Mini beef wellingtons

Published: December 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • A little effort
  • Serves 4

Perfectly cooked beef, mushrooms and flaky pastry make the best beef wellington. Make these individual versions for a special occasion or just for special family and friends


Make these individual beef wellingtons, then try our classic beef wellington and vegetarian wellington.


  • 4 small beef fillet steaks, trimmed
  • olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • butter
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
  • a couple of sprigs thyme, leaves stripped and chopped
  • 300g puff pastry
  • 8 slices parma ham
  • 1 egg, beaten to glaze


  • STEP 1

    Heat a frying pan until very hot. Rub the steaks all over with olive oil and season well. Sear for a minute on each side, then remove from the pan and leave to cool completely.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the shallot in a knob of butter until soft, add the mushrooms and thyme, then season and cook, stirring occasionally. The mushrooms will give out a bit of water, so keep cooking them until there is no moisture left in the pan. Leave to cool.

  • STEP 3

    Roll out the pastry to 20p-thickness. Cut out 4 circles that are 2½cm larger than the fillets, and 4 more circles that are 3½cm larger. Sit the smaller circles on a baking sheet.

  • STEP 4

    Sit the fillets on 2 overlapping pieces of ham and top each fillet with some of the mushroom mix.

  • STEP 5

    Wrap each of the fillets up in the slices of ham.

  • STEP 6

    Sit each fillet on the smaller pastry circles, then brush the edges with egg.

  • STEP 7

    Drape over the larger circles and press to seal, making sure there are no air pockets.

  • STEP 8

    Mark the edges with the back of a fork and glaze the outside with egg.

  • STEP 9

    Score the top of the wellingtons. Chill for 15 minutes. Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Bake the wellingtons for 12 minutes for medium rare, 15 minutes for medium.

Try one of our other wellington recipes

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