Roast Beef Dinner

Cheat’s Roast Beef Dinner

Not for those who like their beef rare.
This cheat’s roast beef dinner was cooked in a 7 litre Halogen oven. It would be very hard to do this for more than 2 people in such a small oven – no problem for all of you with the larger models. There are only the two of us so I always cook a large roast for economy and slice it into portions for two, then freeze till required.

Method:

Wrap the defrosted beef slices in a foil parcel with a little stock or water.
Prepare and slice hard veg like carrots and place in a second foil parcel with a little water.
Place the parcels on the bottom rack and cook at 200°C for 15 minutes.
Place frozen roast potatoes on the top rack and cook for a further 20 minutes.
Turn the potatoes, move to the side, add frozen yorkshire puds (I used Aunt Bessies).
(At this point I need to add the extension ring as my oven is so small.)
Cook for a further 15 – 20 minutes or so until the potatoes and puds are crisp, golden and cooked through.

All you need to do is make some gravy (add any remaining liquid from the foil parcels for extra flavour) and you have a tasty roast dinner with very little effort.

I used frozen potatoes that would normally take around 45 minutes in a conventional oven. If yours need less cooking, leave the beef and veg on for an extra 10-15 mins before adding the potatoes.

I use this method in my caravan where I don’t have the space to store a large roast.
The pre-cooked meat is also a great way to simplify a dinner for guests.

Posted by junie on 10.04.2010

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