The chuck joint is taken from the fore quarter. Traditionally it has been made into mince or burgers, but slow roasting it as a joint is growing in popularity with UK chefs. It makes a fantastic, inexpensive slow cooking centrepiece, ideal for braising or pot roasting as the meat breaks down into tender pieces of nourishing meat.
This is from one of our Welsh Black bullocks born and raised on our nature friendly Dartmoor Farm. Grass-fed for life and being able to graze our pastures and moorland year-round they are slow grown and their meat is full of flavour and naturally high in antioxidants, Omega 3, vitamins and minerals.
Cooking and recipe ideas
Braising or pot roasting
First brown the joint in hot frying pan to seal it and give it a bit of colour, before putting in a pot with some stock, vegetables and herbs of your choice, so the liquid comes up at least a third of the way up the meat. If you’re not using a slow cooker, the pot needs to have a well-fitting lid to maintain the moisture (and flavours).
The easiest way to cook it is to pop it into a roasting bag (we’ll give you one) with a dusting of flour and whatever seasonings you fancy – either keep it classic with just salt and pepper, or for something a bit more exotic black garlic. You can then pop it in the over on a low heat (150-170C), and leave it to slowly cook (roughly 30 minutes per 450g plus an extra 30 minutes), with steam tenderising the meat and bringing out the rich beefy flavour. To tell if it's ready, push a fork into the meat then pull it out – it should slide in and out very easily.
The juices that collect in the bag, are perfect for gravy. After taking it out of the oven, cover it with foil and leave to rest for at least 20 minutes – enough time to turn the oven up full and make some Yorkshire puddings.
Chuck roasting joint
We are a working farm and don’t have a shop on site. Most people come and collect their meat, combining it with a walk. We are around most of the time, so once you have ordered, let us know when would be convenient (your order confirmation email has our contact info) and we’ll put your order aside and confirm that we will be in.
We also offer free delivery locally for orders over £60 and can overnight courier to England and Wales in an insulated box for £15 (but please check before ordering).
Note all meat is frozen, so will keep for many months – just cook within 3 days of defrosting.