TOPSIDE OF BEEF WITH PEARL ONION SAUCE
Prep 15 mins / Cook 3 hours / Makes 6
2 kg topside of beef, trimmed
and skimmed Salt Black pepper, freshly ground 1 tbsp flour 50 g clarified butter
50 g sugar 4 tbsps tarragon vinegar 200 g shallots 80 g butter 340 g pearl onions from a jar 20 g cornflour Salt Pepper, freshly ground 1. Rinse meat briefly in cold water and pat dry with kitchen towel. Rub with salt and pepper and sprinkle with flour. Heat clarified butter in large roaster with a lid, and sear meat all over until crispy. Remove from roaster. 2. Let sugar caramelise in frying fat, and deglaze by stirring thoroughly with tarragon vinegar. Peel shallots. Add butter, shallots and pearl onions with onion broth. Place meat on top, put lid on roaster and roast in BOSCH Series 8 Combi MW Oven on top/bottom heating setting at 190 C. 3. After approx. 40 mins, remove pearl onions and place them to one side. Pour meat juices over meat several times, turning it regularly. If required, top up with a little water. 4. At the end of cooking time, remove meat from roaster and keep warm. Using a brush, remove meat juices from the edge, top up with approx. 500 ml of water and bring to the boil. 5. Dissolve cornflour in a little water, stir into the sauce and leave to simmer a while longer. Serve with sauce drizzled over meat. TIP: Pearl onions can be found in speciality grocery stores. They can be substituted with shallots, but reduce the cooking time as shallots taste bitter when browned.