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Spicy Beef Jamaican Patties

Get this easy and yummy recipe for Spicy Beef Jamaican Patties. Spice-filled and meaty encased in flaky pastry. They are simply delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: beef jamaican patties, jamaican patties
Servings: 6
Calories: 179kcal
Author: bebs


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder - or hot sauce
  • ½ tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon pimento powder (optional) - or ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ beef broth cubes (optional)
  • sheet/s puff pastry
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water - for egg wash


  • In a pan over medium heat, saute garlic and onion in oil until limp.
  • Add ground beef and make sure to break up any clumps and let cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Add chili powder, curry powder, dried thyme, paprika powder, sugar, nutmeg powder and pimento powder. Cook for another minute.
  • Add the bread crumbs, water and beef cube and season with salt. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes or until all water is gone and only oil is left. It should be moist but not watery. Remove excess oil if needed.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Cut the flaky pastry into 6 squares. On a floured surface, flatten each square a bit using a rolling pin. Fold a square piece into a triangle and unfold again. Fill one triangle with ground beef leaving about a half centimeter from the edge unfilled. Fold the other triangle on top of the filling and pinch the edges with a fork to close.
  • Place the patties on a baking tray lined with a parchment paper. Lightly brush the pastry with egg wash Poke (3-5) small holes on each patty using a toothpick or fork to let the steam out and prevent them from bursting open while baking. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry gets puffy and turns golden. Turn the patties to bake the other side for another 5 minutes or until also golden.
  • Best served while still warm.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.2mg