Roast Beef Sirloin with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 800g Sirloin joint (200g per person/100g for kids)
  • 2 Onions
  • 6 large Potatoes, skin on
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 5 Carrots, skin on
  • 4 Celery stalks
  • 1 large Leek
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 300ml cooking Red Wine
  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • Sunflower oil
  • Salt & Pepper roast-beef-ingredients-jpg

 Method

  1. Preheat the oven on gas mark between 3-4 or 165 degrees.
  2. Prepare a frying pan on a high heat and add some oil.
  3. Prepare a large bowl for the mirepoix (onion, carrot, leek and celery) and start roughly chopping vegetables.
  4. Add some salt to the pan and place the beef on the pan with fat side down.how-to-seal-beef-jpg
  1. While the beef is sealing gently, continue chopping the mirepoix.
  2. Turn the beef to the other side once one side has browned nicely.
  3. Add the garlic, bay leaves, rosemary and thyme to the mirepoix.
  4. In the meantime, keep on turning the beef on all sides so it is properly sealed.
  1. Wash the potatoes, cut them in half and place them in a small oven-proof dish on the side for now.
  2. By this time, beef should be all sealed so remove it from the pan and put it on the side on a plate or dish. Pour some of the oil left in the pan from the beef, on the beef itself.pouring-beef-fat-jog
  3. Add the mirepoix to the same pan and cook until the veg softens slightly. Give a gentle stir meanwhile.
  4. Season the potatoes, add some rosemary and combine well with your hands.
  1. By now the mirepoix should have softened a little and we can pour the wine in. Leave it to cook until wine is reduced by half.
  2. Wash the carrots, cut in half lengthwise and place in a bowl. Add some oil, salt and honey, combine well and place them on a baking tray on the side for now.
  1. Add the beef stock cube to the mirepoix and add some water. Bring it to the boil and transfer to a large oven-proof dish.
  2. Place the beef on top of mirepoix and cover it tightly with a large piece of foil.
  1. Now put the beef dish, potato dish and carrots in the oven. Leave to cook gently for an hour. This should give you a medium-well done.
  2. If the potatoes and carrots need more cooking, take the beef out after 1 hr and place potato and carrots at the bottom shelf of the oven until thoroughly cooked.
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