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Jamaican Beef Patties

As a Caribbean native, hot patties are the quintessential breakfast, lunch or dinner. A crisp flaky crust accompanied by a seasoned ground meat or vegetable, combined with aromatic herbs and spices. It's variation and versatility is what has allowed it to consistently gain attraction among locals and visitors alike.

a savoury curried ground beef filled pastry with as much heat as it does flavor.

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beef patties 101

Dough: A traditional hot patty tucks flavorful ground meat into a delicate pastry dough, known for its vibrant yellow hue. In order to achieve that signature flaky crust, it is super important that all ingredients for the crust are cold! From the butter to the water, make sure you are using cold ingredients. It is also crucial that you work very quickly.

Some patty doughs also feature margarine, shortening or "beef suet" as opposed to butter.