West Indian Beef Patties

Spicy beef mince with turmeric, thyme, pepper and encased in pastry

Serves 4 (Estimated) Rating 4 (1-5)

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 40 Minutes

A drop of vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 medium garlic cloves, crushed
250g lean beef mince
1 potato, cut into 1cm cubes
2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon tomato purée
A few thyme sprigs
200 ml Water
2-3 tablespoon hot West Indian pepper sauce
500g shortcrust pastry
1 medium egg, beaten
So heat the oil in a pan.
Add the onion and cook for 5 mins.
Now add the garlic and beef, turn up the heat and cook until the meat is evenly browned.
Add the potato, half the turmeric, the purée and thyme.
Also add 200ml water.
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Now remove the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the hot pepper sauce, removed from heat and leave to cool.
Meanwhile heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
Roll out the pastry and cut out 6 x 15cm circles.
When cool divide the mince between the circles, piling it up on one side.
Mix the egg with the remaining turmeric.
Brush around the edge of each circle.
Then fold over and use a fork to seal the edges.
Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
Brush with a little more egg.
Now bake for 20-25 minutes.