Easy Beef Wellington

Easy Beef Wellington

The Spruce / Tara Omidvar

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
664 Calories
44g Fat
29g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 664
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 37g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This beef Wellington recipe makes a show-stopping main dish and is easier to make than you think thanks to frozen puff pastry. Beef Wellington is essentially steak wrapped in a blanket of crisp pastry. The texture of the dish is divine when the components are cooked properly. 

A flavorful, savory sautéed mixture of mushrooms, onions, chicken livers, and garlic is spread on the puff pastry before the steak is added. Filet mignon is the best cut of beef to use for this recipe. Searing the steak first also adds lots of flavor and helps achieve a nice texture.

The individually-sized beef Wellingtons are baked until the pastry is flaky and golden brown and the steak is cooked to medium. They're perfect for a plated dinner party or a special occasion like New Year's or a seated Christmas dinner.

Be sure to let the Wellingtons rest for about 10 minutes before slicing to retain the steak's juices. Serve this special dish with steamed green beans and roasted or mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken livers (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 2 tablespoons beef broth
  • 8 (3-ounce) filet mignons
  • 1 (17-ounce) package frozen puff pastry (two sheets, thawed)
  • 1 egg (beaten)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

    Easy Beef Wellington ingredients

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  2. In a large skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.

    Add the onion and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper to a skillet

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  3. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is browned and the moisture evaporates, about 8 to 12 minutes.

    cook the onions and mushrooms together

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  4. Add the chicken livers, garlic, and marjoram. Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes longer.

    Add the chicken livers, garlic, and marjoram to the mushroom mixture

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  5. Add the beef broth and cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes until the liquid evaporates. Remove from the heat.

    add beef broth to the mushroom mixture

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  6. In ​a nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Working in batches, sear the filet mignons on all sides, leaving the centers medium-rare. Remove from the heat.

    cook beef in a skillet with butter

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  7. Roll out puff pastry on​ a lightly floured surface to 13-inch squares. Cut each sheet into four 4 1/2 inch squares.

    Roll out puff pastry on​ a lightly floured surface

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  8. Divide the mushroom mixture between the squares and spread to cover.

    place mushroom mixture on top of puff pastry

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  9. Top each square with a filet mignon. Brush the edges with the beaten egg and then bring the edges together and seal.

    place beef on top of the mushroom mixture, wrap the puff pastry around the beef

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  10. Place the Wellingtons seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet and brush with more beaten egg.

    brush the beef wellington with egg mixture

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  11. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, then serve.

    Easy Beef Wellington on a cooling rack

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