Roast beef with a mustard and Stilton crust
- 80g Stilton, crumbled
- 70g breadcrumbs
- 1tbsp chopped rosemary
- 2tbsp thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs to garnish
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2tbsp coarse-grain mustard
- 1tsp ground black pepper
- Extra Special British Beef Roasting Joint (typically 1.4kg), at room temperature
- 1tbsp English mustard
- 4 medium onions, skin on, cut in half
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Mix together the Stilton, breadcrumbs, rosemary, thyme, garlic, coarse-grain mustard and pepper.
Put the beef in a roasting dish. Brush the top with the English mustard and press the crust onto it.
Cook for 25 mins per 450g, plus 25 mins for medium or 30 mins per 450g, plus 30 mins for well done. Add the onion halves, cut-side down, for the final 35 mins.
Remove from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 20 mins. Serve with the onions and thyme sprigs.