THE SEASONED SKILLET
It’s a popular Jamaican street (fast) food that can be enjoyed as a filling snack or light meal. This authentic Jamaican beef patty recipe has many filling variations, is easy to make-ahead and freezes well!
This Jamaican Beef Patty recipe is a classic Caribbean staple and is made with a flavoursome ground beef mixture that’s enclosed in a deliciously flaky, buttery, golden pastry crust.
Prep Time: 20 Min
Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Salt and Black Pepper
Ketchup, Browning and Hoisin
Cook Time: 45 Min
Granulated White Sugar
Cook Ground Beef: add a drizzle of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up any larger pieces and stirring occasionally, until browned.
Season: create space in the middle of pan and add onions, garlic, thyme and escallion, sauté and incorporate into the ground beef.add 2 cups water and season the meat mixture.
Simmer and Add Breadcrumbs: bring the mixture to a boil then lower heat and let simmer until half the liquid has reduced to a thick sauce. Fold in the breadcrumbs until incorporated, remove from heat and let cool completely.
Combine Dry Ingredients: add flour, salt, sugar, and turmeric powder to a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
Incorporate the Fat: cut the shortening and butter into small cube-like pieces and add to the flour mixture. Work the fat (shortening and butter) into the flour with a dough cutter/blender, fork or your fingers until it forms a crumbly mixture.
Add Water and Form Dough: stir in just enough ice-cold water to bring the ingredients together into dough form, then transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly until smooth.
Roll Out Dough: roll the chilled dough out (about a 1/4 inch thickness) on the floured work surface and cut out 4 to 6-inch rounds (use a bowl). Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of meat filling to one side.
Brush on Egg Wash and Bake: place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and lightly brush each with the egg wash. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes or until golden and very lightly browned on top.