Asian Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry & Noodles

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Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

These Teriyaki Meatballs are sweet, salty, tangy, and so incredibly moist and addictive.  The garlic, ginger, scallion, red bell pepper, and soy sauce all infuse the meatballs with the most amazing flavor.  Combined with a simple Garlic & Ginger Soy Veggie Stir Fry and served over rice noodles, it’s a perfect family dinner.  Drizzle over or dip the meatballs in the tangy Teriyaki mustard sauce and they burst with even more flavor.

 

 

Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Getting Kids to Try New Flavors

It can be hard to get kids to try new flavors.  But sometimes using familiar foods to introduce new flavors works wonders.  Enter meatballs!  What kid doesn’t like a good meatball, right?  I encourage you to experiment with different flavors and sauces.  I have tried sweet & sour, apple, chipotle, and other flavors, but these Asian meatballs are a favorite because they are unexpected, fun, and just plain delicious!

Here are some other Meatball recipes you can try at home for dinner!

Chopsticks with bite of Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, I used a mini food processor for the ingredients for the meatballs. 

For the stir fry, I used my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!.

Lastly, you will also need a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11) for baking the meatballs.

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR TERIYAKI MEATBALLS DINNER 

You are busy, so these are the steps you can do a day or two in advance to prepare food ahead!  (See the recipe below for more details)

In terms of Prepping ahead, you can make the meatballs and store them raw for a day or two in the fridge or freeze them raw up to 3 months ahead!  You can prep the veggies and make the Teriyaki Mustard Dipping Sauce 1-4 days in advance.  

Let’s start with the veggies.  You can really use whatever veggies you have in the fridge for this stir fry.   I used carrots and broccoli, but you can use celery, zucchini, cabbage, red or green pepper, onions, and more.  Cut the carrots into thin strips and the broccoli into small florets.  

Sliced carrots for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

broccoli florets for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Combine the Dijon Mustard with the Teriyaki Sauce and ½ tsp Sesame Oil.

Adding teriyaki sauce to dijon for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Adding sesame oil to teriyaki & dijon for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Whisk mixing teriyaki mustard sauce for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Let’s move on to the meatballs.  Peel the garlic. Coarsely chop garlic and scallions and ¼ of the red pepper.  Save some thinly sliced greens from the scallions for garnish if you like.

Cut scallions for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Cut scallions for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Peel the ginger. You can scrape the skin off with a spoon, use a peeler or simply cut off the skin. Chop the ginger (the blender will do the rest).
Into the food processor, put the garlic, scallion, red pepper, ginger, chili pepper flakes, and the soy sauce. Pulse for 30 sec, scrape down the bowl and process 1 minute more, or until finely ground.

Ingredients in food processor for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Ingredients in food processor for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Ingredients blended in food processor for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Mix the blended ingredients into meat along with the panko breadcrumbs.

Raw beef and blended ingredients in bowl for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Raw mixed beef in bowl for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

I use a tablespoon to scoop out the right amount of meat and then roll in a meatball.  Roll meat into 24 balls each about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. TIP: score the meat in half, then each in half again, then again to give you 8 equal portions of meat. Then roll 3 balls from each of the 8 portions to give you 24 same-size balls.

Scooping raw mixed beef in bowl for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Hand holding raw meatball for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Raw meatballs on pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

At this point, you can move on to cooking the meatballs or storing them in the fridge or freezer.  If you want to freeze them, lay them all out on a sheet pan to freeze and then transfer them to a freezer storage bag once frozen.  

COOK YOUR TERIYAKI MEATBALL DINNER

Make the rice noodles by bring a large pot of water up to a boil. Add the rice noodles to the boiling water and push them down to submerge. Stir the noodles as they soften and cook for 5 minutes until the desired texture. Drain and rinse under hot water. Place back in the pot until ready to serve.

Cooked rice noodles in pot for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Place the meatballs on an oiled sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes (if frozen, cook for 30 min) until browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.

Cooked Teriyaki Meatballs to go with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

While the rice noodles and the meatballs are cooking, make the veggie stir fry.  Preheat a large skillet on high and add a tbsp of olive oil and the Carrots. Cook the carrots for about 5 minutes, then add the broccoli, garlic, and ginger.  Stir so that they do not burn and cook for about 5 minutes, until they start to soften.

Carrots cooking in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Carrots & broccoli cooking in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Add the water and teriyaki sauce and then stir in the rice noodles, and meatballs to combine and cook for another 3-4 minutes to warm through.

