For many people, a red glazy, gooey topping, preferably brushed on in smooth, linear strokes, is indispensable. The new gourmet ketchups—such as Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup
, made from pear tomatoes and apple cider vinegar, and Stonewall Kitchen Country Ketchup
, which gets a zesty kick from red bell peppers and crushed red pepper flakes—really do make a difference.
Ketchup-phobes can try this basic mushroom gravy
instead. (Bonus: It's divine over mashed potatoes.)