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Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is the perfect holiday showstopper with seared beef tenderloin encased in a savory mushroom paste, prosciutto, and puff pastry.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People
Author: Derek Wolf


Beef Wellington

  • 3-4 Lb Beef Tenderloin
  • Bourbon Prime Rub
  • 1 Puff Pastry 2 sheets
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 oz Prosciutto
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 lbs Baby Belle Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Minced Shallots
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Roasted Walnut Pesto

  • ½ cup Walnuts
  • 2 cups Basil Leaves
  • ½ cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • ½ cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Roasted Walnut Pesto

  • Roast walnuts on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for 10 min, until they start to brown. Set aside to cool.
  • In a food processor, add basil and walnuts. Pulse to mix. Add in parmesan and garlic. Pulse to combine further.
  • With the food processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a covered dish. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Beef Wellington

  • Start by making the duxelles, the mushroom mixture. Pulse mushrooms in batches in a food processor until finely minced. Also, mince the shallots and thyme leaves.
  • In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add in the mushrooms, shallots, and thyme mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the moisture is cooked off.
  • Deglaze the mushroom mixture with ½ cup of bourbon. Cook until all of the bourbon is absorbed by the mixture and moisture is completely cooked off. Remove the mushroom duxelles from the heat and set aside.
  • Season beef tenderloin generously with OTF Bourbon Prime Rub. Over high heat on the grill, quickly sear each side of the tenderloin (just a sear, we will cook the beef in the oven). Remove from heat and place on a cutting board.
  • While the tenderloin is resting on the cutting board, brush on the 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard. Cover all sides of the beef. Set beef aside to rest.
  • On a clean countertop, lay out a piece of plastic wrap large enough for wrapping the whole tenderloin.
  • On the plastic wrap, make a prosciutto layer in the shape of a rectangle large enough to wrap the whole tenderloin in.
  • Over the prosciutto, spread the cooled duxelles mixture, leaving a 1-inch edge on all sides. This is easiest to do with bare hands.
  • Place the mustard-covered tenderloin in the middle of the two layers. We are going to use plastic wrap to tightly encase the layers of prosciutto and duxelles around the tenderloin.
  • Once wrapped, repeatedly gently roll the sides so that the entire log becomes one tight unit. Place the wrapped tenderloin in the fridge to rest for at least 1-2 hours, or even overnight.
  • Preheat the covered grill to 400 degrees F for indirect heat.
  • Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out so that it's large enough to wrap around the entire tenderloin.
  • Crack 2 eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork. Set aside.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the fridge and unwrap from the plastic wrap.
  • Place the tenderloin on the rolled-out puff pastry. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash to seal. Make sure the puff pastry completely covers the tenderloin and is completely sealed. Transfer the Wellington to an oiled baking sheet seam side down.
  • Completely cover the outside of the puff pastry with the egg wash. Use an additional sheet of puff pastry to cut out a design to layer over the Wellington, if desired. Garnish with flaky salt.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 45 min or until the desired internal temp is reached. I highly recommend using a leave-in digital thermometer to hit the perfect temp. I pulled mine at 125 degrees internal for Medium Rare.
  • Once done cooking, cover and let the Wellington rest for at least 15 min. Slice that beautiful roast open and serve to your impressed guests!



What is Mushroom Duxelles?
Mushroom duxelles is a French culinary term for a savory mixture made from finely chopped mushrooms, shallots, and herbs, cooked down to a paste-like consistency. The cooking process of duxelles plays a critical role in removing excess moisture from the mushrooms, therefore ensuring that you avoid the common mistake of serving the Beef Wellington with a soggy bottom. 


Serving: 8Oz | Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 7mg