Roast Beef

Preparation info

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • Joint of beef suitable for roasting
  • salt and pepper
  • beef dripping (allow 1 oz. per lb. of meat)


Weigh meat to be able to calculate cooking time. Wipe with a damp cloth. Place joint in a roasting-tin, season and add dripping. Roast according to one of the methods outlined below.

Method 1

Put into a very hot oven (450° F., Gas 8) for 10–15 min. to brown or “sear” the meat. Then reduce heat to fairly hot (375° F., Gas 5) and