Corned beef—a fancy name for salt-cured brisket—is often found paired with potatoes and a pint of Guiness. Traditionally, Irish Catholics would abstain from meat during Lent, but would enjoy meats such as beef and pork, along with other treats, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Although the corned beef we know today is more likely to turn up on American St. Patrick's Day menus than Irish ones, it's still a delicious way to celebrate the influence of Irish culture on American cuisine.
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Pot roast is a classic American meal, one of those hearty dishes that is particularly great when it's cold, grey, or sleeting outside. It tastes even better the next day, doesn't require any special equipment, and can be endlessly adapted to whatever makes you happiest to eat. It's a pretty easy recipe to make, too, a one-pot wonder that doesn't ask you to use every dish in your kitchen.
If you're expecting company (or even if you're not) these beef tenderloin recipes make a really impressive platter to serve for dinner. This cut of beef is tender, juicy, and perfect to use on sandwiches, appetizers, and of course, by itself as the main dish. Great sauces really bring out the flavor of this irresistible cut of beef and serve to catapult this dish to new heights. Impressive enough for a holiday or special occasion, but versatile enough for a weeknight, these beef tenderloin recipes are bound to become family favorites.