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Vegan Jamaican beef patties

How to Make Vegan Jamaican Beef Patties

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
These vegan Jamaican beef patties are buttery, turmeric flavored crust pockets filled with spiced ground beef. They're incredibly flavorful and delicious!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6 patties



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, cold and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup water, ice cold

Beef Filling

  • 1 lb beyond meat
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 scotch bonnet, finely minced (Or you can use a jalapeno if you want it less spicy!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter



  • Add the flour, salt, turmeric, and sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly combined.
  • Add in the chunks of butter, coat them in the flour mix, and rub the two together in between your hands until there are no large pieces of butter showing. The final texture should resemble a fine meal.
  • Pour the water into the bowl, and stir until just combined and a dough has formed. Gather it together with your hands and press it into a ball. However, do NOT overwork the dough. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Now, make the beef filling and then see 'How to Assemble and Bake the Patties.'

Beef Filling

  • Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, add in all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the green onions, panko bread crumbs, and butter. Stir well and bring up to a rolling simmer.
  • Once the meat mixture is simmering, turn the heat down slightly, so it's at a medium/medium-low heat. Continue simmering this for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Now, add in the green onions and stir well. Then, gradually add the panko bread crumbs in, about two tablespoons at a time, stirring the entire time. This step should only take about one minute.
  • After all of the panko has been stirred in, add in the vegan butter and stir until well combined. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the filling to cool down completely before assembling the patties.

How to Assemble and Bake the Patties

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour your countertop. Divide the dough into six equal portions. Work with one piece of dough at a time. Wrap the other balls in plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator.
  • Roll the piece of dough into a 6-inch circle, flouring underneath and the top as needed to prevent it from sticking to the countertop.
  • Place 6 tbsp of the filling on the bottom half of the dough, leaving the outer half-inch untouched. Next, take the top of the dough and fold it over the filling to create a half-moon shape and pinch the edges together. Then, using a fork, press the edges of the dough together to seal it shut completely. You may need to dip your fork in flour if it sticks to the dough. Poke the top of the patties three times with a fork to allow steam to escape while they are baking.
  • Using a bench scraper, gently lift the beef patty and place it on a prepared baking sheet. You can fit 3 to 4 patties on one sheet pan. Then, put the pan on the middle oven rack and bake them for 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Hold the other pan of prepared patties in the refrigerator while the first pan is baking.
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