Summer is drawing to an end, and although you might start to miss those long days and warmer nights, fall can be a very fun time of year as well.
It’s the run-up to the festive season, where the trees turn gorgeous shades of red, yellow, and orange, and Halloween is just around the corner.
It’s not too cold yet, but putting on cozy jumpers and cardigans is a comfort that many people enjoy at this time of year.
Another great thing about fall is that it is the perfect excuse to indulge in some top-class comfort food as there is a slight chill in the air and the nights draw in early.
So, if you are a food lover, here are some amazing comfort food examples to make this season.
OK, so burgers might make you immediately think of summertime BBQs, but they make excellent comfort food and can be enjoyed all year round. You can even experiment with your usual burger recipe to capture some fall flavors.
For example, using pork mince instead of beef, adding some sage to the mixture, then finishing the burger with some cooked apples and onions.
Want to stick to beef? That’s fine, just pick out some interesting sauces and relishes that have some smoky, fall flavors.
If you can’t be bothered to cook, you can always visit top-quality burger joints like Annies Burger Shack, Derby, if you’re in the area, or ask them to deliver if you live nearby.
This is possibly the ultimate fall1 comfort food because it fits perfectly with this time of year. Rich casseroles that are cooked slowly over time make the meat in them incredibly tender, and it will melt in your mouth when you eat it.
Furthermore, they are usually relatively cheap to make and once you have put everything in the casserole dish, you just need to put it in the oven to cook for a few hours.
This makes these meals cost-effective and easy, what’s more, to love? There are also plenty of vegetarian/vegan recipes to follow if you don’t eat meat that is just as delicious and comforting.
Sausages and Mashed Potato
Lovingly referred to as ‘bangers and mash’ by the British, this is a great fall/winter warmer meal. Use either vegetarian sausages or quality meat ones, and cook them up with some onion to make onion gravy.
Stick the sausages on top of a pile of mashed potatoes and drizzle the gravy over the top. Peas make a great addition and add some color to this dish, and some salt and pepper for a little seasoning.
You can’t go wrong with mac and cheese if you want something carb-heavy and smothered in cheesy goodness.
It is one of the ultimate comfort food meals you can make, and you can keep it simple or add things to it for a more flavorful experience, such as chorizo, bacon, chilies for some heat, chicken, peas – whatever you want!
If you’re looking for some great comfort food to warm up your evenings this fall, try out some of these excellent dishes and see which one is your favorite!