Mini Beef Wellingtons (Day Three of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)

Mini Beef Wellingtons are how I like to class up a cocktail party, especially during the holiday season! These savory two-bite treats are decadent, flavorful and wayyyy too addictive. They will be a HIT at your next party (or the best dinner to hoard to yourself… don’t worry, I won’t judge ya).

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Beef Wellingtons have been on my mind lately.

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They’ve literally been in my dreams. I don’t know what is with my mind lately, but I’m having some REALLY realistic dreams and a lot of them are involving Hell’s Kitchen. Occasionally I’m a guest dining there, other times I’m leading the girls’ kitchen in a white sous chef coat, and other times I’m fighting for my life on the line cooking beef wellington after beef wellington after beef wellington…

Now for as much as I dream about this dish, I have never made it before! 

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With all the holiday parties coming up, instead of making them the star of a dinner party, I made them the bite-sized appetizer indulgence that everyone can enjoy no matter what kind of party you are hosting (or attending!).

As always, when the holidays spring into full gear I feel like I live at the grocery store. From baking to cooking, party appetizers to boozy drinks, it feels like my time in the kitchen is ramped up by 100.

That is why I am SO thankful for Sprouts this time of year!

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Sprouts is the one place I can go to find not only everything I need, but at a price point I can really get behind with Sprouts brand products. It always amazes me just how much Sprouts brings into their own stores.

From their insane selection of amazing premium beef, to their spicy brown mustard that pushes this dish over the top, I know I am getting the best quality ingredients for my recipes – at a cost that puts a little extra back in Santa’s bag of presents.

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What’s not to love about that?

When you make this recipe, Beef Wellington is going to become the dish that haunts your dreams until you satisfy the craving again. The meat is tender and flavorful, the mushroom and prosciutto give a savory and salty zing, and the fresh herbs bring an intense amount of flavor.

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Not to mention wrapping everything in a golden brown, stunning piece of puff pastry…

It’s just the right recipe to kick off any celebration, big or small!

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You might have seen that I have a special promotion going on in December… It’s the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways! I kicked off Day One on Monday (you still have another day to enter, so grab the link in my roundup below!). To go along with this incredible Gingerbread Challah Bread, I have a HUGE giveaway for all of you flavor fanatics out there. 🙂

Day One – Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu

Day Two – Gingerbread Challah Bread

Day Three – Mini Beef Wellingtons

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Mini Beef Wellingtons

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

Total Time:50 minutes

Savory mini beef wellingtons are the classy two-bite treat you need to wow the crowd this holiday season! No one will be able to stop at just one...

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb white button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs Sprouts fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp Sprouts freshly chopped oregano
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 lbs Sprouts beef tenderloin/filet, cut into two bite cubes (approx 2 inches wide)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sprouts Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 6 slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp water

Directions:

  1. In a saute pan over medium low heat, melt butter, When melted, add mushrooms, thyme, and oregano. Cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until all the moisture has been cooks out. The mixture will be more of a paste at this point. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Pat the cubes of filet dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, sear all sides of the cubes, 1 minute per side. Remove from pan.
  3. Brush the cubes with a generous amount of spicy brown mustard.
  4. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and place a few pieces of prosciutto with space in between them. Spread each piece with 1-2 tsp of the mushroom paste. Place a filet cube at the long end of each piece of prosciutto.
  5. Wrap the prosciutto around each piece of meat and wrap well in plastic. Repeat with remaining cubes and prosciutto. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and water. Set aside.
  8. Cut puff pastry into strips that are the width of the filet cubes. Remove the steak from the plastic wrap and place on a piece of puff pastry. Bring the pastry together around the beef cube, pinching to seal well. Use another piece of pastry the other direction and wrap around the beef to cover. Pinch together to seal.
  9. Place wellingtons seam side down on the lined baking sheet. Brush each with egg yolk wash.
  10. Gently score the tops of the wellingtons into a criss-cross pattern.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, until the pastry is golden and puffy and cooked through. Let rest 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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45 Responses to “Mini Beef Wellingtons (Day Three of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)”

  1. Jeffrey — December 5, 2017 at 5:44 am (#)

    I always love making cutout cookies with my kids!

  2. Kayley — December 5, 2017 at 7:40 am (#)

    I found a delicious-looking recipe for cranberry-orange bread that I am going to try!

  3. Michel — December 5, 2017 at 8:16 am (#)

    I’m looking forward to making yummy fudge

  4. Catalina — December 5, 2017 at 8:28 am (#)

    I’d like to make my grandmas  fish empanadas

  5. Sheri Newell Anderson — December 5, 2017 at 8:50 am (#)

    I love making my annual Teddy Bear Gingerbread cookies!

  6. Denise M — December 5, 2017 at 9:10 am (#)

    I would love to try and make gluten free gingerbread cookies

  7. Christina Lengyel — December 5, 2017 at 9:55 am (#)

    I would like to try a creamy french onion soup I saw recently

  8. Dee Johnson — December 5, 2017 at 9:59 am (#)

    I am looking forward to making divinity this year. My mom used to make it every year, so it reminds me of home.

