• Serves: 2 people
  • Prep time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking time: 100 minutes
    • Irish

    Roast Beef

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    500g topside beef or housekeepers cut - 250g for this recipe, and use leftover beef for tomorrow night’s dish

    250g potatoes, peeled

    200g broccoli, cut into florets

    1 large carrot, chopped

    1 medium onion, chopped

    2 cloves garlic, crushed

    Food Staples:

    2 teaspoons butter

    1 teaspoon flour

    ½ beef stock cube, made with 100mls water


    Pre-heat oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7

    Place chopped onions, garlic cloves and rosemary in a roasting dish

    Place beef on top of onions, garlic and rosemary mix

    Place dish in oven and cook for 1 - 1 ½ hours until beef is cooked through

    Place potatoes in a pot of boiling water and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes until tender

    Steam carrots and broccoli until tender

    Drain water from potatoes, add butter and mash together

    For the Gravy:

    When beef is cooked, rest the meat for 10 – 15 minutes

    Once rested, remove as much of the fat as you can from your roasting dish

    You will be left with onions, garlic cloves and juice from the beef

    Pour through a sieve into a pot so that just the liquid remains in a pot

    Place pot on medium heat and gradually add the stock, add 1 teaspoon of flour to the pot and stir everything together until your gravy thickens