Beef Wellington


This beef Wellington recipe is perfect for entertaining if you want to impress your guests. It was given to me when I lived in England. It's best served with the center slightly pink. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 ½ pounds beef tenderloin

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 2 ounces liver pate

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons red wine


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place beef tenderloin in a small baking dish. Spread 2 tablespoons softened butter over beef.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove beef from the pan and reserve pan juices; allow beef to cool completely.

  4. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  5. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  6. Mix together paté and remaining 2 tablespoons softened butter in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spread paté mixture over beef. Top with onion and mushroom mixture.

  7. Roll out puff pastry dough to about 1/4-inch thickness and place beef in the center. Fold up and seal all the edges, making sure the seams are not too thick. Place beef in a 9x13-inch baking dish, cut a few slits in the top of dough, and brush with egg yolk.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) and continue baking until pastry is a rich, golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to rest.

  9. Meanwhile, place reserved pan juices in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in beef broth and red wine; boil until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Strain and serve with beef.

    looking at a whole beef Wellington with a few pieces sliced
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

744 Calories
57g Fat
30g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 744
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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