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Jamaican Meat Pie

Jamaican Beef Patty  – Spicy flavorful beef stuffed in an amazing super easy buttery dough. Comes together quickly and flies off the table. Simply delicious!
Course Snack
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Calories 356kcal
Author Imma



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½-2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5 ounces shortening
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter


  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ scotch bonnet pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder, optional replace with salt


Make the Pie Crust

  • In a food processor or by hand, mix together, flour, salt, sugar, turmeric blend well Add the butter, shortening, followed by vinegar and water in small amounts, pulse until combined and dough holds together in a ball.
  • Place the dough on a well -floured surface. Divide it into 2 and roll it out. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until ready to use
  • Using a large-mouth glass or bowl about 4-5" cut out circles by gently pressing on the dough and releasing it, shaping the meat pie dough. Continue cutting out the dough until it all has been cut. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.

Make the Meat Pie Filling

  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a saucepan, followed by onions, garlic, paprika, thyme curry, chili powder, white pepper, allspice, and chicken bouillon. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add ground meat and breadcrumbs and continue cooking for about 10 or more minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add about ½ cup of water.
  • Finally, add green onions and parsley and adjust for salt and pepper seasoning.
  • Remove from stovetop and let it cool.

Assemble the Jamaican Meat Pies

  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of filling into each circle, and brush with egg white or white around half of the circle. Fold over twist with fingers gently to seal the edges of the meat pie.
  • Another way of sealing is by pressing the tines of a fork along the edges of the dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Carefully place each pie on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes .
  • You may freeze them to bake later.
  • Best served warm.


  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 1pie | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3.6mg