Jamaican Beef Patties
1 large onion, minced
1 scallion, trimmed and minced
1 hot chile pepper, seeded and minced, or 1/2 tsp. dried
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tbsp. curry powder
11/2 cups dried bread crumbs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp curry
1 tsp salt
1 cup margarine, butter or other solid vegetable shortening
8-12 tbsp ice water
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Make pastry in Cuisinart or with pastry blender or knives in a
bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Saute meat, onion, scallion,
hot pepper, in oil. Cook until it is brown (about 5 min.). Stir in
spices and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 30 min. Add bread
crumbs. Roll pastry, cut into 24 circles, fill as half-moon shapes.
Put on baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes at 400.