Jamaican beef patty – Few things say “soul-food” like a good old Jamaican beef patty.
Brimming with flavorful goodness and a delightful contrast in textures from the crispy outer crust, to the juicy, savory meat filling, it's no wonder this is a mainstay in Caribbean cuisine.
There are numerous ways to enjoy this appetizer in a healthy way using wholesome ingredients.
Traditionally, health was not the objective with these, but today, almost any classic menu item can be given a healthy spin with the right modifications.
However, if you’re in a state of ketosis, how exactly do you enjoy this mini meat pie without breaking your 5% daily carb intake barrier?
After all, the outer crust is made of mostly flour-based pastry.
That’s where we come in, with an alternative version you can enjoy while still hitting those keto lifestyle goals.
With that said, let’s jump straight into some Keto-friendly Jamaican Beef Patty!
Jamaican Beef Patty
- ¼ Cup Beef bone broth
- ½ lb Beef mince
- ½ tbsp Chilli flakes
- ½ tbsp Coarse ground black pepper
- ½ tbsp Coconut flour
- ½ tbsp crushed garlic
- ½ tbsp Cumin
- ½ tbsp Dried thyme
- ½ tbsp Ginger
- Half a diced medium onion
- Large egg
- ¼ tbsp Smoked paprika
- ½ tbsp turmeric
- Dough Ingredients
- 1 pinch salt
- ⅔ cup Almond flour
- 1 oz Cream cheese softened
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- Large egg
- ¾ Cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
- For the filling, fry the beef mince in a skillet over a medium heat setting until lightly browned.
1.For the filling, fry the beef mince in a skillet over a medium heat setting until lightly browned.
2.Add the rest of the ingredients apart from the egg, turmeric, cumin, coconut flour, and stock and cook until a bit tender.
3.Now add the bone broth and flour to the mix.
4.Allow to simmer for about 2 minutes then set aside
5.Now it's time for the dough.
6.Mix the grated mozzarella and almond flour in a microwaveable bowl
7.Add cream cheese to the mix and microwave for 45 sec – 1 minute
8.Sirt the mixture which should now be soft due to melted cheese
9.Microwave for another minute
10.Now add the remaining ingredients and mix.
11.After that, knead the dough into a disc shape
Putting it together
1.Now we’re ready to build the patties
2.Create a large dough rectangle, about ½ an inch thick over some parchment paper.
3.Divide the rectangle into 8 equal pieces
4.In a bowl, mix together the egg, cumin and turmeric powder.
5.Now spoon in some meat mixture into 4 of the dough pieces.
6.Make sure the meat is far enough from the edges so as not to overspill
7.Now place the other four dough pieces with the remaining fore
8.Pinch the edges down with a fork until they are stuck together
9.Now brush the outside of the pies with the egg and spice mix which will turn into a glaze
10.Fry in a lightly greased pan just long enough to bronze the crusts
11.Serve while hot!
These appetizers are a great festive starter. Having the advantage of a low carb version means you can enjoy all the wonderful benefits guilt-free when it comes to keto Jamaican beef patty.
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