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Beef Cooking Times

Timings vary according to the thickness of the meat and the degree of cooking preferred.

Timings given are approximate for each side.

 

  Grilling

Frying, Griddling, Dry Frying

Stir Frying Roasting Braise, Casserole, Stew, Pot Roast
Beef Steaks
Sandwich
1-2mm (1/8“)
1-2mins each side 45secs-1min each side Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Thin cut sirloin steaks
1.5cm ( 5/8”)
2-4mins each side 2-4mins each side Cut into strips:
2-4mins +2 mins with veg
Not recommended Not recommended
Sirloin, rump, rib eye
2cm (3/4")

Rare:
2 mins
Med: 4mins Well Done: 6mins
each side

Rare:
2mins
Med: 4mins Well Done: 6mins
each side
Cut into strips: 2-4mins +2 mins with veg Not recommended Not recommended
Fillet, T- bone, frying, medallions 2-3cm (3/4-1 1/4") Rare:
3-4mins
Med:
4-5mins
Well Done:
6-7mins
Each side
Rare:
3-4mins
Med:
4-5mins
Well Done:
6-7mins
Each side
Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Stewing steak (chuck, blade) Not recommended Not recommended

Not recommended

Not recommended

Oven temp: Gas 3, 170C, 325F

Stew
2-3 hours

Braising steak (shin, leg, neck) Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended

Oven temp: Gas 3, 170C, 325F

Braise
1-2 hours

Beef Joints
Sirloin, Topside, Top Rump, Silverside, Rib, Brisket

Sirloin, topside, toprump, silverside, rib:

Oven temp: Gas 4-5, 180C, 350F

Rare
20mins per 450g/kg(lb)
+ 20mins

Medium
25mins per 450g/kg(lb)
+ 25mins

 

Well done
30mins per 450g/kg(lb)
+ 30mins

Silverside, rib and brisket:

Oven temp: Gas 4-5, 180C,
350F

Pot roast
30-40mins per 450g/kg(lb)
+ 30-40mins

AGA COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Normal Fast Roasting in Roasting Oven

Roast Beef

These times give a medium result in the roasting oven - approx 15 minutes per lb (450g). If you like it well done, add 5 minutes per lb (450g).

Slow Roasting

The times for the slow roasting method are as follows:

Cook in Roasting Oven for about 30 minutes, or until beginning to brown, then transfer to the Simmering Oven for double the remaining cooking time.

For specific information on Aga cookers contact www.aga-web.co.uk or for recipes and general cooking information contact www.agalinks.com

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