MAIN COURSE - MEAT
Rapini and beef polenta
This spicy comfort food is perfect for a cold winter’s night.
Speedy flatbread pizza
Change up pizza night by using whole grain tortillas.
Simple slow-cooked lasagna
Let your slow cooker do the work and come home to this heartwarming meal.
Zesty beef stir-fry over brown rice
Assembling the ingredients and preparing the vegetables beforehand helps stir-fries cook up fast and easy.
Pork tenderloin with red onion compote
Sweet and tangy compote paired with a tender, roasted pork tenderloin.
Roast beef with wild mushroom sauce
Special yet simple, this traditional favourite gets an extra burst of flavor from the sauce.
Shepherd’s pie with garlic mash
Always a family favourite, this recipe bumps up the fibre while keeping the comfort feel of traditional shepherd’s pie.
Pork sliders with raspberry mustard sauce
These mini sandwiches are great for a tailgate party or sports-themed get-together.
Grilled steak and Monterey Jack roll-ups
Crisp lettuce leaves folded around creamy Monterey Jack and tender steak makes for a healthy, satisfying summer meal.
Strip steak, chile and onion tacos
Smoky chipotles and fresh chiles combine to create authentic Mexican flavours.
Enjoy the taste of N’awlins with just a few easy steps.
Pork & pasta stir-fry
Assembling the ingredients and preparing the vegetables in advance helps make stir-fry cooking fast and easy.
Skillet browned cabbage
Adding ham at the very end preserves the smoky flavours in this dish.
Cajun pile-ups with pepper sauce
Reminiscent of New Orleans, these sandwiches are ragin' with flavour from the hot sauce and banana pepper.
Thai pork stir-fry
Thai food doesn’t always mean hot and spicy, but it’s always flavourful and delicious.
Slow cooker beef brisket
A hearty, comfort food meal that is rich with flavour.
North African lamb with chickpeas and couscous
This recipe is filled with delicious, exotic flavours that are sure to please the senses.
Pork and pear stirfry
Pears are a delicious combination with lean pork tenderloin.
Deep, dark and stout chili
This heart-healthy chili is made with dark stout beer.
Cabbage and potato mustard roast
This one recipe makes two hearty dinners: a roast with chunky vegetables and a satisfying soup.
Herbed pork chops on mustard sauce
Kick your pork chops up a notch with this tangy mustard sauce!
Ginger lemon beef and broccoli
Your family will love this better-than-takeout dish.
Veggie-packed spaghetti meat sauce
A traditional family favourite that includes the four food groups.
Moroccan beef tagine with apricots
Hearty beef gets added zest from slow simmering with spice and fruit.
Pork medallions with apples
This simple dinner blends traditional flavours with fresh fruit crispness.
Maple roast pork tenderloin with rosemary
Pork tenderloin is lean, yet tender and flavourful.
Maple marinated pork on greens
This crunchy, fresh salad makes a satisfying dinner, with the flavourful marinade doing double duty in the dressing.
Mushroom herb veal gratin
Veal cutlets are prepared quickly and easily in this golden-topped dish.
Joan’s crock pot beef
Slow cooking brings out the flavours in this easy pot roast – perfect for a busy weekday.
Pork tenderloin with peaches, basil and mozzarella
Serve this flavourful combo with brown rice or baked potato wedges and a green salad.
Pork stir-fry with black bean sauce
Flavoured with garlic, ginger and black bean sauce, this Chinese dish is good with rice noodles, whole wheat noodles or steamed brown rice.
Tangy beef stew
Prepare a few hours ahead and it’s ready to serve when you are ready to eat.
Mixed veggie and steak chili
Keeping a bag of frozen mixed vegetables in your freezer is an easy way to pump up your chili with flavour and texture, not to mention extra servings of vegetables! This chili is perfect served up with a crunchy salad.
Slow cooker barbecued pork loin
Cook this loin for dinner and enjoy some leftovers for lunch or cook the whole thing and have it ready for lunch to pack for the family. Using dates helps sweeten the sauce but the vinegar helps keep the tang of a tasty barbecue sauce.
Ground beef kabobs
Kids and adults alike will love the versatility and simplicity of this recipe. Create easy “hot dog” style kabobs or change it up and make some meatballs and use them for a kabob with your favourite vegetable. Either way, these are a fun way to enjoy a meal.
