Spicy Jamaican Meat Pies With Island Salsa

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Ground beef wrapped in crescents gets all spiced up, Jamaican style. Found this on the Pillsbury site recipe by Diane Joyce Phillips from Va. in the 2002 bake-off. We have them a lot down here and I like this crust better - no lard ! This is my first recipe I am at your mercy !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large skillet, combine ground beef, onion, chile & garlic. Cook over med to high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked; stirring frequently; then drain fat.
  3. Add curry powder, thyme, turmeric, pepper, grnd red pepper & salt; mix well.
  4. Add bread crumbs and water; stir until thickened.
  5. Separate dough into 8 rectangles, firmly press perforations to seal.
  6. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of meat mixture on long half of a rectangle. Fold dough over filling & press edges to seal.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine all salsa ingredients; mix well.
  10. Serve with meat pies.
Most Helpful

Excellent!! I loved the spice combo! I didn't do the water and breadcrumbs, and I used rolled out Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. I also mixed mango chutney and salsa for the dipping sauce. Super awesome! Thanks for this naughty little pouch of goodness ;)

932ninja October 15, 2012

Very tasty and relatively easy to make. I have never made anything like this before but once I got going it was pretty straight forward. I followed the recipe exactly up to the point of baking. I decided to freeze them, which turned out to be a good idea for later use as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. All I did was fill each one and put them all on a freezer tray. Once frozen, I popped them into a freezer bag and took them out to thaw the morning I intended to cook them. They were very flavourful and served with salsa and sour cream were lovely ! Thank you so much for a recipe I can use over and over !

cfletcher October 13, 2010

This made for another great lunch Manami... We really loved it. I did cut recipe in half since we were just two. I only had the Progresso Italian breadcrumbs so I used that but I don't think that made a big difference. But I did find I needed to add a little more water than stated. The flavor of the meat mixture was so yummy !! And the taste of the salsa was absolutely delicious. These were very filling little things. I loved the Pillsbury Crescent rolls, they were just so flaky with this dish. Thanks for sharing a great recipe Manami....I will be having these again. We loved them.

FrenchBunny September 15, 2010