Beef Wellington Recipe

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Beef Wellington
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  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 3 allspice berries or 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cognac or 1/3 cup brandy
  • 2 lbs mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup dry madeira wine
  • 4 -5 tbsp mousse type pate or 4 -5 tbsp foie gras
  • 4 (8 oz) filet of beef
  • 4 slices prosciutto , thin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup madeira wine


  1. Place all marinade ingredients (except salt, vermouth and cognac) in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook slowly until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Season filets with salt; place in ziplock bag; add marinade mixture; pour on the wine and cognac.
  5. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Remove from marinade.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Heat 1 T oil in a heavy duty saute pan over high heat.
  9. Add filet and sear briefly on all sides.
  10. Return to refrigerator until ready to assemble the Wellingtons.
  11. Reserve marinade for sauce.
  12. Mince mushrooms in food processor until very small.
  13. In the corner of a clean kitchen towel, twist the mushrooms a handful at a time to extract as much of the mushroom juices as possible.
  14. I usually dampen the towel first so it won't absorb the juices of the mushrooms.
  15. Reserve the juices for the sauce.
  16. Saute mushrooms and shallots in butter 7 or 8 minutes or so until the mushroom pieces separate from each other and begin to look dry.
  17. Add the madeira and boil until liquid has evaporated.
  18. Season to taste and stir in the pate or foie gras.
  19. Simmer marinade ingredients and mushroom juices with 2 cups beef broth and 1 T tomato paste for 1 hour or so until reduced to 2 cups.
  20. Degrease, season and thicken with 2 Tbs.
  21. Cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup Madeira.
  22. All of these steps can be prepared well in advance and even frozen in separate containers.
  23. Simply thaw everything before proceeding.
  24. I usually get two Wellingtons out of each sheet of puff pastry.
  25. It depends on the size of the steaks.
  26. Roll out each sheet a little to accomodate the size of the filet.
  27. Cut sheet in half.
  28. Lay one sheet of Prosciutto on each half.
  29. Place a spoonful of mushrooms on top; place a filet on top of mushrooms; spoon a little more mushrooms on top of filet; wrap filet in pastry.
  30. Pinch to seal.
  31. If you have any pastry left over, be creative and decorate the Wellingtons to fit the occasion.
  32. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  33. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to bake.
  34. Preheat oven to 375^F.
  35. Egg wash the tops of the Wellingtons.
  36. Bake until golden brown.
  37. About 25 minutes.
  38. Use an instant read thermometer to insure that the meat is done to your liking.
  39. If Wellingtons start to brown too much before the meat is ready, cover with foil and cook until it is done.
  40. Serve with the Madeira sauce spooned on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 693.14 Kcal (2902 kJ)
Calories from fat 361.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.19g 62%
Cholesterol 45.19mg 15%
Sodium 1098.39mg 46%
Potassium 1146.78mg 24%
Total Carbs 41.61g 14%
Sugars 7.68g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4.31g 17%
Protein 20.15g 40%
Vitamin C 8.8mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 51.9mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 118.97 Kcal (498 kJ)
Calories from fat 62.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g 62%
Cholesterol 7.76mg 15%
Sodium 188.52mg 46%
Potassium 196.83mg 24%
Total Carbs 7.14g 14%
Sugars 1.32g 31%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 17%
Protein 3.46g 40%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 15%
Iron 0.7mg 24%
Calcium 8.9mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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