Simple Beef Wellington looks impressive. It’s a flaky puff pastry crust wrapped around a juicy beef filet that also is perfectly slathered with mushrooms and prosciutto. Top it off with an easy-peasy stock full of flavor red wine sauce…. That special someone will definitely love you for this recipe.
I have always loved Hell’s Kitchen. I know I’ve talked about my fascination with this show and how Gordon always yells at the contestants. I’ve always been kind of intimidated by his Beef Wellington.
I was afraid of baking a beautiful (and yes, kind of expensive) beef tenderloin. I tend to like things pretty rare and the prospect of ruining a great cut of meat had always been what had stopped me from making this.
What Is Beef Wellington?
- Beef Wellington is a filet of beef baked in a pastry crust.
- It has either a mushroom mixture (duxelles) or a meat mixture (pate) or foie gras in between the tenderloin and the pastry crust.
- The dish was named after the Duke of Wellington, the man who defeated Napoleon.