mini beef wellington pot pies

January 5, 2014  |  Appetizers
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Beef Wellington inspired mini pot pies with mushrooms and savory gravy in flaky home-made tartlet shells. A tasty appetizer to serve for a Downton Abbey | Healthy Seasonal Recipes @healthyseasonalDownton Abby starts up again today, and a few of my blogging friends decided to celebrate with a Downton Abbey themed blog party! We’ve all come up with fun British recipes to share with you all plus there is a special Downton-themed  giveaway. See the widget below for details how to enter.Downton Abbey Kitchen Photo via: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECEFor my recipe I was inspired by Beef Wellington, which is a classic British steak recipe, usually made with filet mignon. It is topped with sautéed mushrooms and pate and wrapped in puff pastry. I decided that I wanted to make a tasty little appetizer version of the dish that you could serve while watching Downton. Downton Abbey interior, Lord and Lady Grantham | image via used lean ground grass-fed beef cooked with chopped mushrooms for the filling. I thought about using shells like the ones I used for these fig and blue cheese mini tarts but puff pastry is more flaky than those. I was reminded of these mini pecan tartlets I styled for EatingWell in 2005. The shell was really easy to make, and totally flaky. I used the same basic principal, but used entirely white whole-wheat flour I dropped a tablespoon of butter, and switched the oil to olive oil. The crusts came out great. mini-beef-wellington-pot-pies | Downton Abbey Party #appetizer @healthyseasonalWhen I was done they reminded me more of a pot pie really than traditional beef wellington, and I realized that I had come up with another mash-up recipe.

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mini beef wellington pot pies

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24 pot pies

Calories per serving: 78

Fat per serving: 5

mini beef wellington pot pies

Mini beef Wellington pot pies. A tasty little appetizer for a party made with lean ground grass-fed beef and mushrooms in savory gravy in flaky tiny home-made whole-wheat pastry shells.


  • 1 ¼ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
  • ¼ cup mild olive oil
  • ¼ pound lean ground beef, preferably grass-fed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¾ cup finely diced onion
  • ¾ cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, hot if desired
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup reduced sodium beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons corn starch


  1. Process white whole-wheat flour, butter and ¼ teaspoon salt in a food processor until it resembles the texture of coarse cornmeal. Add Neufchatel and drizzle oil over the flour mixture, process until mixture comes together as a dough. Roll while squeezing into a log, and cut into 24 even pieces. Lightly coat 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray (24 cups) Press each dough ball into and up sides of the muffin cups. Refrigerate tins while you prepare the filling
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add beef and garlic, and cook, breaking-up and stirring, until the beef is browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, mushrooms, paprika, pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring often until the mushrooms and onions are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk broth, Worcestershire, tomato paste, corn starch and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Stir into the beef mixture and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until the liquid bubbles and thickens, about 2 minutes.
  4. Divide the beef mixture among the muffin tins, using a dinner fork, and bake until the pie shells are browned and the filling is bubbling, 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Let cool about 10 minutes before gently removing pies from the tins. Serve warm.


Saturated Fat: 2 g. Fiber: 1 gram. Protein: 2 grams. Sodium: 101mg.

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  1. I’m totally loving how these came out! What a great idea!
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  2. Marnely Rodriguez Murray

    These look perfect for a fun canapé party! Love the mini version!

  3. Love love love these!!! They are so cute, and I am a huge fan of both pot pies and beef wellington.
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  4. These would be perfect for any type of celebration! Just like little hand pies. Thanks for posting this and sharing.
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  5. Michelle Dockery love her….
    Lady Mary Crawley, almost forgot this part!
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  6. Oh my, these are one of my favorite dishes to make at Christmas but I love the way you made these into a mini pot pie. Fantastic! Also, great to meet you via this wonderful event that Carrie organized.
    Nik recently posted…black peppercorn and orange steamed puddingMy Profile

    • For sure Nik! Likewise. I have never had the guts to make beef Wellington, since I am afraid to either overcook it or end up with soggy crust. I’ll have to get your recipe! Honestly this seemed like an easy solution and like one that would work through football season too. lol.
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  7. These are the cutest little pot pies!! I wish I had one (or 3) right now 🙂
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  8. I like Liam Connor


  10. The Dowager Countess. Maggie Smith is brilliant in everything she does.

  11. Love Downton Abbey! I made some Raspberry Coffee Cake Muffins for my own little party 🙂 Enjoy the show!

  12. just ordered the first 3 seasons of downtown abbey on amazon, can’t wait to watch them all, commercial free 🙂

  13. I have heard such wonderful things about this show. My hubby is not a fan of shows where there are tons of people talking with British accents. I am going to have to watch on Netflix to catch up 🙂

  14. We are planning a Downton Abbey Season Finale Party at our home. These recipes will come in very handy. Though I will be playing the role of Mrs. Patmore and my daughter as Daisy. I will also be playing the role of Cora, the regal hostess. I adore these characters but then I also love them all…

  15. Has anyone made these in advance thru first part of step 4 and frozen them before cooking? Then when ready taken them out and cooked from frozen state. Would love to make in advance for a party.

  16. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m thinking of having a canape party soon and these are perfect! I’ll report back after I try the recipe 🙂
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