Roast Beef and Gravy

This Roast Beef and Gravy is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Why? Because it has slimming friendly gravy!

One of the questions we get asked most often is probably “Do you have a recipe for slimming friendly gravy?” We do have a Meatballs & Gravy recipe. While that gravy is ideal for meatballs, it’s just not quite right to serve with a roast dinner.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

So we thought why not try making the stock for the gravy while you’re roasting your joint of meat. We tried, and this Roast Beef and Gravy recipe was created.

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Roasting the meat

You can use this recipe for whatever meat you prefer, and we’ve added a table for you to easily see how long to cook it for.

The best way to check if your meat is cooked is to use a digital kitchen thermometer, which you can pick up from Amazon. Ours is used almost every day, especially during BBQ season!

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If you’re cooking chicken always double check the temperature by sticking the thermometer in a few different places, specifically the thighs and breast, and check for the lowest temperature.

We use a roasting tray with a trivet inside, and you’ll find them on Amazon. However if you don’t have a trivet you can just roast the meat on top of the vegetables.

Resting the meat

You should always rest your meat before carving. For roast joint you should allow 10 to 20 minutes. Just put the meat in a warm place covered with foil, and the meat will be juicier and easier to carve. Plus it will use less juice when you cut into it.

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Cooking Times




Well Done



180°C, 350°F

20 mins per 450g (1lb)
+ 20 mins

Internal temp: 60°C

180°C, 350°F

25 mins per 450g (1lb) + 25 mins

Internal temp: 70°C

180°C, 350°F

30 mins per 450g (1lb) + 30 mins

Internal temp: 80°C



180°C, 350°F

25 mins per 450g (1lb) + 25 mins

Internal temp: 70- 75°C

180°C, 350°F

30 mins per 450g (1lb) + 30 mins

Internal temp: 75-80°C



180°C, 350°F

30 mins per 450g (1lb) + 30 mins

Internal temp: 75-80°C

180°C, 350°F

35 mins per 450g (1lb) + 35 mins

Internal temp: 80-85°C

Whole Chicken



180°C, 350°F

20 mins per 450g (1lb) + 20 mins

Internal temp: 75-80°C


Making the Gravy

Trying to find a good slimming friendly gravy is like trying to find hens’ teeth. It seems to be the Holy Grail of the slimming community, second only to a good slimming friendly cake recipe.

To make a good gravy you need a good stock, but sometimes using those meat juices can add a lot of fat and hidden calories and points to a recipe. We like to use one these fat separators.

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Just pour the stock in straight from your roasting tray, then pour it out through the spout, and all the fat will remain in the jug.

This means you can get all of those juicy, meaty flavours, but none of the excess fat. They are a great kitchen gadget, and you can get them from Amazon.

The Perfect Slimming Friendly Roast Dinner

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So, you’ve got your Roast Beef and Gravy ready. You’ll now need a few more things for the perfect roast. Why not try these great slimming friendly recipes:

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

people 5 minutes 90 minutes




53kcal 11

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Place the chopped veg on the bottom of a decent sized roasting tin
  2. If you have a trivet place it over the vegetables and put the beef on top. If you don't have one you can just place the beef joint on top of the veg
  3. Season the beef well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and give it a massage!
  4. Pour 500ml of water into the tin to cover the veg (this will make your gravy so don't let it evaporate in the oven)
  5. Cook for the desired time (see the table above) at 180°C/gas 6
  6. At the end of cooking time check the joint with a meat thermometer (see the table above) and if it's ok remove it from the oven to rest
  7. In the meantime scoop out the veg from the liquid, then pour the stock into a fat separator (more info above)
  8. Pour the stock out of the separator into a bowl, leaving any fat behind
  9. Add the cooked veg to the stock, and 2 stock cubes
  10. Blitz in a food processor until smooth. If it's too thick add a little more water, and a few drops of gravy browning if you're using it
  11. Stir well and serve. Or you could let it cool and either freeze it or keep in the fridge until you're ready to use it

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. I like to print out my favourite recipes, most of them are Pinch of Nom!
    In order to cut down on the paper use could you consider reducing the print size of your heading to enable mostt recipes to use one page?

  2. I will try this gravy recipe and let you know. I have been known to add a little brown sauce to add more flavour or just used onions, also just ordered the recipe book,which I can’t wait to try

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