Roast Beef With Plum Gravy Atop Garlic Mash

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The first time I had a date over for dinner, I rang my mother and said, 'Help, I've never cooked anything more extravegant than a fried egg, what can I cook that will make me look like a master chef but won't take the skill of one?' Her response was immediate and the result was amazing. And best of all, it is so BASIC!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Put 1 tbsp of flour in oven bag and shake it around.
  3. Place beef- uncut- in oven bag.
  4. Add Plum jam, Worcestershire sauce and chopped onion.
  5. Seal oven bag.
  6. Place in baking dish.
  7. Cook for 40 minutes.
  8. Whilst Roast is cooking, peel potatoes.
  9. Boil until soft.
  10. Mash with butter, garlic and rosemary until smooth puree.
  11. Cut meat into slices (should be pink- but not bloody- in the centre).
  12. Scoop a cup of mash onto the centre of a dinner plate.
  13. Place meat on top.
  14. Spoon plum gravy over meat.
  15. Add sprig of fresh rosemary to garnish.