Carrots cooking in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Carrots, broccoli, cabbage, noodles, & meatballs in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Serve by garnishing with the scallion slices and drizzle the Dipping sauce over top or serve on the side and enjoy!

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
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Asian Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry & Noodles

These Teriyaki Meatballs are sweet, salty, tangy, and so incredibly moist and delicious with garlic, ginger, scallion, red bell pepper, and soy sauce. Combined with a simple Veggie Stir Fry and served over rice noodles with a Teriyaki Mustard sauce, it's a perfect family dinner.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas #meatballs #glutenfree

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword dinner, easy dinner, family dinner, Meatballs, noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 478 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 4 scallions
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes Optional
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbls Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 pound Ground beef, 90% lean, raise without antibiotics
  • 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Teriyaki Mustard Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil

Stir Fry & Sauce

  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, Minced
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 10 oz Vermicelli, Rice noodles uncooked

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic cloves. Mince 1 clove for the stir fry. Coarsely chop the remaining 2 cloves garlic and scallions and ¼ of the red pepper.

    Cut scallions for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  2. Peel the ginger. You can scrape the skin off with a spoon, use a peeler or simply cut off the skin. Mince 1 tsp for the stir fry and store with the minced garlic. Chop the remaining ginger - about 1 inch of the root (the blender will do the rest).

  3. Into the food processor, put the garlic, scallion, red pepper, ginger, chili pepper flakes (optional), and the soy sauce. Pulse for 30 sec, scrape down the bowl and process 1 minute more, or until finely ground.

    Ingredients blended in food processor for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  4. Mix the blended ingredients into meat along with the panko breadcrumbs.

    Raw beef and blended ingredients in bowl for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  5. I use a tablespoon to measure out the meat for each meatball. Roll meat into 24 balls each about 1.5 inches in diameter. TIP: score the meat in half, then each in half again, then again to give you 8 equal portions of meat. Then roll 3 balls from each of the 8 portions to give you 24 same-size balls.

    Hand holding raw meatball for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Cook!

  1. Make the rice noodles by bring a large pot of water up to a boil. Add the rice noodles to the boiling water and push them down to submerge. Stir the noodles as they soften and cook for 5 minutes until the desired texture. Drain and rinse under hot water. Place back in the pot until ready to serve.

    Cooked rice noodles in pot for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Place the meatballs on an oiled sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes (if frozen, cook for 30 min).

    Cooked Teriyaki Meatballs to go with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  3. While the meatballs cook, combine the Dijon Mustard with the Teriyaki Sauce and Sesame Oil.

  4. While the rice and the meatballs are cooking, make the veggie stir fry. Preheat a large skillet on high and add a tbsp of olive oil and the Carrots. Cook the carrots for about 5 minutes, then add the broccoli, garlic, and ginger. Stir so that they do not burn and cook for about 5 minutes, until they start to soften.

    Carrots & broccoli cooking in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  5. Add the water and teriyaki sauce and then stir in the rice noodles, and meatballs to combine and cook for another 3-4 minutes to warm through.

    Carrots, broccoli, cabbage, noodles, & meatballs in pan for Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas
  6. Serve the rice noodles, then top with veggies, then the meatballs. Drizzle the Dipping sauce over top or serve on the side and enjoy!

    Teriyaki Meatballs with Veggie Stir Fry, and rice noodles on a plate.  #asianmeatballs #teriyaki #noodles #familydinner #easydinners #dinnerideas

Mini Beef Wellington Bites

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Mini Beef Wellington Bites stacked on platter.  They are flaky and buttery on the outside.  Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Warning!  This recipe is irresistible and crazy-addictive.  These Mini Beef Wellington Bites are flaky and buttery on the outside, meaty and succulent on the inside.  Baked Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  My version of this classic is approachable, easy and taste ridiculously delicious. 

They are perfect for a party because you can make them ahead and freeze them and then simply bake them off when ready to serve.  They are also great for kids.

 

Approachable Decadence

Beef Wellington is an English recipe.  It traditionally has a filet of beef layered with pate or foie gra and a duxelle, which is a chopped mushroom mixture.  It’s all wrapped in puff pastry and baked.  Now, this can be intimidating!  So, back when I was catering, I set out to create a more approachable version.

