When I cook, I always aim for maximum deliciousness and flavor. As a beef lover, one of my favourite dishes to prepare on the BBQ (and to enjoy, of course) is oh-so-comforting Beef Wellington. I like to treat my family with this dish after we’ve spent the whole day outside playing catch and running around.

Now I know tenderloin is not the most flavourful cut of beef BUT… sear it, season it well, give it a bit of love, and you’re in business. Trust me, the way this recipe combines a tender and juicy piece of meat with a mixture of vegetables and a crispy (and buttery!) puff pastry results in a Beef Wellington that’s hard to top, taste-wise. I have to restrain myself, or there won’t be any left for my wife and kids!

Believe me, this recipe is a lot easier to do than it seems. Ready? Let’s go!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 lb) beef tenderloin
  • 1 package store-bought puff pastry (or make your own!)
  • 4-5 white mushrooms
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ cup of your favourite herbs (optional)
  • Montreal spice mix, such as House of BBQ Experts’ Montreal Spice Mix and Rub, to taste
  • 3 tbsp good quality mustard
  • ½ cup of your favourite gravy or sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten

 

Cooking Method

  1. Season the beef tenderloin to taste with the Montreal spice mix and rub. (The more seasoning you put on, the more flavours the tenderloin will pack.😉)
  2. Sear the piece of meat on the BBQ for 2 minutes on each side at a very high temperature. Remove it from the heat and let it rest for 1 hour.
  3. While you wait, place the mushrooms, carrot and herbs in a food processor, and chop everything into small pieces. Transfer the vegetables into a bowl and set them aside.
  4. Preheat the BBQ to 350°F.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle that’s large enough to envelop the beef tenderloin.
  6. Spread the mustard and chopped vegetables on the puff pastry.
  7. Once that is done, place the beef tenderloin in the center of the puff pastry, wrap the puff pastry around it, and brush the dough with beaten egg.
  8. Place the wrapped beef tenderloin into a barbecue-safe dish; place the dish onto the BBQ and let it cook in an indirect cooking zone until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145°F. After that, let it rest for a few minutes outside the BBQ.
  9. Heat up the gravy or sauce and drizzle it over the Beef Wellington.
  10. Serve and enjoy the explosion of flavors it creates in your mouth!

 

Have fun BBQing everyone!

Editor’s note: We made this Beef Wellington ourselves and itwas just as easy and fun to make – and as delicious to eat – as Max promises! Here are pics of the result.