This is a bit of a Frankenstein recipes, cobbled together in my usual fashion, after reading recipes from a variety of sources and pulling what I like. I know real Jamaican patties are made with dough from scratch, seasoned with turmeric or curry powder or something. But, as I might’ve mentioned once or twice (or more), I have a real phobia about pie crust and such. So I cheated. These frozen empanada discs make it so easy that I’m willing to forgo a little flavor. Next time maybe I’ll just sprinkle a little seasoning on the dough before I fill it.
I made 20, to feed six of us for dinner and allow for plenty of leftovers. You probably don’t need that many so it’s easy to cut this recipe in half.
- Goya Pastry Discs, two packages, thawed
- Lean Ground Beef, 1 1/2 pounds
- White or Yellow Onion, 1 medium, minced
- Garlic, 1 or 2 cloves, minced
- Jalapeno Pepper, 1, minced (or a little scotch bonnet for more kick, or leave it out entirely)
- Curry Powder, 2 or 3 teaspoons
- Thyme, 2 teaspoons
- Bread Crumbs, 3/4 cup
- Beef Broth or Bouillon, 1 cup
- Egg, 1
Preheat the oven to 400. In a large skillet, brown the beef over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, pepper, curry powder and thyme. I used a mix of red and yellow curry powders because I had them both in the pantry. Usually I just use yellow.