Delicious Beef Broccoli Wellington Recipe – A Gourmet Treat

Edging towards the decadent and savory, the Beef Broccoli Wellington Recipe is a British culinary marvel wrapped in a crispy pastry shell that delights and satisfies with its flavorful goodness. This recipe offers an imaginative twist on the traditional beef wellington by kicking it up a notch with broccoli— adding texture, fiber, minerals, and vitamins to a tasty meal. With its layers of succulent ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese, velvety sour cream, sweet onion chunks, and fresh broccoli florets, all nestled within a flaky puff pastry crust and baked to perfection, this dish is sure to impress family and friends at any dinner table or special event. Once you take the first bite of this dish, you’ll be hooked on its rich flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures. Let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beef Broccoli Wellington
Beef Broccoli Wellington

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I am thrilled to share with you this amazing beef broccoli Wellington recipe. One of the reasons why you’ll love this dish is that it’s a timeless classic that combines the rich, savory taste of ground beef with the wholesome goodness of fresh broccoli.

What makes this dish so delicious is that it’s enveloped in a flaky and buttery pastry crust that provides an incredible texture that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The mixture of cheeses used in this recipe elevates the flavors to another level, combining mozzarella cheese with cheddar cheese creates a rich tanginess that blends perfectly with the beef and broccoli.

The combination of sour cream, salt, and pepper adds a level of creaminess to the filling while balancing out the freshness of the vegetables. This recipe provides a savory feast suitable for any dinner occasion worth treasuring.

This beef broccoli Wellington recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, standing as one of Britain’s most cherished recipes due to its unique blend of flavors and textures. As you take those first bites into this classic British meal on a cold evening, you’ll experience comfort and warmth like no other.

Whether you’re new to British cuisine or seeking to add a twist to your weekly home dinners, this recipe will guarantee to be love at first bite. Try it today, and soon you too will feel its timeless appeal.

Ingredient List

 Deliciously flaky pastry wrapped around a juicy beef and broccoli filling.
Deliciously flaky pastry wrapped around a juicy beef and broccoli filling.

To make this Beef Broccoli Wellington recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, microwaved per package directions
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the pastry:

  • Puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk

Note: You can also add other ingredients like mushrooms or cheddar cheese to enhance the flavor. Adjust the amounts based on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

Preparing the Beef Broccoli Wellington

Preheat Oven

Before anything else, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. This is important so that the Beef Broccoli Wellington can cook perfectly without getting burned.

Brown the Meat

First, take a medium skillet and put it over medium heat. Add 1 lb of ground beef and sauté until it becomes browner but not crispy or dry. After browning, let the meat drain well. You can also rinse it with cold water and strain it.

Saute Onion and Mushrooms

Next, add 1 cup of chopped onion and 1 cup of chopped mushrooms into the same skillet together with the cooked beef just now. Saute for a minute or two to avoid charring but still achieving a soft texture.

Add Broccoli

While stirring the onions, you can start adding in 2 cups of frozen chopped broccoli (or freshly cut) into your skillet. Mix well for about 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

Seasonings and Cheese

Afterwards, add in 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Assemble Wellingtons

On your worktable, loosen up one sheet of puff pastry dough (10 oz). Cut to desired size if necessary. Scoop a few tablespoons of the Beef Broccoli mixture onto one side of folded pastry (choose which side would create a prettier finish after folding), leaving some space on each edge. Seal periphery edges by pressing them together or using a fork to pinch off any remaining gaps where air might escape while baking.

Once it’s fully sealed, brush an egg wash onto your mini Beef Broccoli Wellington casserole. Use any thin-bristled brush for better glazing results. Place on an ungreased baking sheet in oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Alternative Options

For those looking to switch it up, you can use Beef Tenderloin or Fillet Mignon instead of ground beef to get more of a deluxe taste. Or you can try using other pastry items such as Crescent Rolls for a lighter, less flakey option.

Enjoy Your Beef Broccoli Wellington

Once the Beef Broccoli Wellington is done cooking, carefully remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Your guests will be delighted with this flavor-packed appetizer or entree.

Substitutions and Variations

 Savory bites of tender meat flavored with hearty broccoli and spices.
Savory bites of tender meat flavored with hearty broccoli and spices.

If you’re feeling creative, there are many ways to switch up this Beef Broccoli Wellington recipe. Here are some suggestions:

– Swap out the ground beef for another protein option such as mini beef tenderloin, filet mignon, or even shredded chicken.

– Use crescent rolls or puff pastry instead of traditional Wellington dough for a more buttery and flaky crust.

– For a vegetarian version, swap out the ground beef for grilled portobello mushrooms or sauteed tempeh.

– Add some extra veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, or carrots to the mix for added nutrition and flavor.

– Mix up the cheeses: sub in cheddar cheese, feta cheese or goat cheese instead of mozzarella cheese if you prefer.

