- Portion size 625 servings
Classic Roast Beef with Gravy Credits: Stacey Brandford
Family-favourite roast beef is a Sunday-dinner staple. Add this recipe to your repertoire, and you’ll find yourself coming back to it time and time again.
Rub beef all over with oil, garlic, thyme, salt and half of the pepper. Place on greased rack in roasting pan. Roast in 450°F oven until beginning to brown, about 19 minutes. Reduce heat to 275°F and roast, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 140°F for medium-rare, about 1 hour. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
While roast is resting, drain all but 2 tbsp fat from pan. Sprinkle in flour; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon. Whisk in broth and remaining pepper; bring to boil over medium heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; stir in parsley, mustard and any accumulated juices from cutting board. Serve with beef.
Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Credits: Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
This easy no-knead bread has great texture and a simple, pleasing flavour. Enjoy slices warm with butter or transform them into a grilled cheese, a hearty sandwich or French toast. The best part: The loaves freeze beautifully, so make extra to enjoy later.
Beef and Mushroom Pie image Credits: Beef and Mushroom Pie image
Although this meat lover's pie filling would make an endlessly satisfying meal on its own, mounding it between two flaky pie crusts brings it to a new level of deliciousness. Serve with a lemony salad.
Sprinkle beef with half each of the salt vand pepper. In Dutch oven, heat 2 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; brown beef, in batches and adding another 2 tsp of the oil as needed. Transfer to plate; drain any fat from pan.
Add bacon to pan; cook for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until no liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate; cover and refrigerate until needed. Add remaining oil to pan; cook onion, garlic, thyme, and remaining salt and pepper until onion is softened and light golden, about 5 minutes.
Add broth, ale, tomato paste and bay leaves; bring to boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 2 hours. Discard bay leaves.
Whisk flour with 1 tbsp water; whisk into stew and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.
Stir in reserved bacon mixture; set aside. On lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim to leave 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang. Scrape filling into pie shell.
Roll out remaining pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Whisk egg yolk with 2 tsp water; brush some over pastry rim in pie plate. Fit pastry over filling; trim to leave 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang. Fold overhang under bottom pastry rim and flute edge. Brush top with remaining egg mixture; cut steam vents in top.
Bake on rimmed baking sheet on bottom rack in 425 F (220 C) oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F (180 C); bake until bottom is golden and filling is bubbly, 60 to 65 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes.
Change it up - Beef and Stilton Pie: Crumble 55 g Stilton cheese over filling in pie shell. Bake as directed.
Pan-Seared Steak with Roasted Roots image Credits: Pan-Seared Steak with Roasted Roots image
Roasting root vegetables transforms these humble pantry staples into a more glamorous side dish that's worthy of serving alongside perfectly seared steak. If you're in the mood to splurge, substitute rib eye or tenderloin grilling steaks for the strip loins. Serve with a leafy green salad to round out the meal.