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How to Cook an Organic Beef Topside

Possibly the most common beef roasting joint, and for good reason, it’s value for money is impeccable and it needs nothing complicated doing to it when cooking to make it taste absolutely stunning.

How to Cook an Organic Beef Topside

Possibly the most common beef roasting joint, and for good reason, it’s value for money is impeccable and it needs nothing complicated doing to it when cooking to make it taste absolutely stunning.

  • Serves: 4
  • Prepare: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 40 Minutes
  • Difficulty: easy

WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result. 

WHAT IS ORGANIC BEEF?​

Living active, free-range lives, our organic grass-fed beef is a nutrient-dense food. We farm our cattle in harmony with nature, grazing livestock in turn helps to regenerate the health of our soil. At Coombe Farm Organic, we select only the highest-quality cuts to deliver pure, distinctive flavour every time.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Take your organic beef topside out of the fridge 1 hour before you want to cook it, letting it rest at room temperature
  2. Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Rub 1 1/b tbsp of oil into your organic beef topside and season generously with salt and ground black pepper
  3. Warm an ovenproof dish on the hob over a high heat, drizzle in 1tbsp of oil and sear the beef on all sides for 2-3 minutes to seal and brown
  4. Roast the beef in the oven for 40 minutes per kg. Be sure to baste the beef halfway through cooking
  5. When the beef is cooked, remove from the oven and rest your topside joint under a few layers of foil for at least 20 minutes before carving thinly to serving
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WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result. 

WHAT IS ORGANIC BEEF?​

Living active, free-range lives, our organic grass-fed beef is a nutrient-dense food. We farm our cattle in harmony with nature, grazing livestock in turn helps to regenerate the health of our soil. At Coombe Farm Organic, we select only the highest-quality cuts to deliver pure, distinctive flavour every time.

Frequently asked questions

  • There are a number of studies that suggest organic beef is a healthier option - higher in Omega 3, Amino Acids and Healthy Fats (lower in Saturated fats). There are also several other reasons why choosing organic beef is a good idea. They range from the contribution of organic beef to climate change (grass fed beef also supports a farming system which restores goodness to the soil), animal welfare and the use of pesticides and medicines used in the farming of conventional beef animals having a detrimental effect on our health.

  • There are many fantastic cuts of beef that you can roast, these include organic beef rump roast, topside, beef sirloin joint and silverside. Organic beef silverside is a beef roasting joint cut from the external muscle at the top of the beef animal's hind leg, it is a lean joint, with open texture and perfect for making classic roast beef. Because there's no internal marbling in this cut, and as it's done a lot of work, our butchers wrap the joint in fat, tying it securely with string. This ensures that the silverside stays succulent and juicy when roasted, with the flavours from the fat permeating through the meat as it cooks.

  • Organic beef has to be certified by an approved organic body to a number of set organic standards. These include the space that an organic beef animal has to graze, the way that its food is grown, without the use of pesticides and or unapproved fertilisers. The standards for organic beef also cover use of medicines (no routine drugs, growth promoters or additives added) and other points that improve the welfare and conditions throughout the life of the animal and on through slaughter and butchery.