Diva Tasting: Jamaican Beef Patties…

Jamaican Beef Patties

Ingredients

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 ½ Teaspoons Curry Powder

1 Dash Kosher Salt

¼ Cup Butter

¼ Cup Shortening

Cup Water

2 Tablespoons Margarine

1 Pound Ground Beef

1 Small Onion, Finely Diced

1 Teaspoon Curry Powder

1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

½ Cup Beef Broth

½ Cup Dry Bread Crumbs

1 Egg, Beaten

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, and pinch of salt. Cut in 1/4 cup margarine and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Shape dough into a log, and cut into 10 equal sections. Roll each section into a six inch circle (approximately 1/8 inch thick). Set aside.

Step 2 Melt margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Stir in ground beef. Season with 1 teaspoon curry powder, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook until beef is evenly brown, stirring constantly. Stir in beef broth and bread crumbs. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.

Step 3 Spoon equal amounts of filling into each pastry circle. Fold over and press edges together, making a half circle. Use a fork to press edges, and brush the top of each patty with beaten egg.

Step 4 Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Yields 10 pastries.

Variation: You may use puff pastry cut into rounds if desired. May also substitute 3 cups of pulled pork or chopped portobello for a vegetarian vent.

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