Cooking Method: Cook Once Eat Twice
Whole wheat couscous, extra lean ground beef and tons of healthy veggies makes this meatloaf a complete and satisfying meal! If making it with baby in mind, brush the Glaze topping on just part of the meat loaf and skip the Worcestershire sauce – serve with a splash of Worcestershire and some chutney or red pepper jelly on the side to season for adults.
Scratch Big Batch Beef is not only a speedy supper solution, it’s a nutrition bonus too – stir in a scoop as an easy way to enrich soups, spaghetti sauces and more. Add in some diced sweet pepper or grated carrot along with the onions and garlic as an easy way to sneak in more veggie content.
Both beer and garlic mellow as they slow-simmer - so no need to be alarmed by the quantities used here - they accent the beef beautifully. BIG BONUS: Use the any leftover beef to make a hearty quick barley soup for next day lunch or dinner.
Nothing says home quite as well as enjoying a bowl of this hearty homemade soup. Spaghetti is the perfect pasta for speedy soup since it cooks in just minutes. Each serving is an excellent source of zinc and vitamin A.
This hearty soup is easy to make with leftover pot roast or oven roast beef.
You can use Beef Simmering Steak instead of Stewing Cubes in this recipe, if you like. Trim the steak and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes.
This simple beef based meal-soup recipe has two unlikely ingredients: tomato juice and day-old bread. The bread is an old-fashioned no-fat trick for thickening. A half cup (125 mL) of tomato juice represents one Food Guide Serving of vegetables.
Cook up and stash a batch of Big Batch Beef in the freezer for lots of speedy So Simple scratch-dinners.
All dressed up with just a few pantry ingredients and the kids so-Simple Meat Sauce becomes a Rich Romantic Ragoût! Talk about chemistry, the alchemy of anchovy, tomato, black olives and red wine combine to bring ground sirloin’s beefy flavour to the forefront – a potent combination to tease taste buds and brighten the senses.
Seasoning Strategy for spicing things up: chili pepper flakes turn up the heat while tomato paste, anchovy, black olives and red wine all enhance browned beef’s meaty flavour with naturally occurring glutamates. They add depth of flavour known as umami – “the fifth flavour”.
This simple chili is made easy with just what you have on hand. Make ahead for best flavour and serve straight from the pot or keep warm in a slow cooker as part of a buffet spread.
Cook large batches of this chili recipe and freeze in family-sized portions for use within 2 or 3 months. For a quick meal, defrost and reheat on the stove or in the microwave for a hearty beef chili in minutes.
For a twist on how to serve chili, try this baked enchilada recipe that starts off with a fabulous Beef and Black Bean Chili, made from pantry basics.
Roast beef is the ultimate convenience food when used as the spring board for the next-day meal! This stroganoff is absolutely AMAZING when made with tender bites of leftover medium-rare Prime Rib Roast! Your dinner's all ready as soon as the noodles are cooked!
What could be more satisfying than a big bowl of hearty stew? One Traditional Braised Beef Stew recipe makes a big batch so there is plenty for company or you can tuck some in the freezer for later.
Satisfying casseroles like this recipe for Stuffed Beef Cabbage Rolls are always a welcome choice when planning make-ahead meals for the freezer.
If you don't own a raclette, you can always use an electric fry pan to cook this beef recipe at the table or sauté in a non-stick pan on the stove-top. Make Ahead Tip: The herbed butter can be made ahead and frozen. Use any extra for later meals, stirring into mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables. Accompanying vegetables can all be assembled a few hours ahead of time.
If left unsliced, this recipe makes 4 delicious wraps that are perfect for a light dinner or lunch. Canadian beef paired with cheese makes them so good and so good for you.
Transport yourself to sunny Morocco tonight with the bright flavours and exotic scents of this dish. For a simple next-day salad, just add a splash of berry or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and a handful of diced fresh veggies to any leftovers. If you use long grain rice, cooking time can be reduced to 20 minutes. Each serving is an excellent source of iron and vitamin C.
The two-pan plan... Although this recipe may seem a bit fussy, it makes two pans, so you can bake one for the kids right away and refrigerate the other to bake for your Date Night Dinner while they watch their favourite Harry Potter movie. Serve theirs with a glass of milk and some veggies and dip and yours with a side-salad of baby greens dressed with balsamic vinaigrette (using their veggie and dip leftovers to add to your salad of course!) And don’t forget your glass of ‘red’ – you deserve it. Cheers! Makes 10 servings.
This is a great way to use leftover Oven Roast Beef or Grilling Steak -- smart cooks grill an extra steak when barbecuing in order to have one leftover to make a speedy next-day meal like this one. Always let cooked steaks stand for 5 minutes before slicing them across the grain to serve in salads or wraps.