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English Roast Beef


  • 2.5 kg standing rib of beef

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1/2 cup chopped thyme

  • 1/2 cup chopped rosemary


  • 1.

    Season rib roast generously with salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Rub in thyme and rosemary.

  • 3.

    Pre heat oven to 220 c.

  • 4.

    Place rib in hot oven for fifteen minutes then turn oven down to 170 c.

  • 5.

    Cook beef for a further one hour and fifteen minutes for medium rare.

  • 6.

    Cook for a further 20 minutes for medium.

  • 7.

    Rest the beef for 30 minutes before carving.

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Posted by Francesca86Report
Can't wait to try this!
Posted by Simon197Report
Made this tonight with a 2 bone rib (~1.4kg) and it was amazing. Bashed peppercorns, garlic cloves & fresh rosemary in a mortar & pestle with some dried thyme and used that as a rub after mixing in some olive oil. Served with garlic mash, fresh steamed corn & glazed baked purpled carrots. lush.