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Poor Man's Beef Wellington Recipe

easy Ground Beef Wellington Recipe

this version of the classic Beef Wellington uses ground beef for a less expensive and easier version. Perfect for a budget-friendly, special meal!
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CourseMain Course
Keywordbeef wellington, ground beef
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings8 servings


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons saltine crackers or bread crumbs, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley fresh works best, if you have it!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream milk works fine, as well.
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms
  • ½ cup red wine or grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon basil fresh works best, if you can.
  • mozzarella cheese optional
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thaw out according to the pkg
  • salt and pepper, to taste.


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix the first 6 ingredients together well. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan melt the butter. Add minced onion and mushrooms.
  • Cook on medium high heat until mushrooms sweat and onions are translucent.
  • Turn the heat down to medium while you add the garlic, red wine, and basil.
  • Turn the heat back up to high and continue to cook until the liquid is reduced. Remove from heat. Cool.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet or baking pan.
  • On a lightly floured surface lay out the pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 4 squares
  • Spread mushroom mixture across each square. Top with thin layer of mozzarella cheese
  • Put ½ cup of meat mixture (formed into flattened balls) on top.
  • Pull corners up over meat and pinch edges together. (don’t worry if this is tricky, it is for everyone…it isn’t just you!)
  • Put the bundles on a cookie sheet with seam side down. Cut small slits on top and brush the tops with cream or beaten egg.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes (at 400 degrees) or until golden brown and meat is cooked through.
  • Serve with brown gravy



(I like to add ½ cup of red wine to the gravy, it adds so much to the flavor of this recipe!)


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