Super Tasty And Super Easy Sunday Roast Beef

This is the second recipe that I’ve tried from the latest Jamie Oliver’s cookbook. Even though there are interesting additions to it like roasted carrots and baked potatoes, I’m going to show only how to cook the beef itself. That’s very easy but the result is very rewarding.

  • SERVES: 6 plus leftovers Servings
  • COOK: 15 mins


  • 1,5 – 2 kg beef (brisket or rib-eye)
  • olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary (or other herbs like oregano, thyme)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C (325F). Place a large casserole pan on a high heat.
  2. Season your piece of beef with salt and pepper and brown it in the hot pan with a lug of olive oil. In the same time peel and slice the onions.
  3. Turn the heat off and place the onions underneath your piece of beef.
  4. Spread the mustard over the meat and strip over most of the rosemary leaves or other fresh herbs.
  5. Protect the meat with a wet piece of greaseproof paper, then tightly cover the pan with a lid or with a double layer of tin foil.
  6. If you’re cooking the brisket then cook for around 5 hours for carvable meat, or around 5 for pulled meat. If you’re cooking a rib-eye – 3-4 hours is more than enough.
  7. Don’t forget to check the meat halfway and add a splash of water if needed.