BEEF WELLINGTON TURNOVER
A Beef Wellington Turnover is a delightful twist on the classic Beef Wellington, combining the rich flavors of beef, mushrooms, and puff pastry in a convenient hand-held form. Perfect for elegant appetizers or a unique main course, this recipe is sure to impress your guests. Here’s how you can make Beef Wellington Turnovers:
For the Filling:
- 1 pound beef tenderloin, trimmer
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (such as cremini or button mushrooms)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup pâté (optional)
For the Assembly:
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed if frozen
- Flour for dusting
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Prepare the Beef:Season the beef tenderloin with salt and black pepper. Sear the beef on all sides until browned. Remove from the pan and let it cool.
Prepare the Mushroom Duxelles:In the same skillet, add chopped mushrooms, garlic, and thyme. Cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and become golden brown. Remove excess liquid. Blend the mushroom mixture to a coarse paste. This is known as mushroom duxelles.
Wrap in Mushroom Duxelles:Spread a layer of mushroom duxelles over the beef.
Roll in Puff Pastry:Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface. Place the beef in the center and wrap it with the puff pastry, sealing the edges.
Chill:Chill the wrapped beef in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes to allow the pastry to firm up.
Preheat the Oven:Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Brush with Egg Wash:Brush the puff pastry with beaten egg for a golden finish.
Bake:Place the Beef Wellington Turnover on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the beef reaches your desired level of doneness.
Rest and Slice:Allow the Beef Wellington Turnover to rest for a few minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute.
Serve:Serve the Beef Wellington Turnover slices on a platter, and enjoy the layers of flavors.
Customize the Filling: Feel free to customize the filling by adding ingredients like caramelized onions, spinach, or different types of mushrooms for additional depth of flavor.
Puff Pastry Tips: Work quickly with puff pastry to prevent it from becoming too soft. If it becomes too warm, you can chill it again before baking.
Make-Ahead: You can prepare the Beef Wellington Turnover up to the point of chilling and then bake it just before serving.