Update and lighten up a standard meat and potatoes combo with thin strips of sirloin steak and a side of smashed rutabaga.
Herbed beef with root mash – Pair it with: An understated red. Although the nebbiolo grape (found in barolos) gets all the press, the barbera varietal makes some outstanding food-friendly wines. The beautiful black fruits and spicy oak pair perfectly with hearty, comforting meals. Our pick: Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba, Italy, $20.