :)