Cooking Guide

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Never quite sure when to stop cooking your steaks, or do you have a tendency to overcook your chops? If this sounds familiar then have a quick look at our average cooking times charts.
We want you to get the most from the meat we provide. Cooking meat properly keeps it tender, tasty and brings out the very best flavours.

Note:
All times are approximate Cooking times may vary depending on thickness of cut and appliance used. For fan assisted ovens, reduce times. Half cook thicker cuts, chicken wings, drumsticks etc before barbequeing

Lamb

Loin Chops

Grill/Fry

6-8 minutes each side

Sideloin Chops

Grill/Fry

6-8 minutes each side

Lamb Steaks

Grill/Fry

6-8 minutes each side

Cutlets

Grill/Fry

6-8 minutes each side

Gigot Chops

Braise / Fry

170°C, 325°F Gas Mark 3
8 minutes each side

Pork

Loin Chops
- Boneless
- Stuffed
- Marinated Spare Rib

Grill / Fry

6 – 8 minutes each side

Belly Slices or Ribs

Roast / Barbecue

200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6 for 45 minutes
20 minutes turning occasionally

Pork Joints

Loin
- Bone in
- Boneless

Roast

Gas Mark 4-5 Medium - 30 mins per 450g (1lb) plus 30 minutes
Medium - 30 mins per 450g (1lb) plus 30 minutes

Bacon
- Loin minutes
- OysterHam
- Boneless Fillet

Boil

Bring to boil Simmer for 20 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus 20 minutes

Lamb Joints

Leg
- Whole or Half
- Boneless
- Butterfly Leg

Roast

180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4-5

Shoulder
- Whole
- Boned and Rolled

Roast

Medium - 25 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus 25 minutes
30 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus 30 minutes

- Rack
- Canon

Roast

30 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus 30 minutes

Turkey and Chicken

Whole Turkey/Chicken

Roast

190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5
20 mins per 450g (1lb) plus 20 minutes

Marinated Chicken Breast
Chicken Kievs
Lemon Chicken
Chicken Wings
Chicken Drumsticks

Roast

200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6 for 45 minutes

Beef

Sirloin
Striploin
T Bone

Grill / Fry

Rare 2 1/2 mins each side
Medium - 4 mins each side
Well Done - 6 mins each side

Sirloin (Extra Thin)
Marinated Minute
Steak

Grill / Fry

1 minute each side

Fillet

Grill / Fry

Rare - 3-4 mins each side
Medium - 4-5 mins each side
Well Done - 6-7 mins each side

Stewing Beef
Diced
Rib Steak
Round Steak

Braise / Casserole

170°C, 325°F,
Gas Mark 3
1 – 11/2 hours

Stuffed Steak

Roast

180°C, 350°F,
Gas Mark 4-5
55 minutes

Beef Joints

Sirloin Roast
Rib Roast
Topside
Eye Roast

Roast

180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4-5
Rare -20 mins per 450g
(1lb) plus 20 mins
Medium - 25 mins per
450g (1lb) plus 25 mins
Well done - 30 mins per
450g (1lb) plus 30 mins

Corned Beef
Spiced Beef

Boil

Bring to boil
Simmer for 20 minutes per 450g (1lb)
plus 20 minutes

Other Products

Meatballs

Oven bake

180°C, 325°F,
Gas Mark 4
for 30 minutes

Kebabs

Grill / Fry

3 – 6 minutes plus 2 minutes with vegetables

Stir Fry

Fry

3 – 6 minutes plus 2 minutes with vegetables

Burgers
Mince Kebabs

Grill / Fry BBQ

6-7 minutes each side