Jamaican Me Crazy Beef Patties

"This dough is a very unique recipe I created from a Turkish recipe of mine called poagca (po-a cha) Adjust the filling to your likeness, and put as much as you like inside. I included a beef filling recipe but it's also great with chicken & potatoe curry mix too. You can also omit the tumeric from the dough, and use this recipe and stuff with feta, scallions, and parsley YUM!"
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Ready In:
20 20 patties




  • For the filling.
  • In a large pan cook beef and onions till brown, add spices, breadcrumbs and water.
  • Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes, the breadcrumbs will absorb the water( you may need to add more water) Adjust to your likeness.
  • Let cool until dough is ready.
  • For the starter-mix the yeast, flour and water (first 3 ingrediants)in a medium size bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • For the dough.
  • sift the flour, tumeric and salt in a large bowl, with a pastry blender add the butter or crisco till it become like small pea size.
  • now add the eggs to the starter and wisk them together.
  • Add the yeast and egg mixture to the flour.
  • Stir until it froms a ball and then knead for a few minutes.At this stage the dough doesnt look the nicest but it will turn out!
  • Divide the dough in 20 peices.Roll into balls and place on a tray, let rest for 30 minutes ( or you can refridgerate till later use).
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a few baking trays with parchment paper.
  • on a lightly floured surface roll out the balls of dough in a oval shape about 8-10 in long.
  • Add filling to one half fold over and seal edges with a fork, continue until you have 8 patties on each cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden.

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  1. Takima B.
    Love it!!


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