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The Best Jamaican Flaky Minced Beef Patties

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy Jamaican food, you’ll love these flaky minced beef patties. They’re perfect for a quick snack or a hearty meal and simple enough to make that even beginners can master them. So why not give them a try today? You won’t be disappointed!

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What is a Jamaican patty?

A Jamaican patty is a type of food that originates from Jamaica. It is typically made with ground beef, spices, and other ingredients and then baked or fried. Jamaican patties are often eaten as a snack or as part of a meal.

What is Jamaican patty pastry like?

Jamaican patty pastry is typically made with flour, water (or milk), and butter. Tumeric and curry powder is added to give a golden glow. This can be quickly made in an electric food mixer and done in a few seconds. The dough is then rolled out and cut into shapes that are similar to pies or pasties.

Some popular fillings for Jamaican patties include ground beef, chicken, cheese, vegetables, and fruit. Jamaican patties can also be made without a filling, which is known as a plain patty.

What is the history of Jamaican patties?

Jamaican patties are believed to have originated in Jamaica during the 18th century. They were originally made with beef, but other ingredients such as spices and vegetables were eventually added to the recipe. Jamaican patties became popular in the United Kingdom and the United States in the mid-20th century.

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What to serve with Jamaican beef patties

There are many different ways to enjoy Jamaican beef patties. They can be eaten alone as a snack or served with other dishes such as rice and beans, salad, or pasta.

These patties go great served with tzatziki dip (my favourite!)

Jamaican beef patties can also be used as an ingredient in other recipes, such as sandwiches, wraps, or tacos.

Pattie Filling Ingredients

  • 500 g Minced Beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Spring Onions
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • ½ tsp Hot Chilli (Scotch Bonnet if you like it hot hot!)
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Boullion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Granules
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Browning Sauce

Ingredients for Jamaican Pattie

  • 450 g Plain Flour
  • 227 g Butter – Cold and cubed
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 300 ml Milk (or water)
  • 1 Egg (Beaten for egg wash

Recipe for Jamaican minced beef patties

  • Add oil to a pan and heat on high heat. Fry the garlic, onions, spring onions, ginger, thyme and chilli for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add the minced beef along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly and fry for about 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes whilst you make the dough. Pre-heat the oven at 180°c/350°f/Gas 4
  • Add the flour to your mixer along with the Tumeric, salt, baking powder, and curry powder. Mix through. Add the chopped butter and mix until it resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add the milk until it forms a dough.
  • Transfer onto a floured surface and roll out to about ½ cm thick. Cut out into rounds using a plate. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of beef mixture to the centre of the pastry. Using a pastry brush, dip in the egg wash and brush around the edges. Fold and seal with fingers and then get a fork and crimp the edges. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
jamaican beef patties

Easy Jamaican Flaky Minced Beef Patties

Rachel
Sensational full flavoured beef patties Jamaican style.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 8
Calories 641 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Pattie Filling

  • 500 g Minced Beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Spring Onions
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • ½ tsp Hot Chilli (Scotch Bonnet if you like it hot hot!)
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Boullion Powder
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Granules
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Browning Sauce

Ingredients for Jamaican Pattie

  • 450 g Plain Flour
  • 227 g Butter (Cold and cubed)
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 300 ml Milk (or water)
  • 1 Egg (Beaten for egg wash)

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a pan and heat on high heat. Fry the garlic, onions, spring onions, ginger, thyme and chilli for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add the minced beef along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly and fry for about 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes whilst you make the dough. Pre-heat the oven at 180°c/350°f/Gas 4
  • Add the flour to your mixer along with the tumeric ,salt, baking powder, and curry powder. Mix through. Add the chopped butter and mix until it resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add the milk until it forms a dough.
  • Transfer onto a floured surface and roll out to about ½ cm thick. Cut out into rounds using a floured plate. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of beef mixture to the centre of the pastry. Using a pastry brush, dip in the egg wash and brush around the edges. Fold and seal with fingers and then get a fork and crimp the edges. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 641kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 21gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1791mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1758IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 195mgIron: 6mg
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