Roasting Times – Part 1 of 2

These roasting times are approximate and slight adjustments may be required to achieve the degree of cooking preferred. This is particularly important for larger roasts for which cooking times can vary considerably.


Beef roasting times


Oven temperature: 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4

Rare
20 minutes per 500g plus 20 minutes

Medium
25 minutes per 500g plus 25 minutes

Well done
30 minutes per 500g plus 30 minutes

Rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Lamb roasting times


Quick Roasting

Oven temperature: 400F / 200C / gas mark 6

25 minutes per 500g plus 20 minutes

Slow Roasting

Oven temperature: 350F / 180C / gas mark 4

35 minutes per 500g plus 30 minutes

Rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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15 thoughts on “Roasting Times – Part 1 of 2

    • I always use a fan assist when I roast my meats and haven’t had a problem before with the meat drying out – if you are worried about this, try covering your meat with tinfoil for the first half of the cooking. 🙂

  1. I love that you put everything so clearly. I never really think about timing this much before. Can’t wait for part 2 🙂

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