This is a great recipe for a dinner
party. The filling can be made the day before and wrapped in the puff pastry the
day of the party. It can be served as is or with a beef sauce made of equal
amounts of beef broth and cream reduced by half.
Serve with some beautiful fresh vegetables, soup and a salad.
Tenderloin Tips in Puff Pastry
1 1/2 lbs. beef tenderloin tips
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
1/2 C. diced onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 C. sherry
1/2 C. beef broth
2 T. flour
2 T. butter
2 packages frozen puff pastry
Brown beef cubes quickly in small batches. Beef should be very red in center and
brown outside. (To much beef done at a time will turn the meat gray instead of
browning it correctly.) Set aside in bowl.
Saute mushrooms in same pan about 3 minutes. Add to beef.
Saute onion and garlic in same pan. If you need to add a little oil, do so. Add
Deglaze pan with sherry and reduce sherry by half. Add beef broth and bring to a
boil. Blend butter and flour. Whisk in butter and flour mix. Add to bowl.
Chill beef mixture 2 hours.
Roll out puff pastry just enough to flatten it. Cut out 6 circles. Place beef
mixture into center of puff pastry and fold it so that it forms a circle. You
can use the puff pastry scraps to decorate the tops. Brush with a egg wash
consisting of 1 egg beaten with 1 T. water. Place back in refrigerator uncovered
Place in oven at 400°F. for 15 minutes or until golden brown.