Beef Wellington: A Timeless and Elegant Gourmet Delight πŸ₯©πŸ„πŸ₯

Elevate your culinary skills and impress your guests with the exquisite Beef Wellington! πŸ₯©πŸ„πŸ₯This exquisite and sophisticated recipe showcases succulent beef tenderloin enveloped in a mushroom duxelles, encased in an flaky puff pastry and cooked to a beautiful golden hue. It’s a point, for memorable events and refined culinary moments.


  • 2 lb beef tenderloin, center-cut and trimmed πŸ₯©
  • Salt and pepper to taste πŸ§‚
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil πŸ«’
  • 1/2 cup pΓ’tΓ© or liver pΓ’tΓ© (optional) πŸ₯§
  • 1 lb mushrooms, finely chopped πŸ„
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped πŸ§…
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced πŸ§„
  • 2 tablespoons butter 🧈
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped 🌿
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed if frozen πŸ₯
  • 2 large eggs, beaten (for egg wash) πŸ₯š


  1. Season and Sear the Beef:
    • Season the beef tenderloin, with an amount of salt and pepper. Heat up a skillet, over heat. Carefully sear the beef on all sides until it develops a beautiful browned crust. Once done set it aside to cool down.
  2. Prepare the Mushroom Duxelles:
    • Start by melting the butter in a skillet, over heat. Then add the chopped mushrooms, shallots, minced garlic and chopped thyme. Cook this mixture until the mushrooms release their moisture and turn into a mixture known as duxelles. Once done allow it to cool down.
  3. Wrap the Beef with Duxelles:
    • On a clean surface, spread a layer of pΓ’tΓ© (if using) over the cooled beef tenderloin.
    • Next, spread the cooled mushroom duxelles evenly over the pΓ’tΓ© or directly on the beef if skipping the pΓ’tΓ©.
  4. Encase in Puff Pastry:
    • Roll out the puff pastry sheets on a floured surface to fit the size of the beef tenderloin. Carefully wrap the beef with the puff pastry, sealing the edges by pressing them together.
  5. Chill the Wrapped Beef:
    • Put the beef that has been wrapped on a baking sheet, with the seam facing down. Brush the puff pastry with beaten eggs to give it a appearance. Place the wrapped beef in the refrigerator, for 30 minutes to allow it to firm up.
  6. Preheat and Bake:
    • Put the beef that is wrapped on a baking sheet, with the seam facing down. Use the beaten eggs to brush the puff pastry giving it a look. Keep the wrapped beef, in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let it firm up.
    • Cook the Beef Wellington in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Until the puff pastry turns a lovely golden brown and the beef is cooked to your preferred level of doneness. It’s always an idea to use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches the desired temperature.
  7. Rest and Serve:
    • Remove the Beef Wellington from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Cut the Beef Wellington into portions relishing the succulent beef, flavorful duxelles and flaky buttery puff pastry.

πŸ‘‰ Beef Wellington is the epitome of gourmet elegance, making it the perfect dish for special occasions and dinner parties. The combination of tender beef, savory mushrooms, and flaky puff pastry creates a masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression on your guests! πŸ₯©πŸ„πŸ₯