Old England Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

225 mins (prep 45, cooking 180)
10 ingredients
8-10 servings
Possibly the most famous of all English dishes, traditionally served for the "big" family meal of the week, Sunday Lunch. First a little about the Yorkshire Pudding. Different areas of England cook, serve and eat this in totally different ways. No single way is 'right' nor 'wrong'. It depends upon your family tradition and where you live. Originally the Yorkshire Pudding was eaten on its own as a first course with thick gravy. This was to fill your stomach with the cheap Yorkshire Pudding so that you would not eat so much of the more expensive meat in the next course. Now Yorkshire Puddings tend to be lighter and crispier and they are served and eaten with the meat course, with lashings of beef gravy with them! How to serve the roast beef: Some families carve the meat in the kitchen and bring it to the table on pre-warmed plates. Others carve the meat at the table so every one can see, that is how my Dad used to do it! Roast Beef is best served with roast potatoes, and a selection of freshly steamed seasonal vegetables, such as carrots, cabbage and broccoli. Have a gravy boat brimming full of gravy for diners to help themselves to. For special occasions consider making the gravy with a glass or two of wine! I have posted this recipe for 8 to 10 people; I always feel it's worth cooking more than you need, as you can have cold roast beef sandwiches for tea and of course make cottage pie the next day! The Yorkshire pudding listed below is already posted on Zaar - My Mum's Easy and Traditional English Yorkshire Pudding, but I have added it here again, so you can cook them with the beef, following only one recipe for ease. My Mum's Yorkshire pudding recipe is simple, as long as all the ratio of measurements are equal, you can increase or decrease the amount of puddings you make!

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Serving Size (1187.49 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 2642.18 Calories from Fat 1342.53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 149.17g 1835.96%
Saturated Fat 67.02g 2680.71%
Trans Fat 2.01g %
Cholesterol 935.05mg 2493.48%
Sodium 3095.72mg 1031.91%
Total Carbohydrate 27.1g 72.26%
Dietary Fiber 0.83 g 26.5%
Sugars 7.45 g %
Protein 290.58g 4649.25%
Vitamin A 166.21IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 213.29mg% Iron 28.52mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
rib, freshly ground black pepper, beef drippings, english mustard, beaten egg