This is one of my favourite ways to cook a joint of roast beef. By doing it in the pressure cooker it is quick and comes out beautifully tender. Non of the dry leathery texture you can get from roasting joints that don’t have much fat. The piece I used was silverside and about 2kgs but other joints work just as well.
You will need;
Joint of beef
salt & pepper
Stock cube (I like to use the stock pots due to being dairy & soya free) .
Garlic chopped or crushed(optional)
splash of wine (optional) any you have.
First pat dry the joint of beef and rub with salt & pepper. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and sear the beef joint on all sides. Once nicely browned on all sides remove from the pan and add the chopped onion and garlic if using.
Soften the onion then add 250ml (small cup) of water and the stock cube. You can add a slug of wine now if using as well.
Replace the beef in the pan and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Bring the pressure cooker up to full pressure then reduce to medium and cook on medium for 30 mins. Allow steam release naturally at end of cooking.
Remove joint from cooker and reduce the stock, it can be thickened if you wish with cornflour.
Serve with all the usual roast beef trimmings.