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Gorgonzola Beef Wellingtons

Your guests will certainly be impressed when you serve Wellingtons. Besides being a wonderful, special entree, it is so easy on the cook. Most of it can be prepared a day ahead and it bakes in 20 minutes.—Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 beef tenderloin steaks (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Madeira wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • Sprinkle steaks with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown steaks in 2 tablespoons butter in batches. Remove from the skillet; cool slightly and refrigerate until chilled.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and shallots in remaining butter until tender. Add the garlic and remaining salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each puff pastry sheet into a 14-in square. Cut into four 6-1/2-in. squares (use scraps to make decorative cutouts if desired).
  • Place 2 tablespoons cheese in the center of each square; top with 3 tablespoons mushroom mixture and a steak. Lightly brush pastry edges with egg. Bring opposite corners of pastry over steak; pinch seams to seal tightly.
  • Place seam side down in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cut four small slits in top of pastry. Arrange cutouts over tops if desired. Brush with egg. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well 145°).
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine broth and wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and thyme. Serve with beef Wellingtons.
Nutrition Facts
1 beef wellington with 1/4 cup sauce: 707 calories, 38g fat (15g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 49g protein.

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  • Corwin44
    Feb 13, 2015

    These were great. I made them for my sons birthday served with fried mushrooms and Caesar salad. Everyone was impressed and it was easy to put together.