One of my all time favorite dishes to make is the Beef wellington. Easy to make, incredibly filling and very, very tasty!
We often have this on a Sunday if we don’t have the time or patience to make a traditional Sunday roast. It’s also a great recipe to make if you have guests over.
- 1 Onion
- 1 whole Carrot
- 1 stalk Celery
- 1 whole Medium Sized Potato
- 4 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, Leaves Picked And Chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 500g minced Beef
- 1 teaspoon of Salt And Pepper
- 1 whole Large Egg, Lightly Beaten
- 500g ready made Puff Pastry (I use Jus-Rol and no it isn’t cheating)
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees
Peel then chop the onion, carrot and potato into one centimeter cubes. Also chop celery into one centimeter cubes.
Place all vegetables and rosemary leaves into a frying pan with olive oil. Over medium heat, fry and stir for about 8 minutes or until vegetables soften and color. Add the garlic in the last minute.
Place the vegetables into large bowl and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Add the minced beef into the bowl the vegetables. Add salt and pepper and half the beaten egg. Be prepared to get stuck in and mix the entire contents of the bowl together!
Roll out pastry to the size of a small tea towel. Place the mince mix along one long side, in a sausage like shape. Brush edges of the pastry with egg and roll pastry to cover the mince completely. Make sure that you squeeze ends together.
Put the roll onto a baking tray and brush with remaining egg. Bake for an hour until golden brown!
What you should end up with is something that looks like this:
What to serve it with?
I personally love to serve mine with some creamy mash potato which my wife hates and says you cant double carb in one meal but I disagree! For me there is nothing better than beef wellington, mash and gravy!
If you don’t want to ‘double carb’ you can simply serve with vegetables and gravy.