by Mike Robinson

Find out how to roast beef to succulent perfection. Serve with our easy Yorkshire pudding. To find exact roast beef cooking times use our handy roast calculator.

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Buyer's guide

Forerib is sold on the bone, or off the bone and rolled (most chefs prefer to roast it on the bone as the bones impart flavour to the meat during cooking). If you’re buying this cut on the bone you can order the number of ribs you want. A one-rib piece makes a generous meal for two people; a three or four-rib piece (weighing about 2.5kg/5lb 8oz), will serve eight generously.