How to Cook the Perfect Roast

Getting Started

You can roast meat on the BBQ using indirect cooking. Indirect cooking is when food is not exposed to direct heat and uses the surrounding heat to cook the food. To roast meat in your BBQ, you’ll need to use a hooded BBQ.

Use a BBQ Buddy Enamel Tray or Aluminium drip tray together with a BBQ Buddy Roasting Rack and place the tray onto the BBQ.

Once your roast begins to cook, insert the BBQ Buddy digital thermometer prong into the thickest part of the meat to get an accurate reading. The roasting time will depend on the weight and type of meat you’re cooking. For example, if you are cooking a roast pork weighing 1.7kg, the cooking time will be approximately 1 ½ hours

The Food Safety Information Council advises poultry, sausages, hamburgers and rolled roast meats should reach 75°C to ensure all food poisoning bacteria is eliminated.

If you are cooking a lamb, beef or pork, refer to the below temperature guidelines

Meat Rare Medium Medium-Well Well Done
BEEF / LAMB 52°C 62°C 65°C 71°C
PORK 65°C 71°C

For the Best Results

For ideal results, it is recommended that you remove the meat from the heat 5°C – 10°C before the desired temperature is reached to prevent overcooking. Your meat will continue to cook even after it has been removed from the heat. Always rest your meat for at least 5 minutes before carving.

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