Make It Beef Holiday Countdown

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Canadian Beef Holiday Countdown: Meal ideas to fit the ever-busy holiday schedule.

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This crowd pleasing dinner-in-one casserole recipe is perfect when you have many at the table — a snap to make, easy to serve and faster to cook than a frozen lasagna. PLUS – you get all four food groups in this one dish, so good nutrition just takes care of itself. Lean Ground Round delivers BIG BEEF flavour as well as 14 essential nutrients including all five B-complex vitamins.

Beef and Pasta Florentine

This crowd pleasing dinner-in-one casserole recipe is perfect when you have many at the table — a snap to make, easy to serve and faster to cook than a frozen lasagna. PLUS – you get all four food groups in this one dish, so good nutrition just takes care of itself. Lean Ground Round delivers BIG BEEF flavour as well as 14 essential nutrients including all five B-complex vitamins.

These beef bits are nice to nibble on and easy to make. You can substitute Asian chili sauce for the sambal oelek in both the beef and the peanut sauce. Sambal oelek is available in the Asian section of most grocery stores.

Beef Steak Brochettes with Peanut Dipping Sauce

These beef bits are nice to nibble on and easy to make. You can substitute Asian chili sauce for the sambal oelek in both the beef and the peanut sauce. Sambal oelek is available in the Asian section of most grocery stores.

This beef stew recipe features undertones of cinnamon and ginger with a hint of heat.

Island Inspired Beef Stew

This beef stew recipe features undertones of cinnamon and ginger with a hint of heat.

With chef-inspired special cheeses, pesto and pastrami-spiced Strip Loin Grilling Steak, pizza steps-out!

Gourmet Pizza with Pastrami-Spiced Beef

With chef-inspired special cheeses, pesto and pastrami-spiced Strip Loin Grilling Steak, pizza steps-out!

If you want to skip making the Big Batch Beef, use 1/2 lb (250 g) fresh ground beef, browned with 1 EACH small onion and clove garlic, minced. If you're looking to change up the flavours, substitute toasted slivered almonds for the pine nuts and diced dried apricots or sliced green olives for the golden raisins.

Eggplant and Beef Caponata

If you want to skip making the Big Batch Beef, use 1/2 lb (250 g) fresh ground beef, browned with 1 EACH small onion and clove garlic, minced. If you're looking to change up the flavours, substitute toasted slivered almonds for the pine nuts and diced dried apricots or sliced green olives for the golden raisins.

Not your typical Mac’ n’ Beef or Shipwreck Casserole, this recipe for Mediterranean Beef & Pasta Bake makes hearty and healthy go hand-in-hand. If pressed for time, skip the baking and use as a stove-top dish.

Mediterranean Beef and Pasta Bake

Not your typical Mac’ n’ Beef or Shipwreck Casserole, this recipe for Mediterranean Beef & Pasta Bake makes hearty and healthy go hand-in-hand. If pressed for time, skip the baking and use as a stove-top dish.

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.

Raclette-Style Beef in Herbed Butter

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.

Roast beef’s so simple (and impressive) for entertaining – just season (simply), sear and slow-roast for best results. Use a MEAT THERMOMETER to cook your roast to the doneness that you like the best – without overcooking it! A good thermometer is one of your best kitchen investments (way cheaper than granite counters)! Beef Strip Loin is ever-tender and has amazing flavour. And because of its flatter shape, a Strip Loin roast will cook quite quickly for its weight.

Classic Roast Beef with Rosemary Cream Sauce

Roast beef’s so simple (and impressive) for entertaining – just season (simply), sear and slow-roast for best results. Use a MEAT THERMOMETER to cook your roast to the doneness that you like the best – without overcooking it! A good thermometer is one of your best kitchen investments (way cheaper than granite counters)! Beef Strip Loin is ever-tender and has amazing flavour. And because of its flatter shape, a Strip Loin roast will cook quite quickly for its weight.

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!

Speedy Roast Beef Stroganoff

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!

With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, made-from-scratch meat sauce has never been so quick to make!

Speedy Spaghetti Sauce

With Big Batch Beef in the freezer, made-from-scratch meat sauce has never been so quick to make!

Serve this slow-cooker dish with steamed rice or a Asian noodles tossed with a splash of sesame oil.

Asian Braised Short Ribs

Serve this slow-cooker dish with steamed rice or a Asian noodles tossed with a splash of sesame oil.

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.

Rustic Italian Beef and Tomato Soup

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.

Oven Roast Beef is great for entertaining because it needs little preparation and has delicious results. The grainy mustard adds both texture and flavour to the outer crust of this roast recipe. Cook times are guidelines only - because of its shape, Strip Loin Roast cooks faster than most roasts. Use a thermometer to judge doneness.

Strip Loin Roast Beef with Rosemary Wild Mushroom Sauce

Oven Roast Beef is great for entertaining because it needs little preparation and has delicious results. The grainy mustard adds both texture and flavour to the outer crust of this roast recipe. Cook times are guidelines only - because of its shape, Strip Loin Roast cooks faster than most roasts. Use a thermometer to judge doneness.

Tourtiere is a French Canadian classic dish that is traditionally serviced Christmas eve. If you’ve never had tourtière as a family tradition, this one is so easy and so delicious, we’re guessing that this one will be it!

Traditional Beef Tourtière

Tourtiere is a French Canadian classic dish that is traditionally serviced Christmas eve. If you’ve never had tourtière as a family tradition, this one is so easy and so delicious, we’re guessing that this one will be it!

By adding cashews, pepper jelly and watercress to these Beef 'n Fine Cheddar Wraps, your lunch bag looks soooo grown up! And the Canadian beef and aged Cheddar combination the recipe uses it makes them soooo good for you. Use very thinly sliced roast beef for the wraps so that they don’t get too bulky when rolling up. You can use deli roast beef if you don’t have any leftover roast.

Beef and Fine Cheddar Wraps

By adding cashews, pepper jelly and watercress to these Beef 'n Fine Cheddar Wraps, your lunch bag looks soooo grown up! And the Canadian beef and aged Cheddar combination the recipe uses it makes them soooo good for you. Use very thinly sliced roast beef for the wraps so that they don’t get too bulky when rolling up. You can use deli roast beef if you don’t have any leftover roast.

What could be classier – or easier – than serving classic Beef Bourguignon when you host your next soirée? Serve this recipe with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.

Beef Bourguignon

What could be classier – or easier – than serving classic Beef Bourguignon when you host your next soirée? Serve this recipe with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.