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.
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.
8 Reviews for Jamaican Beef Patties
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.
I have to agree with the previous comments. The dough is very dry and not appetizing even right out of the oven. The filling also lacked moisture and texture. For my second batch I used frozen whole-wheat pie crust from my local health food store and added raisins, shredded carrots and green olives to the filling. Not a low-fat meal but a wonderful once-in-a-while treat for company. Yum.
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