Jamaican Beef Patties

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.

It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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8 oz ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 Scotch bonnet (habanero) chili pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 tsp hot or mild curry powder
1 Knorr beef flavor bouillon cube, crumbled
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup water
1 package (14 oz) frozen empanada discos con color (orange color), thawed
Vegetable oil for frying


Cook first 4 ingredients in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add water, bread crumbs and Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon Cube and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed let cool.

Roll out discos slightly on a lightly floured surface. Spoon a scant 2 tablespoons beef mixture into center. Fold each in half, pressing out air bubbles. Moisten edges with water and seal tightly with a fork.

Heat oil to 350°F in a deep medium skillet. Cook patties, a few at a time, about 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once drain on paper towels.

Serves 10.

From letsmakeknorr.com