Roast Rolled Rib of Beef with Horseradish Creme Fraiche


Roast Rolled Rib of Beef with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

This is a great way to have a Sunday roast but without the guilt, particularly when served with roasted root vegetables.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Main Course


  • 1.5 kg rolled cube of rib beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 celery sticks roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp potato flour
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • roasted root vegetables to serve
  • 5 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp creamed horseradish
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 220⁰ C.

  • Wipe the meat with damp kitchen paper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper, rubbing it all over the meat. Pour the remaining tablespoon of olive oil into a roasting tin and heat in the over for 5 minutes. Add the onions, carrots and celery, tossing to coat. Season to taste and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 190⁰ C. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and sit the beef on the bed of vegetables. Roast the beef for 1 hour for medium. If you prefer it medium rare, take it out 5-10 minutes earlier. For well done, leave in for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove the beef from the tin and place on a large dish. Rest in a warm place for at least 20 minutes before carving. To make the gravy, stir the potato flour into the juices in the roasting tin and then gradually stir in the stock. Place directly on the hob to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring and scrapping the bottom with a wooden spoon to release any sediment. Season and pour through a sieve into a gravy boat, discarding the vegetables that the beef has been roasted on.
  • Carve the beef into slices and arrange on warmed plates. Serve with roasted root vegetables and hand round the gravy and horseradish creme fraiche separately.


You can ask your  butcher for a cube roll of beef, which is  an excellent cut for roasting and perfect when you`ve got to feed a crowd. Always allow a joint to come back up to room temperature before roasting to achieve the best flavour. 
Keyword beef, horseradish cream, roast beef, Roasted

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