The Perfect Sunday Roast Guide

The Perfect Sunday Roast Guide

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Ewen Roberts

 Most people will know how difficult it can be to cook the perfect Sunday roast. There are lots of different factors at play, but the most important thing to consider is your guests. Do they have any special food requirements? Are they allergic to any specific ingredients? Those are questions you need to ask ahead of time. The last thing you want is to spend lots of time slaving away in the kitchen only to discover that nobody can eat your meal. With that in mind, get on the phone now and start speaking to people.



  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Beef
  • Cabbage
  • Gravy
  • Pigs in blankets

 Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to put too many items on your Sunday roast. While most people like a full plate, you don’t want to overdo things. That is why you have a simple list of ingredients. The amount of each item you require will depend upon the quantity of people you’re serving. To get the right meat, you need to speak to your guests and find out about religious commitments. Some of them might need you to purchase something with a Kosher Certification. Don’t worry about buying too much. You can always use anything left over for a nice beef soup on Monday.



  • Cover your beef join in olive oil, and then sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Place it in the oven at 160 degrees for around two hours before you start to prep the rest of the food.
  • Cut your potatoes into manageable slices and boil them on the hob. When they go white and soft, you can mash them with some milk and butter. That should help the potato to become fluffy and creamy.
  • Place your pigs in blankets in the same oven tray as your beef. That way, they’ll soak up all the juices and taste fantastic. Cook for at least forty minutes for the best results.
  • Slice your carrots, cabbage, and other other vegetables. It’s usually a good idea to roast as much as possible with this meal. So, stick them in the oven for half an hour until they go soft with crispy edges.
  • Use some of your beef fat when making the gravy. In most instances, you should use instant solutions to save time. However, making gravy yourself will almost certainly impress your guests.
  • Lastly, you’ll want to place your Yorkshire puddings on the top shelf of your oven for around five minutes until they turn golden brown.

Once you’ve done all that, you are ready to serve the perfect Sunday roast. Just don’t forget to put some apple and cranberry sauce on the table for your guests. While you might not like adding it to your dinner, most people are pretty fond of the stuff. You might also like to think about beverages. In most circumstances, you should serve red wine with beef. However, it’s always wise to ask before you open the bottle. Some people will prefer white with every meal. It just comes down to personal preference.

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