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Jamaican Beef Patties #1

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 4 c All purpose flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 1/4 c Shortening
  • 6 -(up to)
  • 8 tb Ice water


1 lg Onion; diced fine
4 Cloves garlic; minced
3 Jalapeno chilies; seeded,
-stemmed; and minced
3 tb Vegetable oil
3/4 lb Ground beef
2 ts Ground coriander
2 ts Ground cumin
2 ts Ground tumeric
1 ts Ground allspice
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1 Green bell pepper; stemmed,
-seeded; and finely chopped
4 Tomatoes; minced
1 Bunch green onions; minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Eggs; lightly beaten

Pastry: Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. To make the dough: place the flour
and salt in a large bowl; mix well. Cut the shortening into small pieces
about the size of walnuts. Add to the flour and, using your fingers, rub
the flour and shortening together, making a coarse, mealy dough. Add the
ice water and gather the dough into a ball. The dough should be firm and
not sticky. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water, but if the
dough is too sticky, add just enough flour to make it form a ball. Divide
the dough into 2 equal balls and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for
at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

To make the filling: in a large skillet, cook the onion, garlic, and
chilies in the oil over moderate heat for about 10 minutes, stirring from
time to time. Add the beef, herbs, spices, bell pepper, and tomatoes, and
cook over high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is
thick and saucy. Add the green onions and cook for 1 minute. Season with
salt and pepper and cool to room temperature.

To assemble the patties: on a lightly floured surface, divide each ball
into 2 equal balls, so that you have 4 equal balls. Flatten into disc
shapes, then divide each disc into 6 equal pieces and roll each into a
ball. Roll each ball into a 3 1/2 inch diameter circle. Brush the edges
with beaten egg. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling on one side of each
circle, leaving a 1/4 inch border. Fold the dough over, making a half-moon
shape. Seal the edges with the tines of a fork, and brush with the
remaining egg.

Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the
patties are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


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