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Roast Beef Is Officially The UK's Favourite Roast

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Roast Beef Is Officially The UK's Favourite Roast

Roast beef has officially been declared as the UK's favourite roast dinner in a poll that might divide the family.

However you like to eat your Sunday lunch - whether that's down the pub or in the comfort of your own home - it seems we're all pretty fussy when it comes to what we like to see on our plates.

According to a recent study, 38 per cent of us would choose roast beef over any other Sunday lunch offering, with a whopping 81 per cent of people also opting for roast potatoes.

The research found that the perfect Sunday lunch consists of roast beef, roast potatoes, lashings of gravy, a Yorkshire pud, carrots, sweetcorn, stuffing and parsnips.

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It seems that 81 per cent of Brits love their roast potatoes (Credit: Pexels)
It seems that 81 per cent of Brits love their roast potatoes (Credit: Pexels)

And millennials, it seems, are particular fans of stuffing, with over half of people asked opting for stuffing alongside all meats, not just chicken.

When it comes to sides to accompany our Sunday lunches, it seems our tastes have changed too.

Traditional accompaniments such as cabbage and cauliflower have taken a backseat in favour of more unconventional side dishes, such as tomato ketchup and baked beans.

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While four per cent of Brits would still choose cabbage on a roast today, a tenth of us would go for tomato ketchup instead, taking over from traditional bread sauce, mustard and apple sauce.

Others opted for roast chicken as their favourite meat for Sunday lunch (Credit: Unsplash)
Others opted for roast chicken as their favourite meat for Sunday lunch (Credit: Unsplash)

And that's not all. The study also found that the time we're eating our roasts has changed as well, with a third of Brits choosing to eat at 5pm or later. Surely not!

The research was compiled by supermarket Asda.

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Andrew Johnson, Innovation Chef at Asda said, of the results: "Sunday Roasts are a quintessential part of British culture, yet the ingredients individuals opt for cause great debate!

"The beauty of a roast is there are no rules, and despite ingredients shifting with food trends over the years, the warmth and wholesomeness of the dish remains the same.

"It's like a hug on a plate, something we could all do with right now."

Whatever your favourite way to enjoy a roast is, there's nothing better than a comforting meal on a cosy Sunday afternoon.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Food And Drink, food news

Aneira Davies
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