What's Topside beef joint
Topside of beef is a large, lean cut. Both topside and silverside are taken from the hind quarter of the animal, between the rump and leg. The topside muscle, being both lean and quite tender, makes an excellent roasting joint.
How Can I Cook It?
Topside is ideal for roasting as it is very tender and can be carved into lean slices. Oven roast this flavoursome joint at Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F. Make sure you baste your roasting topside of beef regularly while it's in the oven.
What Else Could I Use?
Silverside is very similar lean joint as it is the adjoining muscle, but it will need to be pot roasted or roasted with liquid to keep it from drying out. A rolled sirloin is a great alternative for a special occasion.
Did You Know?
Topside mini joints are also available in smaller cuts. These are suitable for smaller households, serving 2-3 people and the joint will cook in under an hour.