- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 beef tenderloin steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick (6 oz/170 g each)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto sauce and spread (from 218 mL jar)
- 1/2 can (235 g) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescents (8 count)
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle pepper on both sides of steaks.
- In heavy 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook about 1 minute on each side, turning once, or until browned. Transfer steaks to plate. Spread top of each with 1 tablespoon pesto. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand 20 minutes at room temperature to cool down for easier handling.
- Meanwhile, on lightly floured work surface, unroll dough and separate dough into 4 rectangles. For 2 of the rectangles, firmly press perforations to seal. Roll out each rectangle into 5 1/2-inch square. With 1 1/2- to 2-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut 2 heart shapes from 2 corners of each dough square; set hearts aside. Note: The remaining 2 rectangles can be separated into triangles and rolled into crescents to bake as per package directions.
- Place 1 steak pesto side down in centre of 1 dough square. Fold opposite corners up and around steak; repeat with remaining 2 corners. Smooth and shape dough to encase steak; place seam side down on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining steak and dough square.
- In small bowl, beat egg and water well with fork or whisk. Lightly brush top and sides of dough with egg mixture. Place 2 dough hearts on top of each overlapping slightly; lightly brush hearts with egg mixture.
- Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and thermometre inserted in centre of steak reads 145°F (63°C). Let stand at room temperature 3 minutes before serving. Temperature will rise at least 10-15°F (5-8°C) during standing time.
- A traditional Beef Wellington is an entire fillet of beef that has been covered with liver pâté or a seasoned mushroom mixture, wrapped in pastry and baked. These individual Wellingtons are perfect for a special Valentine’s dinner.
- If beef tenderloin steaks are irregular in shape, tie with kitchen string before browning. Remove string before wrapping in dough.
- If you want to prepare 4 Beef Wellingtons, simply double all the ingredients, except for the Pillsbury™ Crescents. You will use the entire can of dough for the steaks .