Jamaican Beef Patties

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Jamaican Beef Patties



  1. Grind escallion and hot peppers in a mincing mill.
  2. Add to ground beef with salt.
  3. Place meat in a saucepan making a well in the center into which place 4 sprigs of thyme.
  4. Cook without adding any water or fat until meat has lost its broth and only certain amount of oil remains.
  5. Pour off excess oil and add this to the paprika to be used later on, strained for coloring meat.
  6. While meat is being cooked, pour sufficient cold water over bread in a saucepan to cover and soak for a few minutes, then squeeze dry, saving water.
  7. Pass bread through mincing mill and return the ground bread water with 4 sprigs of thyme and cook until bread is dry.
  8. Combine meat and cooked bread.
  9. Add color, paprika in sufficient quantity to color the meat to taste.
  10. Cook together for a further 20 minutes. Add Accent.
  11. Remove from fire. Cool for filling pastry circles.