Haitian Patties (Pate)

Haitian pate (Haitian Beef Patty) from haitiancooking.comHaitian beef patty from haitiancooking.comHaitian Pate process from haitiancooking.comHow to make Haitian pate (Haitian Beef patty)Haitian Pate ingredients from haitiancooking.com
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m

The beef patty is a favorite through out the Caribbean. Originally a product of colonialism introduced by the English in various parts of the Caribbean, each country has developed there own version of the patty. Haitian Patties are the quintessential street food in Haiti. The pastry typically contains various meats such as beef, chicken, pork and fish. Haitian patties are also served as appetizers at various events and is a must have when trying out Haitian food. Instead of doing it the old fashion way where you create your own dough and making a huge mess, here is an easier and quicker option.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ scotch bonnet pepper Minced (Optional)
  • 1 tsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 package (2 sheets) Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
  • ¼ cup of Haitian Seasoning Base (Epis)
  • 1 tsp vinegar


Step 1

Begin by setting the puff pastry sheets aside to thaw Approximately 30 minutes from freezer.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix the meat, Haitian Seasoning Base (Epis), Adobo seasoning, and vinegar.

Step 3

In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the oil on medium high heat and brown the meat for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the tomato paste and minced scotch bonnet pepper mix thoroughly and reduce heat.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 6

Unfold the defrosted puff pastry sheets onto a counter dusted with flour and use a rolling pin to flatten out the sheet.

Step 7

Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the sheet into 3 long strips then cut it in half to make 6 rectangles.

Step 8

Wet the bottom sides of the rectangle, add about 1 tbs of the meat to the center of that side and fold the other half over. Use your finer or a fork to close the corners firmly.

Step 9

Place the uncooked patty onto a baking sheet and repeat the process for the reset of the meat.

Step 10

In a small bowl, create an egg wash by mixing the egg and 1 tbs of water.

Step 11

Brush the top of each pastry with the egg wash.

Step 12

Place the patties in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.

Step 13

Remove the patties from the oven and serve warm.

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Comments (12)

  1. posted by marie on March 10, 2014

    I LOOOOVE haitian parties!!!! Can’t wait to try this!

  2. posted by tina on March 12, 2014

    Can the epis be substituted for something else?

    • posted by HaitianCooking on March 18, 2014

      Yes. 1 – 2 cubes of Maggie. The flavor will be close but not as good as with fresh epis.

      • posted by Evemicha on June 28, 2016

        Yes, it could be substitutes with anything you want to put in it. Is like the ingredient you are going to put in your good.

  3. posted by Yazmin Jazelle on April 8, 2014

    My boyfriend is Haitian and i know he’s gonna be shocked when i make this for him. We’re on a diet though so i have to wait until monday (cheat day lol) thanks for this!

  4. posted by Merlline on August 19, 2014

    That’s very a smart, quick and easy way to make the pate! So what’s the recipe for Haitian pastry dough?

  5. posted by alyssa2cutiepie313 on March 12, 2015

    i’m going to use this for international day

  6. posted by Jimmy on February 12, 2016

    In the copilmcated world we live in, it’s good to find simple solutions.

  7. posted by grace on March 6, 2016

    How much vinegar ?

    • posted by HaitianCooking on June 8, 2016

      1 tsp of vinegar.

  8. posted by Jennifer on January 1, 2017

    Easy and delicious recipe! My husband and I had it with our soup joumou. I used chicken instead of beef. So glad I found this site! Will be making more Haitian recipes from here. Happy Haitian Independence Day!

  9. posted by Josette on January 7, 2018

    Real Haitian patties are made with real puff pastry dough…


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