When it comes to the holidays, a good roast on the buffet table is most often appreciated. On many Christmases, I gravitate towards a beef tenderloin because they’re are fairly simple to prepare, and the whole family enjoys it. However, they do tend to be expensive, and if you haven’t noticed, beef prices have jumped to exorbitant levels, and some households may not be able to fit that type of protein into their budgets. No worries, there are other tasty options that are indeed more affordable and will please the meat-eaters at your gathering.
Pork tenderloin is a quarter or less of the price of beef, and is always a good option. But, if your heart is set on beef, try a chuck roast or sirloin cut roast, and prepare it low and slow in an unforgettable sauce, and no one will be the wiser. The rich flavors of a roast will pop when simmered slowly, and are especially nice alongside roasted vegetables or potatoes to complete the meal. Yes, you can create a holiday dinner within your wallet, and here are some options from higher priced beef dinners to lower cost beef and pork roast recipes. Most everyone can prepare a delicious meal at home and make their holiday shine.