Seasoned roast beef

Looking for a flavorful twist on a classic roast beef? Then look no further than Matt Tebbutt’s delicious seasoned roast beef recipe. Not only does this delicious dish contain aromatic spices that give the meat incredible flavor, but it also results in perfectly tender beef that literally melts in your mouth. The best part? Leftovers also taste great when served cold, making them a versatile option for any occasion. Try this recipe and take your roast beef game to a whole new level.


  • 1 tbsp juniper berries
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp allspice berries
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2kg to 3kg (4lb 8oz-6lb 8oz) sirloin – depending on the amount of leftovers you want


Matt says…
“This joint tastes just as good cold as the next.”
a few days as it is hot on Christmas Eve. Take
Take the beef out of the fridge just before you go
I want to enjoy the leftovers so it can come
Bring to room temperature and season
can be brought back to life.’

Preparation steps

  1. Mix all spices and ½ tbsp salt in a mortar.
  2. Grind everything well, keeping some coarseness.
  3. Rub all the beef with the oil and then the ground spices and massage well.
  4. To marinate, cover and chill overnight.
  5. The next day, preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.
  6. Weigh your roast and roast for 10 minutes per 450g for rare meat and 15 minutes per 450g for medium meat, plus a further 20 minutes.
  7. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes while the salads finish cooking.
  8. Slice and serve.
  9. Alternatively, you can roast the beef in the morning and serve it at room temperature for dinner.

Nutritional Information

396 21g 9g 1g 0g 0g 51g 0.68g

Equipment and tools

To make this seasoned roast beef you will need the following equipment:

  • frying pan
  • Meat thermometer
  • Chef’s knife
  • cutting board
  • Spice grinder or mortar and pestle

Allergen information

This seasoned roast beef recipe contains the following allergens:

  • None

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers from this seasoned roast beef recipe, here are some storage and reheating tips:

  1. Allow the roast beef to cool completely before storing.
  2. Wrap the leftover roast beef tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container.
  3. Store the roast beef in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  4. To reheat, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Place the roast beef in a roasting pan and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Heat until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes per pound.
  5. Alternatively, you can enjoy the leftovers cold from the fridge.

Health Benefits of Seasoned Roast Beef

When it comes to a delicious and delicious roast, there is little that compares to seasoned roast beef. Not only does it taste incredible, but it also offers some surprising health benefits. Let’s explore the different ingredients and how they contribute to your well-being.

Juniper berries

Juniper berries not only give roast beef a unique flavor, but also provide several health benefits. These small berries are known for their powerful antibacterial properties that can help fight bacterial infections. They are also a natural diuretic, meaning they can help improve kidney function and eliminate toxins from the body.

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds are a wonderful addition to the seasoned roast beef and provide a warm and slightly lemony taste. In terms of health benefits, coriander seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Additionally, they have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Black peppercorns

No roast beef is complete without the addition of black peppercorns. Black peppercorns not only add a spicy kick, but have also been used in traditional medicine for centuries. They are known to stimulate digestion, improve nutrient absorption, and have antimicrobial properties that can help fight off certain types of infections.

allspice seeds

Allspice berries, also called Jamaica pepper, contribute to the rich and aromatic flavor of the seasoned roast beef. These berries contain a compound called eugenol, which has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In addition, allspice berries are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A and iron.

olive oil

Using olive oil in this recipe not only helps enhance the flavor but also comes with its own health benefits. Olive oil is known for its heart-healthy properties thanks to its high content of monounsaturated fats. These fats can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a balanced diet.

Top of beef

The star of the dish, the sirloin, contains several essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissue in the body. Beef also contains important minerals such as iron, zinc and selenium, as well as B vitamins, which contribute to energy production and brain function.

Tip for leftovers

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, don’t worry! Enjoying the seasoned roast beef cold the next day can be just as delicious as enjoying it hot on Christmas Eve. Simply take the beef out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. This brings the flavors back to life and creates a delicious post-roast treat.

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