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Rib of beef with port jus

You can’t go wrong with traditional beef served with all the trimmings.

  • Christmas

Ingredients

FOR THE BEEF

1 tbsp English mustard
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 clove garlic, crushed
Dry Aged Wing Rib Sirloin of Beef
(about 2.1kg)

FOR THE JUS

200ml good-quality ruby port
1 sprig fresh thyme
750ml beef stock

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, gas mark 7. Mix the mustards, oil, thyme and garlic in a small bowl, and season. Score the fat on the beef with a sharp knife, then rub the joint all over with the mustard mix. Place in a roasting tin.

2. Cook for 20 minutes, then turn the oven down to 190ºC, gas mark 5, and cook for 15 minutes per 500g (plus 20 minutes for medium rare). Remove and rest the beef for 20 minutes.

3. Pour off and discard excess oil from the roasting tin and place over a medium heat on the hob. Deglaze the pan with the port. Allow to reduce by half, then add the thyme sprig and the stock. Simmer until reduced by two thirds, then season to taste. Strain and serve.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: about 2 hours plus resting
  • Total time: 2h 10 mins hours plus resting

Serves: 8

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1907.904kJ
456kcals
Fat 33.7g
Saturated Fat 12.8g
Carbohydrate 4g
Sugars 3.5g
Salt 1.5g

34.9g protein, 0.3g fibre

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