Cast Iron Pan

Wood Fired Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Elevate your dining experience with succulent Wood-Fired Roast Beef, expertly cooked over crackling flames for unparalleled flavour and tenderness. Whether it's a festive feast or a casual dinner, indulge in the rich, smoky taste of perfectly roasted beef that melts in your mouth with every bite.

Choose your favourite joint of beef, season to your liking, and cook in the Alfresco Chef oven to add delicious wood fired flavour!

Time: This depends on the size of the roast beef joint and your cooking preference. If you are using a temperature probe, here are the internal temperature guidelines

  • Rare – 50°C
  • Medium rare – 55°C
  • Medium -60°C
  • Well done – 70°C


  1. Fire up your oven to its optimum temperature.
  2. Once achieved, allow the wood to burn to embers and the temperature to drop to around 200°C.
  3. For a more uniformed heat, spread the embers along the back of your oven using an ember rake or brass brush and close the damper.
  4. Whilst the oven is heating up, take the beef out of the fridge half an hour before cooking.
  5. Rub your desired seasoning and oil into the meat and place into a cast iron pan or roasting dish.
  6. When your oven has reached temperature, place your beef into the oven and close the door.
  7. Rotate the beef every 10 to 15 minutes to achieve an even colouring and cook, controlling the oven temperature with the damper where necessary.
  8. Once your joint has been cooked to perfection, rest for at least 20 minutes to allow the meat to relax before serving.

Serve, Slice and Enjoy!

Tip: If the oven cools throughout the cook, use small pieces of wood or kindling to restore the temperatures – opening the damper to allow the wood to burn fully before closing again.

Serving Suggestion for the roast beef

Pair slices of succulent wood-fired roast beef with a medley of roasted vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts, for a hearty and satisfying meal. Drizzle the roast beef with savory gravy and serve alongside creamy mashed potatoes or fluffy Yorkshire puddings to complete the feast. Enjoy the tender and flavorful roast beef straight from the wood-fired oven for a delicious dining experience that will impress any guest.

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