Perfect for a winter's evening. Served with redcurrant gravy.
To serve 4 fry a 550g small essential Waitrose British Beef Topside joint instead. Double up the receipe and roll the joint in the peppercorns. Sear in the oil then transfer the pan to the oven for 35-40 minutes for medium.
Try a ripe red with a hint of spice to match up to the peppered beef. Waitrose Reserve Shiraz. St Hallett, Borossa Valley, S. Australia.