Roast stuffed beef fillet

Roast stuffed beef fillet

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Dairy free
  • 45 minutes
  • 30–35 minutes
  • Marras The Trickster Cinsault

Looking for an easy beef fillet recipe? Hannah Lewry has all your work cut out for you, right here with this step-by-step roast stuffed beef fillet – perfect for your Christmas table.


  • 1 x 100 g tub Woolworths herb stuffing with ancient grains
  • 1 T wholegrain mustard
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  •  100 g raw pistachios
  • 3 T olive oil
  • to taste sea salt
  • to taste freshly ground black pepper
  • for serving
  • steamed green beans
  • chopped parsley
  • brown butter

Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare the stuffing according to package instructions, then add the mustard and pistachios. Set aside.

2. Using a sharp knife, carefully butterfly the fillet, taking care not to cut all the way through the meat; you want to open it up like a book.

3. Use a rolling pin or mallet to flatten the fillet slightly to increase the surface area for the stuffing.

4. Spread a few spoonfuls of stuffing over the beef in an even layer.

5. Roll up the beef. If some stuffing falls out when rolling, set it aside to pan-fry later.

6. Truss the fillet using kitchen string.

7. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large cast-iron pan, season the fillet liberally and gently sear until golden brown.

8. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Add any excess stuffing to the pan, then place the pan in the oven and cook for 5 minutes for rare or 8–10 minutes for medium rare, and longer to your preference.

9. Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes on a board to stop it from cooking. Serve with burnt butter, the crunchy stuffing bits and the steamed beans. Garnish with parsley.

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Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis
Production: Hannah Lewry
Food Assistant: Claire-Ellen Van Rooyen

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