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)...

Vanessa’s Shepherd’s Pie with Buttermilk Yukon Gold Topping

Vanessa Currie is a potato researcher, the keeper of the progeny of Yukon Gold and a fabulous cook. Never one to miss an opportunity to hold forth on her favourite topic…good spuds, she writes: “A word about the potatoes – I suggest Yukon Gold where available. I would not recommend red...

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...

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...

Spiced Lamb Chops with a Spinach Sauce

To Marinate the Lamb: 1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh ginger  2 tsp (10 mL) fennel seeds, ground 2 tsp (10 mL) ground mustard 1 tsp (5 mL) cardamom seeds (removed from green or white pods) 1 tsp (5 mL) ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 tsp (5 mL) coarse kosher or sea salt 8 large cloves garlic,...

Hoisin-Whiskey Glazed Meatballs

8 oz (250 g) ground turkey 1/3 cup (75 mL) quick cooking oats 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped green onion (green and white parts) 1 medium jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped (with seeds) 2 egg whites 1/4 tsp (1 mL) coarsely ground black pepper 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil Glaze 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...

Herbed Pork Chops on Mustard Sauce

Kick your pork chops up a notch with this tasty mustard sauce! 3/4 tsp (4 mL) dried thyme leaves 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried pepper flakes  1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 6 boneless pork chops (4 oz/125 g each), trimmed of fat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil Mustard Sauce 1/3 cup (75...

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...