Perfect Roast Beef

Perfect Roast Beef

Nothing quite beats getting the gang together for a delicious roast dinner, Sunday or not!

Now you have your hamper full of yummy ingredients our fab Head Chef, David Hall, is going to show you how to serve up a storm.

Follow along using the video below or use our easy step-by-step instructions to achieve the perfect roast beef.

Step-by-Step Guide

Roast Beef

  •  On the packaging you will find an approximate cooking time to achieve a medium-rare beef. We recommend 20 minutes for every pound in weight.
  •  First things first, pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • Then place your beef onto a roasting tray and season with your salt and pepper.
  • Next pop a temperature probe into the centre part of beef.
  • Place your beef into the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Then turn the oven down to 180 degrees and cook as instructed on the packaging.
  • Use your temperature probe to continually check the meat, for medium-rare your beef needs to reach 45 degrees.
  •  Once cooked, remove the beef from the oven and wrap in foil.
  • Allow your meat to rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Whilst your meat is resting, place your roasting tray onto the hob and heat the beef juices.
  • Deglaze the tray with the beef stock, thyme and garlic and give it a stir to release all those wonderful flavours.
  • Next season with salt and pepper to taste and pass and pass through a fine sieve.
  •  Finally remove the string from the beef rib and carve away!

Cauliflower Cheese

Ingredients:

Cauliflower
Cheddar cheese
Milk
Butter
Plain flour
English mustard
Salt

  • Firstly, pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees.
  • Then place your cauliflower cheese onto a baking tray.
  • Pop in the oven for approximately 50-minutes
  • Remove when ready and serve a hearty portion alongside your perfectly roasted beef.

Yorkshire Puddings

Ingredients:

Plain flour
Eggs
Milk
Water
Salt
Oil

  • Firstly, make sure you pudding batter is at room temperature.
  • Then whisk give your mixture a good old mix, as it is likely to have become separated.
  • Next pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • Place your Yorkshire pudding tin into the oven and leave for 10-minutes to warm.
  • Then add oil to the tins and leave in the oven for a further 10-minutes. Don’t forgot those oven gloves!
  • Take the tin out of the oven and quickly pour the batter into each mould, you want to fill them around ¾ of the way.
  • Quickly place the tin back into the oven and cook for 30 minutes until your puds have risen and look a gorgeous golden brown.
  • Careful – do not open oven until the 30 minutes otherwise your Yorkshire might collapse (and nobody likes a flat pud!)

Beef Stock

Ingredients:

Beef bones
Onion
Carrot
Leek
Tomatoes
Tomato puree
Thyme
Bay leafs
Water
Oil

  • Whilst your meat is resting, place your roasting tray onto the hob and heat the beef juices.
  • Deglaze the tray with the beef stock, thyme and garlic and give it a stir to release all those wonderful flavours.
  • Next season with salt and pepper to taste and pass and pass through a fine sieve.
  • When your meat is ready to serve, plonk a few Yorkshire puddings and a helping of greens onto your plate and slather in your delicous beef sauce. Enjoy! 

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