A simple guide to roasting times

Jan 28, 2019

 1 minute read

Determining the perfect roasting time for your joint of meat will depend on the size and weight of the meat itself as well as the performance of your oven. Most ovens will vary but our chart below will give you a good idea of how long your beef, lamb or pork will take to cook.

Conventional ovens Seal for 15 mins at: Reduce Temp to: Then cook for....per 450g (lb) Meat Thermometer Temp
Beef (rare) 250°C/475°F/Gas 9 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 12 minutes 50°C/125°F
Beef (medium) 250°C/475°F/Gas 9 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 15 minutes 60°C/140°F
Beef (well done) 250°C/475°F/Gas 9 190°C/375°F/Gas 5 20 minutes 70°C/160°F
Lamb (pink) 250°C/475°F/Gas 9 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 15 minutes 60°C/140°F
Lamb (well done) 250°C/475°F/Gas 9 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 20 minutes 70°C/160°F
Pork 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 30 minutes 70°C/160°F
Fan ovens - please refer to the manufacturers’ handbook as recommendations may vary

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