Beef Patty

Authentic Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Jamaican Beef Patty is a delightful and flavorful pastry filled with seasoned beef, enveloped in a golden, flaky crust. These savory pastries are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or even a main course. The combination of the spicy, aromatic filling and the buttery crust makes them irresistible and a favorite in Jamaican cuisine.

Why You’ll Love This Jamaican Beef Patty:

  • Bursting with authentic Jamaican flavors.
  • Perfect for meal prep and freezer-friendly.
  • A versatile dish suitable for various occasions.
  • Easy to make with simple ingredients.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice-cold water
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

the Filling:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp scotch bonnet pepper sauce (optional for heat)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

For Assembly:

  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Beef Patty

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and turmeric.
    • Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Mix ice-cold water and vinegar. Gradually add to the flour mixture, stirring until the dough comes together.
    • Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat.
    • Add chopped onions and garlic to the beef. Cook until onions are translucent.
    • Stir in thyme, allspice, paprika, and scotch bonnet pepper sauce. Cook for another 2 minutes.
    • Add breadcrumbs and beef broth. Simmer until the mixture thickens. Season with salt and black pepper.
    • Remove from heat and stir in chopped green onions. Allow the filling to cool.
  3. Assemble the Patties:
    • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 6-inch circles.
    • Place a heaping tablespoon of the beef filling on one half of each circle. Fold over the other half and seal the edges with a fork.
    • Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the patties are golden brown.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve warm with a side of Jamaican coleslaw.
  • Pair with a refreshing mango chutney or hot sauce.
  • Enjoy as part of a larger Caribbean-themed meal with rice and peas.

How to Store Jamaican Beef Patty:

  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through.

Additional Tips:

  • For a spicier filling, increase the amount of scotch bonnet pepper sauce.
  • Substitute ground turkey or chicken for a leaner option.
  • Make the dough and filling ahead of time and assemble just before baking.

Authentic Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: MainCuisine: JamaicanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

45

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

  • 1/2 cup ice-cold water

  • 1 tsp white vinegar

  • For the Filling:
  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • 1 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp scotch bonnet pepper sauce (optional for heat)

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup beef broth

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • For Assembly:
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Directions

  • Prepare the Dough.
  • Make the Filling.
  • Assemble the Patties.
  • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes.

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