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Peppered roast beef recipe

Peppered roast beef recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 25mins to prepare, 1hr to cook and 20mins to rest
  • 315 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 2kg Tesco Finest British Beef topside roasting joint
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3tbsp mixed peppercorns

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 0g Protein 57.7g Fibre 0g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  2. Rub the beef with the olive oil, then roll it in the crushed peppercorns to coat. put the joint in a roasting tin and cook for 20 minutes. Then turn down the heat to gas 3, 160°C, fan 140°C, and cook for a further 40 minutes for rare meat, 45 minutes if you prefer medium meat, or 55 minutes for well done meat.
  3. Remove the beef joint from the oven and allow it to rest, covered, for at least 20 minutes before carving into thin slices. Serve the beef warm, or at room temperature.

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