Glazed Beef Medallions with Feta

Beef Medallions with a flavour upgrade! The contrast of sweet and spicy from the red pepper jelly, paired with tangy Canadian feta cheese, makes for a simple and impressive main course.  Bonus points for making your own red pepper jelly.   2–3 tbsp (30–45 mL) hot pepper jelly 1 1/3 lb (600 g)...

Beyond Classic Beef Bourguignon

A heart-warming stew is as close to a perfect winter dish as one can get and this Basque version of boeuf Bourguignon is all about the flavour. Its Basque-chef Roger Dufau’s version of the traditional wine-soaked braised beef that is on countless menus but which constantly disappoints. There is...

Red Lentil & Beef Sloppy Joes

Add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes during cooking for added spice. canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 lb. (454 g) lean ground beef or bison 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 – 28 oz. (796 mL) can diced, whole or stewed tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry red lentils 1/2 cup (125...

Maple Flank Steak with Peach Chutney Mayo

These rich little toasts are the perfect beginning to a dinner party. 1 lb (500 g) Beef Marinating Flank Steak 1/2 cup (125 mL) maple syrup 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 loaf French bread, thinly sliced on the diagonal 3/4...

Fall-Apart Beef Brisket

Hearty, comfort food at its best.  A wonderful winter meal.  Buy beef brisket that weighs almost 2 pounds before trimming as there is quite a bit of fat to discard. If a “sliced” brisket is preferred over the shredded variety, cook about 30 minutes less than recommended above. 2 Tbsp (30...

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce

3/4 tsp (4 mL) coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder 1/2 tsp (2 mL) onion powder 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 4 beef tenderloin steaks (5 oz/140 g each), about 1-inch ( 2.5 cm) thick 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 4 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped 6 oz/170 g sliced portabella...

Deep, Dark and Stout Chili

2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 1 1/2 lb/750 g extra lean ground beef (or 1 lb/500 g extra lean ground beef and 15-oz/426 mL can kidney beans, rinsed and drained) 2 cups (500 mL) diced green bell peppers 1 cup (250 mL) diced red onion 3 cans (14.5 oz/412 mL each) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes 1 bottle...

Canadian Lentil Meatballs with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

This is a wonderful home-style Persian dish, the kind that Hamid grew up enjoying.  The Cucumber Sauce is more of a method than an actual recipe.  Like all great chefs, he tastes as he goes. He’ll combine a cup or so of rich yogurt and grate in a clove of garlic (or more if you like garlic)....

Lentil Lasagna

2 boxes of ready-to-bake lasagna noodles 1 lb. each 1 cupful (250 mL) or so of shredded mozzarella cheese A big splash of olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1 whole head of garlic cloves, minced 1 28 oz can (796 mL) of crushed or puréed tomatoes, juice reserved 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of dried oregano 1 or...

Lentil Chili

1 lb (500 g) ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 19 oz (475 g) can tomato sauce 1 cup (250 mL) green lentils, cooked or canned 10 oz (250 g) can whole mushrooms, drained ½ cup (125 mL) water 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar...

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