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Jamaican Meat Pies

These Jamaican beef patties ​are made with a delicious flaky pastry with Haitian seasonings, making these patties the best of both countries.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian, Jamaican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 669kcal


For The Dough

  • 2 ⅓ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Curry Powder
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter Sliced, Very Cold
  • 1 Cup Shortening Or Lard Very Cold
  • 1 Cup Water Very Cold

For The Meat Filling

  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef 93% Lean & 7% Fat
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Haitian Epis
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt Or To Taste

For Basting The Dough

  • 1 Large Egg Beaten


To Make the Meat

  • In a large skillet, add the 1 tbsp. olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the meat. Crumble and cook until light brown. Should take about 5-7 minutes.
    Ingredients List
  • Crumble and cook until light brown. Should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Then add the Haitian Seasoning. Mix well. Cook until the liquid has reduced but not dry. Remove from heat and set aside.

Adding The Filling To The Dough

  • Take the dough out of the fridge. Cut the dough in half.
    Dough cut open
  • Wrap half of the dough and place it back in the fridge to continue to chill. Roll the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Fold in thirds. Roll.
    Fold again and roll. Place the dough back in the fridge and repeat the steps with the other dough. Place the dough back in the fridge for 15 minutes.
    Rolled Dough
  • Take the dough out of the fridge, roll into a ⅛ inch thick. Cut the dough to desired size. Be sure to work fast as you want the dough to remain cold.
    dough being cut with bowl
  • Take the cut out dough and fold it in half then open the dough again. The crisp in the middle will be your guide as to where the meat should be. Place the meat on one side of the meat, leaving a small amount of space for sealing.
    Use a fork to seal the dough. Then brush with beaten egg. Repeat the steps with the remaining dough.
    dough being brushed with eggwash
  • Bake on 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve and Enjoy!
    Jamaican Meat Pies layered


Serving: 8People | Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 10mg