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How to make carvery beef at home?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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blackcloudblackcloud Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hello all,

Does anyone know how I would make carvery beef like the type of beef you get a Toby Carvery or the carvery beef you get with Sunday Pub Lunches? ie what type of beef, how to cook etc?

Hope someone can help!
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  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    blackcloud wrote: »
    Hello all,

    Does anyone know how I would make carvery beef like the type of beef you get a Toby Carvery or the carvery beef you get with Sunday Pub Lunches? ie what type of beef, how to cook etc?

    Hope someone can help!

    The joint TC uses is big. You can get a big joint too but you'll be eating beef sandwiches for weeks. Go to your local butcher and ask for a beef joint for a Sunday dinner for 20 people (it's around 5kg of meat and should cost around £50) and you'll get a joint similar to TC's beef joint.
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  • catwoman73catwoman73 Forumite
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    The meat in Toby is slow cooked - topside and silverside are normally sold as roasting joints but they can be quite tough if not cooked correctly and I don't know if that's what Toby uses.

    Maybe if you cook a big butcher's joint, like Happy suggests and cook it long and slow (several hours over stock and veg) at a lowish temperature, it will be similar. Not the same, but I often get brisket and slow cook it - it is lovely.

    I slice and freeze leftover roast meat in meal sized portions and then heat it up in gravy while the roast potatoes are cooking - a significant time saving shortcut to a roast dinner.
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    the best cut of beef for a roast dinner is Rib of beef

    buy it from your butcher on the bone and sit the beef on a trivet of halved unpeeled onions in a very hot oven 220 deg for first 20 minutes then drop to 180 deg and roast at 15-20 min per pound for rare 20-25 for medium take out cover and rest for 20-30 minutes before serving

    unpeeled onions give nice flavour to the meat juice to make a great gravy
  • thanks all, I bought some beef but it had so much fat, which beef can I buy that has the least amount of fat
  • meritatenmeritaten
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    you do NOT want very lean beef for roasting. The fat is what gives the joint its flavour and stops it going tough. you can minimise the fat content of the finished roast by placing the joint on a wire rack inside the roasting pan. That way the fat will drip through and you can use as much or as little as you like for gravy.
  • Thanks, just the last beef we had I cooked for an hour in the oven and it had so much fat it was impossible to even eat. I dont care about the flavour just want beef with no or very little fat, how do you think it would be best to cook it and how long to get rid of the fat.

    how about Topside, is that the leanest beef
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    blackcloud wrote: »
    thanks all, I bought some beef but it had so much fat, which beef can I buy that has the least amount of fat

    You need fat on a roasting joint if you want it to be succulent and moist, particularly the marbled internal fat. You can always cut external fat off when on the plate but don't buy very lean beef.

    You also need to buy rib of beef and, if there are enough people or you enjoy left overs, buy a double rib.
  • missbiggles1missbiggles1
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    blackcloud wrote: »
    Thanks, just the last beef we had I cooked for an hour in the oven and it had so much fat it was impossible to even eat. I dont care about the flavour just want beef with no or very little fat, how do you think it would be best to cook it and how long to get rid of the fat.

    how about Topside, is that the leanest beef

    In that case, I really wouldn't bother!:eek:

    Neither topside not silverside are really roasting joints, they're better pot roasted.
  • THAnks all, is topside leaner than silverside
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