Roast beef has always been the center of attention. Whether at home or on any occasion, roast beef wins the heart. And who doesn’t love eating roasted beef except for waistline conscious people? Roast beef itself is a delightful treat. It’s so enjoyable you would be licking your fingers by the end of the meal. But we cannot ignore the fact that however ferociously delicious any main course might be, it is incomplete without a savory side dish. In this post, you will get 6 recipes of sides for roast beef that will make every occasion more festive and enjoyable to the palate.
7 Finger-Licking Sides for Roast Beef
Many people agree with this thought but get stuck when it comes to deciding what to make, and that is where all the expertise is required; to prepare something that is terrifically yummy but also easy and quick to make. But what to do when you are running short of time and have to make a finger-licking good food. That’s where we come to help.
Below are mentioned multiple sides for roast beef that are incredibly feasible and appetizing.
1. Mac & Cheese, most common among sides for roast beef.
It is undoubtedly the most common side dish and a light snack to have when all is not good. It is simple and comprises simple ingredients, as follows:
- A packet of macaroni
- Salt and pepper
- Cheese (lots of it)
It incurs a simple process. Boil the macaroni and heat water and milk. And then after that, combine all the ingredients together. Mix until properly emulsified. Let cool at room temperature. Enjoy!
2. Scalloped Potatoes
I don’t remember coming across such a luscious dish ever before that is so easy and quick to make other than scalloped potatoes. All it requires is an oven and the following ingredients :
It involves easy steps. Firstly, peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Then spread the butter and cheese on each slice of potato and soak in milk for a good 3-4 minutes. And then, top with cheese (lots of it!). Afterward, place in oven and allow to bake for 15-18 minutes at 300ᵒF. Let cool at room temperature. Serve with ketchup. Enjoy!
3. Mashed Potatoes, a quick fix among other sides for roast beef
When you don’t have the luxury of time for a recipe that requires longer time to prepare, one of the first sides that come to mind probably would be mashed potatoes. This simple recipe includes:
As the name suggests, this recipe demands mashed potatoes. First of all, boil the potatoes for half an hour so that they have the required perfect tenderness and softness. After boiling, peel the potatoes and then mash them with garlic in a bowl using a fork. Certainly, you can add any seasonings you like. When done, sprinkle thyme and basil. And then you’re good to go. Enjoy!
4. Yorkshire Pudding, a simple but splendid sides for roast beef
Another quintessential companion for roasted beef is the splendid Yorkshire Pudding. It is quite a simple recipe and includes ingredients like:
- Beef drippings
Set the temperature of the oven to 400ᵒF. And then whisk the milk with the eggs and salt and flour into the egg mixture. Mix until well emulsified. Then save the juicy drippings of the roast beef and add in the egg mixture. Bake for 15 minutes. Lessen the temperature of the oven to 300ᵒF and bake 16-18 mins longer or until brown and puffy. Lastly, bring out and let cool at room temperature. Cut into cubes and serve. Enjoy!
5. Baked Potatoes
Similarly, baked potatoes is as tasty as mashed potatoes. However, the process is simple. It includes the following ingredients:
- Egg yolks
- Heavy cream
- Sour cream
First, set the temperature of the oven to 450ᵒF.
This recipe is as easy as any other. Boil the potatoes, peel them, and mash them. And then, combine mashed potatoes and other ingredients in a bowl and mix well. After that, pour into a baking dish and place it in the oven. Allow baking for 30-35 mins or until brown and puffy.
Let cool at room temperature and then serve hot. Enjoy!
6. Vegetable Salad
When nothing helps, vegetable salad helps. It is your day saver, and it is easy to make. It requires:
These are the ingredients that I prefer adding to my vegetable salad; however, you can add any other you want.
The process is effortless and straightforward. First, cut all the vegetables into small cubes. Remember to boil the potatoes before adding them to the rest of the ingredients and squeeze lemon on top. Then mix until all the ingredients are emulsified.
Keep in refrigerator and let cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
7. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is yet another mouth-watering side dish. It is my personal favorite, and I guess many others as well. And it should be, for reasons obvious. It’s amazingly tasty, flavorful, and creamy. It is quick and effortless.
This recipe includes:
- A packet of macaroni
- Salt and black pepper
Firstly, heat a pan with water almost touching its edges. Then, empty the packet of macaroni into it and heat on medium flame. Boil the macaroni and let cool at room temperature. Meanwhile, combine cabbage, cream, fruits (apricot, apple, banana, or any other) salt, and black pepper, and yogurt in a bowl, then mix well.
Afterward, add the boiled macaroni and add to the creamy mixture—blend such that no lumps are left. Lastly, keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled. Enjoy!
Roast beef has always been appetizing, but when partnered with a side dish, its flavour, yumminess and enjoyment are increased by ×10. There are thousands of sides for roast beef, some of which we have stated here.
If you ask me, I personally like mac and cheese the best. And that’s not only me, but many people, including teenagers, kids, and adults. Almost everyone likes it because where there is cheese, there is also craving and hunger. Therefore, I say, cheese is definitely a must-have nowadays in every house.
However, many people avoid consuming cheese, some due to health issues and others due to waistline concerns. On the other hand, we’ve got something else for you, so don’t panic. Try macaroni salad, for it comprises almost all the similar ingredients except for cheese and it tastes as delicious as anything.
FUN FACT: In some regions, roast beef is also known as hanger steak (strange, no?)
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Have a good day ahead!