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Vegan Jamaican Beef Patties

One of the most iconic Jamaican foods you can eat.

As a kid I ate these all the time with a refreshing champagne cola. Very nostalgic for me but y’all know I had to put my vegan twist on it!

This is an intermediate recipe that is a bit of a challenge but still one anyone can learn.

Serving Size

Serves 5 people

Double Recipe for more servings

Cooking Time

Prep 30 minutes

Cook 15 mins


1/2 cup of diced yellow onions

1/4 cup of chopped garlic

8 cups of walnuts finely chopped

4 tablespoons of jerk seasoning/paste

sprinkle of black pepper, paprika, sea salt

1 pack of empanada doughs

1.5 liters of grape seed oil (about a bottle & half)

1 cup of ap flour


1. Soak walnuts in hot water for 30 minutes.

2. Drain off water from walnuts & rough chop into fine pieces or blend them.

3. Sauté onions & garlic in a hot sauté pan with oil. Cook until veggies are soft.

4. Add the walnut meat & the jerk paste,

5. Cook on medium heat & mix everything well.

6. Add seasonings at the end once walnut meat is cooked.

7. Pour the grapeseed oil into a pot & turn on fire to high.

8. Spread some flour on a flat surface.

9. Lightly dip the empanada doughs in the flour.

10. Add the walnut meat to the doughs, fold over in half press with a fork on the edges to seal it.

11. Brush with melted butter.

12. Fry until golden brown about 2-3 mins.

13. Drain on paper towel & let cool.

14. Eat & enjoy!

This is the recipe I used to make these fire Jamaican Beef Patties. Super tasty definitely add this to your rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

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