‘Mini’ is definitely more approachable!  If you mess one of them up, you still have 19 more.  You can also be confident that the slice of meat will be cooked through vs. with a large roast.

I eliminated the pate and added parmesan to the mushrooms.  I love mushrooms and parmesan just enhances the salty, nutty flavor so perfectly.  It also adds the creaminess that you would have gotten from the pate.  And frankly, there is already so much flavor from the puff pastry, the beef filet, and the mushrooms, that pate seems like overkill.

Check out just how easy these are to make!

Here are a few more decadent recipes made more approachable to try!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, I used a food processor to do all the chopping work on the mushrooms. You can certainly do this by hand, but my go-to mini food processor was the perfect for the job.

For both searing the beef filet tips and for cooking the mushrooms, I used my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!.

Lastly, you will also need a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11) for baking the mini beef wellingtons.

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR MINI BEEF WELLINGTON BITES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Puff Pastry can be found in your freezer section of the store.  Keep it frozen and put it in the fridge to thaw a day before you plan to use it.

This recipe starts with Petite Beef Filet.  It’s one of the most tender cuts without the most expensive price tag.  The Petite Filet comes from the shoulder and is so incredibly tender.  It tastes very similar to filet mignon, but is much less expensive.

You can make the beef a day or 2 early as well. You will be par-cooking the beef as it will finish cooking in the pastry later.  I season very simply with salt and pepper and a very light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil that I rub all over.  Then I sear the outside of the filets in a pan on high heat for about 5 minutes on each side to get a nice brown crust.  Then I move it to the oven center rack and cook for 15 minutes in 375 F degrees.

Raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood  

Seared raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Beef Filet in pan in oven for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

When the beef is done cooking, transfer it to a plate to rest and cool down.  

For the Mushroom filling, start by chopping the mushrooms into small pea-size pieces.  You can do this by hand, but it is much easier in a food processor.

Finely Dice the Onion. Mince the garlic. You can store these in the fridge together until ready to cook.

Add the mushrooms to a preheated skillet or frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil (you can use the same one the beef cooked in).  Add the diced onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix to combine and spread out into a layer covering the entire pan. Let cook without touching for 5 minutes. Then mix and spread into a layer and cook for another 5 minutes. When the mixture has cooked down and the onions are translucent, transfer it to a bowl to cool for a few minutes.

Add 1 tbsp milk or cream and the parmesan cheese to the mushrooms and quickly mix through so it doesn’t start to melt and clump. Store in the fridge to cool until ready to assemble.

Mushrooms in food processor for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Mushrooms, onions, seasoning in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Cooked chopped mushrooms in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Adding milk to cooked chopped mushrooms in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Mixing mushrooms and parmesan in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

ASSEMBLE & BAKE YOUR MINI BEEF WELLINGTON BITES 

When you are are ready to assemble, start by beating an egg in a small bowl.  Put your beef filet on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. It’s ok if it looks really pink or even rare in the center as the beef will cook inside the pastry.

Sliced beef filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Using a large cutting board, sprinkle with flour. Carefully open up a puff pastry sheet and place on the floured board. Roll it out evenly so that it grows in size about an inch in every direction.

Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 10 even rectangles.Rolling Puff Pastry sheet on cutting board for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Puff Pastry sheet cut into 10 pieces for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Using a pastry brush or your finger if you don’t have one, brush the egg mixture along the edges of each pastry rectangle.

Place a slice of beef in the center of the rectangle, then scoop a small amount of the mushroom mixture on top. Fold the sides of the pastry over and press to seal. Then turn the beef ‘package’ over so the seal is on the bottom.

Using a fork, press the sides together to seal the sides.

Brushing Puff Pastry sheet with egg for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Slice of beef on cut Puff Pastry for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Spoon adding mushroom filling on top of slice of beef on cut Puff Pastry for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Place all of the mini beef wellington bites on a large sheet pan and brush with the remaining egg mixture. At this point, you can place the sheet pan in the freezer and then transfer them to a freezer container once frozen. They will last in the freezer for 3 months.Brushing egg on uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Bake in the oven on the center (and top rack if you have 2 pans) for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and the tops are golden brown. (if you are baking from frozen state, add about 5 minutes to the cooking time, but DO NOT THAW BEFORE COOKING)Cooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Mini Beef Wellington Bites stacked on platter. They are flaky and buttery on the outside. Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
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Mini Beef Wellington Bites

