35. British Topside of Beef with Armagnac & Black Peppercorn Butter
Taste the Difference

Serves 4-6

Collect on 22, 23, 24 December


£20/kg | 1.10kg

Item code: 7935165


30 day matured
Our British beef topside is dry aged on the bone for 14 days and matured for a further 16 days for exceptional succulence and flavour.
Our butchers carefully select the best beef topside, hand season with mixed pepper and top with Armagnac & black peppercorn butter for a festive twist. That’s why you can taste the difference...

Product legal description:
British beef topside with a peppercorn and Armagnac butter and pepper seasoning
  • Freezable
  • British Beef

Ingredients and Nutritional Information

Product information

Preparation and Safety

Cooking instructions

Oven cooked from chilled. If freezing at home, defrost thoroughly before cooking.

180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 6. For medium, 1 hour 45 min

Before cooking: Remove joint from packaging and allow to breathe at room temperature for up to 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4. Remove butters from the top of the joint and place to one side. Place the joint with topping facing up in a deep roasting tray and cover with foil. Place in the centre of the pre-heated oven.

During cooking: To cook rare 1 hour 25 minutes, medium 1 hour 45 minutes, well done 2 hour 15 minutes. Remove from the oven 5 minutes before the end of the cook, remove the foil and place the butters on top before returning to the oven for the final 5 minutes uncovered.

After cooking: Rest for 20 minutes on completion of cooking. Baste the joint in the extra melted butter before carving. This product should be cooked until piping hot throughout. If cooking rare, check the surface is fully seared/browned.

This is a guide only. All cooking appliances vary.


  • Contains alcohol
    This product contains raw meat.
    Keep raw meat separate from cooked foods.
    Use separate kitchen utensils and surfaces for raw meat and cooked foods or wash them thoroughly between use.
    Wash hands after handling raw meat.
    Raw meat may contain organisms hazardous to health.
    If cooking rare, do not pierce the meat before cooking and ensure the surface is fully seared/browned.
    If not fully cooked in accordance with the instructions harmful bacteria may remain.


For use by date: see front of pack.
Keep refrigerated.
Once opened, use within 24 hours and do not exceed the use by date.
For best Quality, freeze as soon as possible after purchase and always within the use by date.
Once frozen use within 3 months.
Defrost thoroughly and use within 24 hours.
Do not refreeze once defrosted.

Further information

Country of origin

Packed in the UK for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, London, EC1N 2HT using Beef from the UK. Not for EU.


We are happy to replace this item if it is not satisfactory.

Sainsbury‘s Supermarkets Ltd.
33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT
Sainsbury’s Food to order helpline0330 123 1129

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