can you freeze beef wellington

It’s the start of the season so what better time to get planning for the big day? John and Lisa have a host of recipes that can all be prepared in advance. This is their majestic Beef Wellington which can be frozen until needed.

How to Freeze Beef Wellington

You would think that a dish as complicated as a beef wellington would be difficult to freeze but it isn’t! To freeze it just do the following:

  • Protect It: Once your beef wellington is prepared using your favourite recipe, wrap it tightly in cling film making sure it is airtight. It wouldn’t hurt to double-wrap the beef wellington just to make sure.
  • Label: Label it, so you know when to use it. This is especially important if you have a vegan wellington, also frozen. You don’t want to serve the wrong wellington!
  • Freeze: Pop it in the freezer. It really is that simple.

Yes, beef wellington that has not been cooked can be frozen. It just needs to be popped into a freezer bag to keep it airtight. Be wary that it will be very fragile so be gentle.

Can You Refreeze Beef Wellington?

Pastry tends to be quite a temperamental food item and that’s why we would avoid refreezing beef wellington. You’ll end up with soggy pastry when you next go to cook it and no one wants soggy pastry.

Instead, try to thaw the amount you’ll need.

Things You’ll Need

  • Knife (for slicing)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Airtight container

It’s the start of the season so what better time to get planning for the big day? John and Lisa have a host of recipes that can all be prepared in advance. This is their majestic Beef Wellington which can be frozen until needed.

FAQ

How long does Beef Wellington last in fridge?

Store the cooked dish in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. You can also freeze it in an airtight freezer container for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating. To reheat, I place the Beef Wellington in the oven at 350°F until it’s heated though.

How do you cook frozen Beef Wellington?

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place FROZEN pastry-wrapped roast in a roasting pan (do not thaw prior to cooking). Bake roast 45 minutes, reduce heat to 400°F, and bake 45 minutes longer for medium-rare to medium. Bake roast to a minimum internal temperature of 130°F to 140°F.

How do you preserve Beef Wellington?

For longer storage, freeze the Beef Wellington. Wrap individual portions in aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and then put them into a heavy-duty freezer bag. Be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.

How long does it take to defrost a frozen Beef Wellington?

Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost in a fridge for 24 hours or until completely thawed. Preheat oven to 220°C / Fan 200°C / Gas Mark 7. Remove from box and all outer packaging, place onto a lined baking tray and bake for 35 mins, rest at room temperature for 5 mins (medium-rare).

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