Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington Recipe

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Beef Wellington Recipe

I know that beef wellington is not that well known in our conuntry, but seeing that I live in a town called Wellington, I decided to add this beef wellington recipe as a tribute to the greatness of English cuisine. Beef Wellington is a steak dish of English origin, made out of fillet steak coated with p?t? and duxelles (a preparation of mushrooms saut?ed with onions, shallots, garlic, and parsley and used to make stuffing or sauce), wrapped in puff pastry, then baked. Some recipes include wrapping the coated meat in a cr?pe or parma ham (prosciutto) to retain the moisture and prevent it from making the pastry soggy.
The history of this beef wellington recipe is unknown. Meat baked in pastry was a well-established part of English cuisine, and that the dish's similarity to the French filet de b?uf en cro?te (fillet of beef in pastry) might imply that Beef Wellington was a timely patriotic rebranding of a trendy continental dish. If you ever run out of ideas of what to prepare for friends or family and have the time, then this beef wellington recipes should come to your rescue. It sounds like a lot of work, but believe me, the outcome is amazing and for people who are not that familiar with beef wellington, the surprise is something to remembber.
Another thing to notice about the difference between the French and English versions of beef wellington is that the French spell filet with on l as where the rest of the World spells Fillet with two l's. I hope you enjoy this beef wellington recipe. Please rate it or share it with your friends using the social media links at the bottom of the page. Thanks for being here.

Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 376 per slice
Carbs: 14g per slice
Fat: 28g per slice
Protein: 15g per slice

Cooking Times

20 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
45 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 45 Minutes
65 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 5 Minutes




  1. If not defrosted, let the beef fillet come to room temperature. Season all over with kosher salt and pepper
  2. Add canola oil to a large pan on high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the fillet. Without moving the fillet, cook until a dark brown crust forms, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat searing on all sides, including the fillet ends
  3. Remove the fillet from the pan and transfer to a cutting board or wire rack and remove ties. Brush the mustard on all sides of the meat while it’s still warm. Let the meat rest for while making the duxelle (mushrooms cooked and reduced until dry). To the same pan, add the butter, mushrooms, minced shallot, and minced garlic over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid evaporates and the mushroom mixture becomes a thick 25-30 minutes, dry-like paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and let cool completely
  4. Place a large layer of overlapping sheets of plastic wrap on your work surface that is twice the length and width of the fillet
  5. Lay overlapping strips of prosciutto on the plastic into an even square layer. Spread a layer of the mushrooms evenly over the prosciutto
  6. Tightly and evenly wrap the fillet with the prosciutto, using the plastic wrap to wrap it even tighter and seal ends. Tie the ends of the plastic wrap together to hold the Wellington’s shape. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F)
  7. Place a new layer of plastic wrap on the work surface and lay a sheet of puff pastry over it. Unwrap the prosciutto-wrapped beef fillet onto the puff pastry, wrapping until the ends meet. Cut off any extra puff pastry, making sure there is no overlap. Wrap the puff pastry in plastic wrap, tying the ends together to form a log shape. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Place the beef Wellington on a greased, parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush the surface with the beaten eggs. With a fork, score a decorative design onto the surface of the puff pastry
  8. Decorate with additional pastry (optional). Sprinkle with kosher salt
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until the puff pastry is a dark golden brown and the internal temperature of the beef is 60°C (135°F) for medium-rare
  10. Enjoy!

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Alida Prinsloo
Great timing! I was looking for something for the festive season and found this beef wellington recipe. Thanks for sharing. Tried and tested. You get a fiver from me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.00

Susan Roland
Do you know that you can also use ostrich fillet instead of beef fillet? Give it a try, it is a healthy and great alternative. Also very nutritious. 5.00
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Thanks for the tip Susan. We value your feedback and could possible create a variation of this recipe with Ostrich meat,

Rhys Small
Lovely recipe, one of the best beef wellington recipes I have tried. Loved it. 5.00

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