Beef Liver and OnionsI used to hate liver, probably because of a run-in I had with some that wasn’t cooked very well when I was a wee lad. That all changed when I started working in restaurants and cooking liver regularly. I became much more used to the flavour and aroma, and I grew to enjoy it. Liver and onions are a classic diner dish, slightly elevated here with the addition of balsamic vinegar.
Simple Pot RoastSometimes, in the dead of winter, nothing warms your bones like a slow-cooked piece of beef. A pot roast is a braise, and it works well with any tough cut of beef. I like to serve this dish with plain buttered noodles.
One Pot French Onion Meatballs with Egg NoodlesComforting and delicious, this one pot recipe is full of beefy flavour. The best part only one pot to clean up after dinner! The meatballs are poached in the liquid which means no more waiting, checking and worrying about burning the meatballs.
Speedy Pasta PieSimple as pie…
This recipe is way faster to make than lasagne, and you have the option of making two pans, so you can freeze one for a future meal (baking from frozen for about 1-1/2 hours). You can also assemble it ahead and refrigerate to bake later, baking for 10 minutes longer. When baked in a single lasagna pan, this recipe is perfect for potluck and buffet-style dinners.
Cheeseburger Roll UpsNo problem getting the family to the table when you make these super simple Cheeseburger Roll-ups. This is a perfect weeknight recipe.
Mini Inside-Out CheeseburgersThese yummy mini burgers, are just the right bite for our pint-sized burger fans or serve them up as sliders for appetizers.
Not Yo’ Momma’s Meat LoafWhole wheat couscous, extra lean ground beef and tons of healthy veggies makes this meatloaf a complete and satisfying meal!
Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce and Grand Cheese Stuffed Beef MeatballsThis hearty pasta favourite, includes about 10 tender large meatballs with the sauce. Poaching the meatballs right in the sauce simplifies cooking and clean-up and ensures there is a good meaty and cheesy flavour throughout the sauce.
Muffin-Sized Pizza Beef Meat LoavesThe recipe for these little Muffin-Sized Pizza beef meat loaves are the perfect size and flavour for children’s meals – serve them with the Vegetable Sauce and some pasta to complete the meal.
Mini Beef Meat LoavesThese mini meat loaves can be served hot from the oven or wrap each cooled loaf individually and freeze them for future fast meals – they heat from frozen in minutes. Children love this Mini Beef Meat Loaf recipe!
Italian Beef RollThis Italian-style beef loaf is a colorful spiral of peppers, prosciutto, provolone and pine nuts - it tastes as sensational as it looks.
Curried Beef and LentilsA single serving of this beef recipe provides a whopping fifty percent of your daily value of zinc. Serve over rice. To prepare lentils, cook 2/3 cup (150 mL) dried green lentils at a simmer in 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) salted water for about 30 minutes or until soft but not mushy. Lentils can be made in advance.
No-Bake Beef and Veggie Lasagna
So Simple Spaghetti SauceSpaghetti is a family favourite and this pasta sauce features the Big Batch Beef recipe which is a convenient way to prepare dinner quickly on those busy nights.
Quick Beef Pot PieTurn leftover roast beef into an easy and delicious pot pie perfect for any weeknight meal. The puff pastry adds a flaky top layer to the rich beef filling. Customize to your liking by adding in any of your favourite vegetables. The ultimate comfort food dinner idea.
Meat Loaf with HerbsThis Anne Lindsay extra-lean ground beef recipe appears in the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada cookbook: Lighthearted at Home.
Beef Kare Kare with Garlic RiceChef Anna Olson: “I discovered Kare Kare on my very first trip to the Philippines. I loved the intense aroma and the richness of the sauce, and it inspired me to prepare it at home. If I’m looking for a more casual way to serve it, especially if I’ve made the dish the day before, I serve my Kare Kare beef as a burrito. Since this isn’t readily available here in Canada, I use paprika – it adds a nice colour and is very tasty without being spicy.”
Rouladen-Style Italian Meat LoafThis Italian-style meat loaf is a colourful spiral of peppers, prosciutto, provolone and pine nuts – it tastes as sensational as it looks. Leftovers make terrific sandwiches tucked in panini or other crusty Italian rolls. An added bonus – any leftovers freeze well too.
Rouladen-style Roast BeefInspired by Emily Richards @ERiscooking, this stuffed rolled roast is an easy way to take a budget roast like Eye of Round and turn it into something you’d be proud to serve to company. It’s very lean so you may even consider wrapping it in bacon – who doesn’t like bacon after all? Other options for filling: add asiago or Parmesan to the mixture, use pesto instead of mustard.
Cowboy CupcakesThese little lasagnas are easy to make and are the perfect nosh for game night at home or a tailgate party out at the field. One easy recipe makes many and kids love them too. Switch-up the flavours to make the mix Mexican or Greek versions – variety is the spice of life!