Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Chesapeake, Virginia

Spicy Jamaican Meat Pies with Island Salsa

Ground beef wrapped in crescents gets all spiced up, Jamaican style.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Meat Pies

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
jalapeño chile, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
teaspoons curry powder
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salt to taste
1/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/4
cup water
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet

Salsa

1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
can (15.25 oz) tropical mixed fruit, coarsely chopped, drained and 1 tablespoon liquid reserved
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion, chile and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Add curry powder, thyme, turmeric, pepper, ground red pepper and salt; mix well. Add bread crumbs and water; stir until thickened.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll dough; cut into a total of 8 rectangles.
  • 3 Place 2 heaping tablespoons meat mixture on long half of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix salsa ingredients. Serve with meat pies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion, chile and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Add curry powder, thyme, turmeric, pepper, ground red pepper and salt; mix well. Add bread crumbs and water; stir until thickened.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll dough; cut into a total of 8 rectangles.
  • 3 Place 2 heaping tablespoons meat mixture on long half of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix salsa ingredients. Serve with meat pies.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
770
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
38%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
7g
7%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1520mg
1520%;
Total Carbohydrate
79g
79%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.