Tequila Roast Beef with Orange and Red Onion Relish from Thatcham Butchers

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. Tequila Roast Beef with Orange and Red Onion Relish

  • Serves: 8-10
  • Preparation time: 5-10 minutes plus marinating time (beef) 10 minutes (relish)
  • Cooking time:
    • Rare:20 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 20 minutes
    • Medium:25 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 25 minutes
    • Well-done:30 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 30 minutes


  • 1.3kg-1.8kg/3-4lb lean sirloin, fore rib or topside joint
  • 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


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

Date Added: 06/08/2011 by Thatcham Butchers

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