Jamaican beef patties are a popular Caribbean snack that has made its way around the world. If you’re craving this delicious pastry but can’t find any nearby, don’t worry! I’ve got a recipe that you can make at home, and it’s even better than the ones you find in stores.
My version of Jamaican beef patties is tweaked to add a little bit of my flavor. While it does take time to make, the end result is definitely worth it. These patties are perfect for a snack, lunch, or even dinner.
Let’s make it with @themoodyfoody, Toni Chapman
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How To make Beef Patties
- To make the pastry, sift together the flour, curry powder, turmeric, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the cold butter, shortening, and mix with your hands, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add the buttermilk, mixing until the dough comes together. Set aside and chill for an hour in the fridge.
2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. Add in 2 tbsps of shortening and small pieces of cold butter. Fold, and roll out with a rolling pin. Divide the dough into 12 equal-sized balls and flatten each into a disc shape. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. While the dough is chilling, you can make the filling. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until browned. Add the onions, scallions, ginger, garlic, and shredded carrot. Stir well and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the salt, allspice, garlic powder, ground ginger, and black pepper. Mix well and let it simmer for around 10 minutes until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick. Add the browning, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.
4. Take the dough discs out of the fridge and roll them out on a floured surface until they’re about 1/4 inch thick. Place a heaping tablespoon of the beef filling on one half of the dough disc, leaving a little space around the edges. Fold the other half over and crimp the edges together using a fork.
5. Place the patties on a lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take the patties out of the fridge and brush them with a beaten egg. Bake them in the preheated
- 1.5 cup flour
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 2 tsps turmeric
- 2 tsps sugar
- 2 tsps salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 oz buttermilk cold
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
- 2 tbsps shortening
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (for later use)
- 2 tbsps shortening (for later use)
For the filling
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/4 cup green onion
- 1/4 cup scallion
- 1/4 cup of shredded carrot
- 2 tbsps minced garlic
- 2 tbsps grated ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp of powder
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsps browning
- Combine sifted flour, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and baking powder to make the pastry. Add cold butter and shortening, and mix until crumbly. Gradually add buttermilk and mix until dough forms. Chill in the fridge for an hour.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Incorporate 2 tablespoons of shortening and small pieces of cold butter. Fold and roll out with a rolling pin. Divide into 12 equal-sized balls, flatten into discs, and chill for 15 minutes.
- While dough chills, prepare to fill. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, scallions, ginger, garlic, and shredded carrot. Cook until tender—season with salt, allspice, garlic powder, ground ginger, and black pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Stir in browning, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.
- Roll out chilled dough discs on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of beef filling on one half, leaving space around the edges. Fold over the other half and crimp the edges with a fork.
- Place the patties on a lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take the patties out of the fridge and brush them with a beaten egg. Bake them in the preheated