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Beef with Orange    HT    MC    80mins

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1kg/2lb Rolled Sirloin

Salt and Black Pepper

teasp Dried Thyme

3 Oranges

3 tbsp Oil

150ml/5 fl.oz Hot Fresh Beef Stock

2 tbsp Cornflour

150ml/5 fl.oz. Single Cream

1 teasp Grated Orange rind

1 tbsp Grand Marnier

1 tbsp Cognac




1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7.


2. Score the fat on the meat with a sharp knife and season the meat all over with salt, thyme and pepper then pour over the orange juice from two oranges, catching the drips in a dish.


3. Heat the oil in a roasting tin, add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove from the heat and add the orange juice. Roast in the oven for 1 to 1-1/2 hours according to taste, basting occasionally.


4. At the end of the cooking time, remove the meat from the oven and place on a serving platter surrounded by thin slices of the remaining orange. Keep warm.


5. Meanwhile, make the sauce by adding the stock to the cooking juices in the roasting tin. Cook for a few minutes then cool slightly and skim off any fat.


6. Mix the cornflour with a little water then stir in half the cream. Add to the roasting tin containing the stock and cook over a gently heat, whisking all the time until well mixed then gradually add the remaining cream.


7. Sprinkle in the grated rind, salt and pepper. Stir well and cook gently for a couple of minutes.


8. To serve - warm the Grand Marnier and Cognac in a small pan or ladle, pour over the beef and carefully set alight.

This is a special dish and is great to serve at Christmas or Easter as an alternative to roast turkey.



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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

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