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Jamaican Beef Patty

Authentic Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe from Keyfood Supermarket

When people think about Jamaican food, the delicious and savory beef patty often comes to mind. The beef patty is a staple in Jamaican culture and has garnered lovers from all over the world. If you’re in Hollywood and have a craving for this exotic dish, Keyfood Supermarket has the perfect authentic Jamaican Beef Patty recipe for you.

The Magic Behind Jamaican Beef Patties

Jamaican beef patties stand out not only for their rich, spicy meat filling but also for their delicate, flaky golden-yellow crust that encapsulates the flavor within. This authentic Jamaican Beef Patty recipe passed down through generations, will transport you straight to the heart of Jamaica.

How to make Beef Patties Jamaican style?

Delve into the heart of Jamaican culinary artistry with this classic beef patty recipe. Simple, savory, and unmistakably Jamaican, this guide will help you craft the perfect patty.

Ingredients for the Filling: 

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper finely diced and deseeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (pimento)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or water
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup icy water


Here’s how you can make the fillings:

For the Filling:

  1. In a skillet, sauté the onions, garlic, and Scotch bonnet pepper until the onions are translucent. 
  2. Add the minced beef, breaking it up as it cooks.
  3. Stir in thyme, curry powder, allspice, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add beef broth or water and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Stir in breadcrumbs to thicken the filling. Once done, set it aside and let it cool.

For the Dough:

  1. Combine the flour, curry powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in the chilled butter and vegetable shortening. Use a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add icy water a tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together.
  4. Divide the kneaded dough into small golf ball-sized portions and roll each into a flat circle.

Assembling the Patties:

  1. Place a heaping spoonful of the beef filling in the center of each dough circle.
  2. Fold the dough over the filling. Create a half-moon shape. Use a fork to seal the edges.
  3. Bake the patties in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the patties are golden brown.

Why Choose Keyfood Supermarket for Jamaican Delights?

At Keyfood Supermarket, we pride ourselves on providing the best Jamaican food to our customers. Our grocery store shelves are stocked with ingredients directly sourced from Jamaica, ensuring you get the real taste and flavor of the island.

Convenient Catering Services

Hosting a party? Keyfood isn’t just a supermarket; we offer catering services that promise to wow your guests with authentic Jamaican delights. Whether it’s a small get-together or a large gathering, our team is equipped to cater for events of any size.

Getting Jamaican Food Delivered

For those days when you’re craving a taste of the Caribbean but don’t want to step out, Keyfood Supermarket in Hollywood has teamed up with delivery services like Uber Eat and Instacart.

Visit Us in Hollywood

We invite all lovers of Jamaican food, or those eager to try it, to visit Keyfood Supermarket in Hollywood. Whether you’re shopping for grocery items or ready to eat at our Latin restaurant, we promise a delightful experience that will keep you coming back for more.