  9. Tim — December 5, 2017 at 10:18 am (#)

    I am most excited to make oatmeal scotchies, but that has less to do with the actual cookies, nd more to do with getting my hands on those butterscotch chips!!

  10. Jenna @ A Savory Feast — December 5, 2017 at 10:29 am (#)

    I’m dying to do all the holiday cookie baking! I’ve already made a few batches but I’ve been craving cookies every day.

  11. Tracie Cooper — December 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm (#)

    I love to make my squash casserole during the holidays.

  12. Kim Leonard — December 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm (#)

    I am most excited about cooking some great fudge that is in our family recipes!

  13. crystal allen — December 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm (#)

    I am excited about making sweet potatoes! They are a family favorite!

  14. Elizabeth Tarlow — December 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm (#)

    My husband is definitely looking forward to my homemade Fudge! Last year I made a yummy Fudge using Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark, it was delicious, and a nice change from regular fudge!

  15. Jen — December 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm (#)

    I’ve been wanting to make spanikopita. Not really a holiday dish but it’s so good and I don’t make it often.

  16. Barbara Sitch — December 5, 2017 at 4:16 pm (#)

    Mini Beef Wellingtons – yum, can’t wait to try!!!!

  17. Saundra Bowers — December 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm (#)

    Butter toffee and some fudge recipes.

  18. Jennifer S. — December 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm (#)

    A zillion different cookie recipes; butternut squash risotto; chili; and your post makes me want to do beef Wellington! I haven’t done that in a while but it’s damn good, down to the homemade crust…

  19. meredith — December 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm (#)

    My mom would always make yummy caramels for gifts for people — i would love to try them as an adult!

  20. Kim Henrichs — December 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm (#)

    Peanut Butter fudge!! It’s the only time of year that I do it and I love it so much and it’s always a big gift hit.

  21. miranda — December 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm (#)

    I like making 7 layer bars

  22. Michele Cupp — December 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm (#)

    I have a cheesecake recipe that I am dying to make.

  23. gary — December 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm (#)

    Bacon wrapped filet mignon

  24. bill — December 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm (#)

    I’d like to make apple pie

  25. Amber Cheras — December 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm (#)

    I would love to make bacon fillet mignon

  26. Margot C — December 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm (#)

    I want to make David Lebovitz’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce https://www.davidlebovitz.com/pumpkin-cheesecake-pecan-praline-sauce-recipe/
    What do you think?

  27. Melissa Storms — December 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm (#)

    I make baked potato soup only once a year. I can’t wait to make it.

  28. Rebecca — December 6, 2017 at 4:54 am (#)

    I cannot wait to make my mom’s cream cheese and jelly cookies – always a favorite!

  29. Kelly D — December 6, 2017 at 5:12 am (#)

    I would like to make lasagna.

  30. Grace — December 6, 2017 at 6:14 am (#)

    Drinking custard!

  31. Annmarie W. — December 6, 2017 at 8:13 am (#)

    With all the baking, I’m actually looking forward to the simplest of all: making reindeer noses with my kids! Just melt a hershey kiss on a round pretzel and stick a red M&M in the middle! Yummy and so easy, but nice to spend time in the kitchen with the teens! 

  32. Azeem Isaahaque — December 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm (#)

    I would like some pecan pie

  33. Tina W — December 7, 2017 at 12:02 am (#)

    I’m dying to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning!

  34. Christina A. — December 7, 2017 at 1:13 am (#)

    I make a cranberry pie for the holidays and I can’t wait to do that and eat it! It’s delish!

  35. Kenia — December 7, 2017 at 1:22 am (#)

    I can’t wait to make tamales with my mom.

  36. Abby@Cook Ware Lab — December 7, 2017 at 4:48 am (#)

    Looks delicious! Perfect for the appetizer!I will try at home!

  37. Lisa L — December 7, 2017 at 6:44 am (#)

    I always pull out my grandmothers recipe and bake a bunch of her cookie recipes.

  38. William — December 7, 2017 at 9:46 am (#)

    Alton Browns caramels! 😬

  39. Carla C — December 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm (#)

    I want to make peppermint divinity.

  40. Samantha — December 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm (#)

    I’m looking forward to making gingerbread cookies with my kids.

  41. Karrie — December 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm (#)

    my aunt makes these green beans with bacon and onions..i cant wait to make that..she always does it for the holidays

  42. Robin Abrams — December 8, 2017 at 7:11 am (#)

    I am excited to make our hard tack candy this Christmas

  43. Kristin G — December 8, 2017 at 8:13 am (#)

    I’m dying to make Japanese fruit cake. My mom makes it but I want to try my own hand at it. It has multiple layers so it’s a little intimidating.

  44. Susan Christy — December 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm (#)

    Candy making is my favorite and I’m going to try Maple Walnut Fudge for the first time this year. It requires a candy thermometer and that scares me!! I usually go with easier fudge recipes.

  45. Wendi — December 9, 2017 at 6:37 am (#)

    My family loves my butterfinger cookies!!

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