Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Roast And Veggies

The Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal served on Sundays (usually in the early afternoon for lunch), consisting of roasted meat, roast potato or mashed potato, with accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. 

It is popular throughout the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Other names for this meal are Sunday dinner, Sunday lunch, Sunday tea, Roast dinner, and Sunday joint, joint being a word that specifically refers to the joint of meat. The meal is often comparable to a less grand version of a traditional Christmas dinner in these cultures.

There are (at least) two opinions on the origins of the Sunday Roast. One holds that, during the industrial revolution, Yorkshire families left a cut of meat in the oven before going to church on a Sunday morning, which was then ready to eat by the time they arrived home at lunchtime. The second opinion holds that the Sunday Roast dates back to medieval times, when the village serfs served the squire for six days a week. Then on the Sunday, after the morning church service, serfs would assemble in a field and practice their battle techniques and were rewarded with a feast of oxen roasted on a spit.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Roast And Veggies
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4 pound roast
5 large potatoes, scrub and cut into quarters
2 large onions, chopped
1 pound bag baby carrots
2 (32 oz) carton beef stock
2 (0.87 oz) package brown gravy
2 cups water

1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup liquid smoke
1 tablespoon minced onions
1 tablespoon steak seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 (12 oz) bottle beer (I used Shiners Bock Bohemian Black Lager)

Marinade roast overnight. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place roast in a roaster pan. Add potatoes, onions, carrots and brown gravy. Pour beef stock and water over roast. Cover pan with foil and bake for 2 to 2/12 hours or until tender. Enjoy!

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  1. I love a good Sunday roast although I have never made it on a Sunday. :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. I love to marinate my roast in beer too! I love a good Sunday Roast :)

  3. My whole family loves reading your blog, so thank *you*, Christine! And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours as well :-)

  4. Every culture has some Sunday traditions. Seems like a good roast with marination.

  5. Hi Laura,

    That means the world to me. Thank you and thanks to your family. You all make me happy.

  6. I'd like to marinate the roast in wine but I'll try beer next time :)

  7. Great Sunday roast! Love the marinade with the beer addition!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. LOVE Sunday Roasts! I don't make them every Sunday, but when I do, they're special!

  9. You've got me craving some roast now! This looks so delicious! I also love the veggies, a really good side dish :)

  10. We love roasts at any time but we do both like beef very rare. Happy Holidays and we wish you all you wish yourself. Diane

  11. very interesting using beer as marinated ingredients,looks yummy and tender :)

  12. hey great u add beer to the marination, i imagine right now what i ll taste like. can i have a bite, pls? =P

  13. That's such a yummy-looking roast--we have an English friend who has lectured me on how to make a proper English roast dinner, and he would love this!

  14. I've just had a proper Sunday roast while visiting relatives here in the UK - it makes a great meal to look forward to, and the leftovers are yummy, too!

  15. Thank you everyone for the kind comments. You make me happy.

  16. I bet the house smells so good when this roast is cooking. Love the idea of marinating the meat before cooking it too. Sounds delicious.

  17. Merry Christmas, Christine, and Happy New Year. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.


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