If you want to make dad feel extra special this Father’s Day, cook him up a hearty lunch like this easy roast beef recipe. Served with puffy Yorkshire pudding and homemade pan gravy, this delicious meal is sure to satisfy.



Roast beef

  • 2kg rib sirloin beef or topside
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g beef dripping
  • Dried mixed herbs or fresh thyme

Yorkshire pudding batter

  • 1 cup egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil or dripping from meat


Yorkshire pudding batter

  1. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Make a well and add beaten eggs using a whisk to slowly blend.
  2. Combine water and milk in a jug and pour slowly onto flour and eggs using the whisk to combine smoothly. Add salt and beat, aerating the mixture well.
  3. Cover with a cloth and leave to stand for 40 minutes.

Roast beef and pan gravy

  1. Preheat the oven at 220C.
  2. Place the beef joint into the roasting tray. Season the meat with little salt, ground black pepper and dried mixed herbs or fresh thyme.
  3. Melt half of the beef dripping and pour over the meat and seasoning.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 190C for 1 hour and 30 minutes for a rare beef. Use a meat thermometer to cook to the level you prefer. Insert the probe into middle of meat and check the dial. To learn more about roasting, you can read our roast meat cooking guide.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare and whip up your Yorkshire pudding batter.
  6. When the meat is cooked, remove from oven and increase oven heat to 240C. Place in a warm place to rest for 20 to 30 minutes
  7. Get a teaspoon of dripping from the roasting dish into each cup of your deep bun tray, leaving the brown bits for gravy. Put the tray into the oven for 3 minutes or until you see the dripping smoke.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and pour in two tablespoons of the Yorkshire pudding batter into each cup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until well puffed up and golden brown. Prevent from opening the door for the first 10 minutes.
  9. When Yorkshire puddings are cooked, carve meat and serve both on the table.
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KC Tayam

KC is a content writer for Kitchen Warehouse. She has quite an addiction to cooking shows. She is a budding home cook who loves to cook from scratch when she has time to spend in the kitchen.

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