Roast bacon joint

(40 ratings)
Roast bacon joint
Roast bacon joint
  • Serves: 4-6

  • Cooking time:

    (20 mins per 450g/kg (1lb)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Want something a little different from your usual roast dinner? Why not try a bacon joint? They're cheaper and quicker than your traditional roast, which means you can have one during the week too!


  • 900g(2lb) quality bacon joint
  • Glazes: 1-2 x 15mlsp (1-2tbsp) honey; Marmalade and mustard - a spoonful of each or favourite jam or jelly (redcurrant, plum, quince, etc)
  • Mix of vegetables (potatoes, baby carrots, parsnips, shallots, sweet potatoes, squash, apples or plums or any of your favourite seasonal root vegetables will work well).

The water will create a little steam during cooking and keep the joint moist


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180C, 350F.
  2. Place the joint into a foil lined roasting pan. Add a small cup of water and lightly scrunch the foil around the joint.
  3. Open up the foil for the last 20 minutes of cooking and brush now with the glaze (if you are using one).
  4. Place the vegetables in a separate roasting pan, drizzle with a little olive oil, season and roast for 40-50 minutes.

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Sue from Weymouth

Loved this recipe. I played around with it a bit as I like to boil my bacon first then I dried overnight and glazed half an hour before serving and put it back in oven. The veg was superb as an accompaniment, but drizzled over a dr. Op of maple syrup too for good measure. I have made the splt pea and bacon soup from the broth. A very profitable piece of meat!

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