Nutritious Back-to-School Meals: Delicious Roast Recipes

August 13, 2023

Nutritious Back-to-School Meals: Delicious Roast Recipes

Busy parents and students need nutritious and convenient meal options now that a new school year has begun. With its rich flavor, tender texture, and abundance of essential nutrients, our dry-aged, sustainably-raised beef is an excellent choice for creating hearty roast dinners that can be enjoyed throughout the school week. Below are five mouthwatering recipes using beef, ensuring that your family has delicious and well-rounded meals to fuel their minds and bodies.

1. Classic Pot Roast - B7R Product: Chuck Roast
Let's start with a timeless favorite—the classic pot roast. This recipe is simple yet satisfying, requiring minimal effort. Start by searing a beef chuck roast, then slow-cook it with savory vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, and onions. The result is a tender, melt-in-your-mouth roast that's perfect for a comforting family dinner. Leftovers can be repurposed into sandwiches or used as a protein-rich addition to salads. Try it out with a similar Classic Pot Roast recipe from Garden in the Kitchen.

2. Asian-inspired Beef Teriyaki Roast - B7R Product: Tri-Tip 
For a flavorful twist, try an Asian-inspired beef teriyaki roast. Marinate a beef sirloin roast in a homemade teriyaki sauce, consisting of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a touch of sweetness. Roast it in the oven until perfectly cooked and glazed with caramelized goodness. Slice the beef thinly and serve it over steamed rice or alongside stir-fried vegetables for a delicious and balanced meal. Try it out with a similar Teriyaki Tri Tip recipe from Amanda Cooks and Styles.

3. Mediterranean Herb-Crusted Roast - B7R Product: Tenderloin
Infuse your roast with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean by creating an herb-crusted masterpiece. Rub a lean beef tenderloin roast with a mixture of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano, along with garlic and olive oil. Roast it until perfectly pink on the inside and beautifully crusty on the outside. This roast pairs wonderfully with roasted or grilled vegetables and a refreshing side salad. Try it out with a similar Mediterranean Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin recipe from The Speckled Palate.

4. Mexican-style Beef Carnitas - B7R Product: Chuck Roast
Bring some south-of-the-border flair to your roast with this Mexican-inspired beef carnitas recipe. Slow-cook a beef chuck roast with a blend of aromatic spices, such as cumin, chili powder, and paprika, until it becomes tender and easily shreddable. Serve the flavorful meat in warm tortillas, topped with salsa, guacamole, and fresh cilantro. These beef carnitas make for a fun and interactive meal that the whole family will enjoy. Try it out with a similar Beef Carnitas recipe from All Recipes.

5. Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Roast - B7R Product: Bottom Round Roast 
Transport your taste buds to the Middle East with a spiced beef roast infused with fragrant spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon. Rub the spices onto a beef rump roast and let it marinate for optimal flavor. Roast it to perfection and serve it with couscous, roasted vegetables, and a dollop of tangy yogurt sauce. This aromatic roast is sure to become a family favorite. Try it out with a similar Middle Eastern Spiced Pot Roast recipe from Cooks and Kid.

For the yogurt sauce, try this one from Lemons and Zest:

Combine all ingredients below in a small bowl and stir well. Chill until ready to serve. Salt to taste. Spoon over roast or use it as a dip and enjoy!

  • ½ c plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 T chopped dill (or 1-2 teaspoon dried)
  • Salt, to taste

When it comes to back-to-school meals, beef roast recipes offer a winning combination of flavor, nutrition, and convenience. From the classic pot roast to globally-inspired creations, these recipes provide a variety of options to suit different taste preferences. Packed with essential nutrients like protein, iron, and B vitamins, beef helps fuel growing bodies and supports cognitive function. So, get ready to savor the deliciousness of these roast recipes, knowing that you're providing your family with a nutritious and satisfying meal during the busy school days.

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