Guacamole and Chili Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a culinary piece de resistance– unquestionably debonair with beef tenderloin wrapped in a flaky crust.  Gorgeously stunning.  Ah, but what’s this?  A dark secret?  My goodness, why is it that the hotties are always bat-shit crazy?  Beef Wellington, as it turns out, is made using LIVER PATE. L.P. WTF? I’ve lived a full and guardedly reckless life without ever eating a shred of pate.  Things ain’t gonna change today.  We’ll roll with chili and guacamole.  It is the way of my people.

 

Ingredients:

 

1 lb beef tenderloin or roast

2 t chili powder

1 t paprika

2 T chipotle salsa or sauce

Guacamole (see below)

2 Pie Crustx- premade purchased from the store, unless you really know what the hell you’re doing. In that case, go ahead and make one from scratch.

 

Guacamole:

1 C diced avocado

½ C diced tomato

1 T Lime Juice

2 T diced red pepper

Dash of salt.

 

 

Directions:

  1. Rub the top meat with chili powder and paprika.
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 425 F.
  3. Remove meat from oven and allow to cool briefly.
  4. Place meat in the center of a pie crust.
  5. If there happens to be any liver pate in the house, call a hazmat crew for expedited removal.
  6. Top meat with salsa and guacamole.
  7. Wrap meat with pie crusts, sealing edges.
  8. Bake at 425 F for 20 minutes. You may wish to brush butter on the crust or you could simply ingest the butter directly.

 

Tasting Notes:

 

While it was something of a production to make this chili (on a day in which I am double shifting at work), it turned out pretty well. The meat was mostly tender and the heat was present but not distraction-3.5/10 on the chili365 heat index.  The guac and chili lent a saucy character to the refined meal.  The involuntary tasters favored the meat portion of the guacamole and chili beef wellington.  My favorite part was the chili-guac infused crust.  Mrs. Chili365 could have cared less, so long as there was no liver pate (for once we agree).  Moving forward, I think I’ll make the kids a steak while I make a guacamole pie for the adults.  Think about it, guacamole pie….

 

 

Guacamole and Chili Beef Wellington.  Pre-party

Guacamole and Chili Beef Wellington. Pre-party

Post Bake

Post Bake

Laden with chili and guac

Laden with chili and guac

I swear, I have seen this thing prowling deep sea vents off the coast of South America.

I swear, I have seen this thing prowling deep sea vents off the coast of South America.

Guacamole and Chili Beef Wellington. Fin'

Guacamole and Chili Beef Wellington. Fin’

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