For a taste of the islands, try this homemade flatbread topped with a spicy ground beef mixture, mozzarella , baked to a golden brown, finished off with chopped fresh mangoes and a drizzle of mango habanero sauce. It’s reveal day for Secret Recipe Club, and I was to choose a dish to prepare from The Hobo Kitchen authored by Ellie, originally from Nassau in the Bahamas, but now resides in Hoboken, New Jersey, thus the title of her blog. So many delicious choices, but I finally narrowed it down to one. I was impressed with Ellie’s clever way of using on hand ingredients in which to fashion a meal. The Jamaican Beef Patty Flatbread was the result of a freezer raid of ground beef, frozen flatbreads and green peas. I always have ground beef and green peas, but I also have a great bread machine recipe for dough that I use to make flatbreads, pizza and focaccia. If you aren’t inclined to use the flatbread, you could make the meat mixture into patties, top with melted cheese and serve in a bun or serve it over your choice of rice.
Jamaican Beef Patty Flatbread
Recipe Adapted From
The Hobo Kitchen
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-1/4 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 tablespoons frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 -3/4 cup mozzarella beads or crumbled goat cheese
Mango Habanero sauce, or hot sauce of choice, to drizzle
Chopped fresh mango, for garnish
8 6-inch rounds of bread dough-recipe below
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a frying pan over medium heat, sauté the onion in the olive oil until light golden brown. Add the herbs, spices and garlic to the pan. Cook for one minute. Add the ground beef, stirring frequently until beef is nearly done. Add the bread crumbs, mix well. Add the peas.
Lay the rounds of dough on the parchment paper. Divide the cheese among the rounds of dough, then also divide the ground beef mixture among the rounds of dough. Bake the rounds about 15 minutes, or until bread is done and slightly golden brown. Remove from oven. Drizzle with the mango habanero sauce and finish with the chopped fresh mango. Makes 8 servings.
1-1/2 cups warm water
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup cornmeal or semolina
3-1/2 cups bread flour
2-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons sugar
Place ingredients in the pan of your bread machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your machine. Process on the dough cycle. When finished, remove the dough from the machine to a lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 6 or 7-inch round. Lay dough rounds on parchment lined sheet.
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