Kosher Jamaican Beef Patties
A recipe for Kosher Jamaican Beef Patties.
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1 lb. flour
1/2 cup ice cold water
1/2 cup melted kosher margarine
1/2 cup kosher shortening
1 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp chilli powder
2 cloves garlic
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
Stir in baking powder, curry powder. salt and turmeric.
Work the margarine and shortening in with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Slowly drizzle in the water until the mixture has a dough like consistency.
Roll the dough in to a ball.
Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
Cut onion + scallion into fine pieces
Fry gently – so they do not quite get time to brown
Add meat, thyme, garlic, peppers (finely chopped), salt, pepper, paprika, sugar and nutmeg
Fry until mixture is fairly dry, drain off excess fat if necessary
Add water and bread crumbs, cook until the mixture has a thick, saucy texture
Combining the pastry and filling
Roll the pastry on a floured board until it is about 1/8 of an inch thick
Cut as many circles (about the size of a saucer) out of the dough as you can.
Place 1 tablespoon of the filling on one side of each pastry circle
Moisten the edges of each patty with water and fold pastry over to make a crescent shape
Seal the edge of each patty by crimping with a fork
Preheat oven to 375 deg f, 200 C
Place patties on aluminium foil
Cook for 35 minutes (or until golden brown)
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