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Festive roast beef

The ultimate Christmas roast

12

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

26 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

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Allyson Gofton

A simple recipe for the best Christmas roast beef. Raid your herb garden for plenty of fresh rosemary and then the key is to just keep basting - it helps keep the roast juicy and flavourful.

We love leftovers stuffed into a roll with lashings of horseradish cream and crisp lettuce.

A simple recipe for the best Christmas roast beef. Raid your herb garden for plenty of fresh rosemary and then the key is to just keep basting - it helps keep the roast juicy and flavourful. We love leftovers stuffed into a roll with lashings of horseradish cream and crisp lettuce.

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Ingredients

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1.25kg Quality Mark rump steaks

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6 sprigs fresh rosemary

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1/4 cup olive oil

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2 garlic cloves

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2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

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A pinch of black pepper

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A pinch of salt

Method

To Roast Beef

1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

2

Tie the beef at regular intervals with unwaxed white kitchen string to secure.

3

Reserve 3 whole sprigs of rosemary.

4

Coarsely chop 1 tablespoon of the remaining rosemary.

5

Combine the chopped rosemary, oil and garlic in a small bowl.

6

Rub the rosemary mixture over the beef.

7

Thread the reserved rosemary sprigs under the string on the beef.

8

Season with salt and pepper.

9

Heat the extra oil in a roasting pan over high heat.

10

Add the beef and cook, turning occasionally, for 6 minutes or until brown all over.

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Roast in the oven, basting regularly with pan juices, for 15-20 minutes for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking.

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Remove beef from baking pan and transfer to a plate.

13

Cover with foil and set aside for 10-15 minutes to rest.

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14

Remove string and rosemary sprigs from the beef.

15

Carve the beef across the grain into thick slices.

16

Place on a serving platter and serve immediately with horseradish or your preferred gravy or sauce, and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Nutrition Information per Serving (115g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

847kJ (202 kcal)

Protein

21.9g

Total Fat

12.7g

Saturated Fat

3.5g

Carbs

0.2g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

304mg

Iron

1.8mg

Zinc

2.9mg

Vitamin B12

0.7µg