How to make roast beef

Perfect for Sunday lunch, the classic beef roast is a family favourite. We'll walk you through the steps from start to finish so you nail it every time.

STEP 1

Stand beef at room temperature for 30 mins before roasting. This will help with the beef cooking evenly. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees celsius. 

STEP 2

Brush beef with oil and season well with sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper. 

STEP 3

Place beef in a roasting pan and place in the oven 15 mins to roast. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees celsius and roast for a further 25-30 minutes per 500g for medium. 

STEP 4

Check the meat is cooked to your liking. To do this, use some tongs to press the beef, if it is springy it would be cooked to medium. 

STEP 5

Remove the beef from the oven and cover with foil. Stand to rest for 20 mins.  

STEP 6

Use a carving fork to hold the beef roast steady and a large sharp knife to cut the beef into slices. Make sure you carve the beef across the grain to prevent the juices escaping from the meat.

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