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Beef Topside Roast on the Weber Kettle Rotisserie


Cooking a Beef Topside Roast on a Weber Kettle Rotisserie is a fantastic way to achieve a flavourful and juicy roast with a perfect crust. Using the 4 Saucemen Beef Rub, this recipe infuses the meat with rich, savory flavours, while the rotisserie ensures even cooking and a juicy interior. This method is ideal for a special occasion or a weekend barbecue, promising a delicious centrepiece for your meal.


  • 1 Beef Topside Roast (approximately 2-3 kg)
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tsp Salt
  • 4 Saucemen Beef Rub (or your preferred beef rub)
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | showing ingredient list



  • Preparation:

    • Remove the beef topside roast from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
    • Pat the roast dry with paper towels to ensure a good crust formation.
Weber Kettle Rotisserie Beef Topside Roast Recipe | Raw Beef Topside on bench ready for seasoning
  • Seasoning:

    • Rub the entire roast with olive oil. This helps the seasoning stick better and adds a nice crust.
    • Evenly sprinkle salt over the entire surface of the roast.
    • Generously apply the 4 Saucemen Beef Rub, ensuring all sides are well coated. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the rub to adhere.
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | showing a generous amount of beef rub applied to the roast
  • Preparing the Grill:

    • Set up your Weber Kettle grill for indirect cooking by arranging hot coals on one side of the grill.
    • Place a drip pan filled with water underneath where the roast will be positioned to catch drippings and maintain moisture.
    • Preheat the grill to around 300°F (150°C).
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | getting the coals ready to cook the roast
  • Mounting the Roast:

    • Secure the seasoned beef topside roast onto the rotisserie rod using the forks to keep it stable.
    • Attach the rotisserie rod to the grill, ensuring the roast is centred over the drip pan.
  • Cooking:

    • Start the rotisserie motor and ensure the roast is rotating smoothly.
    • Let the roast cook for approximately 5 hours. Maintain a grill temperature of around 300°F (150°C).
    • Check the coals periodically and add more as needed to maintain the temperature.
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | top view of beef mounted on rotisserie and starting to cook
  • Monitoring:

    • After about 3 hours, start checking the internal temperature of the roast with a meat thermometer.
    • For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of 130°F (54°C). For medium, aim for 140°F (60°C). Remember, the roast will continue to cook slightly after being removed from the grill.
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | close up view of nearly cooked Beef Topside Roast
  • Finishing:

    • Once the desired internal temperature is reached, remove the roast from the rotisserie and let it rest for at least 15-20 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
  • Serving:

    • Slice the roast against the grain into thin slices and serve with your favourite roast vegetables.
Weber Kettle Beef Topside Roast Recipe | cooked and rested Beef Topside Roast ready to serve
  • Making Gravy:

    • Use the fat drippings collected in the drip pan to make a rich and flavourful gravy. Simply pour the drippings into a saucepan, bring to a boil, and thicken with a slurry of flour and beef stock. Season to taste.

Now you can enjoy your perfectly cooked Beef Topside Roast! The combination of the beef rub, slow rotisserie cooking, and the smoky flavour from the charcoal makes for a delicious and tender roast. Serve it with your favourite roast veggies and a homemade gravy made from the fat drippings for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Allan Cooper

Allan Cooper, a licenced electrician is an avid foodie, with experience in spit roasting, smoking meats, and kegerators. He loves the outdoor living lifestyle and shares it with his young family.

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