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Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington Recipe

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course, Special Occasions
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: English


This beef wellington recipe is a perfect date-night-in dish. It’s classic, fancy, and indulging but not too difficult to put together. With a few tricks, you’ll be able to make this famous main course for any special occasions.


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  • 1 center cut beef Tenderloin Roast, chain removed (about 1.52 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 large shallot
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 package), thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper. Press evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
  2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat until hot. Place roast in skillet; brown evenly. Remove roast from skillet.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place mushrooms and shallot into food processor; pulse on and off about 10 times until finely chopped. Do not over process.
  4. Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms and shallot; cook 4 to 6 minutes until tender and all liquid is evaporated, stirring often. Add wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes until all liquid is evaporated again. Stir in mustard, thyme, and a pinch of ground black pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from skillet to medium bowl; cool.
  5. Unfold puff pastry dough on lightly floured cutting board. Roll pastry out to 12 by 9-inch rectangle; lay dough with shortest edge toward you. Spread mushroom mixture onto pastry dough, leaving 1/2-inch border around edge of dough. Place roast in center of mushrooms. Fold pastry neatly around roast, stretching dough if necessary. Tug in the excess pastry under the roast.
  6. Brush an beaten egg onto the beef wellington; brush and press to seal overlapping edges. Dust a baking sheet lightly with flour. Place pastry-wrapped roast, seam-side down, on baking sheet. Cut 3-4 (2-inch) vents in top of pastry. Decorate with heart-shaped
  7. Bake in 425°F oven 35 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and instant read thermometer inserted into center of roast registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer Beef Wellington to a carving board. Let stand 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.) Carve into slices and serve with your favorite vegetables. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Texas Beef Council.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 357g
  • Sugar: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 164mg
  • Fat: 25.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4g
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