This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
This pie is a taste of heaven for lemon lovers. Our take on the indulgent diner classic—with its fluffy meringue topping and tender, ultra-flaky crust—will be your go-to dessert for years to come.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014
1 1/4 cup
cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup
cold vegetable shortening or
per each of 12 servings: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate45 g
Pastry: In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. In glass measure, whisk egg yolk with lemon juice; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup. Whisk to combine; drizzle over flour mixture, tossing with fork and adding up to 1 tsp more cold water, if necessary, until ragged dough forms. Shape into disc; wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Makeahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. If necessary, trim edge to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang. Fold overhang under and flute edge. Line pastry with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
Bake on bottom rack in 400 F (200 C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and pie weights; using fork, prick pastry all over. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.
Lemon Filling: Meanwhile, in heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in 2 cups water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk one-quarter of the sugar mixture into egg yolks; whisk back into pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter until butter is melted. Scrape into bowl; let cool for 30 minutes. Scrape into pie shell; smooth top.
Meringue: In bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form. Starting at edge and using spatula, spread some of the meringue around outer edge of filling, sealing meringue to crust. Pipe remaining meringue evenly over remaining filling. (Or, using spoon, spread meringue over remaining filling, making peaks with back of spoon.)
To Finish: Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until meringue is golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack until completely set, about 5 hours.
Everyone has a favourite go-to macaroni casserole, but this Salmon Cheddaroni from our archives might just become your new weeknight comfort meal. An easy bread-crumb topping creates a crispy crust, making every bite as tasty as the last. Serve with steamed vegetables. Cost: $2.30/serving
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2015
1 1/4 cup
1 3/4 cup
1 1/2 cup
(each 213 g)
red sockeye salmon
drained and flaked
1 1/2 cup
fresh bread crumbs
PER SERVING: about
Total fat33 g
Saturated fat18 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
In large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package
Meanwhile, in separate large saucepan, melt half of the butter over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion is tender, about 4 minutes.
Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring, until light golden, about 3 minutes.
Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook, whisking constantly, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes.
Stir in Cheddar until melted. Stir in sour cream, salmon and pasta. Scrape into lightly greased 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish or baking dish.
Melt remaining butter; mix with bread crumbs and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until topping is golden and casserole is bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
This key ingredient in many Asian dishes is prized for its complex, spicy kick. To save prep time, skip the traditional mortar-and-pestle method and pulse the ingredients in a food processor to release their flavourful essential oils. The optional shrimp paste adds a delectable umami layer but can be omitted for a vegetarian version.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time30 minutes
2 1/2 tablespoons
whole green chilies
makrut lime leaves
, thinly sliced
, outer leaves discarded and chopped
chopped peeled galangal or
Per 1 tbsp: about
Saturated fat0 g
Total carbohydrate4 g
In dry skillet, toast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and peppercorns over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes; let cool for 5 minutes. In food processor, pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add whole and seeded chilies, lime leaves, garlic, lemongrass, shallots and cilantro. Pulse, occasionally scraping down side, until finely chopped, 3 to 4 minutes. Add galangal, shrimp paste (if using) and salt; pulse until evenly mixed, about 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in glass jar for up to 1 week or portion into ice-cube trays and freeze for up to 6 months.)