Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a preparation of fillet steak coated with pâté and duxelles, which is then wrapped in parma ham, puff pastry and baked. This is a main course beast of a dish that many struggle to finish. Can you? The pastry and meat combination mixed with veg leaves the mouth experiencing a euphoria of so many flavors it can’t decide which is better. Let’s get down to how you can have this at home, here’s what you have to do.

Beef Wellington celebrates the luxurious and very tender fillet of beef and is one of those ultimate blowout dishes that hits the right spot several times in one meal”.- Jamie Oliver on the dish.


Prep time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Serving: serves 6

Level: Challenging




1kg ground beef fillet

2 egg yolks beaten and mixed with water

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 chunks of butter(50oz)

500g wild mushrooms


8 slices of parma ham


5 cloves of garlic

1 sheet of puff pastry(500g)

1 red onion






How to make:


1. Heat oven to 200 degrees gas mark 7

2. Let the beef get to room temperature then drizzle olive oil on top spreading evenly

3. Heat more oil and butter in a pan and add the mushrooms and onions for 5 minutes, leave to cool

4. Season the beef and brown it on all sides in a pan for approx.4 minutes then leave aside to cool

5. Remove the mushroom duxelle from the pain and leave to cool

6.  Overlay two pieces of cling film over a large chopping board and add the slices of Parma ham overlapping each other

7. Spread the duxelles evenly over the ham and place the fillet down

8. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes

9. Roll out your pastry and brush the sides and top and bottom with the beaten eggs yolks

10. Remove the fillet from the foil and place in the pastry carefully wrapping the pastry around the fillet and seal rim with a fork

11. Glaze over again with egg yoke all over the pastry

12. Place in the oven for 40 minutes


Jamie Oliver- “When you’ve made this once, you’ll get a sense of how you can perfect it in your oven and make it work for parties and special occasions; once prepared it’s super-easy to cook and serve”. Now you have an exquisite feast for the house with this stunning dish. Enjoy!