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Beef Patties with Fried Plantain Chips

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Beef patties are delicious and popular food. They are made with ground beef, spices, and pastry dough, and then baked until golden brown. Beef patties are often served as a snack or an appetizer, but they can also be a meal in themselves.


  • Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup Red Onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger, minced
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • Red hot pepper, minced finely (optional)
  • 1-½ teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil ( better alternative - Refined Organic Coconut Oil )
  • 1 Green Plantain
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Prepared Pie Pastry Dough rounds (store-bought or homemade)
    Look for the frozen Goya Empanada Dough Discs ( in the GOYA section of your store)

To Serve:
Scallions, sliced
Lime Wedges


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add red onions, red pepper ( if using ), ginger, and scallions, Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add curry powder and stir.
  • Add ground beef to a pan and cook it until it is brown and cooked through, which should take about 10 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Peel the green plantain
  • slice the green plantain (lengthwise) thinly.
  • In a small bowl add the egg and whisk.
  • Roll out the pastry dough and use a round cookie cutter to make 4” circles.
  • Put 2 tablespoons of meat filling in the middle of each circle. Close the circles and seal the edges with a fork. Brush them with the beaten egg.
  • Heat up 3 cups of vegetable oil in a deep skillet
  • Fry plantains in hot oil until they are crispy and light brown. Be careful not to let them burn.
  • place on a paper towel to dry and sprinkle with salt while still warm.
  • In the same oil you used to cook the plantain, cook the patties until they are golden brown on both sides. Flipping the patties occasionally, making sure they cook evenly.
  • place cooked patties on a paper towel to dry
  • Repeat with the uncool patties
  • Serve hot beef patties with fresh scallions, lime, and plantain chips.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

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