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Beef in piri piri

This Portuguese inspired beef mini roast recipe is brushed with a piri-piri glaze made with honey, chillies, dried mixed herbs, oil and ground paprika. The mini roast is ready in under an hour and perfect for a mid-week meal.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
50 minutes

3 people


  • 1 x 400-450g lean beef mini roasting joint (we used a mini topside roasting roast)
  • For the Piri-Piri Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika


  1. To prepare the glaze; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5.
  3. Place the joint on a chopping board, make several slashes over the surface of the joint, season and brush with the glaze. 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.
  4. Remove the joint from the oven, transfer to a warm plate, cover and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes, 20 if time allows.
  5. Slice the roast and serve with any pan juices, vegetable rice and a green salad.