Jamaican Beef Turnovers

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2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup lard

4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for the baking sheet

1/3 cup cold water, plus more as needed

1 large egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon stemmed, seeded, and minced Scotch bonnet or habañero chile, or 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chile, or to taste

1/4 cup finely chopped scallion whites

1/2 pound ground beef (85% lean)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs

1/4 cup homemade beef stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup finely chopped scallion greens