How do you make Beef Wellington?

Beef Wellington recipes

The best Wellington I ever had was last Christmas over friendu2019s house.

,It was a recipe Barbara found on the internet.

Parallel slices of thin prosciutto were formed into a sheet then topped with flavorful sauteed mushrooms.

Tenderloin was wrapped in the mushroom prosciutto and refrigerated.

It was easily wrapped (prosciutto held it together) in pastry just before baking.

,Sheu2019s a great cook.

It was wonderful and cooked perfectly.

,There are a few recipes on line to choose from.

Well worth the search.

Individual beef Wellington recipe

If your entire family likes their beef medium-well, then I recommend making individually portioned Beef Wellington.

Making small ones will allow you to cook them to the desired doneness evenly.

Mini-Beef Wellington look very nice sitting on each plate and there wonu2019t be any meat juices soaking into the puff pastry from slicing it before plating.

,If you are buying a whole section of u201cfilet mignonu201d tenderloin (the small half of the tenderloin piece), just cut it across the grain into steaks approximately 6 to 8 ounces each.

,The recipe from Food Networku2019s website is a good one:,https://foodnetwork.

com/recipes/individual-beef-wellingtons-3646272For medium well mini-Beef Wellington, sear the meat on all sides over high heat (about 90 seconds on each side until nicely browned) then when it is time to put the little bundles in the oven, bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 25 minutes.

,I also like to make u201cBeef Croustadesu201d which calls for phyllo sheets instead of puff pastry.

The phyllo dough makes a flakier, crisper shell for the beef.

If you would like to give this a try, there is a great recipe on FineCooking - Recipes, Cooking Techniques, Menu Ideas (Individual Beef Croustades with Boursin & Mushrooms).

,My family prefers the individual Beef Croustades over mini-Beef Wellington.

My youngest son prefers his medium well, so I just sear his piece for a longer amount of time on each side, then they all bake for the same amount of time.