Gingerbread-rubbed roast beef

Gingerbread-rubbed roast beef

15 mins Prep · 60 mins Cook

Allow the beef to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving to ensure it retains all its juices

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 60 minutes
Serves 6-8
Cuisine European
Special Occasion Christmas
Diet High-protein
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 641
Fat 38.9g
Saturates 17.3g
Protein 66.9g
Carbs 2.8g
Sugars 1.2g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Remove the beef from the fridge and bring it to room temperature.


Combine the spices in a small bowl and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7.


Place the meat on a large plate and coat with the olive oil and spice mix, ensuring all sides are well covered. Place the beef on a wire rack set in a large roasting dish and pour the beef stock into the base of the dish. Roast for approx. 35-40 minutes for medium-rare.


Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan placed over a medium heat. Grate in the garlic and allow the butter to brown slightly then remove from the heat.


Remove the beef from the oven and place on a chopping board. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest.


Drain the stock into the butter mixture.


Whisk the corn flour and water together and whisk into the butter-stock mixture.


Place the pan over a medium heat and cook, whisking continuously, until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and pour into a serving jug.


Carve the roast beef and serve along with the brown butter sauce.