1,2kg beef silverside roast
2 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper
200g parsnips, halved lengthways and peeled
2 turnips, quartered
120g baby carrots, peeled
2 red onions, quartered
200g orange sweet potato, cut into chunks
125ml red wine
500ml beef stock
4 sprigs rosemary, plus extra sprigs to garnish
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Trim any excess fat off the beef roast, and then roll it up and truss using butcher’s knots. See Quick Tip below.
Heat a Le Creuset Oval Casserole and brown the trussed beef in a little oil. Remove meat from the casserole and season well with salt and pepper.
Brown the vegetables in batches in the same casserole.
Remove the vegetables and deglaze the pan with the red wine. Allow the wine to reduce by half and then add the beef stock and the browned trussed beef.
Place the lid on the casserole and roast in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
At this stage return the browned vegetables to the casserole, along with the rosemary. Cover with the lid and roast for another 15 minutes.
If the meat and vegetables have not browned by this stage, turn the oven up to 220°C, remove the lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove the beef and vegetables from the casserole, and cover with foil to allow the meat to rest.
Place the casserole dish with the sauce back on the stovetop over high heat and allow it to reduce to coating consistency (the sauce sticks to and coats the back of a spoon). Adjust the seasoning and place the well-rested meat and vegetables back in the casserole, garnish with fresh rosemary and serve.
Quick Tip to Truss Beef
First roll up the trimmed meat. Starting at one side, wrap a piece of cotton string around the circumference of the roast and tie a firm double knot.
Pull the string about 2cm across from the knot, and hold it in place with your thumb. Again, wrap the string around the rolled roast, and loop firmly it under the string you’re holding in place with your thumb.
Repeat until the entire rolled meat is firmly trussed in place. Tie a good double knot and trim off the end of the string.
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