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Irresistible British roast beef

Irresistible British roast beef


Tender British beef served with roasted vegetables is so easy to cook but tastes really special.

  • Feeds 4 Feeds 4
  • Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1698kj 404kcal
  • Fat
    Med 20%
  • Saturates
    Low 23%
  • Sugar
    Low 8%
  • Salt
    Low 7%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 10g

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  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 parsnip, peeled
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 1kg Co-op Irresistible Hereford beef roasting joint


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/Gas 6
  2. Chop the carrots and parsnip into batons and put in a roasting tin with the onion, 6 sprigs of thyme and the oil
  3. Toss together and season with black pepper
  4. Remove the leaves from the rest of the thyme and mix with the mustard
  5. Rub over the beef and place it on top of the veg
  6. Cook in the oven for 20 mins, then turn the oven down to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4 and cook for 30 mins more. This will give you medium rare beef. If you like it well done, cook for a further 30 mins
  7. Remove the beef and veg from the oven, cover and leave to rest for 25 mins
  8. Season with more pepper and serve with your favourite sides