The ultimate Christmas roast beef

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James Martin ditches the Christmas turkey in favour of a failsafe step-by-step roast beef recipe with all the trimmings. Start your preparations the night before to avoid last-minute stress.

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For the Yorkshire puddings

For the vegetables

For the roast beef

For the gravy

For the roast potatoes

  • 2kg/4lb 8oz large floury potatoes such as King Edward, each peeled and cut into 2 or 3 pieces

For the Brussels sprouts