Since my parents raise beef cattle, we are always well-stocked with beef. We tend to use a lot of ground beef for all the typical things like hamburgers, meatloaf, meatballs, and chili. That's why I was excited to find this recipe using ground beef with some flavors that don't get on our plates very often.
Jamaican Beef Patties
(I think this came from Good Housekeeping or Better Homes & Gardens but I'm not sure.)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 packages (8 ounces each) crescent dough sheets
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add curry powder; cook 1 minute. Stir in ground beef, thyme, allspice, salt, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, breaking meat apart with a wooden spoon. Stir in broth and bread crumbs; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Unroll crescent dough. Cut each piece crosswise into 3 (8 x 4-inch) pieces, for a total of 6. Roll each piece out slightly. Place 1/2 cup filling on on half of the piece. Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges to seal, using a fork. Transfer to a large baking sheet and brush with a little of the egg. Repeat with all the pieces of dough.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.