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Topside 1kg


The Black Farmer Topside roasting joint is a great-value cut that will feed a large party. It is difficult to prepare well, so we offer it here tied, rolled and ready to cook. Topside is a tender, lean joint that should be sliced thinly and served medium-rare.

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The best way to cook topside of this size is simply to roast it. Massage it in a little oil and plenty of seasoning. Put chunky root vegetables in a warm, greased roasting tin and toss. Make a rivet with the vegetables and place the topside roasting joint on top, fat side up. The fat will run through the meat and into the vegetables, which makes wonderful gravy when blitzed. Cook at 200 for the first 20 mins. Then reduce to 180 and cook for a further 20 minutes per 500g. Make sure you leave plenty of time for the joint to rest after cooking. This will result in a medium-rare, blushing joint of meat.


The best meat deserves the best preparation. That’s why we work with master butchers who have prepared this joint to the very highest standard. Our butchers have trimmed and tied this meat expertly so it is ready to cook and serve. This also means you can slice the topside roasting joint easily and portion it fairly. People do tend to watch carefully when you serve a meal like this, so we have done the hard work for you. We go to this extra effort to maintain the premium quality you have come to expect from The Black Farmer.


The Black Farmer makes sure that we get the absolute best and most sustainable breeds for the season. Our free range cows feed on grass and lead happy lives in the great British countryside. By working with local produce and farmers, we promote and encourage a sustainable and ethical approach to meat eating. This reduces animal stress and lowers food miles as much as possible.


Shelf life of this topside is 12 days from date of delivery. This pack contains 1 piece.


Cooking instructions:

Topside Roasting Joint Rare
Very pink and bloody
Medium – Rare
Blushing pink as seen on blog.
Medium – Well
Only very slightly pink
Well – Done
Brown, no pinkness at all!
Oven temperature
160°C Fan
Gas Mark 4
Remove foil for final 10 minutes Remove foil for final 10 minutes Remove foil for final 15 minutes Remove foil for final 20 minutes
1 kg 40
1 hour
5 minutes
1 hour
20 minutes

Product photography is representative only.  As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary.  Weights and portions will be as stated.