I've been asked to bring an appetizer to Thanksgiving dinner and my father requested that I make him my beef wellington so I'm wanting to try a bite-sized version. It's a family potlock and there won't be time to cook a dish but we'll keep the oven at 350F and use it to warm dishes as needed.

Although my mini wellingtons will be fairly small (about 1.5" cubes) I'm concerned that the `10 minutes it will take to bring them to a proper temperature will overtoughen the meat inside.

Do I have any reasonable options or should I consider a different dish?

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    How long to the bite sized ones take to actually cook? I'm asking in case cooking them beforehand is just complicating things, if you are going to have access to an oven at the potluck anyway, would taking them along chilled and in a cooler to cook on-site work?
    – Spagirl
    Nov 16, 2018 at 15:20

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Very doable, you just have to fool around with them a little.

Watch the meat carefully, and check the internal temperature in several pieces with a meat thermometer, as they're heating. If you're concerned about a hot spot in the oven, you can rotate the pan every couple of minutes. Pull from the oven once they've reached serving temp. Remember they'll continue heating for a couple of minutes once they're resting.


Heating it up should not cause the meat to toughen that much.

One thing you could do is slightly under cook the meat ?

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