Grilled Beef HeartThe next time you’re craving beef but you feel like saving a few bucks, why not try beef heart? Heart is a muscle, not an organ, so it has a steak-like quality that people who are squeamish about organs will be cool with. I developed this recipe years ago when I was at Mistura; it’s a cross between a steak dish and a carpaccio. Serve it as an appetizer at your next party and see if anyone notices what cut it is. This recipe calls for the heart to be barbecued, but you can absolutely sear it in a hot frying pan instead.
Shawarma Inspired BBQ Beef with Cauliflower Slaw and Tahini SpreadShawarma is a dish in Middle Eastern cuisine consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Andrea Buckett Cooks has created a delicious and simple Shawarma inspired recipe using the indirect heat barbecue roasting method. The flavourful thin-cut barbecued beef slices are served on a bun topped with refreshing and colourful cauliflower slaw and a simple tahini spread.
Ginger Beef & Mushroom NoodlesThe classic flavours of ginger and beef make this veggie-rich dish an excellent way to get in your veggies and protein for the day. This dish highlights how different food groups work together to make tasty, beautiful food that is good for you too!
Beef Sushi RollsThis sushi is fit for everyone!
Not everyone is into raw fish, so this roll is the perfect introduction to sushi. These cute rolls are perfect for a packed lunch.
Quinoa Stuffed Roast Beef with Roasted FennelImpress guests and family with a beautiful rolled roast filled with a Mediterranean-inspired quinoa salad studded with spinach and herbs, served with a unique and flavourful side dish of roasted fennel accented with fresh orange zest.
Tuscan Braised Short Ribs with Spinach & Mushroom Farro PilafLow, slow cooking makes for delicious deep flavor and fall-off-the-bone goodness in this classic man-magnet dish served over a veggie-rich pilaf. Beef belongs in this plant-forward dinner as folks who eat meat are more likely to eat more fruit and veggies.
Steakhouse Skewers with Kale CaesarTorn kale leaves are marinated in a creamy homemade dressing to tenderize the leaves and impart a intense garlicky-lemon flavour. It is the perfect rendition of the fan-favourite salad to serve with hearty and robust steak skewers. Lots of veggies make it easy to eat plant-based with a powerful protein like beef.
Middle Eastern Kidney Bean Meatballs with Herbed SlawGround beef and smashed kidney beans are seasoned with warm spices and formed into a delicious meatball packed with protein and fibre – perfect for make ahead lunches and quick weeknight dinners. Use white kidney beans if you don’t want the kids to spot them.
Egyptian Rice Beef BowlInspired by Koshari, a traditional street food in Egypt, this weeknight rice bowl features a hearty mixture of protein and fibre-rich whole grain, beans and ground beef, all topped with a zesty tomato salsa. This meal gets an iron boost with the synergy-effect of combining meat, beans, chard and whole grain.
Orange Balsamic Roast Beef with Herbed Quinoa Pilaf and Roasted FennelFeed a crowd with a modestly priced roast beef that is loaded with flavour and perfectly tender when cooked to medium-rare and carved into thin slices. Served with a Mediterranean-inspired quinoa dish and roasted fennel bulb. You meet over all your daily needs for zinc and vitamin B12 with this one meal! This serving of beef provides 20% of heme iron – the type that is easiest for your body to absorb. Beef also boosts the absorption of the non-heme iron from the spinach by 150%.
Slow Cooker Jerk Beef Pot Roast with Braised Carrots, Rice & Peas and Wilted GreensA traditional pot roast is transformed with tropical flavours like allspice, cinnamon and coconut milk. The slow cooker and shortcut Rice & Peas method means this recipe can be a great dinner option any night of the week. Brown rice and wilted greens provide the fibre boost for this meal. This meal provides a whopping 109% of your daily zinc needs.
Chili Lime Steak with Cilantro Rice and Watermelon SaladPeppery arugula and juicy watermelon salad add a pop of fresh to steak and whole grain rice dinner. A modest serving of beef provides 90% DV of your vitamin D daily needs. Absorption of the non-heme iron from the rice and arugula is enhanced by 150% by including meat in the meal.
Balsamic Steak and Grilled Peach Salad with Quinoa & BurrataFlank steak marinated in a honey/balsamic blend creates a delicious sweet-savoury flavour to compliment the hearty summer salad. Switch mango for peaches in off season. Creamy burrata cheese adds a touch of dairy calcium to the protein portion of the plate. A 75 g serving of beef provides 70% of your daily needs for the zinc you need to boost your immune system.
Vietnamese Beef Noodle SoupThis shortcut version of pho, Vietnam’s beloved comfort food, comes together quickly for a satisfying bowl of goodness. Use Thai basil, if it is available, for a more authentic flavor.
Tikka Masala Beef SkewersThis quick and flavourful recipe for Tikka Masala Beef Skewers is a great way to try something new in the kitchen. Serve this recipe up buffet style and let everyone pick their own toppings. The subtle spice from the curry paste is cooled off with the Raita yogurt sauce making for a perfectly balanced dish.
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.”
Beef Steak Pho (Noodle Soup)Make with thinly sliced prime rib or strip loin steaks. You can make your own pho flavoured beef broth (see Tip below) or buy ready-made. Serve the soup with hot sauce and soy sauce.
Beef Blinis BitesThis recipe makes 2 steaks so you can use one steak for a dinner for 1 or 2 people (e.g. make a steak sandwich or salad for 2 using some of the Jam in the dressing) and then use the reserved steak (and reserved Jam for an appetizer the next day with the Blinis).
Beef Short Ribs SinigangThis dish has a lovely fresh flavour from the mango and fresh tomatoes. Slightly exotic but made from basic ingredients. It is best to cut the short ribs into ¾ inch cubes when making as a starter course, but if making for the main, it is kind of nice to leave the short ribs in the big chunks as they come.
Beef Morcon and Slider BitesClassic Beef Morcon is a special dish served in the Philippines during the holidays. The traditional dish is made using hot dogs, pickles, carrots and hard-boiled egg slices, rolled in thinly sliced beef.