Tequila Roast Beef with Orange and Red Onion Relish Tequila Roast Beef with Orange and Red Onion Relish

Tequila Roast Beef with Orange and Red Onion Relish

Ideal for family gatherings this roast sirloin, rib or topside is marinated with tequilla, orange and lime for a fresh and fruity twist. Served with an orange and red onion relish.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
1 hour

10 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


  • 1.3kg-1.8kg lean sirloin, fore rib or topside joint
  • Knob of butter, softened
  • For the Tequila Marinade:

  • 100ml fresh orange juice
  • 125ml Tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons freshly chopped tarragon
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • For the Orange and Red Onion Relish:

  • 2 oranges, peeled, segmented and roughly chopped
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed or olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180-190°C, 160-170 °C Fan, Gas Mark 4-5.
  2. In a small bowl mix the tequila marinade ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Place the joint on a chopping board and make several slits over the surface of the joint. Transfer to a large shallow dish, season with salt and pepper and rub the marinade all over the joint. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the joint from the refrigerator and spread with the butter. Place on a metal rack in a large non-stick roasting tin and open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any meat juices.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the relish; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.
  6. Slice the beef and serve with the relish, roast new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.