Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you have to put the BBQ away! Try this delicious recipe from BeefEater Barbecues


  • 2kg / 4.6 lb scotch fillet of beef

  • 2 red onions, cut into thick

  • rings (reserve the ends for

  • the sauce)

  • ½ bunch thyme

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1 tbs grain mustard

  • 1.5L / 50.7 fl oz red wine

  • 1.5L / 50.7 fl oz veal stock

  • 50g / 1.8 oz butter

  • 50ml / 1.7 fl oz olive oil

  • Sea salt and pepper


  • 1.

    Preheat BBQ until hot registers on the hood indicator (hood down).

  • 2.

    Combine ½ thyme with 1 garlic clove, sea salt, pepper, mustard and olive oil in a bowl.

  • 3.

    Rub the beef with the prepared baste and seal on the char-grill bars of your BBQ (this will add a lot to the flavour and reduce cooking time).

  • 4.

    Place the beef onto a roasting rack and put in the centre of the BBQ and turn burners off under beef (only have far left and right burners on high).

  • 5.

    To prepare the sauce, sweat off the onion ends, 1 garlic clove and remaining thyme. Add the red wine and reduce by two thirds and then add veal stock.

  • 6.

    Whilst tempting, try not to open the hood until it is ready to prevent loss of heat and flavour. Time and temperature is the key.

  • 7.

    Cooking time is determined by weight of beef - approximately 22 minutes per kilo for medium rare (beef to register 65°C / 149°F on a meat thermometer). Add 20-25 minutes per lb.

  • 8.

    Rest roast for a good 10 minutes before carving. To finish sauce, let the veal stock reduce by half and whisk in the butter prior to serving.


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