When you're playing outdoor games and need a snack, these beef patties do just the trick. These handheld pastries are stuffed with savory ground beef and spices for a flavorful kick found even in the dough. It's also a good after-party snack for when you are craving a little more.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup water


  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten


Step 1: Preheat Pizzello oven to 400℉ (200℃). 

Step 2: Prepare pastry: Combine flour, curry powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in margarine and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Shape dough into a log and cut it into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle (approximately 1/8-inch thick) on a lightly floured surface; set aside.

Step 3: Prepare filling: Melt margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion until soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in ground beef; season with curry powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until beef is evenly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in beef broth and bread crumbs. Simmer until liquid is absorbed; remove from heat.

Step 4: Spoon equal amounts of filling onto each pastry circle. Fold over and press edges together, making a half-circle. Use the back of a fork to seal edges, then brush tops with beaten egg. Place pastries on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.