These Mini Roast Beef Wellington Bites are a super easy and impressive appetizer that is perfectly paired with a healthier horseradish dipping sauce.
This post is sponsored in partnership with The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. I was compensated for my time.
What words come to mind when I say Beef Wellington?
Difficult? Impressive? Overwhelming? Expensive? Imma go with the default of d.) all the above, final answer.
You know the million dollar answer? BITE SIZED.
I don’t tell you much around these parts, but I love roast beef. So much so that it was an almost weekly ritual that my friend Ashley and I would hit up the local sub shop for a roast beef sub – light mayo, extra pickles, and lettuce for our entire high school careers. I may not clock in 4 subs a month now, but my heart still has a reserved spot dedicated to roast beef.
Did you know roast beef is actually a processed meat? I know, “dietitian” and “processed meat” don’t exactly come up in the same sentence too often, but if you saw my Instagram post on “processed” foods, you may know how I feel about the word.
The word processed simply means prepared. A LOT of foods are processed before it gets to your plate. Washed greens, chopped veggies, rolled oats, and of course meats. That includes processes like cutting, chopping, grinding, seasoning, and cooking. In fact, all meats actually need to be processed before we can even enjoy it.
If Mr. Rob was writing this, he’d tell you all about the history behind prepared meats, and probably tell you about the podcast he just listened to about it. I’ll give you the abstract version, and tell you that they’ve been around for centuries, and across different cultures as a means of preserving foods before refrigeration. Why do you think we love salty meats so much?!
Case in point, if you like prepared meats as much as my 4 sub-club roast beef lovin’ self, you should enjoy them, and know they are just as much foods as kale and quinoa.
My inner 16 year old may be heartbroken, but I think Roast Beef Wellington may be my new favorite way to enjoy it. It’s kind of hard NOT to love something wrapped in flaky pastry though.
Money Saving Tips for these Roast Beef Wellington Bites:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing bigger containers of items like the Greek yogurt and mayo is more cost effective most of the time when compared to the smaller sizes.
- Shop the sales. Do you always gravitate to the same deli meats and cheeses? Check out the sales! Opt for whichever brand is on sale that week to maximize savings.
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These Roast Beef Wellington Bites are an easy yet impressive appetizer recipe for any get together. You have to try with this healthier horseradish dip!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
- 9 slices (about ½ lb) deli roast beef, cut in half
- 5 slices (about ¼ lb) swiss cheese, cut in half
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup prepared horseradish
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat.
- Add mushrooms and cook for 8-10 minutes, until softened and browned.
- While mushrooms are cooking, remove puff pastry from freezer, and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray, and set aside.
- Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 even squares.
- In a medium bowl, mix together greek yogurt, mayonnaise, horseradish, and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add 9 puff pastry squares to each prepared baking sheet, and add ½ tablespoon of mushrooms to the middle of each square.
- Roll each piece of roast beef into a bite-size shape, and add on top of mushrooms.
- Top with a piece of swiss cheese.
- Wet finger tips with water, and fold corners of each puff pastry square into the middle to form a circle.
- Place each pastry with folds facing down on baking sheet.
- Pierce each with a fork, and lightly brush with olive oil.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve warm or room temperature with prepared dipping sauce.
- Category: appetizer
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: English
- Serving Size: 1 bite + 1 T dipping sauce
- Calories: 232
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 276
- Fat: 16
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 13
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 14
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 8
- Cholesterol: 16
Keywords: roast beef, wellington, puff pastry, horseradish, appetizer, entertaining, party
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