Every year in households around the world the old debate begins afresh. Turkey or ham for Christmas? Here at Sunday Supper, we’d like to recommend a delicious tie breaker that is sure to please everyone. Our holiday roast beef recipes are extra tasty because we start with Certified Angus Beef® Brand beef.
Here are a few of our favorite holiday roast beef recipes:
1. We adore a ribeye roast, like the one pictured above from Family Foodie, because the fat cap crisps up so beautifully in a hot oven. The 15-minute sear at a high temperature recommended by the Roast Perfect app is spot on for that perfect crunchy exterior. If you haven’t used the app yet, do download it and give it a try.
2. Add an Asian flair to your meal with a miso glazed standing rib roast with au jus from kimchi MOM. The rib roast is rubbed with a glaze made from miso, brown sugar and mirin and served au jus with added miso, mirin and soy. You’ll find a photo of this standing rib roast under the definition of umami in the dictionary.
3. While we are traveling the world, how about a quick stopover in Cuba for Boliche or Cuban Stuffed Roast from Magnolia Days? Stuff a delicious eye of the round roast with chorizo, garlic, and olives then slow-simmer it in citrus juices, wine, tomatoes, and beef broth. Tender perfection!
4. In the “different flavors that absolute work with beef” department, we love coffee. Try this Coffee Rubbed Roast Beef by Eat Picks and see if you don’t agree! The coffee rub with brown sugar and spices brings out the gorgeous beefiness of top round roast.
5. If you are looking for a full meal deal, the beef roast with roasted vegetables and braised cabbage from Cindy’s Recipes and Writing would be perfect. Two sides and a fabulous beef roast all on one delicious platter!
6. One of the traditional condiments to serve with roast beef is mustard. Curious Cuisiniere goes one better with this Mustard Crusted Roasted Beef. The addition of crushed garlic makes this top round roast even more delicious.
7. Yep, we are fans of garlic, especially when it’s combined with fresh thyme, black pepper and kosher salt in a rub to enhance a top of the round roast like the gorgeous one pictured above from Life Tastes Good. Top of the round roasts don’t have the interior marbling that fattier roasts do so make sure not to cook them past medium rare.
8. The secret to the beautiful flavor of this tip roast from Cupcakes & Kale Chips is marinating it overnight in apple cider with Dijon mustard and a little balsamic vinegar. The tip roast is one of the less expensive cuts but still makes an impressive show as the center of your holiday table.
9. When you’ve got red wine onion gravy to spoon over the top, season your sirloin roast simply, with just salt and pepper. Onions and red wine are great partners for beef, especially the sirloin roast pictured above from Grumpy’s Honeybunch.
10. Last but not least, our favorite “fancy” cut makes an appearance. Many people shy away tenderloin because it is one of the more costly roasts and they are afraid to cook it wrong. As I mentioned before, if you are using the free Roast Perfect app, that really can’t happen. The app gives step-by-step instructions, depending on your cut of beef and its weight – with a built in timer for each step. Don’t let the tenderloin roast intimidate you any longer. Make this tasty fennel and herb crusted beef tenderloin from Casa de Crews.
Need more help planning our holiday menu? Next week we’ll be sharing tasty side dish recipes that go with beef! Sign up for our newsletter to get great recipes delivered right to your inbox every Thursday!