This recipe has been sitting in my drafts for 1 month. I have no idea why I haven’t posted it as yet, but today is the day! To all of my readers who have requested this recipe, I apologize for my laziness. This recipe completes the trio of guyanese pastries, which are cheese roll, pine tarts and beef patty. This is a great entertaining recipe and always one of the first things to go whenever it is served. Its best described as well seasoned ground beef wrapped up in a savory pastry crust.
Guyanese Style Beef Patty
1 lb ground beef
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 scallion, chopped
1 tsp black pepper
5 sprig thyme
salt to taste
On a medium fire heat 2 tsp of canola oil. Saute onions and garlic until tender, add meat, thyme, black pepper, salt. Cook for about 5 mins stirring to make sure meat doesn’t clump. Add scallion and cook for 2 mins. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Roll pastry on a well floured surface and cut into 4 inch circles. Place pastry circle in tartlet pan. Dough should come all the way up the sides. Place enough beef mixture to fill. Cover with a 4 inch circle of pastry and press edges together with a fork. Brush tops with egg wash, prick with a fork and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.