Despite the other's experiences, I think this tasted pretty good. It could, though, use a sauce. I'm not sure yet what kind or how to make it but I'll figure it out.
Jamaican Beef Patties
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Patties are Jamaican fast food, a golden-yellow crust encasing a spicy beef, shrimp, chicken or vegetable filling. Traditional versions use butter, shortening, lard—or a combination of the three—to make the flaky crust. A blend of butter and canola oil cuts saturated fat with equally delicious results. The patties keep very well, so consider making a double batch to freeze for your own “fast-food” lunches.
9 Reviews for Jamaican Beef Patties
Read about how people season food properly in Jamaica before wasting your time on this. I make perfect beef filling with a generous amount of chopped scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper, seasoned salt, fresh thyme and fresh breadcrumbs. I simmer my filling until I have a moist consistency.
THIS IS NOT A REAL AUTHENTIC RECIPE. I AM JAMAICAN. POOR RECIPE. EATING WELL SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN
I thought I was going to taste something better than what I can find in stores. After I tried this I am not sure if I will find a good tasting recipe that does not use alot of fattening for the dough. It needs more flavor also. In the next two batches I am making I will add some cheese, since I have already done two more batches of dough.
I was so excited about this recipe, so I made a double batch without even trying a single batch twice. It sounded so good. But the dough is impossibly dry and the filling was flavorless. My family wouldn't eat these, I had to put them in the freezer and get them out one at a time for just me to eat, since I couldn't bear to throw them away after all the time I spent making them. After making probably about a hundred eatingwell recipes, now, I was absolutely shocked at how badly this one turned out. Don't waste your time.