Poor mans Wellington

PennyBy Penny  ,   

September 29, 2017

A tasty cheap alternative to a traditional beef Wellington

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 onion finely diced or grated

1 carrot finely diced or grated

1 stick of finely diced celery

2 diced or grated potatoes

3 cloves of minced garlic

olive oil

4 sprigs of thyme

Good handful of frozen peas (optional)

1 egg,

500g very lean minced beef

2-3 very thin pancakes

Puff pastry

Directions

1Gently saute all the veggies, garlic, and the herbs, stirring occasionally, until your vegetables are tender

2This will take about 6-8 minutes.

3Put them into a large bowl and allow them to cool completely.

4 Once they’ve cool add in the beef and peas.

5Heat oven to 180c

6Now get into the bowl with your hands and start kneading everything together,

7Add salt and pepper and half of the beaten egg

8Make sure everything is good and mixed up and evenly mixed

9At this point you could cook the mince mix in foil or a loaf pan for 10 minutes

10Flour a work surface and roll out the puff pastry to a 1/4 inch thickness.

11Shape your beef mixture into a log

12Lay the very thin pancakes onto the pastry

13Put the mince on top finish shaping and brush the edges with the reserved egg.

14Roll it up, tucking the ends brush the sealed pastry log with beaten egg

15Place it on a baking sheet seam down, and lightly brush the top with the remainder of the beaten egg.

16 Bake the Beef Wellington for 45 min to an hour, depending on your oven, until golden and crispy on the outside.

17 Allow the Beef Wellington to cool for about 5 minutes.

18Serve

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25 Reviews

Biddy Harkin

September 29, 2017

Still tasty through lol

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

It’s mince beef in a roll of pastry hence poor mans Wellington but seriously does it matter . You call it what you like but on our website it’s a Poor Mans Wellington. P

Rford J Sandra

September 29, 2017

Feed your family for about £20 a week. So why call it a Wellington?!!!!! It is a pie!!

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

we have always called it mince and onion pie but what is a rose by another name 😀 Claire 😀

Amanda Allen

September 29, 2017

Sounds nice x I think I will try this next week x

Jo Brown

September 29, 2017

That’s why it’s called poor man’s Wellington!

Rford J Sandra

September 29, 2017

Feed your family for about £20 a week. & for me a Wellington is Fillet of beef!!!

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

I don’t know about you but for me a pastie is a single portion this you have a slice of

Biddy Harkin

September 29, 2017

Otherwise known as a pastie.

Jane Myers

September 29, 2017

I wish egg would work on my soggy bottom lol

Jane Myers

September 29, 2017

I wish egg would work on my soggy bottom lol

Vivien Smith

September 29, 2017

No-one wants a soggy bottom! I seem to remember brushing the inside of the pastry with beaten egg to stop soggy bottoms!

Paula Sanders

September 29, 2017

Ian Beasley

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

To help stop a soggy bottom . P

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

Any veg that you like , I don’t think you need potatoes but if I did it would be new . Oh and a nice gravy. P

Frances Munro

September 29, 2017

I going to try this thankyou xxx

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

The pancakes help stop a soggy bottom . P

Lesley Ann Watkin

September 29, 2017

Just curious as to why the recipe says to add pancakes seeing as its being covered in pastry as well.

Anna England-brice

September 29, 2017

Feed your family for about £20 a week. The veg makes its sound better to be honest , only thing I won’t use is so much garlic , what do you serve it with , I’m thinking green sliced beans

Vivien Smith

September 29, 2017

Used to make this year’s ago but without the pancakes. Loved it.

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 29, 2017

You could just use mince and omit the veg but I like to bulk out with veg . For fussy children grate the veg . P

Jade Lote

September 29, 2017

Joanne Emmerson

Anna England-brice

September 29, 2017

This looks good , better than beef Wellington , I’m making this next week

Jen Taylor

September 29, 2017

Tracey Jayne Morris av u seen or tried this?

Jody Fox

September 29, 2017

Laura Spurr x