A Sunday gathering with the family is never complete without a scrumptious feast. An English Sunday Roast is the best choice when you are hosting a family gathering. Everyone loves perfectly roasted meat paired with some of the most delicious side dishes and accompaniments.

The Sunday Roast

Choosing the right meat is important when making a Sunday Roast. You must select the right choice cut of meat in order to fully taste the flavour of the roast. The ingredients for the perfect Sunday Roast include:

1 kilogramme of Topside joint, rolled
1 to 2 tablespoon of English Mustard
Salt to taste


Follow the instructions below to prepare and cook the meat for your Sunday feast:

1. Rub the meat with an ample amount of salt.
2. Spread the English Mustard evenly on the fat of the meat. Be sure to use the English Mustard thinly.
3. Cook the meat in the oven for 20 minutes at 220°C. Wait until the meat is brown on the outside.
4. Set the oven temperature to 180°C or 190°C and cook the meat for another 20 minutes if you want it rare. If you want the meat to cook to medium, leave it in the oven for 25 minutes. For well-done meat, you must cook it in the oven for 30 minutes.

After cooking the meat set it aside.

The Gravy

Your Sunday Roast is never complete without the gravy. You need the following ingredients to prepare this:

1 large finely chopped shallots
5 cups of beef stock
Half a bottle of Malbec or any red wine


From your cooked meat, remove the excess fat and place it in a pot over a medium heat.

1. While the meat fat is heating, add the shallots and cook for 4 up to 6 minutes, or until they are golden brown and soft.
2. Using the half-cup of the wine, deglaze the pot by scraping the browned fragments at the bottom of the pot.
3. Add in the remaining wine and bring to a boil. Once the sauce is already boiling, reduce amount of the sauce by half.
4. Add the beef stock and let it simmer. Once the sauce has simmered, remove it from the heat and pass it through a sieve to remove any particles.
5. Once the sauce passes through a sieve, return it to the pan and bring to a boil.
6. Lower the heat and let it simmer until it reaches the right gravy consistency.

You may season the gravy with salt, pepper and any desired herbs to taste.

The Horseradish Sauce

As an alternative to gravy, you may prepare your own horseradish sauce to complement your Sunday Roast. The ingredients for this sauce include:

2 tablespoons of horseradish
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons of reduced-fat mayonnaise
½ cup of non-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon of ground red pepper

Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and your Sunday Roast feast is complete.