– Make a broccoli casserole variation: Simply add more chopped broccoli florets and bake in a casserole dish – perfect for buffet-style dinners!

– If you want a lighter version of this recipe, try using fat-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream or cutting down on the amount of cheese used.

Keep in mind that these substitutions will affect the flavors and textures of the final result so experiment with each variation until you create your favorite rendition of this classic dish.

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving and pairing the Beef Broccoli Wellington, there are plenty of options to choose from. This flavorful dish makes a perfect centerpiece for special occasions or weeknight dinners. I love to serve this dish with a side salad or roasted vegetables to balance out the richness of the pastry and cheese.

For a filling meal, pair this beef wellington with mashed potatoes or sweet potato fries. You can also serve it with roasted root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, or beets. When it comes to wine pairing, bold red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec complement the richness and bold flavors of the dish.

If you have any leftovers, don’t worry because they can be easily reheated in the oven for a quick and delicious meal. Alternatively, you can also use them as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. The versatility of this dish is truly amazing.

No matter how you serve it or what you pair it with, the Beef Broccoli Wellington is sure to impress both family and guests alike with its delicious flavors and beautiful presentation.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Each slice exudes an inviting aroma of freshly baked pastry and savory beef.
Each slice exudes an inviting aroma of freshly baked pastry and savory beef.

In my experience, it’s always a good idea to make some extra of this beef broccoli wellington recipe for later. The good news is, this recipe can be made ahead and reheated without ruining its flavors!

To make and store it ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions until the step where the puff pastry covers the beef mixture. Instead of baking it right away, you can cover it tightly with cling film (plastic wrap) and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. You can also freeze it for up to 2-3 months. If you choose to freeze it, make sure to wrap it first with cling film, then with aluminum foil for added protection.

When you’re ready to bake, remove the cling film and transfer the wellington onto a baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius), and once it’s hot enough, pop the pastry-covered beef mixture into the oven.

For best results when reheating, I would suggest gently reheating in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) until heated through. This will help keep the puff pastry nice and crisp while warming up the beef filling.

And there you have it – a delicious beef broccoli wellington recipe that can be enjoyed any time!

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you are ready to prepare the Beef Broccoli Wellington recipe, it’s essential to know some tips to make it perfect. Here are some recommendations to ensure that your dish is a success.

Firstly, make sure you drain the ground beef and broccoli thoroughly. Any excess water will interfere with the texture of the puff pastry and prevent it from cooking evenly. You can use a strainer to ensure that all the liquids are removed.

Another tip is to let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature before starting the recipe. This will help prevent cracks in the dough and ensure it bakes correctly.

It’s also essential to mix well the broccoli cheese mixture, which includes shredded mozzarella cheese, sour cream, chopped onion, and chopped broccoli. Be sure that everything is mixed evenly as this will enhance the flavor of your dish.

When making the pastry for the Beef Wellington recipe or even when using crescent rolls, be sure not to overwork the dough. Over-working will result in tough dough and will not bake evenly.

Lastly, when baking in an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, much like you would have done with any casserole dishes or related dinner recipes, make sure you rotate your dish halfway through cooking to avoid hot pockets occurring which results in uneven cooking of your dish leading burnt or overcooked portions of your masterpiece.

If you follow these tips, your Beef Broccoli Wellington Recipe is sure to turn out great!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Beef Broccoli Wellington recipe is a delightful twist on the classic Beef Wellington. It’s easy to prepare, making it perfect for a cozy dinner at home or a special occasion with guests. With its combination of savory ground beef, fresh broccoli, and delicious cheese, this recipe is guaranteed to wow your taste buds.

Don’t be afraid to make this recipe your own by adding your own personal touches to it. Whether it’s using different cheeses or modifying the cooking time, there’s always room for customization with this versatile dish.

So go ahead and give this Beef Broccoli Wellington recipe a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Impress your family and friends with this mouth-watering dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Beef Broccoli Wellington

Beef Broccoli Wellington Recipe

This is a absolutely great tasting dish--easy to make. Sub for those on diets.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cheese, Easy, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Poultry, Vegetable
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Calories 926.8kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef (sub ground turkey)
  • 1 lb fresh broccoli
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese (sub fat free) or 4 ounces cheddar cheese (sub fat free)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (sub fat free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages crescent rolls (sub reduced fat rolls)


  • Brown ground beef or turkey and drain.
  • Add cut up broccoli, cheese (mozzarella for beef, cheddar for turkey), onion, sour cream, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out one package of c resent rolls on a ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Add filling.
  • Roll out the other package of crescent rolls on top of mixture, pinching the sides so mixture stays inside.
  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes.
  • This is one of my all time favorites. I really love the turkey and cheddar one. I sub fat-free when ever I can.


Serving: 220g | Calories: 926.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 99.7g | Protein: 51.5g | Fat: 38.8g | Saturated Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 168.9mg | Sodium: 1097.1mg | Fiber: 21.4g | Sugar: 13.2g

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