Apr 30

Jamaican Beef Patties. Total crowd pleaser.

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These are amazing. I’ve made this recipe a number of times with rave reviews. Great snack if your having a couple beer with friends or just craving some jerk flavouring. Don’t get scared off by making pastry dough, it ain’t that hard. Key things to remember is to have your butter cold, don’t over work the dough, and slowly drizzle the wet ingredients into your dry. Follow each step closely and enjoy your new favourite recipe!


Ready in: 2h
Prep: 45m
Servings: 5-10


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp curry powder (preferably Lalahs)
  • 1 cup cold cubed butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp jerk spice
  • 2 tbs tumeric
  • 1/2 cup high quality beef stock
  • 1 medium white onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 250ml sour cream
  • 2-3 limes zested


  1. In a food processor pulse together flour, butter, salt and curry powder.
  2. Lightly beat your egg and mix with water and vinegar. Slowly and we mean SLOWLY, pour liquids into the food processor and pulse until a loose dough has formed. Transfer onto a work surface and kneed until smooth. Wrap in plastic and allow to rest in the fridge for at least 1h.
  3. In a large frying pan over medium-low heat, sauté garlic and onion in a tablespoon of butter or canola oil. Once translucent in colour, add ground beef and spices. Once cooked, add stock and set aside and allow to cool.
  4. Remove dough from plastic. Roll dough until it's as thick as a poker chip. Using a circle cookie cutter or mug, punch circles. Add about a tbsp of meat filling. Try not to over fill, it might take some trial and error but you'll find the perfect amount. Fold in half, with a fork crimp seams closed.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 min or deep fry at 350F until golden brown.
  6. Combine sour cream and lime zest and drizzle over hot patties.