Beef Wellington with mince and caramelized vegetables

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Beef Wellington is one very intimidating recipe. It always looks amazing with its golden flaky crust and succulent meat inside. If you can achieve that you are a pro! I have never tried to make Beef Wellington before, but I found this recipe in “Ministry of Food” by Jamie Oliver and decided to give it a go. It is easy and I mean it! You saute the veggies add them to the mince, roll in the dough and bake for an hour. Yes, that easy. With hyper active baby crawling around the house and trying to eat everything on her way, this is a good option if you want to impress your guests for dinner. Serve it with big jug of gravy and HP sauce and it`s a winner.

Ingredients:

1 medium onion
1 sweet potato
1 stick of celery
1 potato
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves picked and chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten
500 g good quality minced beef
salt and pepper to taste
500 g puff pastry

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180 C.
Peel and chop the onion, sweet potato, celery and potato into one centimeter cubes.
Place all vegetables and rosemary leaves into a frying pan with olive oil. Fry and stir for about 10 minutes or until vegetables soften and color. Add a spoon of HP sauce.
Put vegetables into large bowl and add the minced beef  with salt and pepper and half the egg. Mix well together.
Roll out pastry to size of small tea towel.
Place mince mix along one long side, in sausage shape.
Brush edges of pastry with egg and roll pastry to cover mince completely. Squeeze ends together.
Put onto baking tray, brush with remaining egg. Bake for an hour until golden. Slice and serve with gravy and more HP sauce.

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