Beef Mini Roast with Simply Beef and Lamb

Easy mid-week meals: beef mini raosts

We have been trying out a beef mini roast with one of the many delicious recipes from Simply Beef and Lamb.  Many member of my family are farmers, which means that we have always had a traditional Sunday dinner with a roast, potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.  As a child, I remember the huge meat joints that were presented to us, as we all sat round the table.  My Mum knew how to cook this meal perfectly.

Quick and Easy Mid-Week Meals

Nowadays, we seem to have less and less time to prepare a big meal like this.  I was very pleased to discover the lamb and beef mini roasts that are smaller than the usual joints of meat that we used have on a Sunday.  Our lives have been very hectic lately so the usual Sunday dinner has been replaced by much faster to prepare meals.  We have missed our Sunday roasts though.

These mini roasts are great for us as I can cook these during the week so that we can still have our roast dinner but just at a different time. They are perfect for us because the mini roasts are just the right size to feed S, H and me.  I think they would be great to share for two people too. Mini roasts are tasty, versatile plus they are quick and easy to prepare.   The mini roasts can be used for a huge variety of recipes, such as Teriyaki beef with noodles or lamb with a delicious pistachio crust.

The Importance of the Red Tractor Mark

We always look for beef and lamb that has the Red Tractor mark.  This symbol shows that the joint is farm assured quality meat.  The beef and lamb with the Red Tractor mark can be traced back to the farms that the livestock came from.  The farmers and suppliers of this meat meet comprehensive standards in hygiene, safety, environmental protection and animal welfare at every stage.  This meat is carefully checked throughout it’s journey from farm to fork.

The Red Tractor Mark
The Red Tractor Mark.

Beef Mini Roast with Mustard Recipe

We have been trying out Beef Mini Roast with Mustard.  Wednesday felt like a very long day at work.  It was also a very chilly day.  After I’d picked my children up from school, I decided that we would try this recipe to warm ourselves up.  It took me about 15 minutes to prepare.  I think I would be able to do it faster next time.  I ran out of pre-made garlic paste so I crushed it with the pestle and mortar so this took a little bit longer than I’d hoped.  I thought 15 minutes preparation time was fantastic for a nutritious  mid-week meal though.

Beef mini roast
Beef mini roast.
What I needed for the beef mini roast with mustard recipe
What I needed for the beef mini roast with mustard recipe.
Prepare the sweet potatoes, which will accompany the beef mini roast
Prepare the sweet potatoes, which will accompany the beef mini roast.
We mixed the mustard, garlic paste and oil together
We mixed the mustard, garlic paste and oil together.
We scored the top of the beef mini roast
We scored the top of the beef mini roast.
We covered the beef with the mustard mixture and cooked it in the oven
We covered the beef with the mustard mixture and cooked it in the oven.
We sliced the beef mini roast.
We sliced the beef mini roast.
We all thought this recipe was delicious!
We all thought this recipe was delicious!

We all thought this meal was delicious and there were clean plates from everyone.  My Mum brought some of her homemade gooseberry pickle the other day so I think we would like to use this in the Beef Mini Roast with a Chutney and Coriander Glaze next week.  I am really excited about the many different recipes that we can try for lamb and beef mini roasts.  Our meals have been quite repetitive lately so it is great to feel inspired again with such quick, easy and nutritious food.

 

You can find more information on  everything you need to know about beef and lamb plus more recipe ideas and information about Red Tractor beef and lamb by visiting Simply Beef and Lamb.  You can also find more inspiration by searching for the hashtag #MiniRoast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

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