Easy Jamaican Beef Patties

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A week or two ago, my hubby decided to randomly check out my blog and YouTUBE channel. He loved what he saw ( he better had!) however, he was surprised. Why? Because his Jamaican/ Trinidadian decent wife, had only ONE recipe that was caribbean inspired. I have to be honest. I never thought much about it, until he brought it to my attention. I wanted to break my ” lack of caribbean recipe” spell by sharing this amazing Jamaican Beef Patty recipe.

These easy Jamaican Beef Patties, are probably the easiest patties you will make. Jamaican beef patties to Jamaicans, are like hamburgers to Americans. EVERYONE has their own recipes, therefore there are thousands of Jamaican beef patty recipes.

I live in an area that hardly has and caribbean peoples. Therefore, there aren’t any caribbean spices, peppers, popular ingredients sold around these parts. I’ve learned to improvise, and use whatever I can. I use a simple curry seasoning that is packed with tumeric, chili powder, and cumin. As common as these spices are, they actually do the job!

Give this recipe a try and leave your comments down below!

 

Easy Jamaican Beef Patties

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 medium onion, chopped

1/3 cup green onions,

1 large bell pepper chopped

2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp all purpose flour

1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1 egg yolk

pastry

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp curry powder

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

3 tbsp ice water

Instructions

  1. Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp curry powder, 1/2 cup cold butter, and 3 tbsp ice water. Mix the ingredients well. Empty the ingredients onto a floured flat surface, and knead.
  2. Once the dough is formed, cover it and place it in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  3. In a large pan add the ground beef, and all the seasonings. Once the meat is browned add in the onions, and peppers.
  4. Drain the fat from the pan, then add in the flour, soy sauce, and panko.
  5. Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the burner.
  6. Flatten out the pastry, and cut into sections big enough for patties.
  7. Place meat filling in the middle of a pastry, fold over, and seal the edges with a fork. ( watch my video tutorial).
  8. Place all of the patties on a cookie sheet. Brush the egg yolk on to the patties.
  9. Bake the Patties on 400 F for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve!
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Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

IMG_1196My husband is not a fan of ground turkey. I’ve been trying to think of many ways to get this man to eat less beef, and try a ¬†little ground beef once in a while. He’s so stubborn, and set in his ways and refused to eat any ground turkey! I had a trick up my sleeve. I knew that If I could make meatloaf, which is his favorite food, out of ground turkey and beg him to sample just a forkful “for my blog” he’d do it. Honey! let me tell you- not only did this man sample my turkey meatloaf, but he asked me to make him a plate, AND went back for seconds! I finally got him to eat ground turkey! Not only did he eat it, but he enjoyed it and asked me to make it again! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

This turkey meatloaf is amazing ( just ask my turkey hating hubby!). It’s full of flavor, and it’s super moist. It’s low in fat, and it’s a lot lighter than the traditional meatloaf which is made of ground beef.

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Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey breast

2 medium sized eggs

1 1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup chopped bell peppers

1 small yellow onion, chopped

1 tsp seasoning salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven on 375 F.
  2. Place the ground turkey, vegetables, eggs, oatmeal, bread crumbs, seasonings, and 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients using your hands.
  3. Mold the meatloaf, then brush on some of the remaining barbecue sauce on to the meatloaf.
  4. Cover the meatloaf, and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, uncover, and pour the remaining barbecue sauce all over the meatloaf.
  6. Place the meatloaf back into the oven uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Let the meatloaf sit for 5 minutes before cutting into it.
  8. Serve!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

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St. Patricks day is coming, and I’m pretty sure that some of you want a nice Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe on hand.

Here is a simple yet delicious recipe that I use for my corned beef and cabbage. This recipe calls for very few ingredients, and taste great accompanied with cornbread or rolls!

Give it a try

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients

5 lbs corned beef

1/2 lbs baby carrots

5 stalk of celery, chopped

6 baby red potatoes

2 lb cabbage

8 to 10 cups water( or enough to cover the corned beef)

Instructions

  1. Remove the corned beef from it's package and rinse under cool water.
  2. Place the beef into a large pot, and sprinkle the seasoning package all over the beef.
  3. Pour in enough water to cover the corned beef, and turn the heat to medium high.
  4. Let the corned beef boil covered for 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, and add in the carrots and potatoes. Let boil for 10 minutes before adding in the cabbage.
  6. Add the cabbage, and let simmer for about 10- 15 minutes, or until the carrots and potatoes are tender.
  7. Remove the corned beef from the pot, and slice.
  8. Place the meat back into the pot, to prevent the meat from drying out.
  9. Serve!
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