Holiday meal prep is a time drain. Not only do you have to shop for groceries, but you also have to take the time to prepare and heat your food. The average American family will spend about two hours making their holiday meal entrées this year. If you do the traditional holiday meal, there are not a lot of options. Some people prefer the holiday ham, others do a roast, while many even redo the turkey dinner that was part of Thanksgiving. By purchasing restaurant-style entrées from Den’s Hot Dogs, you will be able to have a delicious meal ready for your family and friends within just a few minutes.
Option #1: Fully Cooked Chateaubriand Beef Tenderloins
This is a great option if you traditionally do a beef roast for the holiday meal. The Chateaubriand beef from Den’s Hot Dogs is based on a nineteenth century French classic. Made with a secret mix of wine, shallots, thyme, garlic, and butter, you can serve this great-tasting entrée with:
- Mashed potatoes
- Sweet yams
- Steamed vegetables
- Fried or steamed rice
This is a delightful restaurant-style entrée that will make you feel as if you were eating at one of the fine steakhouses in New York City.
Option #2: Braised Lamb Shanks
Lamb is a popular entrée to serve at any fine meal. The leg is often the best cut. It’s tender, juicy, and the meat is just right. A lamb shank from Den’s Hot Dogs is a slow-cooked leg of lamb. You can try these lamb shanks with a wide variety of sides:
- Roasted carrots
- Mediterranean-style cooked vegetables
- Potatoes roasted with rosemary
- A salad that contains a flavor of apples or pomegranates
This delectable option would make for a perfect holiday meal for those that want the fine style of eating at a restaurant, but want something that is very easy to put together.
Option #3: Fully-Cooked Smoked Pork Belly
Some people will prefer an entrée that is closer to the holiday tradition. The pork belly from Den’s Hot Dogs has a mix of spices, hickory flavor, and raw brown sugar that are typically associated with a holiday ham. To make this a true holiday meal, you can serve with:
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Roasted fennel
- Green beans mixed with garlic and bacon
- Bread rolls.
Option #4: Soup and Sandwiches
If you have deviated from the traditional holiday dinner, you likely try a soup buffet each Christmas Eve. You can make this soup buffet a little bit more flavorful with sandwiches from Den’s Hot Dogs. For example, you could serve our Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with a cream of mushroom or vegetable soup. Clam chowder is also a popular side when you have philly cheesesteak.
We also offer pulled barbecue pork and chicken and cheese sandwiches. These sandwiches go well with chicken noodle, beef barley, and tomato bisque soups. Another option to serve a great meal without a soup dish would be to try the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with an au jus sauce made from our beef broth. Any of our broths can also be used as a base for the soup of your choice. For example, you could make a vegetable and lamb soup from our lamb broth, which could be served with a meat entrée.
Option #5: A Hearty Steak Dinner
New York Strip Steaks are another great option for a holiday dinner. Our strip steaks have a buttery and rich flavor. They are tender enough to cut with your fork. Paired with a red wine, you could fill out a meal with sun-dried tomatoes, baked potatoes and sour cream, and dinner rolls. These steaks are ready to eat within ten minutes if they are thawed.
If you want a different cut of beef, you could also try our prime beef steaks. These huge steaks are around fourteen to sixteen ounces in size. The high degree of marbling in these steaks creates a perfect flavor. They could be served with baked or roasted potatoes, a hearty green bean casserole, or steamed vegetables for a great flavor.
Option #6: Chicken
While chicken is not necessarily a traditional holiday meal, Den’s Hot Dogs has several different entrées that will help you make the meal of your choice:
- Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast: You can choose three different stuffings: portabello mushrooms and wild rice, three different cheeses (Monterrey, pepperjack, and cheddar), and jalapeño cream cheese. The bacon adds flavor and helps preserve the tenderness of the chicken.
- Fully Cooked Boneless Rotisserie Chicken: This chicken was prepared, so you wouldn’t have to worry about it. Simply serve with a holiday coleslaw, salad, or roasted vegetables for a nice light option.
- Chicken Kabobs: Our last option goes great with roasted green or red peppers, a salad, potatoes, or even corn pudding.
Why try Den’s Hot Dogs for the holidays?
Our complete line of frozen entrées works for any family meal, whether it’s during the holidays or another time of year you get together. Our entrées (some are ready in just 10 minutes) will save you time in the kitchen, save you some money, and let you enjoy the holistic experience of being with your family. Why toil in the kitchen when you can have entrées that are found in some of the finest restaurants in New York?