Beef in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Beef in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Pork-stuff Mo Qua
Pork-stuff Mo Qua
Roasted Pork tenderloin with autumn vegetables and fruit
Cooking once and eating twice does not have to mean leftovers. Roasting an extra pork tenderloin and extra fruit make a great supper salad the second night. The pork also makes a great sandwich filler for lunch.
Beef and black bean chili
This is a snap to pull together with simple pantry ingredients. Use it to fill tortillas and bake as a casserole or just serve from the pot with wedges of baked tortilla.
Mediterranean beef & pasta bake
Not your typical Mac 'n Beef or Shipwreck Casserole, this recipe makes hearty and healthy go hand-in-hand.
Speedy pasta pie
This recipe is way faster to make than lasagne, and you have the option of making two pans, so you can freeze one for a future meal (baking from frozen for about 1-1/2 hours).
Beef and black bean burgers
Adding black beans to a traditional burger recipe helps to cut the fat and increase the fibre.
Slow-roasted beef and ratatouille
This recipe takes advantage of roasting both the vegetables and the meat at the same time. Make up a big batch of steamed brown rice or whole-wheat couscous to accompany the meal.
Lamb and chickpea curry
The tomato-based sauce helps keep the fat down while boosting the flavour. You may substitute chicken or lean beef for the lamb, if you wish.
Pork and sweet potato stir-fry
This is a meal you will make over and over again. It’s so easy to put together and everything, meat and vegetables, are all in one dish!
Meatloaf with kale
Meatloaf is a comfort food that is traditionally high in fat and sodium. Try this lighter version and complete it with a side salad.
Beef stuffed tomatoes (Ethiopia)
Spicy curry goat – or lamb – stew (Jamaica)
Pork, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts for one
Pork tastes great with cabbage, but buying a whole head of cabbage for one person can be wasteful. Brussel sprouts are a great alternative and taste great in this one pot meal with sweet potatoes.
Prepare this meal ahead of time and freeze it in individual portions that suit your family’s needs. Freeze it in an oven-proof dish for easy transfer. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
Sweet and sour pork with almonds and walnuts
Traditional sweet and sour pork uses deep-fried pork nuggets, but this low-fat version uses Japanese bread crumbs to imitate the crunchy texture.
Best lean burgers ever
This fast and easy recipe will let you make your own delicious burgers that are healthier for you. Use medium heat so you don’t scorch the meat – and flip only once. Top them with an array of fresh, colourful vegetables.
Makes 8 servings. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 60 minutes.
Winter comfort beef stew
Makes 8 servings. Prep time: 30 minutes. Cooking time: 3 ½ hours.
Hamburgers au poivre
These peppery hamburgers are drizzled with a shallot-yogurt sauce that turns an ordinary meal into a dressed-up plate.
Health Check™ Makeover recipe.
Honey garlic roast pork
For easy entertaining, this is one of my favourites. While the pork is roasting, rich aromas will fill your kitchen. Serve with chutney, broccoli or scalloped potatoes.
Marinated leg of lamb with coriander
Boneless butterflied legs of lamb are available in the frozen-food sections of many supermarkets or fresh at butcher stores. This marinade is also delicious with lamb chops and rack of lamb.
Hamburger and noodle skillet supper
When fresh tomatoes aren’t in season, use cherry tomatoes or a whole 398 mL/14-oz can of tomato sauce or tomatoes. Instead of zucchini or sweet peppers, you can use chopped celery, frozen peas or corn.
Skillet steak with rainbow sweet peppers
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Family favourite shepherd’s pie
If you don’t have leftover mashed potatoes, boil 5 medium potatoes; drain and mash with milk.
Pork and sweet peppers on noodles
The sweet peppers and flavourful (but not spicy) sauce combined with tender, moist strips of pork makes a nice change from regular stand-by pork chops.
Lamb stew with new mini potatoes
Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011.
With little effort, this rice dish provides all four food groups and wonderful flavours. It is pleasantly mild but you can increase the Cajun seasoning if you like more spice.
No dish which tastes this good has the right to be so easy to prepare. Serve it to company and stand back for rav