These Mini Beef Wellington Bites are flaky and buttery on the outside, meaty and succulent on the inside.  Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  They are perfect for a party because you can make them ahead and freeze them and then simply bake them off when ready to serve. #appetizers #partyfood #christmasparty #beefrecipes #partyrecipes #smallbites #appetizerrecipes

Course Appetizer
Cuisine English
Keyword party appetizers, party food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 Pieces

Ingredients

Mushroom Filling

  • 8 oz White Button Mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Finely Diced Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Milk or Cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Other Ingredients

  • 16 oz Petite Beef Filet
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Start by putting the frozen puff pastry into the fridge to thaw the day before.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

  3. Finely Dice the Onion. Mince the garlic. You can store these in the fridge together until ready to cook.

  4. You can make the beef a day or 2 early as well. You will be par-cooking the beef as it will finish cooking in the pastry later. Season very simply by rubbing olive oil all over and sprinkling liberally with salt and pepper.

    Seasoned Raw Beef Filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  5. Then I sear the outside of the filets in a pan on high heat for about 5 minutes on each side to get a nice brown crust.  Then I move it to the oven, center rack and cook for 15 minutes in 375 F degrees. When the beef is done cooking, transfer it to a plate to rest and cool down.  You can store covered in the fridge until ready to slice and assemble.

    Seared raw Beef Filet in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  6. While the beef is cooking, you can make the Mushroom filling. Start by chopping the mushrooms into small pea-size pieces.  You can do this by hand, but it is much easier in a food processor

    Mushrooms in food processor for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  7. Add the mushrooms to a preheated skillet or frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil (you can use the same one the beef cooked in).  Add the diced onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix to combine and spread out into a layer covering the entire pan. Let cook without touching for 5 minutes. Then mix and spread into a layer and cook for another 5 minutes. When the mixture has cooked down and the onions are translucent, transfer it to a bowl to cool for a few minutes.

    Mushrooms, onions, seasoning in pan for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  8. Add milk (or cream) and the parmesan cheese to the mushrooms and quickly mix through so it doesn't start to melt and clump. Store in the fridge to cool until ready to assemble.

    Mixing mushrooms and parmesan in bowl for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood

Assemble and Freeze or Bake

  1. When you are are ready to assemble, start by beating an egg in a small bowl.

  2. Put your beef filet on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. It's ok if it looks really pink or even rare in the center as the beef will cook inside the pastry.

    Sliced beef filet for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  3. Using a large cutting board, sprinkle with flour. Carefully open up a puff pastry sheet and place on the floured board. Roll it out evenly so that it grows in size about an inch in every direction. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into 10 even rectangles.

    Puff Pastry sheet cut into 10 pieces for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  4. Using a pastry brush or your finger if you don't have one, brush the egg mixture along the edges of each pastry rectangle.

    Brushing Puff Pastry sheet with egg for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  5. Place a slice of beef in the center of the rectangle, then scoop a small amount of the mushroom mixture on top. Fold the sides of the pastry over and press to seal. Then turn the beef 'package' over so the seal is on the bottom.

    Hand folding puff pastry over filling for Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  6. Using a fork, press the sides together to seal the sides.

    Fork sealing uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  7. Place all of the mini beef wellington bites on a large sheet pan and brush with the remaining egg mixture. At this point, you can place the sheet pan in the freezer and then transfer them to a freezer container once frozen. They will last in the freezer for 3 months.

    Uncooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  8. Bake in the oven on the center (and top rack if you have 2 pans) for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and the tops are golden brown. (if you are baking from frozen state, add about 5 minutes to the cooking time, but DO NOT THAW BEFORE COOKING)

    Cooked Mini Beef Wellington Bites on pan. They are flaky and buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood
  9. Serve and Enjoy!

    Hand holding Mini Beef Wellington Bite with bite taken. Buttery Puff Pastry is filled with a creamy mushroom and parmesan filling and tender beef filet.  #appetizers #partyfood #beefrecipes #appetizerrecipes

Recipe Notes

  1. The 30-minute Prep Time includes the time to sear and par-cook the beef, as well as to make the mushroom filling.  The 15-minute Cook time is for baking the Mini Beef Wellington Bites.
  2. These can be frozen up to 3 months in advance.  Freeze after you place on the sheet pan and brush tops with egg, BEFORE YOU COOK.  When you do cook them after freezing, simply put on the sheet pan frozen and add about 5 minutes to the cooking time.