This Beef Wellington recipe has all the delicious ingredients of traditional Beef Wellington without all the fuss! Try this easy recipe for a special, elegant and romantic meal.
Beef Wellington has to be the most elegant and delicious dish around. It’s not difficult to make, either, which makes it a great choice for a romantic meal. I like to simplify things even further with my Beef Wellington recipe; making it as a tart instead of wrapping it in puff pastry makes it a quicker preparation and still looks quite stunning! And, if you’re not a beef lover or simply want to keep things even more simple, Chicken Wellington (prepared the traditional way) is a good alternative.
I typically pair my Beef Wellington recipe with roasted asparagus and some fingerling potatoes, Jacques Pepin style. Both are simple recipes that complement the Beef Wellington perfectly. If you prefer something other than asparagus, I suggest choosing a vegetable side that’s a nice, bright green; the color contrast looks really nice on the plate.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to buy high-quality ingredients for this Beef Wellington recipe. Because there aren’t many components you really can’t “hide” anything, so purchase the best beef, mushrooms and pastry you can find. The good news is that you only need 8 oz of beef and 8 oz of mushrooms so it’s not too costly. I bought our beef from the Home Farm Store in Middleburg, VA and it was melt-in-your-mouth tender. I also bought a liver mousse with truffles that worked nicely. An easy dish that tastes every bit as delicious as traditional Beef Wellington and is certain impress your loved one!