Jamaican Meat Patties

Jamaican Meat Patties

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3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp tumeric
1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup cold water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 large egg, whisked
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 inches fresh ginger, finely chopped
1lb ground goat meat
1 lb ground lamb
1/2 tsp ground tumeric
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground Jamaican allspice
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 Scotch bonnet, seeded and finely chopped
6 scallions, finely chopped
2 sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp rum
1 egg whisked with 1/4 cup of water for an egg wash


Mix the flour, salt and tumeric together in a bowl, then place in a food processor with the butter and pulse until it resembles a coarse meal.  Add the water, vinegar and whisked egg, then continue to pulse until the dough forms a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

Sweat the onion, garlic and ginger in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, then add the meats, tumeric, cumin, allspice, cardamon, thyme and scotch bonnet sauteing for about 10 minutes.

Add the scallions, parsley, tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper, bring to a boil and simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated.  Add the rum and boil for about 1-2 minutes.  Remove from flame and cool.

Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 6 inch circles.  Place about 2 tbsp of the meat filling on 1/2 of the circles, fold over, then seal the ends with a fork. Brush egg wash over the top, then bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for about 25 minutes.