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Reza’s Mediterranean Beef Parcels

Welcome to a culinary journey through the flavors of the Mediterranean with Reza’s exquisite recipe for Mediterranean Beef Parcels! This delightful dish combines tender beef, vibrant pesto, and flaky pastry to create a symphony of tastes and textures that will transport you to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 4X200g beef fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for searing
  • 10 sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 50g feta cheese crumbled
  • basil pesto sauce
  • 400g puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg for brushing the pastry


  •  Knife and board selection
  • Utensil selection
  • Measuring jug, cups and spoons
  • Pan for searing
  • Baking tray
  • Pastry brush
  • Rolling pin


  1. Preheat the oven 200C
  2. Place the fillets on a flat surface, with a sharp knife make a horizontal slit from oneend of the fillet without cutting all the way through creating a pocket.
  3. Mix together the tomato and feta. Divide into 4 portions and stuff into the pockets.
  4. Rub the outside of the beef with a little olive oil season with salt and pepper andsear on all sides to give it some colour. Set aside to cool.
  5. Place the sheet of puff pastry on to a cool surface.
  6. Cut into 4 equal portions.
  7. Roll each portion out thinly and large enough to fit the beef.
  8. Spread the pesto on to the pastry leaving 1cm border from the edge.
  9. Place the beef on to the centre of the pastry and fold over to enclose the beef.
  10. Brush the top of the pastry with a beaten egg, then make 2 little slits on top of eachparcel to allow the steam to escape.
  11. Place seam side down on to the baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes or untilgolden and crisp.