Caribbean Beef Patties

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Caribbean Beef Patties

You may remember that I shared a couple of recipes a little while ago which had a Caribbean twist to them – Jerk Hamburgers with Pineapple Chilli Relish, and Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips. Well, I also made some Caribbean Beef Patties but didn’t get around to sharing the recipe, so here it now!

Caribbean Beef Patties

Caribbean Beef Patties

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 fresh red chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 250g beef mince
  • 1 potato, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200ml water
  • salt + freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsps hot pepper sauce
  • 500g shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes over a medium heat.
  2. Turn up the heat, add the garlic, fresh chilli and the mince, and cook until browned.
  3. Add the potato, 1 tsp turmeric, thyme, tomato puree and the water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  4. Remove the lid, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to your taste.
  6. Leave to cool.
  7. Heat oven to 220C/Gas 7.
  8. Roll out the pastry to around 5mm thick. Cut 6 x 15cm circles (use a plate as a guide).
  9. Divide the meat and potato mixture between each circle of pastry, piling it on one side.
  10. Mix the egg with the other teaspoon of turmeric, brush around the edge of each circle. Fold over the pastry and use a fork to seal the edges.
  11. Lay the patties on a greased baking tray, and brush with more of the egg wash.
  12. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

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