This one is a little bit of fun but super easy to pull off.  I can’t take credit for the idea, but I thought I’d give it a go.

Disclaimer:  There’s about  45 minutes of effort for this one, but the full time for this recipe is about 2 hours.

Kitchen equipment required

  • Sundae glasses or just nice half pint drinking glasses
  • An oven tray
  • A frying pan
  • A small knife
  • A carving knife
  • A saucepan
  • A masher


  • 15 minutes preparation
  • 1.5 hours in the oven
  • 20 minutes cooking on the hob

Roast beef sundae ingredients (for 4)

  • 1kg of beef joint (the cheaper the longer you need to cook it)
  • 2 large potatoes (or 4 medium ones)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 Beef stock cubes (or gravy granules)
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • Knob of butter
  • Dash of milk

Forgot the beef in this picture


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 240 degrees celsius.
  2. Optional: cut an onion in half and place it in the oven tray.
  3. Roast_beef_sundae_beefPlace the beef joint on top of the two halves of onion.
  4. Place in the oven on the middle shelf and cook for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180. Tip: For rare beef cook for approx 30 minutes more, 45 minutes for medium, 60 minutes for well done.  Keep checking on the beef.
  5. Cut the potatoes into 8 pieces and place in a saucepan and cover with water.
  6. 15 minutes before your beef is ready put the heat under the potatoes.
  7. 5 minutes before the beef is ready place 8 cherry tomatoes into the oven pan with the beef.
  8. Take the beef out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  9. Now make your gravy according to the instructions on the gravy packet, best to use a saucepan so you can keep it hot.
  10. IMG_2897Thinly slice the beef and then cut the beef into bite size strips.
  11. When the potatoes are soft, drain the water, add butter and milk then mash.
  12. Now put one cherry tomato in to the bottom of each sundae glass.
  13. Add half of the mash between the four glasses (keeping half the mash in the pot).
  14. Roast_beef_sundae_bowlAdd a little gravy to each glass.
  15. Add the strips of beef in to each glass.
  16. Add the remaining gravy on top.
  17. Quickly add the mustard to the remaining mash.
  18. Add the rest of the mash to each glass and top with another cherry tomato.
  19. Serve quickly to your unsuspecting guests.




Roast beef Sundae