Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Moms out there! I hope you had a fantastic day!
I decided to have an Eye of Round roast for dinner. A good cross-section of kids and grandkids visited today, but only my son Joe could stay for dinner. For a special dinner for the four of us, I bought the roast (on sale) and tried to come up with something new and exciting to do with it.
Traditional Beef Wellington is a filet mignon roast, basically, wrapped around the roast, mushrooms, and liver pate. I didn’t have any mushrooms and I don’t touch liver in any form, but I did have a box of puff pastry. I planned and plotted and what I came up with was fabulous. Really! Everyone loved it, it was easy, and I honestly impressed myself!
I am going to call this beef in puff pastry, because, well, that’s what it was! I don’t claim to be fancy; I’m just trying to achieve delicious. And boy, was it ever!
First, take a 4 lb eye of round roast, pat it dry, and season it with Kosher salt & black pepper. Melt 3T butter over med-hi heat in a heavy pot and thoroughly brown the roast on all sides. Set it aside to cool.
Line a roasting pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 450 F.
Roll 1 sheet of a 17.5 oz pkg of puff pastry dough, thawed, on a lightly floured surface, to a size capable of wrapping the roast. Put the roast in the center, fat side up, and fold the long sides in, sealing at the top by moistening with a bit of water. Fold up the ends and enclose the whole thing, sealing all edges. Brush with a beaten egg. Use a fork to poke several holes in the top.
Place in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 425 F, and bake 15 more minutes. Take it out and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Remember, cooked this way it is meant to be very pink in the middle. The ends will be more done if you like that sort of thing.
Slice and serve. My family really loved it. We had mashed potatoes and peas & corn with it. Amazing!
So again, Happy Mother’s Day! Have this next Sunday for dinner. It’s sure to impress!
Love, Grammy ❤