Roast beef is a popular classic dish, but what are the best sides to accompany it? From fresh salads to exquisite sauces, this blog post explores the possibilities for the perfect sides for your next roast beef dinner. Let’s get started!
📖 Roast Beef Dinner Menu Ideas
Whether it’s the star of your holiday table, or you’re simply serving it at a dinner party, when serving roast beef, there are 4 essentials in my book:
This easy Olive Spread (Olive Tapenade) comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing as an appetizer for parties, served as part of a charcuterie board, or used as a sandwich spread.
These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!
Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time.
Crispy, perfectly seasoned, and so scrumptious, these Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes are going to be your new go to favorite! Your family is going to be so impressed when you set these on the table for dinner!
Many of these roast beef side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Season the roast with the au jus mix and salt and pepper.
Place the roast in a large vacuum bag or two ziploc bags (doubled up), seal, and place in the water bath.
Sous vide for 18-48 hours.
Remove the roast from the bag and pat dry with paper towels.
Heat the oil and butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Once hot, place the roast in the skillet and sear each side for about 1 minute.
Transfer the roast to a cutting board, slice against the grain, and serve.
Note: For food safety, it’s recommended to cook beef to a minimum temperature of 145-degrees. However, when cooking sous vide, it’s safe to cook at a lower temperature.
Creamy Mushroom Sauce
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, undisturbed, until browned, about 3 minutes. Stir the mushrooms, then continue to cook until browned all over, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Once the butter is melted, add the shallot and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the tomato paste and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute longer.
Add the wine, broth, thyme, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cream and the mushrooms. Season with additional soy sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste.
Serve the seared roast beef with the creamy mushroom sauce. Enjoy!