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Beef Wellington
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Individual Beef Wellingtons with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Decadent and tender filet mignon, topped with a rich mushroom duxelles, delicate prosciutto and wrapped in a golden, buttery puff pastry. Individual Beef Wellingtons are the perfect special occasion meal. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Recipes, Valentine's Day Dinner
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 1126kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $40


Filet Mignon

  • 2 8 oz Beef Tenderloin Steaks
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard or English Mustard
  • 4 oz Prosciutto (8 Slices)
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry (Thawed, But Cold)
  • 1 Large Egg Yolk
  • Kosher Salt (To Taste)
  • Black Pepper (To Taste)

Mushroom Duxelles

  • 8 oz Medley of Mushrooms (Button, Cremini, Baby Bella, Shiitake - Up to You!)
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper

Red Wine Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Dry Red Wine (I use Pinot Noir)
  • 1/4 Cup Shallots (Finely Diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. All-purpose Flour
  • 1.5 Cups Beef Consommé or Stock
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Dried Bay Leaf


Puff Pastry

  • Defrost the puff pastry according to the package directions. Recommendation: Transfer the covered dough to the refrigerator the night before baking.

Mushroom Duxelles

  • Add mushrooms to a food processor and “pulse” until you’re left with Panko sized mushrooms bits. Do not overmix - you don’t want to liquify.
  • Pre-heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add the mushrooms and thyme and sauté for 10 minutes until the moisture has evaporated from the mix.
  • Add the salt and pepper before transfering to a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Beef - Prepration

  • Use a paper towel to pat dry the steaks. Liberally season each side with salt and black pepper.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Wait until the oil is slightly smoking to begin searing.
  • Add the filets to the hot pan, and brown for 2 minutes on each side. Quickly sear the edges so all sides are browned. Transfer the seared steaks to a plate.
  • While hot, brush a tablespoon of Dijon mustard over the surface of each filet. Set aside.
    Individual Beef Wellington Ingredients

Beef - Assembly

  • Tear off a large piece of plastic wrap and place on top of a large cutting board.
  • Gently transfer 4 slices of prosciutto to the middle of the plastic wrap. Slices should overlap about 1/3” to help seal in the juices when cooking.
  • Gently spread half of the mushroom duxelle over the prosciutto, leaving a 1/2” border along each side.
  • Set a filet in the center of the prosciutto/mushroom layer. Gently roll the prosciutto around the filet using the plastic wrap to help wrap as tightly as possible (view video for visual). You want the prosciutto to be as tightly wrapped around the filet as possible. Twist the saran wrap on the edges to tighten/draw the excess prosciutto into the filet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set the shape. Repeat with the second filet.
    Traditional Beef Wellington Recipe
  • In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk with 2 tsp water and whisk. Set aside.
  • Tear off a large piece of plastic wrap and place on top of a large cutting board. Roll out the defrosted pastry sheet and cut in half (on the short side - so you're left with short rectangles, not long rectangles). 10" X 15
  • Unwrap the first fillet and place about 1/3 way down the top edge, centered from left to right (view video for visual). Lightly brush the pastry edges with egg wash. Gently lift the pastry edge closest to you and stretch over the entire filet. If needed, gently stretch out the dough to cover. The dough should wrap to about 1/4” under the bottom side of the filet. Cut off any extra puff pastry before you seal the seam. Press the two seams gently to seal tightly. Once the long edge is sealed, fold in the shorter sides and squeeze tightly to seal. Again - stretch the dough if need be to ensure the sides are fully enclosed. Repeat with the second filet.
    Easy Beef Wellington
  • Tightly wrap the plastic wrap around the filets to further firm up the seams. Twist up the plastic wrap on the short edges and fold under the wrapped filets to keep them from untwisting. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
    Traditional Beef Wellington
  • Move the metal shelf inside the oven to the upper middle potion and pre-heat to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper and place the unwrapped filets seam-side down on the sheet. Brush the tops and sides with the egg wash and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • OPTIONAL: Use the back of a knife to add some decorational lines to the pastry. Be gentle as to not cut through the dough.
    Easy Beef Wellington Recipe
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 125°F for medium-rare. Insert a meat thermometer in the side of the wellington to confirm your desired temperature has been acheived.
    Individual Beef Wellington
  • Remove the beef wellingtons from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Red Wine Sauce

  • While the wellington’s are baking, place the same skillet you used to sear the meat over medium heat. If little dripping are leftover, add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  • Add the shallots and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the red wine and stir until the wine is reduced by about half. You should no longer smell the wine at the point.
  • Add the flour and whisk for one minute.
  • Add 1/4 cup of beef consumme and whisk until combined and the flour is integrated. Add the rest of the beef consumme, the thyme, bay leaf and black pepper. DO NOT add the salt until the end after you’ve tasted the reduced sauce.
  • Let simmer on low until ready to serve. Fish out the thyme sprig and bay leaf. Taste prior to serving and add salt as needed.


*Please read the 'Beef Wellington Tips' section above BEFORE starting the recipe.
*To serve, slice the rested steak into medallions and serve with the red wine reduction sauce.
Adapted from Gordon Ramsey’s Beef Wellington Recipe


Calories: 1126kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1334mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6mg