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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Jamaican Beef Patties

(my appologies our camera is on loan I used a camera phone for this one)

We have lived in a house for about 8 months now. It is turning into a bigger expense than we thought, Something always needs fixing, or the tax bill is bigger than anticipated ect... So the extra expenses are cutting into our grocery bill.. Now I am resorting to some of the things We used to eat when we were dirt poor.. Alas good bye heavy cream,,, good bye sour cream.. Something we used to live on that is cheap and filling was the Jamaican beef Patti.. I got the recipe from a lady that used to work for me.. she went away on vacation one day and came home with a husband,,, he was Jamaican..

Jamaican Beef Patties.

The Hardware
Baking sheet
Large bowl
Fry pan
Pastry cutter

The Software.
2 Onions chop fine
3 Stalk green onion Chopped fine
2 Hot peppers seeded and chopped fine
1 lb bread crumbs
2 lb ground beef
1 tbsp thyme
2 tbsp curry powder
1 C water
4C AP flour
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 C margarine
1 C water (aprox)

The Application
Fry onion, peppers and beef for about 10 min, Add crumbs, thyme, curry powder, and water. Simmer on Low for 30 min.

Sift together flour, salt, curry powder. Cut in the 1 C of margarine till the consistency of oatmeal. Add the water slowly till ball of dough comes together

Take off a piece of dough and roll out till the size of one's hand. Place the dough into your hand and spoon in 3 teaspoons of filling, then fold dough in 1/2 and crimp edges with fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 min. These are awsome hot, they yeild about 2 doz ... the extras can be frozen and reheated when needing a quick bite.

I know that not everyone has the same size hand, but I have found that peoples portion size preference can be proportionate to the size of ones body.


  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Dawna said…

    Templar - I've been looking for a reliable Jamaican beef pattie recipe for a while - yours looks both easy and tasty. Quick question about the bread crumbs, though - 1 lb.? Are these fresh or dry breadcrumbs? It seems like a lot.

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger FoodNinja said…

    Dawna.. Thanks for posting.. I used 3 large slices of fresh Rye bread in my recipie.. I wiz them in the blender till crumby.. Good luck.

  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger Oblio said…

    How did you dry the bread first? Did you toast it or just let it dry out on the counter or something?


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