# Best answer: How long does 1kg of beef take to cook?

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Calculate roughly 400g per person. If cooking beef off the bone, 1kg will serve four and 1.5kg will serve about six, so 200-300g per person. Calculate your cooking time for medium-rare with 20 minutes per 500g or for medium use 25 minutes per 500g.

## How long does 1kg of beef take to cook well done?

If you like rare beef cook the joint for 20 minutes per 450g plus 20 minutes, for a medium result cook the meat for 25 minutes per 450g plus 25 minutes and for a well done joint cook it for 30 minutes per 450g plus 30 minutes.

## How long does 1kg of topside beef take to cook?

Cooking time for roast topside beef?

Topside Roasting Joint Rare Very pink and bloody Medium – Well Only very slightly pink
1 kg 40 minutes 1 hour 5 minutes
1.2 kg 46 minutes 1 hour 15 minutes
1.5 kg 55 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
2 kg 1 hour 10 minutes 1 hour 55 minutes
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## How do I cook a 1kg beef joint?

Season and oil generously. Brown in a 220°C/Gas 7 oven for 20 mins, then turn down to 160°C/Gas 3 and add a little water to the pan. Cook for 20 mins per 500g (add/subtract 15 mins for well done/rare). Wrap in foil and leave somewhere warm to rest for at least 15 mins before carving.

## How long do I cook 1.2 kg of beef?

Cook the beef for 15 minutes per 450g, plus an extra 20 minutes (for well done, cook for 20 minutes per 450g, plus an extra 20 minutes). Roast the joint for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 200ºC/ 180°C fan/ gas mark 6 and cook for the remaining calculated time.

## How long does it take to cook a 1kg silverside?

Place the silverside in a large saucepan. Add the carrots, celery, onion, peppercorns and cloves. Cover with plenty of cold water and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, skimming the surface occasionally, for 2 hours or until silverside is tender.

## How long does 500g of beef take to cook?

To cook medium allow 20-25 minutes per 500g of meat. To cook well done allow 25-30 minutes per 500g of meat.

## Why is my roast beef always tough UK?

Beef has a lot of collagen in it, and that’s what makes it tuff. If you cook it fast, the collagen contracts, and squeezes out some of the moisture. On the other hand, if you cook it real slow, the collagen can disolve/melt, and it actually adds to the mouth feel.

## Why is my topside beef tough?

The toughest cuts have a lot of connective tissue and come from a heavily exercised muscle. (Exercise increases the amount of connective tissue within the muscles, making them tougher.) The tenderest cuts are those that have very little connective tissue and come from a little-used muscle.

## Should I cover beef with foil when roasting?

When cooking a roast in the oven, keep it uncovered until roasted to the desired doneness. After removing from the oven, tent with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute, preventing them from draining out during carving (and preventing dry, disappointing meat).

## How do you calculate cooking time for roast beef?

Weigh joint of beef to calculate the cooking time. Allow 20 minutes per 450g for medium, 15 minutes per 450g for medium-rare and 10-15 minutes per 450g for rare.

## How long should a joint of beef rest?

Many chefs follow the rule of thumb of 1 minute resting time for every 100 g of meat. Resting time depends on the size of your cut. We like to give a roast 10–20 minutes rest before carving and allow steaks to stand for 3–5 minutes before serving.

## What temperature should I cook beef?

Note: There are three important temperatures to remember when cooking meat or eggs at home: Eggs and all ground meats must be cooked to 160°F; poultry and fowl to 165°F; and fresh meat steaks, chops and roasts to 145°F. Use a thermometer to check temperatures.

## How long does it take to cook 1.3 kg of beef?

Brown in a 230°C oven for 20 mins, turn down to 150°C and add a little water to the pan. Cook for 25 mins per 500g (add/subtract 15 mins for well done/rare). Rest for 15 mins under foil and add any juices to the gravy.

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## How long does a 2kg beef roast take to cook?

Roast for 12 mins per 450g/1lb (about 55 mins for a 2kg/4lb 8oz joint) for medium-rare, or 15 mins per 450g/1lb (about 1 hr 10 mins) for medium-well. Remove from the oven, lift onto a platter, cover with foil and rest for 30 mins.

## Is silverside a topside?

The topside is a large, lean cut of beef, rolled and divided into two or three boneless joints. The silverside is very similar to topside, but requires slower cooking. Used to make salt beef or corned beef.