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Inside-out Beef Wellington Bites

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Ingredients

  • 1 package puff pastry
  • thawed
  • 1 egg
  • beaten
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 10 oz mushrooms
  • finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely diced shallots
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound flank steak
  • coarse salt

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Heat oven to 400F. On a lightly floured surface, toll out 1 puff pastry sheet to 10x10 inches. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, punch out 25 circles. brush each with beaten egg. Place on a cookie sheet, evenly spaced, and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with second pastry sheet. Set baked rounds aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, and thyme. Cook for 15 minutes or until liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Meanwhile, season steak with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and remaining 1/8 pepper. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook steak 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 130F. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Slice into thin bite-size pieces.

Step 4

To Assemble: Place a bit of mushroom and a piece of steak on each round. Garnish with fresh thyme and a pinch of coarse salt.

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Ingredients

Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water

 Filling:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

 Method

  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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