After the huge success of my post “I’m afraid of no roast” chicken .. .. so many of you, got in touch and asked “will you do Beef” (it’s the beef we have beef with)
So here is my easy step by step guide to cooking roast beef with all the trimmings…
The cut of beef I use is Round roast beef 1 kg (this is the basic supermarket cut and costs between 8 to 10 euro) keeping the budget well below 20 euro for the lot!!! less than ordering a pizza!!!
A whole roast beef dinner that will serve a family of 6 (4 adults)
With no fancy ingredients, everything can be bought in the local supermarket.
You only need a small saucepan for the gravy, a roasting tin .. the whole lot is cooked in 2 hours including resting time. (that’s less than a stew, and you’re cooking a whole Roast beef ).
It’s a recipe you will use again and again (i swear)…. so say it loud! and say it proud “im afraid of no roast” xx
- 1 kg round roast beef
- 8 potatoes
- 2 onion
- 6 carrots
- 6 parsnips
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- A bunch of parsley
- A few sprigs of tyme
- A few sprigs of rosemary
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1-pint beef stock cube
- a teaspoon of cornflour (mixed with a little cold water)
Take beef out of all packaging leave at room temperature
Make a herb oil by chopping and adding all the herbs with the garlic to a tablespoon of olive oil and slather into the beef and leave to one side while you peel the veg
Step 3, Put your oven on high… to 220c
Step 4, Put your peeled veg in the bottom of the roasting tin and spray with olive oil. Place the roast beef on top.
Step 5. Cook on high for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180c
Cook for another 30 mins for rare..
Medium cook another 50 mins medium
The way I like it is medium /well done which you cook for another hour and 10 mins ..
Step 6. Take out the beef and let it rest for 20 mins (loosely cover with tin foil) put the veg and potatoes on a plate and cover tightly with tin foil to keep warm.. while you make the gravy
Pour all the juices from the roasting tin using a sieve into a sauce pan… and any other juice that has come out of your beef.
Step 7 Add a pint of beef stock cube… stir and add corn flour to thicken ….
A perfect roast beef for all the family on a tight budget…
any left overs chop, cover and make some beef curry the next day x
Happy roasting Jolene