Caribbean Patties (Meat)

Recipe by MarraMamba
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 12 patties




  • To prepare pastry:.
  • sift together flour, curry powder, salt and then cut in the shortning until it resembles small peas. Add enough ice water to hold dough together, wrap in plastic and refridgerate 12 hours.
  • To make filling:.
  • Finely chop the onions and chile pepper, then mix thoroughly with the ground beef. Heat oil in a skillet and cook meat until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in breadcrumbs, thyme, curry powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the filling well and then add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Cool.
  • Take dough out of fridge about 15 minutes before using. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and using a saucer to measure, cut into 4 inch circles. Sprinkle a little flour on each circle4 before stacking and cover stack with damp cloth.
  • Preheat oven to 400. Setting out first pastry circle top with 1/12th the filling to cover half of it Fold over the other half and seal edges by pressing with a fork. Repeat with remaining. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.