Beef Wellington

Happy New Year (a bit belated)! I realized that it’s been over a month since I added some new, delicious recipes on here, so I’ll start off 2012 with this exquisite taste bud pleaser that I made for Christmas dinner in Florida. My only regret is I didn’t stick a big slice in my bag to take home with me when I left the following day to return back to California. Guess I’ll have to make it again in the near future 😉

Fresh out of the oven

The traditional Beef Wellington is made with liver paté, which I opted to substitute a mixture of chopped onions, mushrooms, and a herb cheese pesto instead. Truly mouth-watering!


  • 1 beef tenderloin (2 – 2 1/2 lbs.)
  • Ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • All-purpose flour
  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed


  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Place the beef into a lightly greased roasting pan. Season with the black pepper, if desired. Roast for 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the beef reads 130°F. Cover the pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Reheat the oven to 425°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
  3. Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook until the mushrooms are tender and all the liquid is evaporated, stirring often.
  4. Combine the 3 tablespoons olive oil, basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  5. Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a rectangle 4 inches longer and 6 inches wider than the beef. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture. Spoon the mushroom mixture and pesto onto the pastry sheet to within 1-inch of the edge. Place the beef in the center of the mushroom mixture. Fold the pastry over the beef and press to seal. Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet. Tuck the ends under to seal. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the beef reads 140°F.
Recipe adapted from Pepperidge Farms®

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Published by Denise

My name is Denise and I love good food, but enjoy preparing it more. I spend a good portion of my free time searching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with tasty creations. Some of my other favorite things are my pets, family, friends, traveling (especially to tropical destinations and Paris), the beach, music, movies, and shopping, to name just a few ;)

2 thoughts on “Beef Wellington

  1. I’m gonna try this except with a 4 lb tenderloin, wondering about temp and cooking time. If this website is still active, I would love your thoughts! Thanks!
    Kirsten Ragen

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