Jamaican Beef Patties

Homemade Jamaican beef patties with rice and peas in the background.

Perfect Jamaican beef patties with a rich and aromatic filling of spiced beef wrapped in crisp and flaky golden pastry. So good.






Prepare the pastry dough: Cut the butter into cubes and chill. Mix the flour with the other dry ingredients that go into the pastry. Cut the butter into the flour and then drizzle in 1 tablespoon water at a time until it holds a ball. Knead for a few minutes and form it into a ball. Refrigerate until filling is ready.

Prepare the filling: Finely dice the aromatics. Heat oil in a skillet and saute the aromatics until soft. Add the beef and brown, breaking up often. Add the breadcrumbs and then the liquids. Turn off heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 175 c / 350 F.

Roll out & fill the dough: Roll out the dough one piece at a time, using a stamp like a lid or bowl to shape the patties. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of filling onto half of each patty, then fold over and seal with a fork.

Bake: Place patties on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until starting to brown.


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