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Horseradish and miso roast beef recipe

Horseradish and miso roast beef recipe

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Roast beef is a classic main for Christmas, whether as an alternative to roast turkey on the big day or for a get-together meal over the holidays. Our recipe includes a hot, spicy-sweet marinade, creating a rich depth of flavour that's perfect for a special roast lunch. See method

  • Serves 6
  • Takes 2 hrs 5 mins, plus marinating
  • 587 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free


  • 2 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1.7kg Tesco Finest beef topside roasting joint

For the gravy

  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 x 450ml pouches Tesco Finest beef stock
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    3.5g 58%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.8g Protein 78.4g Fibre 1.8g


  1. Mix the horseradish, miso, mustard, oil, garlic and thyme in a small bowl; season. Pat the beef dry, then transfer to a wide, high-sided baking tray (ideally hob-safe to make the gravy in later). Spread the miso mixture all over the beef, then set aside for 1 hr to marinate and let the beef come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  2. Roast the beef for 1 hr 10 mins for medium-rare, 1 hr 20 mins for medium or 1 hr 30 mins for well done, reducing the temperature to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C after the first 15 mins. Cover with foil if it starts to brown too much. If using a meat thermometer, the beef should reach 50-53°C for medium-rare, 58-65°C for medium or 70-75°C for well done. Once cooked to your liking, remove from the oven and set aside to rest for 30 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the gravy, skim off and discard any excess fat from the roasting tin. Mix the cornflour with 3 tbsp water in a small bowl until smooth. Add the stock, cornflour mixture, redcurrant jelly, miso and vinegar to the roasting tin, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Bring to a boil over a high heat, whisking until smooth. If your roasting tray isn’t hob-safe, tip any juices into a large saucepan and continue making the gravy that way. Simmer over a medium-high heat for 15-20 mins until thickened and the flavour has intensified. Season to taste before slicing the beef and serving with the gravy.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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