The slow-cooker is great to use all year-round. Use it in summer to help keep your kitchen cool and ensure that you are out of the kitchen enjoying summer-fun! If you find Ancho chili paste in the grocery store, you can substitute it for the canned chipotle peppers.
This is a super way to take advantage of budget priced less tender steaks that you can be proud to serve to company. We used Inside Round for our tests but Sirloin Tip and other Round Steak would work as well. Our steaks were sliced about ¼-inch thick when purchased. You could substitute 1 tbsp shredded aged Cheddar or crumbled blue cheese per steak instead of the goat cheese if you wish. To serve 4, simply double the recipe.
Chef Federico Lopez of Mexico prepared a tapas version of this recipe on his visit to the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence for our Tapas Periscope Party. Patatas bravas are a traditionally served as tapas in Spain – chunks of crispy fried potato served with a ‘fierce’ (bravas) tomato-based sauce and garlicy aioli. We took the cue from Chef Federico, serving our light supper version with slivers of seared beef steak, cooked to just rare to medium-rare. Instead of a cooked tomato sauce, we garnished with smoky wilted grape tomatoes. This would be good with a guacamole as well.
This recipe is a perennial favourite for St. Patrick's day. Use a large slow cooker (20 to 24 cup or 5 to 6 L) for this recipe. If you have a smaller one, cut the corned beef brisket to fit. The cabbage is cooked separately after meat is finished so it won't impart its strong flavour to the other vegetables. Serve with your favourite mustard.
This mildly spiced curry is easy to pull together and takes advantage of less premium cuts of beef. This recipe came to us from Chef Clinton during his visit from China to our Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence.
Minute or Fast-fry Steaks make the perfect speedy weeknight dinner.
A super tasty and easy meal with Asian inspired flavours that come from ingredients that you likely have in your fridge. To make it a stand-alone meal (minus the lettuce cups), stir in some frozen mixed veggies, cook through and serve with steamed rice.
If you’ve never had tourtière as a family tradition, this one is so easy and so delicious, we’re guessing that this one will be it! If you want to skip making the Scratch Big Batch Beef, use 1 lb (500 g) fresh ground beef, browned with 1 EACH onion and clove garlic, minced, omit the chicken broth but don't drain the meat after pan-frying.
Short Ribs are all the rage - amazing flavour and so tender. This Korean-inspired dish is way easier than making a stir-fry. Braising is one of the simplest ways to make a truly impressive meal. You can substitute Shank, Blade or Cross Rib for Short Ribs if you like - cuts from the Simmering Steak, Stew or Pot Roast categories.
This delicious roast is infused with garlic and seasoned simply with a rub made from crushed peppercorns. Use multi-coloured peppercorns for the best look. The simple wine sauce is made from the pan drippings. Simple to prep - this roast is ready for the oven in 5 minutes.
Serve with the suggested salad or just serve as beef bites with the reserved dressing as a dipping sauce. If you want more of an orange flavour in the dressing, try adding a teaspoon or so of orange juice concentrate (undiluted). OPTION: If you would rather just serve slivers of cooked steak with the salad, you can skip making the lollipops and cook steak whole, carving it across the grain to serve.
For busy mums, roast beef has to be the easiest meal to make. Just rub it all over with salt and pepper, pop it in the oven and the job is done! Use a meat thermometer to know when the roast is cooked and let it rest while you make a simple pan-sauce for the adults. To make the meal for baby, just trim off the seasoned outside edges of the cooked roast beef slices before you purée the meat.
Whole wheat couscous, extra lean ground beef and tons of healthy veggies makes this meatloaf a complete and satisfying meal! If making it with baby in mind, brush the Glaze topping on just part of the meat loaf and skip the Worcestershire sauce – serve with a splash of Worcestershire and some chutney or red pepper jelly on the side to season for adults.
Quick Quesadillas transform leftover pulled pot roast into a next day dinner on the run!
With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, it's so easy to get a good-for-you super speedy weeknight meal! For singles in the kitchen, just divide ingredients by 4: 1/2 cup Big Batch Beef, 1/4 can of the pizza sauce, 1/3 cup frozen veggies, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire and a tablespoon of water. As a pantry staple, make up some Big Batch Beef for the first year college student in your life so you're sure they start off eating right.
With all the flavours of lasagna, kids love these colourful peppers. You will too, knowing that protein-rich lean beef and quinoa pack in a powerful nutrient punch.
Scratch Big Batch Beef is not only a speedy supper solution, it’s a nutrition bonus too – stir in a scoop as an easy way to enrich soups, spaghetti sauces and more. Add in some diced sweet pepper or grated carrot along with the onions and garlic as an easy way to sneak in more veggie content.
Want a secret recipe for healthy eating? Pick ingredients that pack in a nutrient punch like the powerful protein you get with beef. Compared to an equal serving of chicken breast, lean beef packs in over twice the iron, six times more B12 and over 7 times more zinc.
This soup is ready in a snap with Big Batch Beef in the freezer. You can substitute 1/2 lb (250 g) lean ground beef if you like, browning in a pan with 1/2 onion (diced) and adding to soup.