Haitian Beef Patties are a very popular street food in Haiti. They are a must when trying any Haitian food and are a lot of fun to make. In Haiti, they make the dough for Beef Patties from scratch, but I cut some corners and used puff pastry instead. Haitian Beef Patties are both light, flakey, and full of flavor. What I like most about them is that you can fill them with your meat of choice. Haitian Beef Patties can be made with ground beef, turkey, pork, chicken, salt fish, or conch. There’s also no “wrong” way to season your filling. Just season the filling the way you normally would when making any other dish.
- Pepperidge Farm 2 Puff Pastry
- ¼ Pound of Ground Beef
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Red Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Green Pepper
- 2 Tbsp White Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
- 2 Sprigs of Cilantro Leaf
- ½ Teaspoon Epis (optional)
- 1 Tsp Tomato Paste
- Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- Mrs. Dash Garlic and Onion Seasoning
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
For the Puff Pastry
Follow the directions on the box. Thaw for 40 minutes or microwave for 15 seconds on each side. The dough should be cold to work with and not doughy.
For the Filling
- Chop the red pepper, green pepper, and white onion
- Heat your pan to medium/high heat
- Add the olive oil and garlic to your pan
- After a few minutes add the chopped red and green pepper, and onion to your pan
- Add the meat and cook for several minutes
- Add the cilantro leaves, epis and tomato paste
- Add salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash seasonings
- Stir and continue to cook until your liking
- Taste the filling so you can adjust your seasoning
- Once the meat is finished cooking allow it to come to room temperature before adding it to your pastry (I usually make my meat the night before and give it a quick 30-45 second microwave before adding it to my pastry).
- While the meat is cooling unroll the pastry and cut it into 3 pieces. (Follow the lines that are on the pastry).
- Then cut each of the 3 pieces in half
- Place a little more than a tablespoon in the center of each patty and fold over
- Take the time to make sure you seal the surrounding edges together so none of the filling comes out while it is baking
- Once folded spray your baking dish very lightly with oil and add the patties to your dish
- Whisk one egg and 2 tbsp of milk together and coat the tops of the patties
- Place in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
- Let cool for several minutes before eating
If you want to warm these up I suggest doing so in the oven, an air fryer, or your toaster oven. Microwaving them will leave them soggy.