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Beef Patties, Jamaican Style














Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup vegetable shortening
1/4-1/3 cup water
ice cold
1 pound beef
1 each scallions, spring or green onions
white part only, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2-3/4 teaspoons thyme
dried, crumbled
4 inches french bread
or italian
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small red chili peppers
minced, or drops of caribbean hot sauce, to taste


Make the pastry.

Combine the flour and salt in a bowl, and workin the shortening until the dough resembles coarse meal.

Add just enough water to make the dough hold together.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Make the filling.

Combine the beef, scallion, salt, black pepper, and half the thyme.

Cook the mixture in a skillet just until the meat loses its pink color but is not browned.

While the meat cooks, soak the bread in water to cover for about 5 minutes.

Squeeze the bread but save the water. Grind the bread in a food processor or meat grinder. Put the bread and water in a sauce pan with the rest of the thyme and cook until most the othe water has evaporated. Add the bread and the paprika to the meat. Stir in the red pepper or hot sauce and cook over low heat, stirring often, for about 20 minutes. Roll the dough out about ⅛ inch thick; the dough should not be too thin or it may break when filled. Cut out circles about 6 inches in diameter. Place a heaping tablespoon of meat in the center of each circle. Using your finger, moisten the edges of the dough with water. Fold the dough over to make a half circle, and crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat until dough and meat are used up. Place the patties on ungreased baking sheets. Bake about 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 15 patties.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 53g (1.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14635% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 334mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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