Exquisite Beef Wellington: A Gourmet Masterpiece


Embark on a culinary journey with our Exquisite Beef Wellington, a gourmet masterpiece that combines the richness of perfectly cooked beef tenderloin with the delicate flavors of mushroom duxelles and prosciutto, all encased in a flaky puff pastry crust. It's a dish that's sure to impress, perfect for special occasions or a luxurious dining experience.

Exquisite Beef Wellington: A Gourmet Masterpiece

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people. 
  • Each serving includes a slice of Beef Wellington.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 40 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 130 mg
  • Sodium: 560 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g


  • Beef tenderloin (center-cut), about 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Puff pastry: 450 g (1 lb)
  • Mushrooms, finely chopped: 450 g (1 lb)
  • Prosciutto slices: 8
  • Dijon mustard: 2 tbsp
  • Egg yolks: 2, beaten
  • Olive oil: for searing
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Fresh thyme: for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper. In a skillet, sear the beef on all sides. Let it cool, then brush with Dijon mustard.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the mushrooms until their moisture evaporates.
  3. Lay out prosciutto slices, overlapping them on plastic wrap. Spread the mushroom duxelles over the prosciutto.
  4. Place the beef on top. Roll tightly, using the plastic wrap. Chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry. Unwrap the beef roll and place it on the pastry. Wrap tightly, trim excess pastry, and seal the edges.
  6. Brush the pastry with beaten egg yolks. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.
  7. Let the Wellington rest for 10 minutes. Slice and garnish with fresh thyme.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the beef is at room temperature before searing for even cooking.
  • Chill the wrapped beef before encasing in puff pastry to maintain its shape.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness; medium-rare typically reaches 57°C (135°F).


Can I prepare Beef Wellington in advance?

You can prepare the beef and mushroom duxelles ahead of time, but it's best to bake it just before serving.

What sides go well with Beef Wellington?

Serve with roasted vegetables or a light salad.

Can I use a different mushroom for the duxelles?

Yes, portobello or shiitake mushrooms are great alternatives.