Easy roast beef

    1 hour 25 min

    This is your basic roast beef, simply cooked to perfection. The secret is in the time cooked. 20 minutes per 450g at 190 C / Gas 5.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (1 to 1.25kg) joint of beef (boned and rolled)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Place prepared joint in roasting tin, and season with salt, garlic granules and pepper. Add more or less seasoning to taste.
    2. Roast in oven for 60 minutes (20 minutes per 450g). Remove from oven, cover loosely with aluminium foil, and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.


    For roasting, good joints come from the back, ribs, fillet or sirloin.

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    As a complete novice at roasting beef, I followed this recipe for our Christmas roast and it turned out lovely!  -  29 Jan 2013


    I am a novice chef by any means and the roast beef turned out amazing!!!!!! It was my first roast and I was so proud of myself. Everyone confirmed it was juicy and yummy. Give this recipe a go  -  15 Nov 2014


    Brilliant recipe/guide, used it to make a delicious, rarish, Sunday Roast in my brand new air fryer (oven) truly loved it thanks :D  -  11 Oct 2015