🇯🇲🥟 Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe


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Welcome, food enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of Jamaica with our tantalizing Jamaican Beef Patty recipe. Bursting with savory flavors and a hint of Caribbean spice, this dish is sure to transport your taste buds to sunny shores and bustling markets. Let's dive into the recipe and uncover the secrets to creating this irresistible delight!

Warning to all my friends with gluten intolerance, this Jamaican beef patty recipe contains wheat flour in the crust. But for everyone else, it's a savory delight you won't want to miss! Enjoy responsibly. 😊🚫🌾

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For the dough:
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 cup ice cold water
For the beef filling mixture:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground Jamaican allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jamaican curry powder
  • 1–2 scotch bonnet peppers, deseeded & finely chopped
  • 4 scallions (green onion), chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

For the dough:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, curry powder, and turmeric powder. Mix thoroughly. Add grated butter and use your hands (wearing disposable gloves if preferred) to incorporate it into the dry ingredients until pea-sized bits form throughout and the butter is evenly distributed.
  2. Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the ice-cold water. Use your hands to bring everything together, then transfer the mixture onto a clean surface. Knead the dough until it forms a cohesive mass without any dry bits.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
For the beef filling mixture:
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook, stirring frequently, until browned. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
  2. Stir in garlic, ginger, thyme, allspice, curry powder, scotch bonnet, and scallions. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in stock/broth and stir for 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs and mix until absorbed. Add cubed butter and stir until melted. If the mixture is dry, add a splash more of stock/broth. Remove from heat and allow to cool before assembling beef patties.
Beef patty assembly & cooking:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or a silpat liner.
  2. Divide the chilled dough into equal portions. Roll each portion into a smooth ball and flatten with a rolling pin to about 3 millimeters thick, approximately 6-7 inches in diameter.
  3. Spoon about 4 tablespoons of the beef filling onto one half of the pastry (use 2 tablespoons for smaller patties). Fold the empty half over the filling to form a crescent shape, pressing the edges together and crimping with a fork. Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
The filling with the scotch bonnet peppers sounds delicious, but can you recommend a substitute for someone who can't handle too much spice? Maybe jalapeños or something milder? 🙂👌😉✨