Roast Beef wrapped in Mustard, Cheese and Parma Ham Roast Beef wrapped in Mustard, Cheese and Parma Ham

Roast Beef wrapped in Mustard, Cheese and Parma Ham

Ideal celebratory or weekend roast. Topside or silverside joint wrapped in mustard, cream cheese and parma ham.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
1 hour 30 minutes

6 people

To Cook Rare: 20 minutes per 450g plus 20 minutes

To Cook Medium: 25 minutes per 450g plus 25 minutes

To Cook Well Done: 30 minutes per 450g plus 30 minutes

  • Energy


  • Fat


  • Saturates


  • Carbs


  • Sugars


  • Fibre


  • Protein


  • Salt



  • 1.25kg lean topside or silverside joint
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 x 200g pack medium fat soft cheese, e.g. Philadelphia
  • 4 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1 x 80g pack (6 slices) Parma or Proscuitto ham
  • For the Garlic Fondant Potatoes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely crushed
  • 900g-1.3kg small new potatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • 300ml good, hot vegetable stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 180-190°C, 160-170°C Fan, Gas Mark 4-5.
  2. Place the joint on a chopping board, season well and brush with the mustard. Place on a rack in a large non-stick roasting tin and open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any beef juices.
  3. To prepare the fondant potatoes, Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the potatoes and toss in the oil. Transfer to a large roasting tin and pour over the hot stock. Season and roast for 1-1½hours.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the medium fat soft cheese with the chives. Lay the Parma or proscuitto ham evenly on a clean chopping board and spread the mixture evenly over the ham.
  5. 20 minutes before the end of the cooking time remove the joint from the oven and wrap the Parma ham, cheese side down directly around the beef. Tie with string, if required and return to the oven.
  6. Serve the joint with the garlicky fondant potatoes and green beans.