Bell Pepper and Mushroom Beef Roast

Have I mentioned that I love meat? Seriously, it drives my poor pasta-loving sister crazy, but she tries to be supportive and eat everything I cook anyway 🙂

I’ve posted beef roast recipes before, but I like to give it a different spin every time. This one is fairly simple and doesn’t take too long either. Give it a try…

Time: 1 hour  Portions: 4


800g Beef roast
1 Red Onion (sliced)
1/2 Packet of mushrooms (diced)
1 Medium Bell pepper
1 Cup beef stock
1/4 Cup milk
1/4 Cup red wine
2 tsp Garlic (crushed)
Fresh Rosemary
2 Tbls Brown sugar
2 Tbls Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil and butter for frying
1/2 tsp Sweet Basil (dried)
Black pepper
Sea salt
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
BBQ Spice
Soya sauce
Worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 200°C. Spice the roast with salt, pepper, paprika and BBQ spice. In a pan over medium high heat, sear the meat on all sides. About 30 seconds per side. Place the roast in an oven proof dish. Mix the beef stock, red wine, Rosemary and 1 tsp of garlic together and pour over the roast. Place the roast in the oven (uncovered) for about 20-30min.

While the roast is in the oven, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat. Add the other garlic and fry until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and spice with soya, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and Harrybasco. Fry for about 5min and then add the bell pepper. Add the milk, sweet Basil, chilli flakes and bring to a boil. Once it boils, turn the heat down to low (about 2 on the knob). Allow to simmer until the sauce has thickened a bit.

While you’re busy with the sauce, heat a bit of olive oil and butter in a pan over medium low heat. Add the red onion and stir it up occasionally for about 10min. Once the onion is a translucent colour, add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Stir until the sugar has melted and the onion is slightly sticky.

If you timed this just right, everything should be ready at more or less the same time. Remove the roast and cut into slices. Top with some of the caramelised onion and pour some of the sauce over it.

Voilà! You’re done! Combine it with a side dish of your choice. Grab yourself a glass of red wine and enjoy.


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