Simmering Steaks are steaks served stew-style, like a Pot Roast, but they cook faster than Pot Roasts and serve just two or three people. Cook by simmering (or braising), on the stove top or in the oven or slow cooker.
Cook by simmering (or braising), on the stove top, or in the oven or slow cooker.
- SEASON In hot lightly oiled skillet, brown all over.
- ADD sliced vegetables (such as onion, sweet green pepper and garlic) if desired. Add enough liquid (such as canned coup or tomatoes, brother or red wine) to just cover the beef.
- SIMMER, covered, in 325°F (160°C) oven or on stove top approximately 1-1/4 hours or until tender. Serve with cooked rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
SLOW-COOKER SIMMER: Season and brown Simmering Steak in skillet; place in slow cooker. Fry some sliced onion and minced garlic in the same skillet until lightly browned. Stir in a splash of red wine or broth, scraping up all the browned bits. Stir in half a can of condensed mushroom soup; pour over meat. Cover and slow-cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
All steaks can be grilled.
Steaks like Blade and Cross Rib are Simmering Steaks and should be cooked by braising (like stew or pot roast).
Tips for simmering steaks
Simmering steaks best simmered low and slow for a winter stew-like experience. Simmer beef in the oven rather than on the stove top of a constant simmer with less chance of scorching. The icon of beef, a Beef Steak refers to a cut that has a shape similar to that of a hand, ranging from ¼ to 2 inches thick. Steaks, range in tenderness, so they require different cooking methods: grilling, marinating or simmering.
All Canadian steaks are sorted into 3 BASIC COOKING CATEGORIES so you know what you’re buying and how to cook it: Choose from GRILLING, SIMMERING and MARINATING.
- Blade Simmering Steak
- Boneless Short Ribs
- Bottom Blade Simmering Steak Boneless
- Cross Rib Simmering Steak Boneless
- Simmering Short Ribs
- Top Blade Simmering Steak
- Simmering Short Ribs Boneless
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.
All dressed up with just a few pantry ingredients and the kids so-Simple Meat Sauce becomes a Rich Romantic Ragoût! Talk about chemistry, the alchemy of anchovy, tomato, black olives and red wine combine to bring ground sirloin’s beefy flavour to the forefront – a potent combination to tease taste buds and brighten the senses.
Seasoning Strategy for spicing things up: chili pepper flakes turn up the heat while tomato paste, anchovy, black olives and red wine all enhance browned beef’s meaty flavour with naturally occurring glutamates. They add depth of flavour known as umami – “the fifth flavour”.
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Who says low-fat cooking has to be bland – this delicious meal-soup recipe is packed-full of lively flavours and the goodness of beef.
Transport yourself to sunny Morocco tonight with the bright flavours and exotic scents of this dish. For a simple next-day salad, just add a splash of berry or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and a handful of diced fresh veggies to any leftovers. If you use long grain rice, cooking time can be reduced to 20 minutes. Each serving is an excellent source of iron and vitamin C.
This hearty minestrone comes with a multitude of meatballs! To avoid toughening meatballs, use your hands for mixing meatball ingredients and SHAPE GENTLY when forming the meatballs.
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Consider the convenience of the slow cooking Beef Pot Roast recipe – it makes its own delicious sauce while cooking and can also be made a day ahead, re-warming nicely in its own gravy. Could there be an easier dinner for family or guests than this Three-Tomato Beef Pot Roast? “I would use this method again – loved the combo cook, simple to follow and delicious results!!” —Reader Comment
This beef stew recipe features undertones of cinnamon and ginger with a hint of heat.
Here’s a beef recipe that embraces the flavours of the harvest and pickling season.
The rich beefy flavour of Blade Steak combines with zippy steak sauce to create this slow-simmer comfort food classic recipe.
This simple recipe allows the beef to tenderize and cook while you enjoy time with family or guests.
This is a good meal for a casual kid get-together Have everything ready and let your guests assemble the fajitas themselves. Make it a Mexican party! Use at least a 4-quart (4 L) slow cooker. If you like heat, mince one jalapeño pepper and add to the relish.
It’s like take-out when you walk in the door — with no wait for delivery! This slow-cooker beef stew recipe is perfect for family meals yet fancy enough for entertaining.
Serve beef with jasmine or Thai rice in this recipe – leftovers can be cut into chunks and stir-fried with vegetables and leftover sauce.
With a hint of maple this delicious heart-warming beef stew recipe is sure to become a family favourite. Served with crusty bread, it’s a complete meal in a bowl.
Pulled Beef is the perfect food for après ski, après skate and après snow shovelling -- and since it is done in the slow cooker, it is especially easy on the cook! Make a large roast so you get leftovers that can become several next-day lunch or dinner options -- try the Shepherd's Pie or Quesadillas (recipes at end of Pulled Beef recipe).