It’s always a chore after work to create traditional recipes from scratch, as I never have the time or motivation.
Asda have come up with a solution allowing lazy, after work cooking whilst still being able to have the joys of eating Britain’s Sunday favourite, a roast.
To make the perfect beef joint, take the cardboard sleeve off the package and pre-heat according to pack instructions. Along with your vegetables, add your fully cased meat and then simply wait until the beef has cooked.
As with any beef, leave to rest for 15 minutes, so that the beef is more tender and juicy.
You can serve your beef join with anything you desire but I went for the healthier option and served with a sweet pepper and butternut squash salad.
- Asda's Peppercorn Crusted Beef Joint
- Butternut Squash, chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2-3 tsp Smoked Paprika
- Piquillo pepper, chopped
- Salad Leaves
- 1 Red Chilli, chopped finely
- Juice of 1 lime
- (or alternatively use a dressing of your choice)
- Pre-heat oven to 170° fan or 190° for non-fan assisted ovens.
- Chop the butternut squash into pieces and add to the roasting tray. Season with smoked paprika, salt and pepper and pour a generous amount of olive oil and mix using your hands.
- Remove cardboard sleeve and add beef joint to the centre of roasting tray, being careful to not add any on top of the squash.
- Roast for 40 minutes (depending on size and cooking preference)
- Remove roasting tray from oven and leave beef to rest for 15 minutes.
- Whilst resting, using some of the beef juice make your dressing using lime juice and chopped red chilli.
- Mix the piquillo pepper with the salad leaves and arrange on plate with the beef on top.
- Dress your beef and salad and enjoy!
Overall, I was happy with the quality of the Asda beef joint but was truly shocked at the affordable price point of £6. There was more than enough for two making it not only a cheap dinner, but with tasty good quality beef.
Beef joints, were kindly sent to me from Asda to test the new ‘roast in the tray’ line. All other ingredients were bought by myself. Recipe is my own