roast beef

How to Cook the Perfect Roast Beef

Impress your guests with a culinary masterpiece that's bound to be the talk of the town! Our guide is here to walk you through the creation of a mouthwatering Aberdeen Angus bone-in rib of beef, perfect for serving approximately 8 hungry souls. 

A Symphony of Flavors: The Mustard-Kissed Roast


  • 2.5-3kg Aberdeen Angus bone-in rib of beef
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder

Transform your kitchen into a flavor haven as you preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Take your 2.5-3kg bone-in rib of beef, and let the magic begin. Generously rub 1 tbsp of mustard powder onto the beef, ensuring every inch is covered. This creates a tantalizing crust that'll have everyone at the table asking for seconds. The key? Cook it for around 25 minutes per 500g, plus an extra 25 minutes for that perfect medium doneness.

Gravy Magic: Elevate Your Roast with Red Wine Infusion

Ingredients for Gravy:

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml red wine (Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 500ml hot beef stock
  • 1 tbsp horseradish hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Take your roast beef experience to the next level with a rich and savory gravy. While your beef rests, let's work our culinary magic. In the roasting tin with those glorious meat juices, sauté finely chopped onions for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp of plain flour, then pour in 200ml of red wine, bit by bit. As the wine dances, scrape up all those flavorful bits from the tin. Finish with 500ml of hot beef stock, a dash of horseradish hot sauce, and 1 tbsp of mustard. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, and voilà—a gravy that'll have your guests reaching for extra servings.

Serve It Up: The Perfect Roast and Gravy Duo

As the tantalizing aroma fills your kitchen, transfer your perfectly cooked beef onto a warm plate, covering it loosely with foil to rest for 20 minutes. Simultaneously, pour that luscious gravy into a warm jug, ready to be generously poured over each slice of beef. The result? A feast fit for royalty, prepared effortlessly in your own kitchen. Gather your guests, savor the moment, and enjoy!


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