prep time

40 min

cook time

6:20

Slow Cooker Braised Beef Sandwiches with GiardineraThis recipe can be easily doubled if you’re serving a crowd. The Quick Giardinera recipe makes more than needed and it’s delicious served with cold cuts or cheese and perfect on charcuterie trays. If you prefer, you can use ½ cup (125 mL) store-bought giardinera instead of making your own.

prep time

15 min

cook time

3:30

Braised Beef with Porcini Mushrooms and Red WineDigital Flexor Meat is great substitute for Pot Roast if you are a small household. The meat cooks up into an attractive oval shape that can be sliced for an elegant presentation. Since the oven is on for a long period of time, adding pans of vegetables and potatoes at the 2-hour mark to roast alongside makes an easy and delicious meal.

prep time

10 min

marinating time

60 min

cook time

60 min

Asian-style Pepper Roast BeefThis dish has flavours similar to traditional barbecued pork. The beef is rubbed with a blend of seasonings and then basted with a sweet, tangy Asian inspired barbecue sauce while being slow roasted to medium-rare at the least. Serve sliced on a spicy noodle dish or in a sandwich.

prep time

20 min

cook time

2 hr

Barcelona Braised Beef RagoutThe flavours of citrus, oregano, tomatoes, black olives and artichokes accent this hearty, flavourful stew. Serve with polenta, pasta, rice or garlic mashed potatoes. Garnish with minced parsley, or toasted bread crumbs.

prep time

20 min

cook time

3:30

Braised Beef Kare KareInspired by the dish from the Philippines, this stew has an intense aroma the traditional rich sauce. Serve as is over rice as a simple stew or, to enjoy as a fun street food as in the Philippines, tuck beef into warmed tortillas and top with mango, grilled eggplant and green beans.

prep time

60 min

cook time

13:30

Korean Beef Bone Soup (Seolleongtang)This rich and creamy broth is the “Big Daddy” of bone broths. The lively and multiple boilings of the broth extract all of the goodness from the bones. This is a much-loved soup in Korea and is eagerly anticipated in winter. Use as you would any bone broth or use in cooking when clarity of the broth is not important.

prep time

1:15

cook time

8:15

Broth for PhoYou can make restaurant quality pho at home with this broth recipe. The prep is minimal and the broth is cooked long and slow. The initial boiling of the bones is to ensure a beautifully clear stock. You should get about 6 quarts (6 L), enough for twelve 2-cup (500 mL) servings.

prep time

20 min

cook time

7:20

Slow Cooker Braised Beef & NoodlesBeef and mushrooms are a perfect match in this restaurant-style braise that’s made super simple with the help of your slow cooker. Perfect served with the egg noodles as suggested, but also good served with whole grain rice or mashed or baked potatoes.

prep time

15 min

cook time

2:30

Braised Balsamic Beef SandwichesThis open-faced sandwich is perfect to serve with a garden salad. The meat and sauce can both be made the day ahead so that supper is super simple to make the next day. Try tucking the meat with some of the sauce into warmed tortillas as burritos, soft tacos, or quesadillas and it’s also delicious when used to top baked potatoes.

prep time

15 min

cook time

2:20

Hungarian-style Braised BeefHot and fiery flavours of hot paprika blend with sweet paprika, to give this braised beef complexity in flavour with very little effort. You can even make it a day ahead and simply reheat to serve. Serve over cooked noodles or rice sprinkled with minced fresh cilantro or parsley if you wish.

prep time

10 min

cook time

12 hr

Sous Vide Salt-rubbed Beef CheeksThe sous vide technique is a good way to cook beef cuts that would normally be braised, such as stew cubes, simmering steaks, short ribs and small beef pot roasts and these beef cheeks.

prep time

30 min

cook time

6:30

Beef Shank Soup with Horseradish Gremolata CrostiniBeef shank is a wonderful cut that is commonly braised in a hearty red wine sauce, but for this recipe one of the muscles on the shank–known as “Bubble Meat”–is poached until tender in a flavourful beef stock and served in a soup that can be enjoyed as a main course along with a gremalota-topped crostini for dipping or to float on top.

prep time

40 min

cook time

60 min

Pressure Cooker Braised Japanese Beef CurryIn the 1870’s, the developing Japanese navy modeled itself on the British navy. The curry meals served on board were adopted and quickly became part of the food culture in Japan. As a point of reference, it’s as popular as ramen is. Curries have been adapted over the years and may be seasoned with honey and ketchup to make it sweeter, and mayonnaise to give it a creamier texture.

prep time

20 min

cook time

3 hr

Cantonese-style Braised Beef with Daikon RadishThis is a gentle tasting stew that can be served with rice, noodles or steamed bok choy. Daikon radish is similar to turnip though less starchy and becomes sweet and mild when cooked. You can find Shaoxing wine, a rice wine for cooking, or other cooking wine in Chinese grocery stores or the Asian section of well-stocked supermarkets or use a medium-dry sherry instead.

prep time

20 min

cook time

1:15

Pressure Cooker Braised Beef BirriaBeef Birria is a popular dish that can be served as a soup or in a taco. Guajillo chilies are not hot and you can add your own level of heat to your serving with serrano chilies or hot pepper sauce. To make tacos, the tortilla is dipped into the broth, filled with meat, and fried on both sides to crisp it slightly. You can skim the fat from the birria and use it for frying. The taco is then dipped in the broth as you eat it.

prep time

20 min

marinating time

30 min

cook time

23 min

Pan-seared Steak & Berry SaladMore than just leafy greens, this salad recipe has substantial staying-power with the protein punch from the pan-seared steak. The steak can also be cooked on the barbecue as an option.