A traditional Jamaican favorite with a ground beef filling that features hot peppers cooked in a flaky pastry shell. The Jamaican patty can be eaten as a full meal or snack. It is often pair with coco bread as a part of a full meal. Here is our Jamaican beef patty recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR BEEF FILLING:
2 lbs ground beef
1/2 teaspoon Accent
8 sprigs of thyme
2 ozs scallion
2 small hot peppers
1 teaspoon paprika
half a loaf french bread
1 teaspoon salt
Grind scallion and hot peppers in a mincing mill.
Add to ground beef with salt.
Place meat in a saucepan making a well in the center into which place 4 sprigs of thyme.
Cook without adding any water or fat until meat has lost its broth and only certain amount of oil remains.
Pour off excess oil and add this to the paprika to be used later on, strained for coloring meat.
While meat is being cooked, pour sufficient cold water over bread in a saucepan to cover and soak for a few minutes, then squeeze dry, saving water.
Pass bread through mincing mill and return the ground bread water with 4 sprigs of thyme and cook until bread is dry.
Combine meat and cooked bread.
Add color, paprika in sufficient quantity to color the meat to taste.
Cook together for a further 20 mins.
Add Accent . Remove from fire. Cool for filling pastry circles.
INGREDIENTS FOR PASTRY:
11 ozs suet (beef fat or shortening)
4 cups flour
1 level teaspoon salt
2/3 cup iced water