Who’s ready for the holidays? Not me! The hubby took two weeks off not for an exotic vacation at a Caribbean resort or for a luxurious European tour, but to stay home and do projects around the house. He is frantically painting and fixing up our gues bathroom in time for family dinner number #1 that is happening tonight. Plus, install a chandelier and some other odd projects. The house looks like a bomb went off, but I’m sure we will pull it all together before the door bell rings at 5pm TONIGHT. I have faith.
Before I disappear into Holiday Land and stay locked up in my kitchen for days non-stop, I thought I’d share my favorite beef roast recipes for you. These are all great special occasion dinners that would shine for any holiday dinner.
One of my favorite party meats is the beef tenderloin. Yes, it’s expensive, but I’ve seen it go on sale for as little as $5.99/lb. The best thing about the tenderloin is that it is a guaranteed hit with the guests because of it’s melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and amazing flavor. Plus, it’s easy to prepare on the grill or in the oven. Pictured above is a no-nonsense Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Salt Crust. Super easy to put together.
How easy is that?
A real popular red-meat option for this time of the year is the rib-eye roast (pictured above). Not as pricey as the beef tenderloin, but still a tender and delicious cut of meat. As with many of the other pricey cuts of meat, you can usually get this roast on sale during the holidays
This cut of meat that is beloved on the west coat: the tri-tip. It is not an overly expensive cut of meat, you can find it on sale for $1.99/lb untrimmed. The tri-tip is not as tenderloin as the more expensive cuts of meat, but it is still surprisingly tasty and totally unappreciated! This sweet and sour Pomegranate Tri-Tip is amazing and easy, but you can also try this Whiskey Tri-Tip or Tri-Tip Roast with Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Pepper Relish
Still out of your budget? A cheap chuck roast is a great cut of meat for a very fancy schmancy Beef Bourgeonion. The French version of a pot roast. It also keeps this special dish very economical. And who couldn’t stand to save some dough during this expensive month?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy New Year and all that jazz everyone! Thank you for making 2011 a spectacularly special year for Family Spice! I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring!