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.

Coat the Beef:Brush the cooled beef with Dijon mustard. Optionally, spread a layer of pâté over the beef.

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.

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