5 Quick Side Dishes for Beef #SundaySupper with The Beef Checkoff

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5 Quick Side Dishes for Beef #SundaySupper with The Beef Checkoff


Low and Slow: Building a Healthy Plate with Beef #SundaySupper

There are certain side dishes that always appear alongside a grilled steak or a juicy slice of beef roast, such as a baked potato or sautéed mushrooms. This week, as Sunday Supper partners with The Beef Checkoff for healthy beef dinners, we offer 5 quick side dishes for beef with a slight twist.

Flashy Sautéed Mushrooms. Clean and trim a variety of wild mushrooms and sauté them in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Season with salt and finely chopped fresh rosemary. Splash with white wine and top with toasted chopped pecans just before serving.

Baked Sweet Potato. Switch up the usual baker with a fall-centric sweet potato. When potato is done, split and fluff flesh then add whipped ricotta cheese that’s been mixed with cinnamon and honey. Top with dried cranberries.

Deconstructed Caesar Salad. The Romaine lettuce salad is a classic pairing with steak. Rather than tear the leaves, serve whole spears dotted with dressing and topped with slightly crushed croutons. This is knife-and-fork salad … or the spears can be eaten by hand.

Broiled Tomatoes. Halve the tomatoes and place cut side up on a baking dish. Top with a mixture of bread crumbs, chopped fresh parsley and minced garlic. Broil for 3 or 4 minutes, watching carefully. Top with a dollop of chunky blue cheese dressing.

Minty Peas and Caramelized Shallots. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add whole peeled shallots. (Look for small ones.) Sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Heat frozen peas, stir in shallots, plus a handful of chopped mint. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over all before serving.

These side dishes will be elegant and tasty alongside your next grilled steak or roast beef.

The Sunday Supper tastemakers have develop 20 recipes for this week’s special event with The Beef Checkoff. Join us for the #SundaySupper live Twitter chat at 7 p.m. ET tonight. We will be sharing ideas for cooking with beef. Here are today’s recipes:

Healthy Plates with Beef

Plus 5 Quick Side Dishes for Beef #SundaySupper with The Beef Checkoff.


The Beef Checkoff

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This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are those of individual bloggers.

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Janet K. Keeler

Award-winning journalist Janet K. Keeler was the longtime food and travel editor of the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fl. She is now an assistant professor of journalism and food writing at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Janet retired from daily newspaper journalism in April 2015, ending a 35-year career. She has been a news reporter, copy desk chief, and features editor. She is also the author of “Cookielicious: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake & Share,” which was published in 2010 by Seaside Publishing.


  1. Oh yes, mighty nice side dishes for beef. I especially like sweet potato. Great lineup of recipes for this event too.

  2. These are great ideas for sides! I would happily eat every single one of them (as well as the tasty line up this week!) 🙂


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