Tequila Roast Beef is perfect for a Sunday roast with family or friends. It will work well with roast sirloin, rib or topside. The tequila, orange and lime marinade makes for a fresh and fruity flavour twist. Serve it with an tasty orange and red onion relish.

You can see more about the different cuts of beef here and more on where and how we source our scotch beef here

Ingredients For Tequila Roast Beef

1.3kg-1.8kg sirloin, fore rib or topside joint from Morley Butchers
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp butter, softened

For the tequila marinade:

100ml/3½floz fresh orange juice
125ml/4floz Tequila
30ml/2tbsp lime juice
60ml/4tbsp 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
45ml/3tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
30ml/2tbsp olive oil

Cooking Method For Tequila Roast Beef

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.

In a small bowl mix the Tequila marinade ingredients together and set aside.

Place the joint on a chopping board and make several small cuts over the top 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.

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.

Cooking Time Guide

  • Rare: 20mins per 450g (1lb) +20 mins – Internal temp approx 60°C
  • Medium: 25mins per 450g (1lb) +25 mins – Internal temp approx 70°C
  • Well-done: 30mins per 450g (1lb)+30 mins – Internal temp approx 80°C

Meanwhile, prepare the relish; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.

Slice the beef and serve with the relish, roast potatoes and some seasonal vegetables.

This tequila roast beef recipe comes from the Simply Beef and Lamb website – give them a visit for some more meaty recipes