Air Fryer Beef Wellington


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Airfryer Beef Wellington

Air fryer Beef Wellington. Beef Wellington cooked in my Philips Air fryer with a delicious layer of homemade pate, beef fillet and of course homemade pastry.

If you want a delicious crispy beef wellington then you need to try this recipe.

BEWARE Foodgasm territory is about to come at you and attack you in full force. We are talking about succulent beef fillet covered in homemade pate, followed by the most amazing shortcrust pastry.

It is then cooked in the Air fryer. Add them together and you have the Air fryer Beef Wellington of your dreams.

When you think about beef wellington it is one of those kinds of foods that you always remember where you were when you first had it.

The first time you ever tasted fillet at the same time as pate and pastry.

For me it was a French restaurant in the town where I grew up. We went a lot of times throughout my childhood and into my teens.

Major family birthdays were celebrated there and since moving out of town I have not been. The last time I went was my 21st birthday and YES I had the beef wellington!

It was always the house special. The meal deal that everyone always got excited about (including me) and that was a big part of the A La Carte Dining.

But beef wellington has often been associated with high quality French trained chefs. Something that the average Joe cannot cook. But YOU CAN, and it is actually easier than you think.

It is no more difficult than making your own pasta, cooking a Sunday roast or even making your own birthday cake.

To make this version of beef wellington in the Air fryer, easy to prepare we make the homemade pate and homemade pastry first then it is just a case of putting everything together.

Plus you are likely to have some pastry and some pate leftover that you can use for another family meal.

For those of you that are new to beef wellington or cooking it in the Airfryer here is 2 questions I get asked a lot:

What Is Beef Wellington?

What Is Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet steak that has been coated with pate and that has then been wrapped in pastry. It is then baked until the beef fillet is medium.

Some beef wellington recipes include wrapping it in filo pastry, shortcrust pastry or puff pastry.

There are often many different versions of pate used, depending on the meat and the end flavouring you want to achieve.

As well as beef wellington people often follow a similar recipe with salmon, pork tenderloin, venison and hare.

Why Make Beef Wellington In The Air Fryer?

Why Make Beef Wellington In An Airfryer

When you cook beef wellington in the oven it can sometimes be soggy thanks to all the pate that you use. The pastry might not be as crispy as you would like either.

However your Air fryer is like a deep fat fryer and is the true star for crisping up your food.

The Air fryer is also a great size for being able to fit a beef wellington into.

Airfryer Beef Wellington
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Air fryer Beef Wellington

A delicious Airfryer Beef Wellington made with homemade chicken liver pate and homemade shortcrust pastry. A real treat in the Airfryer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 612kcal

Instructions

  • Get your beef fillet, give it a clean, chop any visible fat, season with salt and pepper and then seal it up with cling film and place in the fridge for an hour.
  • Make your batch of chicken liver pate and homemade shortcrust pastry.
  • Roll out your shortcrust pastry and using a pastry brush go all around the edges with beaten egg to help make it sticky for sealing.
  • Then inside of the outer egg line place a thin layer of the homemade pate until you can no longer see the white pastry.
  • Remove the cling film from the meat and place the meat in the middle on top of the pate and push it down a little.
  • Seal the pastry around the meat and the pate.
  • Score the top of the pastry so that the meat has a chance to breathe.
  • Place in the Airfryer on the Airfryer Grill Pan and cook for 35 minutes at 160c/320f.
  • Leave to rest for a couple of minutes, slice and serve with roast potatoes.

Notes

To save on time it is easiest to pre-make the pastry and the pate earlier in the day. I do a full batch of both my pastry recipe and my pate recipe. Then any that are leftover can be used later.
 
Then fridge them both for an hour and then they are easier to handle. If you want to cheat and make it look like puff pastry, then make my shortcrust pastry but swap plain flour for self raising flour.
 
It will then puff up and people will think you have made homemade puff pastry. If you wish you can make your pate the day before. It’s the biggest job in making a Beef Wellington and then takes the pressure off you. Avoid making the pastry more than 2 hours in advance.
 
This keeps it in its best condition and is better for rolling and even improves the chances of a non-soggy Beef Wellington. There is no law that says that a Beef Wellington must use beef fillet, it is just associated with luxury meat.
 
You could also use sirloin or brisket too. Also remember to have nice sharp knives before you start. This is particularly important when slicing the beef wellington otherwise it will cut badly and look awful. I always use my knife sharpener to do this.
 
We have found the best place to source beef fillet to make Airfryer Beef Wellington is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.

Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2829IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 8mg
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Beef Wellington”

  1. 5 stars
    I would never had tried this if it was not for one of your subscribers and my friends. I have just got an air fryer but my friend has had one for ages. I tried this beef wellington and i was sceptical but it turned out really good, we really enjoyed it, many thanks for the easy to follow recipes.

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