The secret to a perfectly cooked beef stir-fry is placing the steak in the freezer before slicing it. That way, the meat will become nice and firm, allowing you to cut the meat into thin, even slices with ease.
Prep time25 minutes
Total time45 minutes
Portion size4 servings
beef flank marinating steak
chili garlic sauce
salt and pepper
, thinly sliced
shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
broccoli florets (about 6 cups)
sweet red pepper
, thinly sliced
Per serving: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate16 g
Place beef in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, half each of the salt and pepper and 1/3 cup water. Set aside.
In bowl, toss together beef, garlic, egg yolk, cornstarch and remaining salt and pepper.
In large nonstick skillet or wok, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry half of the beef mixture until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with 1 tsp of the remaining oil and the remaining beef mixture.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry onion and mushrooms until onion is golden and mushrooms are softened, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, red pepper and 2 tbsp water; stir-fry until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan. Stir in oyster-sauce mixture; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
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.
A peppery cream sauce speckled with fragrant thyme makes these individual pot pies the ultimate weeknight comfort food. Look for a packaged whole grain blend that cooks in 15 minutes or less to ensure the grains become tender while you're baking the pies.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015
whole grain blend
(such as PC Blue Menu Brown Rice With Barley and Spelt Blend)
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook grains, onion, carrot, celery and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until grains are beginning to soften and onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and thyme; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add flour, stirring to coat; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in broth; bring to simmer. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir in turkey, peas, cream, salt and pepper; bring to simmer. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Divide among four 12-oz (350 mL) mini souffl? dishes. Set aside.
On lightly floured work surface, roll out pastry into 10-inch (25 cm) square; cut into 4 equal squares. Place 1 square over each mini souffl? dish; cut 4 steam vents in top of each. Whisk egg with 1 tsp water; lightly brush over pastry.
Bake on rimmed baking sheet in 450?F (230?C) oven until pastry is puffed and golden and filling is bubbly, about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minute before serving.
This moist cake tastes like a blend of two of our country's most-loved doughnut flavours: sour cream and maple-glazed.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: July 2015
1 1/2 cup
1 1/2 teaspoon
per each of 16 servings: about
Total fat14 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate49 g
Cake: In large bowl, beat butter with 1 cup of the sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time. Beat in sour cream and maple extract. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk, to make stiff batter.
In separate bowl, using clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until firm glossy peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg white mixture into batter; fold in remaining egg white mixture. Scrape into greased and floured 10-inch (3 L) Bundt pan, smoothing top.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Using tip of knife, loosen edge of cake from pan. Invert rack over pan; turn cake out onto rack and remove pan.
Slide sheet of foil or waxed paper under rack (to keep work surface clean). Mix maple syrup with warm water; brush all over cake. Let cool completely.
Maple Glaze: In bowl, mix maple syrup with maple extract; stir in icing sugar to make thick pourable glaze, adding up to 1/2 tsp water, a little at a time, to reach desired consistency. Pour over cake. Let stand until set, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)