Mention TV dinners and most people immediately think of Salisbury steak. The majority of folks can’t tell you what it actually is, though, and write it off as mystery meat, which is a shame because done right it’s an American classic. This version of the beef patties braised in a mushroom sauce is a far cry from the frozen meat pucks you’ll find in grocery stores, and restores the dish to its former glory.
Beverage pairing: Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington state. This meaty dish needs a wine with a little fruit to round it out. The juicy black cherry flavors in this Cabernet fill that function, while its good structure and tannins balance the softness of the dish.