Beef Wellington Bites Beef Wellington Bites

Beef Wellington Bites Image by: Jodi Pudge Author: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

We've transformed the classic French beef-and–puff pastry entrée into bite-size morsels that pack all the flavours of the namesake dish. Enjoy any leftover pâté spread onto fresh baguette slices.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (227 g) cremini mushrooms
  • 1 shallot , halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 350 g lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 sheets (450 g pkg) frozen butter puff pastry , thawed
  • 1/3 cup chicken liver pâté, pork liver pâté or duck liver pâté
  • 1 egg

Method

In food processor, pulse together mushrooms, shallot and garlic until finely chopped.

In nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; cook mushroom mixture, stirring occasionally, until shallot is softened, about 4 minutes. Add beef, 1/2 tsp of the thyme, the salt and pepper; cook, breaking up beef with spoon, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Pour in wine; cook, stirring, until almost no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Scrape into bowl; refrigerate until lukewarm, about 30 minutes.

On work surface, unroll 1 sheet of the pastry; cut into 16 squares. Press 1 square into bottom and up side of each of 16 mini muffin pan wells, leaving overhang. Repeat with remaining pastry. Spoon 1 tbsp of the beef mixture into each; top with pâté. Fold overhang over top of filling.

Whisk egg with 1 tbsp water; lightly brush over pastry. Sprinkle with remaining thyme. Bake in 425°F oven until golden, about 14 minutes. Run tip of knife around edges of pastry to release from pans. Serve warm.

Makes about 18 pieces.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 108 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 105
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 74 mg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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