Deconstructed Beef Wellington with Bleu Cheese Sauce

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A huge thanks to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this awesome post!  We love easy recipes and this is a keeper.

~Baby, it’s cold outside…

Well, maybe it is cold outside wherever YOU might be but around here we can just pretend it’s cold outside and snuggle up after this perfect “date night” meal – my Deconstructed Beef Wellington.

Sometimes in the “hustle and bustle” of the holidays, it’s hard to schedule some much needed down time.  On the night BEFORE Christmas Eve, The Husband and I always try to have a quiet night together after the kids go to bed.  We know it will be crazy for the next few days so a little unwind time is always good.

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

We love Beef Wellington and I thought it would be fun to put a new twist on a classic.  It still takes a little effort but it’s definitely a lot easier than the traditional recipe.  I love having little “short cuts” in my refrigerator and freezer at the holidays and every day and they make recipes like this {not to mention holiday baking!} so much easier.

Our favorite things about beef wellington are obviously the delicious beef tenderloin, the layer of duxelles {mushrooms minced with shallots and herbs and then sauteed in butter} and the puff pastry so we have all of that goodness included here, don’t worry.

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

I love working with puff pastry and I always make sure to have it on hand in my freezer for both sweet and savory recipes.  I would definitely say it’s one of my favorite “go to” frozen staples.  If you haven’t ventured out and tried it yet, I have to tell you it’s not scary at all and can be used in so many creative ways.  I love that I can use what I need and keep the rest frozen until the next recipe.

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

Making the Duxelles is a piece of cake too.  The food processor does the work and prep is only about 5 minutes.  Love that.  More time to light candles! ;)

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

You can see what the mixture looks like before the quick sauté.  Super easy and aren’t you fancy having just made Duxelles?? :)

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

A quick little spread onto the puff pastry before the tenderloin and bleu cheese sauce…

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

So aside from a little prep, this recipe is really easy.  If you look at the recipe below, you will see there are several things you are able to do at the same time!

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

This bleu cheese sauce is incredible.  If you just don’t like bleu cheese you could use gorgonzola.  Either are easy to find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.  I have yet to meet a cheese I don’t like so I love “cheesy” options! ;)

Deconstructed Beef Wellington with ALittleClaireification.com #recipes #beef

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.  You can print it below and for more information on how refrigerated and frozen items can provide awesome shortcuts you can take a look at the Easy Home Meals Website or Pinterest board for more great inspiration.

Do you have any relaxing holiday traditions or a holiday entertaining plan in place to make sure that the holidays aren’t overwhelming?  As always, I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Sounds and Looks so good Claire! The hubs will love that! And, I really want to just get that puff pastry to have on hand. Oh the possibilities!

    Have a great week!

  2. And now I’m hungry! Yum! pinning this :)

  3. This looks delicious!!! My husband would REALLY like it a lot!!! Will have to give it a try! :)

  4. This looks absolutely delicious. And It looks like it is super hard but you definitely made it seem achievable. I am going to make this!

  5. Totally making this. Looks awesome!!

  6. This looks delicious and something my husband would love! I really like those puff pastries too. :)

  7. Yum! That looks like an awesome meal!

  8. You have me drooling over here! YUM!

  9. You’ve made it look so easy! Thanks for the tips!

  10. Pinned. Son had a day off and decided to try his hand at making beef wellington. It was good, but holy cow lots of work. So ever since that time, younger bro wants me to make it and I say HECK NO! This I can make, and we are all bleu cheese fans.

    • Than you so much, my friend! This is definitely more manageable than the traditional recipe for sure!! I am not kidding when I say I could drink that bleu cheese sauce. NOM.

  11. OMG…this recipe looks so YUMMY! Pinning for later for sure! If only my hubby would eat mushrooms! I think this would be fun for a girls night though. :)

  12. This meal is almost too pretty to eat!! A perfect date night meal for sure!

  13. Claire, this looks fantastic and I love how easy it is! It looks beautiful on the plate, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning and buffering! Hope you have a happy Tuesday! xoxo

  14. Yes baby it is cold outside! Thanks for sharing this tasty dish at our MM party this week! Pinned!

  15. Claire, this looks delicious! And so fancy schmancy too! ;) Pinned.

  16. Cold does not even describe how cold it is outside! I could go for some nice hot Beef Wellington right now ;) It looks delicious Claire!!

  17. Wow, Claire! I’m super impressed. And you made it look so easy. Thank you for sharing your tips!

  18. OK Claire… that is fantastic! I am loving the presentation… I can’t wait to try it over the holidays!

  19. Claire that looks sooo good! Thanks for the recipe, I haven’t made anything like that before but would like to try!! It would be great for a Sunday supper with guests over – for sure!

  20. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Claire! This looks so yummy.

    xoxo
    Denyse

  21. Claire, this looks amazing! A recipe like this is right up my alley ~ it has everything I love in it.

  22. Yummy!!

  23. Claire that looks delicious! Love your night before the night tradition too… great idea!

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