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Beef Wellington

  • Yield: About 8 servings


  • 1 beef tenderloin, trimmed and chain removed (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 4 cups assorted exotic mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 pieces of frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mushrooms, sautÈed in butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot, sear the tenderloin for 2 to 3 minutes on all sides. Remove from the pan and cool. In a sauté pan, heat the remaining olive oil. Add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the shallots and sauté for 1 minute. In a mini food processor, add the mushrooms in batches and pulse the mushrooms a few times to finely chop the mushrooms. Add the mushrooms to the onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the red wine and bring the liquid up to a simmer. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until most of the liquid as dissipated and the mixture is dry. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley. Re-season the duxelle if necessary. Cool the duxelle completely.
  • To assemble; place the two sheets of puff pastry together, vertically, sealing the ends and forming one big piece of pastry. Lay the seared tenderloin in the center of the puff pastry. Smear the duxelle over the top of the tenderloin. Wrap the tenderloin in the puff pastry, tucking the sides in completely. Brush the entire tenderloin with the egg wash and place on a baking sheet. Bake the tenderloin for about 30 to 35 minutes for medium rare, or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove the tenderloin from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the Wellington with a drizzle of the port wine sauce and sprinkle with sautéed mushrooms.