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Jamaican Beef Patties

Jamaican Beef Patties. Curry spiced dough filled with deliciously seasoned beef and vegetables, baked to a perfect crisp.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican Beef Patties
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 483kcal



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup water


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds removed and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • green onions for serving



  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and curry powder. Cut the butter into ~1/3 tbsp slices and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in water, 1 tbsp at a time, until a soft dough forms. Form dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Brown for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, add onion, jalapeno, garlic, and green pepper. Continue cooking until beef is cooked through and onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add all spice, thyme, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, tumeric, beef broth, and 1/2 cup water. Stir until well combined. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in bread crumbs.

Assembly and Baking

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg and 1/2 tbsp water. Set aside.
  • Flour a working surface and roll dough until ~1/16" thickness or thinner. Cut out 5" round circles (will make about 18 rounds).
  • Fill each round with ~2 tbsp beef mixture. Fold circle in half and seal edges by pressing with your fingers or using a fork.
  • Place each filled pastry on baking sheet and brush tops lightly with egg wash.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Serve warm with green onions.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4.4mg