These take a bit of time but are well worth the time.

Low Fat Ground Beef Wellingtons

1 tablespoon stock
1/2 red onion
2 garlic cloves
4 mushrooms
1/4 stalk celery
1lb extra lean ground beef
1 tablespoon parsley
1 egg
3 ounces breadcrumbs
2 sheets puff pastry
pepper

1.Heat stock in frypan; saute finely diced onion 5 minutes.

2. ADD garlic, finely diced mushrooms and celery; cook until celery is soft.

3. PLACE mixture in bowl and place in fridge 20 minutes until cool; add pepper.

4. COMBINE in bowl ground beef, parsley, egg and breadcrumbs.

5. ROLL into 8 patties.

6. NOTE: If patties look or feel dry at this point they will come out that way; should have a combined texture.

7.NOTE: DO NOT COOK ground beef and TRUST that it will cook properly in the pastry

8. CUT 2 sheets of puff pastry into 4 pieces.

9. PLACE pattie in middle of pastry and fold like and envelope; making sure you pinch close all seams

10. HELPFUL HINT --- Do not feel you have to be gentle with the pastry and you do not want to touch it for too long so that the heat of your hands melts it.

11. Spray each wellington with oil and.

12. Place wellingtons on tray with baking paper.
13. BAKE in oven for 35-40 minutes 200C/400°F.

NOTE: Pastry will be lightly golden brown and ground beef will be cooked.

ENJOY!

Calories 472
Total Fat 27.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.6g

Serves 8