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Roast beef with all the trimmings recipe

Roast beef with all the trimmings recipe

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Get the family together for a feast; everyone will enjoy our classic roast beef recipe with Yorkshire puddings, carrots, cabbage and red wine gravy. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 35 mins to prepare and 1 hr 35 mins to cook
  • 937 calories / serving


For the potatoes:

  • 900g potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic bulbs, halved widthways

For the beef:

  • 900g Tesco Medium Beef Roasting Joint with Basting Fat

For the Yorkshire puddings:

  • 75g plain flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 75ml milk
  • 4 tsp sunflower oil

For the gravy:

  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

For the vegetables:

  • 200g Chantenay carrots
  • ½ savoy cabbage (roughly 400g), core removed, sliced
  • 50g butter

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    47g 68%
  • Saturates

    19g 94%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    2.2g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 69.6g Protein 57.3g Fibre 8.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the potatoes in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Parboil for 5 mins, then drain. Heat a baking tray with the oil in the oven for 3 mins. Remove from the oven and carefully add the potatoes and garlic halves to the hot oil – turning them to coat. Cook on the top shelf of the oven for 10 mins.
  2. Reduce the oven temperature to gas 4, 180˚C, fan 160˚C and move the potatoes to a lower shelf. Season the beef joint and place in a medium roasting tin. Roast above the potatoes for about 50 mins for medium-rare (exact cooking times will vary based on the size of your joint; check timings on the packaging), basting every 15 mins. Toss the potatoes halfway through cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the Yorkshire pudding batter. Sift the flour into a bowl and season with black pepper. In a jug, whisk together the egg, milk and 50ml water. Make a well in the flour and gradually pour in the egg mix, whisking until smooth. Set aside.
  4. To make the gravy, put the wine and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 2-3 mins. Add the stock and continue to reduce by a third. Whisk together the cornflour and 1 tbsp water in a small cup, then stir it into the gravy to thicken.
  5. When the beef is cooked, remove from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Let it rest for a minimum of 15 mins.
  6. Meanwhile, increase the oven to gas 8, 220˚C, fan 200˚C. Remove the potatoes and set aside, keeping warm. Spoon ½ tsp of oil into 8 holes of a fairy cake or muffin tin. Heat the oil on a middle shelf of the oven for 10 mins until hot, then remove and carefully divide the Yorkshire pudding batter between each. Bake for 8-10 mins until the Yorkshires are golden, risen and crisp.
  7. Meanwhile, parboil the carrots for 8-10 mins until tender. Blanch the cabbage in boiling water for 2 mins. Drain the veg and stir through the butter. Reheat the gravy over a medium-low heat if needed.
  8. Use a sharp knife to carve the beef into thin slices and arrange on warm serving plates. Serve the beef with the potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, cabbage and gravy.

Tip: Instead of oil, try using the beef dripping from the roast beef to cook the Yorkshire puddings.

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