How to Make Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington with Irish Fillet

This iconic dish combines succulent irish beef fillet, savoury mushroom duxelles, and delicate puff pastry into a symphony of flavours and textures. At the heart of this Bacon by the Box recipe lies the superior quality of Irish Grass-Fed beef, renowned for its tenderness and rich flavour profile. Let’s see how beef wellington is made, shall we?

Beef Wellington Ingredients

Instructions/Method for Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington with Irish Fillet
  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. Prepare the Beef Fillet: Season the beef fillet generously with salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef fillet on all sides until evenly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and let it cool.
  3. Prepare the Mushroom Duxelles: In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add finely chopped mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. Assemble the Wellington: Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface into a large rectangle, large enough to wrap the beef fillet completely. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard over the puff pastry. Place the mushroom duxelles evenly over the mustard-coated pastry.
  5. Wrap the Beef: Place the seared beef fillet on top of the mushroom duxelles. Carefully wrap the puff pastry around the beef, ensuring it is completely covered. Trim any excess pastry and seal the edges by pressing with your fingers.
  6. Egg Wash: Brush the beaten egg over the surface of the pastry to create a golden-brown finish.
  7. Bake: Place the beef Wellington on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the beef reaches your desired level of doneness.
  8. Rest and Serve: Remove the beef Wellington from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve the beef Wellington with your favourite side dishes and red wine. 
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