Beef Wellingtons with Red Wine Sauce

Serves 4
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 ½ oz. pkg. More Than Gourmet Classic French Demi-Glace
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 8 oz. pkg. baby bella sliced mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp. snipped fresh thyme
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. beef tenderloin, cut into 4 pieces
  • - Kowalski's North Woods Grill Seasoning Blend
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. double-concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 17 ¼ oz. pkg. puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water

In a small saucepan, simmer water and demi-glace until dissolved; set aside. In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp. butter; sauté shallots until tender (about 5 min.). Stir in mushrooms and parsley, sautéing until mushrooms are tender (8-10 min.). Stir in mustard, thyme, salt and pepper; set aside. In another large skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat; sauté steaks until browned (3-4 min. per side). Season with North Woods Grill Seasoning Blend; remove from pan. Stir flour and tomato paste into pan drippings; cook 3 min., stirring constantly. Slowly stir demi-glace and wine into pan drippings. Boil and stir until thickened (about 1 min.). Stir 1 tbsp. sauce into mushroom mixture; refrigerate remaining sauce, covered. On a lightly floured surface, cut each sheet of puff pastry in half. Place 1/4 of mushroom mixture onto center of each piece of pastry; top with steak. Wrap pastry around steak, wetting edges with water and pinching to seal. Place, seam side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate, covered, several hrs. Brush egg mixture over each pastry; pierce tops several times with a fork. Bake in a preheated 400° oven until golden-brown (about 25 min.). Reheat red wine sauce; spoon over each Wellington. Serve immediately.