Cook a Roast Beef for 25 minutes? Really??

Roast Beef Recipe for a Super Sunday Roast Dinner.


I admit it. Sometimes I have to try things just to see if they work. Sometimes, they are failures. Like overnight oatmeal in a slow cooker (ick). But sometimes,  weird sounding recipes work.

I make a rib roast once every few years, and this was the week.   I remember someone once saying they put the roast into a hot oven, turned the oven off, and 2 hours later …perfection.  Well folks, that is almost how it works, and yes, it is pretty incredible.

Here’s how I did it:

1 beef rib roast, (mine was approximately 5 pounds)

1-2 tablespoons Montreal steak spice, OR coarse salt and crushed peppercorns

a few sprigs of rosemary

a few cloves garlic, peeled and minced

Remove roast from refrigerator.

Let it stand on counter for 30 – 60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Dry the roast as well as you can.

Put garlic under…

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Sausage Casserole

The colour and the taste of this recipe makes this not only just a winter warmer but an all year round dish.
I have served the Sausage Casserole with mash but you could replace that with a jacket potatoe.
Brilliant mid week all in one oven dish.

Cooking time 1 and a half hours

Serves Four People


8 Large Cumberland sausages preferably from a butcher with locally sourced meat, it makes such a difference to the taste than buying from a supermarket.
1 Onion roughly chopped
5 Large Carrots peeled and sliced
1 Yellow or Orange Pepper
5 Cloves of Garlic bashed flat with knife put in whole after removing the skins.
1 Tin of Tomatoes
2 Beef Oxo Cubes
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
1 Glass of White Wine
1 Glass of Water


Preheat oven to 140
1. Put all the ingredients but the Sausages in a lidded casserole dish.
2. Place the sausages on top of the other ingredients embedding them slightly.
3. Cover with the lid and put in the oven for 60 minutes.
4. Remove the lid gently stir and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes.
5. Remove and serve.



Here’s a link to a similar recipe.