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Meatballs

A good meatball should be soft and moist, with a nicely browned exterior.  Roll these meatballs large, small ones tend to dry out.  Serve with our tomato sauce, pasta and some freshly grated cheese.   Meatballs   2…

Sous Vide Beef

We have a sous vide machine from Anova that we love to play with.  It's great for infusing flavour and perfectly cooking everything from eggs to fish to meats.  It does beef wonderfully, just set the temperature to the desired doneness,…

Beef Brisket

If you have a smoker, this is a go-to recipe that's sure to impress.  You can make a makeshift smoker with your barbecue, as well, just add perforated foil packets of wood chips to one side of the grill.  Wrapping the brisket near the…

Sticky Beef

This Asian inspired dish is rich, a perfect accompaniment to a bowl of sticky rice and some stir fried vegetables.  Be sure to use good beef, such as flank steak or sirloin, otherwise the result will be tough.  You can use either oyster…

Thai Beef Salad

This unusual salad is light and fresh, perfect for a summer evening.  The recipe is wildly adaptable - you can change up the herbs or add various vegetables.  The toasted rice powder is hard to find, but you can make your own by toasting…

Osso Buco

This Milanese dish uses veal shanks braised with good white wine and tomatoes.  The addition of fennel seed adds a floral note, but you can omit it if you like.  The gremolata topping adds a nice sharp counterpoint to the rich meat. …

Beef Stroganoff

This is a great one pot dish that's a cinch to prepare.  We use flank steak here for it's wonderful flavour and texture, but you can substitute any steak.  Just be sure to slice the meat thinly.   Beef Stroganoff   1…

Braised Short Ribs

  I love braising, especially in the winter months.  Turning a cheaper cut of meat into something rich and tender is a great reward for your patience.  This short rib recipe is a special example of that process.  We like to serve…

Burgers

We have a few opinions (just like you) about what makes a great burger, but there's really nothing to hide behind.  The most important thing is the beef patty.  The rest is up to endless debate about what lettuce or cheese you use, the…

Beef Bourguignon

The French take on a beef stew, rich with red wine and vegetables.  The addition of red currant jelly rounds out the flavours without being too sweet.   Beef Bourguignon   3 Lb. Stewing beef, cubed 2 oz. Flour 1…

Classic Meatloaf

Meatloaf gets it's designation as a "classic" for a reason - it's been on nearly every dinner table at some point for it's ease of preparation and great flavour...if it's made right.  Although it's made with just a few ingredients, there…