Roast beef is a dish of beef which is roasted in an oven. Essentially
prepared as a main meal, the leftovers can be and are often served within
sandwiches and sometimes is used to make
Sunday roast consisting of roast
beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and
In England, Canada, Ireland, and Australia, roast beef is one
of the meats traditionally served at
Sunday dinner. A traditional side dish to roast beef is
In England, roast beef is the signature national dish which holds cultural and
nationalistic meaning for the English.
Roast beef is traditionally served "rare" or "pink", meaning that the centre
of the joint is warmed, but not cooked so that it retains the red color of raw
beef. It should be noted however that there are health concerns associated with
the consumption of commercially prepared rare beef (below 130F).
beef on weck sandwich is a tradition in western New York. Roast beef is
sometimes served with horseradish or horseradish sauce.