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Roast beef with horseradish mash recipe

Roast beef with horseradish mash recipe

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Make light work of this easy roast beef for two, served with horseradish mash and seasonal greens. It's on the table in under an hour - win! See method

  • Serves 2 with leftovers
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 903 calories / serving


  • 500g roasting beef joint
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 30ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp creamed horseradish
  • 2 frozen Yorkshire puddings
  • 150g asparagus
  • 150g Tenderstem broccoli

For the gravy

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 100ml red wine
  • ½ beef stock cube, made up to 200ml
If you haven't got any Maris Pipers, try using King Edward potatoes

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    48g 69%
  • Saturates

    19g 95%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    2.6g 43%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52g Protein 53.7g Fibre 8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Rub the beef with the mustard and horseradish; season generously. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until nearly smoking, then add the beef joint and sear for 1 min each side. Transfer the joint to a roasting tin and roast for 25-45 mins, depending how well done you prefer it cooked. Cover loosely with foil.

  2. Meanwhile, put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until tender. Season and add the milk, butter and horseradish, then mash until very smooth.

  3. For the gravy, pour any beef juices into a saucepan and stir in the flour and redcurrant jelly. Cook over a medium heat for 1 min, then add the wine. Turn up the heat, whisking all the time. After 2 mins, stir in the stock. Simmer for 5-10 mins, stirring regularly; season to taste.

  4. Meanwhile, put the Yorkshire puddings on a tray and cook to pack instructions. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the vegetables for 3-4 mins until al dente.

  5. Carve the beef into slices and serve with the mash, Yorkshires, vegetables and gravy for a simple and delicious roast for two.

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