Beef Mini Roast with Chipotle Butter

Serves: 
2
Time to prepare: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
50 minutes
Suitable for Halal cookery: 
0

The mini roast makes a delicious midweek meal, or whenever you're cooking for two. It's boneless, easy to carve and ready in under an hour.  This topside mini roast has a delicious chipotle butter which you can easily prepare made using unsalted butter, freshly chopped parsley and prepared chipotle paste. 

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Ingredients: 
  • 1 x 400-450g/14oz-1lb beef mini roast (we used topside mini roast)
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Chipotle Butter:
  • 50g/2oz unsalted butter
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 10ml/2tsp prepared chipotle paste
Method: 

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 5, 190°C, 375°F.

To prepare the chipotle butter; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.

Place the joint on a chopping board, make several slashes over the surface, season and spread with the butter.  Transfer to a roasting rack in a medium non-stick roasting tin and roast for 40-50 minutes (for medium). Cover with foil if browning too quickly.

Remove the joint from the oven, transfer to a warm plate, cover and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes, 20 if time allows.

Slice the roast and serve with any meat juices, chips and seasonal vegetables or salad.