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Poor Man's Beef Wellington


Learn how to cook beef Wellington on a budget with this recipe for Poor Man's Beef Wellington. This beef wellington easy recipe uses ground beef instead of tenderloin and has a crescent roll crust. Add broccoli and you've got a meal fit for a king!

Serves: 6

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (9-ounces) cut broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (8-ounces) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • poppy seeds (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In medium skillet, brown meat; drain well. Add broccoli, cheese, onion, sour cream, salt, and pepper; mix well. Simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Separate dough into 4 long rectangles. On ungreased cookie sheet, overlap long sides of 2 rectangles 1/2 inch. Firmly press edges and perforations to seal.
  4. Press or roll to form a 13 x 7-inch rectangle. Spoon half of mixture onto dough lengthwise. Bring long edges of dough rectangle over filling, overlapping edges slightly; pinch edge and ends to seal. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. Brush with egg; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until deep golden brown.

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Oct 25, 2013

My Poor Man's Beef Wellington is a meatloaf shaped in a mound on a flat baking sheet, baked till almost done, then drape Crescent Roll dough over it decoratively, covering it completely, and continue baking till the dough is nicely browned. Sliced and served with brown gravy, it's to die for.


Aug 5, 2013

I chop up the broccoli as well so there isn't huge chucks and sauted my onions a little longer because I like mine. Other then that I added a little salt pepper and garlic salt to the meat and it came out excellent. Super easy and will defiantly make again. Although ill probably add more cheese just because we are cheese fanatics. Maybe even small chucks of cream cheese! Served it with potatoes!


4 Ratings

Jun 26, 2013

I've checked out a few recipes on this site, and have to wonder about the frozen broccoli. I guess I'm more a fresh fruit and veggie person.


Dec 31, 2011

I've made this recipe for years....definitely a family favorite! Make sure you chop up the broccoli fairly you don't have big chunks of it. Also, it's fine if you don't use the egg and poppy seeds on the crust. Very Good, Easy Meal!


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