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*Sale* Lamb Leg
*Sale* Lamb Leg
From £16.85
*Sale* Beef Diced
*Sale* Beef Diced
From £3.15
*Sale* Goat Chops
*Sale* Goat Chops
From £4.59
*Sale* Treacle Gammon
*Sale* Treacle Gammon
From £10.75

Pot-roast beef with onion gravy

Prep: 15 mins Cooking: 2hrs 15mins

Silverside and topside are cheaper and leaner cuts of meat, well-suited to slow-cooking. The stock and juices make a great sauce when combined with caramelised onions


  • Silverside or Topside Beef Joint
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 young carrots, tops trimmed
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 200ml white wine
  • 600ml rich beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500g onion
  • 2 – 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp plain flour


  1. Heat oven to 160℃ / fan 140℃ / gas 3. Rub the meat with 1 tsp of oil and plenty of seasoning. Heat a large flameproof casserole dish and brown the meat all over for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add tsp oil to a frying pan and fry the carrots and celery for 10 minutes until turning golden.
  2. Lift the beef onto a plate, splash the wine into the hot casserole and boil for 2 mins. Pour in the stock, return the beef, then tuck in the carrots, celery and bay leaves, trying not to submerge the carrots too much. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours. (Turn halfway).
  3. Whilst cooking, thinly slice the onions. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and stir in the onions, thyme and some seasoning. Cover and cook gently for 20 minutes until the onions are softened but not couloured. Remove the lid, turn up the heat, add the butter and sugar, then let the onions caramelise to a dark golden brown, stirring often. Remove the thyme sprigs, then set aside.
  4. When the Beef is ready, it will be tender and easy to pull apart at the edges. Remove it from the casserole and snip off the strings. Reheat the onion pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk the floury onions into the beefy juices in the casserole, to make a thick onion gravy. Taste for seasoning. Add the beef and carrots back to the casserole, or slice the beef and bring to the table on a platter, with the carrots to the side and the gravy spooned over.