• 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1.9 kg topside beef roasting joint


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 230°C, fan 210°C, gas 8. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, pepper, cinnamon, coriander and chilli powder.

  2. 2

    Put the beef joint in a roasting tin and rub all over with the spice mix. Calculate the cooking time: 15 minutes per 450g, plus an extra 20 minutes (for well done, cook for 20 minutes per 450g, plus an extra 20 minutes).

  3. 3

    Roast the joint for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 200ºC, fan 180ºC, gas 6 and cook for the remaining calculated time.

  4. 4

    Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes. Carve into slices and serve 120g per person with your choice of crisp salad leaves.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 4384kj 1047kcal 52%
  • Fat 59.9g 86%
  • Saturates 19.9g 100%
  • Sugars 0.0g 0%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 917kj/219kcal

Each serving provides

0.0g carbohydrate 0.7g fibre 126.5g protein

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