Festive Rolled Beef Roast Recipe

Who’d have thought that one of the most revolutionary non-electric heat retention cookers would be as simple as an African-print beanbag?

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Wonderbag’s creator, and learning about the wondrous journey this product has achieved in just a handful of years. The Wonderbag  is so incredibly useful for an array of delicious recipes.

Try making this festive rolled beef roast with veggies…

Serves 6 – 8

Prep time: 25 minutes
Time on stove: 50 minutes
Time in Wonderbag: 5 – 8 hours
Time saved on stove: 3 hours


  • 12 baby potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch slices
  • 8 – 10 baby onions, peeled
  • 1 – 1.5kg boneless beef roll
  • 45ml basil pesto
  • 30ml fried onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 500ml beef bouillon
  • 15ml chives, chopped
  • 30ml parsley, chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2,5ml pepper
  • 30ml onion soup mix
  • 30ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 x 400g can cream of mushroom soup


  1. Put potatoes, carrots and onion in a medium sized pot.
  2. Unroll the roast and spread the basil pesto over the inside, sprinkle with fried onion and chopped garlic and roll up again. Place the roast on top of the vegetables, fat side up. Pour in the beef bouillon. Sprinkle chives, parsley, pepper and Onion Soup mix over the meat. Pour Worcestershire sauce and mushroom soup over meat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Place the sealed pot in the Wonderbag on a mat or cloth and seal. Leave to cook for 5 – 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the meat and place under the grill for the fat to brown. Spoon the vegetables on a platter and thicken some of the juices from the pot with some onion soup to make a gravy.

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