Serves 4-6 | Prep 10mins | Cooking 3hrs
Make the ultimate Sunday lunch with our wonderful pasture fed topside of beef. Slow roasting releases the wild meadow flavours from our pasture fed rearing methods and allows the meat to become beautifully tender. Serve with all your favourite trimmings.
1.2 kg Topside Joint
2 Red Onions
1 Bulb Of Garlic (cut in half)
2 Carrots (diced)
3 Sprigs Thyme
Salt and Pepper
Remove the meat from the fridge, take off the packaging, and pat dry. Allow to rise to room temperature for around 20 minutes.
Add the vegetables to a large roasting tray, season the meat and place the joint on top of the vegetables.
Place in the center of the oven and roast for 20 minutes at 220c, then reduce the temperature to 160c fan or 180c electric Gas 4. Continue roasting for 15 minutes per 500g for medium-rare, or 25 minutes per 500g for medium, 30 minutes per 500g for well done.
If you are using a meat thermometer a core temperature of 52c is an ideal temperature for a medium-rare joint.
Remove from the oven, put onto a clean tray and keep warm by covering with foil. Rest the meat for at least 20 minutes so all the juices are reabsorbed.
For the Gravy
Add some beef stock to the tray that you cooked the beef in, bring to the boil and then pass through a fine sieve pushing all the juices from the vegetables into a clean saucepan. Add any of the juices from the resting meat tray. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes, set aside until ready to serve.
Our Pasture fed roasting Joint is also wonderful diced and cooked at a low temperature in a casserole or braised, cooked at 140-145c you will also get less shrinkage.