PREP TIME: 30 MINS | COOK TIME: 35 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 5 MINS | SERVINGS: 8
This easier and less expensive version of the popular Ground Beef Wellington is your perfect-budget-friendly meal that’s excellent for any special occasion. It’s incredibly delicious, decadent, and best serve with mushroom gravy for that easy special dinner at home!
1 ½ lb. ground beef
8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms
2 eggs beaten
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp dried parsley (or fresh)
1 tbsp cream (or milk)
1 small onion chopped fine
4 cloves garlic minced
½ c. red wine or grape juice
1 tsp fresh basil
1 tsp salt
2 sheets puff pastry (thawed according to the pkg)
salt and pepper, to taste
4 tbsp saltine crackers or bread crumbs, crushed
mozzarella cheese, optional
How to make easy Ground Beef Wellington
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Combine the eggs, ground beef, saltine crackers or bread crumbs, dried parsley, salt, and cream or milk until well blended. Set aside.
Step 3: Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and mushrooms to the pan and cook over medium-high heat until the mushrooms’ sweat and onions are clear.
Step 4: Adjust the heat to medium, then add the garlic, red wine, and basil.
Step 5: Adjust the heat to high and continue cooking until the liquid has reduced, then take the pan off the heat. Let the mushroom mixture cool.
Step 6: Lightly oil a baking pan or cookie sheet.
Step 7: Lay the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, then cut the sheets into 4 squares. Across each square, spread the mushroom mixture and top with a thin layer of mozzarella cheese. Shape half cup of meat mixture into flattened balls and put it on top of the cheese.
Step 8: Over the meat, pull the corners, then pinch the edges to seal.
Step 9: On the prepared cookie sheet, place the bundles, seam-side down. On top of the bundles, cut small slits and brush the tops with beaten egg or cream.
Step 10: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and the meat is completely cooked. Remove from the oven and serve the ground beef Wellington with brown gravy. Enjoy!
For extra flavour, I love adding a half cup of red wine to the gravy.
Calories: 670kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 634mg, Potassium: 472mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 4.1mg