My family are big meat eaters. We especially love Canadian Beef. There’s nothing better than a warm and comforting pot roast in winter or a juicy bbq’d burger in the summer.
This means that I visit the meat department on a weekly basis. I scour the flyers for weekly specials but don’t often speak to the experts. The meat cutters. The people behind the counter that can help me make quality choices for my own family.
Recently, I visited my local Safeway and took the time to ask a few questions.
1. My first discovery was that Canada Safeway supports our 83,000 beef farming families 100% which is good to know because I like to support Canadian products.
2. Safeway prepares their flyers 8 weeks in advance. They base them on sale rotations and also by season. For example they would put grilling steaks, a big seller in summer, on for the bbq season.
3. A heart healthy cut of beef would be the eye of the round. However, lean beef is a healthy food choice as half the fat in beef is monounsaturated. You can easily trim any visible fat to make a cut of beef leaner.
4. Safeway provides an antibiotic and hormone free Canadian Beef as well called Open Nature. It’s vaccuum sealed and it’s packaging is great for the freezer.
5. Braising cuts such as short ribs are great for the slow cooker. Some cuts like outside round roast are best cooked as an oven roast but done slowly.
All these delicious cuts of beef had me wanting to try something new. I’ve never done beef short ribs before so I decided to put a batch in the slow cooker when I got home. Here’s the recipe that I found on the internet.
BBQ’D SLOW COOKER SHORT RIBS
4 lbs of beef short ribs
1 onion chopped
1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of regular mustard
Put onions and short ribs in slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over top. Cook on low up to 8 hours or on high for 5 hours. Remove ribs from slow cooker and drain fat from onions. YUM!!!
Many thanks to our Canada Beef Farmers for producing such an amazing, quality beef. We are one of the top ten beef-producing countries in the world!
Disclosure: I am participating in a program with Canada Beef through ShesConnected. I have received compensation for my participation. However, all opinions expressed on my blog are my own.