Top 10 roast beef recipes

Choose your favourite roast beef recipe from Good Food's top 10 best ever dishes. From succulent sirloin to fabulous fillet, these recipes aren't to be missed.

Sliced roast beef on board with knife

Roast beef is one of those classic dishes that suits any occasion. A simple family supper or a dinner party with guests to impress can both be instantly improved with a show-stopping centrepiece of roast beef. Try it stuffed with seasonal veggies, crusted with herbs or wrapped up in ham. Either way, we guarantee you'll be going back for seconds. 

For a few extra pointers watch our video on how to roast and carve a rib of beef: 

Acheive more meaty perfection with our ultimate roast beef recipe colleciton.
 

1. Roast beef & carrots with easy gravy

Roast beef on board with carrots and cutlery
This brilliant roast beef recipe complete with an easy gravy and carrots and onions is an instant winner for Sunday dinner. You might not have tried top rump before, but it's an economical cut to feed a family. Try serving with our horseradish potato dauphinoise for an ultra indulgent meal with all the trimmings. 
 

2. Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing

Fillet of beef on serving dish with cutlery

The crowning glory of this roast beef fillet recipe is the rich mushroom stuff and creamy sauce. Porcini mushrooms add a wonderful depth of flavour that goes well with the slightly sweet shallots. Serve with our clever parmesan puffs for a fun twist on Yorkshire puddings. Well worth the effort, this is one you'll be making again and again. Take a look at our roast potato collection for a choice of fabulous sides. 
 

3. Roast beef with caramelised onion gravy 

Beef sliced on board with vegetables in bowl
A rare topside of beef is the ultimate centrepiece. Our roast beef with caramelised onion gravy has a special ingredient to give it an extra boost of flavour – a spoonful of Marmite! It adds an irresistible umami tang, balanced by the sweet marmalade or onion chutney. Add a pop of colour with a spring veg mix and a creamy and crunchy honey-mustard parsnip bake.
 

4. Pot-roast beef with french onion gravy 

Beef in casserole dish with vegetables
Try our no-fuss, slow-cooked pot-roast beef with a rich French onion gravy. The stock and juices from the meat combined with caramelised onions makes a super easy gravy.

Both silverside and topside of beef are cheaper, leaner cuts of meat that are ideal for low-and-slow cooking. Serve with our clever twist on traditional mash, cheesy mustard mashed potatoes, which has a crispy cheddar cheese topping that's hard to resist. 
 

5. Beef fillet with horseradish and prosciutto

Beef fillet wrapped in prosciutto on board with slice cut
Wrap up your beef, safe and sound in a cosy layer of peppery horseradish and prosciutto. This spectacular fillet of beef not only gets flavour from the ham but it keeps the meat moist and tender. If you'd like an alternative to a pastry-laden Wellington, this is the perfect option.

Bring out the sweetness of the roast with our parsnips with maple syrup & rosemary and add a little greenery with our steamed leeks & peas with herby vinaigrette
 

6. Herb & pepper crusted rib of beef

Rib of beef on serving dish with cutlery
Need something to wow guests at your next dinner party? Go all out and make our herb & pepper crusted rib of beef with red wine gravy. The cracked black pepper, rosemary, garlic and parsley mix can be made a day ahead if you're in a rush on the day. 

Add some texture and a hint of luxury to proceedings with our haricot bean & truffle mash. Prepare for people to be tucking into an extra spoonful or two. Combined with this simple side of peas & roasted shallots, this is a meal to show off with.  
 

7. Rare beef with mustard Yorkshires

Beef on plate with Yorkshire puddings
Bring our rare roast beef and mustard Yorkshires to the table for appreciative oohs and aahs. The potatoes become extra crisp cooking in the meat juices and once everything's dished up you can make a simple gravy with what's left in the tin. 

Try serving with a golden-brown bubbling squash, mustard & Gruyère gratin. These butter-poached asparagus, leeks & peas retain their flavour and colour when cooked this way and will be snapped up by the bowlful. 
 

8. Roast beef sirloin with simple asian sauce

Sliced beef on board
Tender roast beef and an aromatic oyster sauce with a burst of spicy ginger. Have we got your attention? Then try our beef sirloin with a simple Asian sauce. This super easy dish is perfect for serving a crowd and takes just four steps to complete. 

Serve with a vibrant aubergine salad with black bean sauce and a crunchy cucumber salad with a lime and sesame dressing. 
 

9. Twice-cooked beef short ribs 

Beef rib on board with carrots
These slow-roasted beef ribs are great for entertaining friends. Finishing the roast the next day will give you crisp, brown edges and a dish that's sizzled to perfection. To keep the prep simple, keep the ribs as a whole rack. 

Adding smoked salt to your standard creamy mash adds another layer of flavour to everyone's favourite side dish. Once you've tried it, you'll be hooked. 
 

10. Roast sirloin of beef & port gravy

Roast beef carved on board with cutlery
This garlic & thyme roast beef with a red wine and port infused gravy is a classic combination and is perfect for a lazy weekend dinner. For the best taste and texture, ask your butcher for a piece of meat that has been aged for at least one month.

Pair this foolproof recipe with seasonal veg at its peak, like our grilled baby onions and warm runner bean salad
 

Enjoyed these recipes? Try our other top 10 favourites...

Top 10 roast lamb recipes
Top 10 healthy traybake recipes
Top 10 ways to serve gnocchi

What's your favourite roast beef recipe? Leave a comment below...

 

 

 

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.