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Roast beef tips please

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ChristmasAlreadyOver Sat 15-Mar-14 20:57:06

I bought decent beef from the butcher (cost a fortune), followed Deila to the letter. Result? Hmm, tough as old boots, could hepardly cut it never mind eat it!

What am I doing wrong?

neversleepagain Sat 15-Mar-14 21:13:44

What cut of beef was it?

A short cooking time is best for beef, depending on size, about an hour.

ChristmasAlreadyOver Sat 15-Mar-14 21:17:59

It was 1300g and I cooked it for 30 mins at 200 then 1 hour 15 mins at about 160 then let it rest for 30 mins

I'm not sure what cut it was. I just asked for a joint of beefgrin

neversleepagain Sat 15-Mar-14 22:04:59

I like rare beef. If you do try cooking for an hour and resting for 30 mins. Top rump is a nice cut, topside and silverside need a long slow cook in a pot.

WorkingBling Sat 15-Mar-14 22:33:08

I'd say you cooked it for too long. 1.3kg I would cook for max 90 minutes, probably a bit less.

You do need to know which joint though, some are better than others.

Is your ven temp accurat?

ChristmasAlreadyOver Sun 16-Mar-14 09:02:18

I think oven temp us accurate. I will check next time which cut to get.
Which would you recommend?

HappyGirlNow Mon 17-Mar-14 20:05:45

I would say get a rib of beef or a sirloin joint - expensive but amazing..

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