Raising the steaks this Valentine’s Day?

Find your meat-mate this Valentine’s!

Romantic or Risk Taker?
Try our beefy personality quiz, with recipes and more.

Believe it or not, beef has personality! Take a filet mignon, for example, doesn’t it just sound so romantic? Or the prime rib – sounds like it holds itself to high esteem! The truth is, all foods have meaning, and here at Canada Beef we feel there is something about beef that makes a meal so satisfying and special! So, why not show those special to you that you are “raising the steaks” this Valentine’s Day with one of our simply delicious or totally sophisticated beef recipes that are sure to impress!

And hey, why not have some fun and take our quiz to reveal your Valentine’s beef personality?

You like to challenge yourself in life, go above and beyond, and it’s no different for you with love. If you are looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s, we have some great recipes for you.

In the kitchen you are likely a bit of a risk-taker, so why not experiment with some new cooking methods and flavours.

For those romantics who wouldn’t mind standing out in the cold to make a fabulous meal for your love, try the Cedar-Planked Steak with Charred Garden Salsa. Cooking steak on a cedar plank imparts an interesting wood-smoke flavour that is tantalizing to the taste buds!

Cedar Planked Steak with Charred Garden Salsa

Cooking steak on a cedar plank imparts an interesting wood-smoke flavour and a burnished golden crust. It's a simple alternative to using a smoker and a nice change from basic barbecued steak. Here, the marinade doubles as the base for the fresh salsa - just be sure to remove what you need for the salsa before using the remainder to marinate the meat.
25 Minutes

If you are risky with new flavours (and don’t want to be outside in the cold), try the Roast Beef with Peppercorn Wine Sauce and Make-ahead Glazed Beets. The wine really enhances the rich beef flavour!


Roast Beef with Peppercorn Wine Sauce and Make-ahead Glazed Beets

This delicious roast is infused with garlic and seasoned simply with a rub made from crushed peppercorns. Use multi-coloured peppercorns for the best look. The simple wine sauce is made from the pan drippings. Simple to prep - this roast is ready for the oven in 5 minutes.

You are not the average couple. You likely look for new adventures and enjoy experiencing different cultures. You may even be a bit daring, which makes these spicy recipes a great fit for you!

Tandoori Marinating Steak with Roasted Curried Cauliflower, is an exotic recipe, inspired by the flavours of India and South Asia.


Tandoori Marinating Steak with Roasted Curried Cauliflower

This exotic recipe is made with simple market-fresh ingredients. You can use a Tri-tip or your favourite Marinating Steak such as: Flank, Sirloin Tip, Inside or Outside or Eye of Round.

You may not have booked a flight, but with a taste of this delicious Coconut Beef Curry, you will feel like you’ve arrived in Thailand!

Coconut Beef Curry

Coconut Beef Curry

It’s like take-out when you walk in the door — with no wait for delivery! This slow-cooker beef stew recipe is perfect for family meals yet fancy enough for entertaining.

You don’t want to compromise on flavour and like your relationships, you are all about the quality. Whether you’re looking to impress a first date or your long-term love, these recipes are full of rich and complex flavours that will raise the bar this Valentine’s!

Those of you who like to share red wine with dinner should try your hand at this Mushroom-Crusted Tenderloin with Mighty Mushroom Sauce. The tenderloin, as indicated by it’s name, is an extremely tender cut, and will offer the great quality you look for in a meal!


Mushroom-Crusted Tenderloin with Mighty Mushroom Sauce

If you are busy around the house trying to get other things done for your date, try the Thick-Crusted Garlic Beef Prime Rib. This recipe has little hands on time. Just pop in the oven and leave it until it’s done! As a premium oven roast, this cut is luxury priced but delivers a tender and flavourful eating experience.

Thick-Crusted Garlic Beef Prime Rib

Buy a Restaurant-style Prime Rib: ask for a loin end, "cap off" prime rib gives the best results! “The roast was perfect! It was delicious. And the thermometer – what a difference! The meat cooked PERFECTLY! No guessing. No opening the oven. No stressing. The whole meal was delish!” —Reader Comment
180 Minutes

For those gung-ho Valentine’s goers who love going all out with the theme, we have some excellent beef & chocolate recipes to give you the best of both worlds! We suspect you might have a sweet tooth and like to indulge in the finer things in life! These unique flavour combinations are sure to impress you and your date. Not to mention, it will be a nice prelude to a chocolate dessert.

If you are looking for a more casual meal or perhaps have a family to feed this evening, the Chunky Beef Chili made with cocoa is a great option. It’s simple, fairly quick, and kid friendly!

Chunky Beef Chili

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.
30 Minutes

You are easy-going and just want to spend time with the ones you love. You likely haven’t made big plans for Valentine’s other than to hangout and cook dinner together. So we have some easy to make traditional dishes for you that are sure to impress, without being too pretentious!

The simply delicious Charred Beef Steak and Veggies with Orzo Pasta, pairs perfectly with a glass of wine while curling up on the couch for a movie!

Charred Beef Steak and Veggies with Orzo Pasta

For an easy way to entertain, bring dinner to the table in this all-in-one platter presentation. This recipe is as beautiful to behold as it is to eat.
20 Minutes

 The Slow Cooker Marvellous Mushroom Pot Roast is another great dish for a cozy night in on a cold romantic night!

Slow Cooker Marvellous Mushroom Pot Roast

Pot roasts make the most comforting one-pot meals. And bonus – they’re so simple to make: Just brown meat and flavourings, add a liquid for cooking, cover and slow-simmer - that's all there is to it! “In terms of tenderness, I would give the roast 5 stars.” —Reader Comment
360 Minutes

The Beef Steak Dippables are perfect for sharing and are a really fun treat for kids. The Canadiana and Bombay dipping sauces make for some fun eating similar to fondue. So gather round the table and get ready to share some beef and laughs!

Beef Steak Dippables

Beef Steak Dippables

This recipe is a bit like a summer version of fondue -- serving steak like this as a nibbler is a great way to make it stretch! Steak can be grilled ahead, cutting into cubes when you're ready to serve. NOTE: Canadiana and Bombay Dips also work well as a marinade for Beef Kabobs.

If you are looking to dine in style, try our Glazed Beef Kabobs with Easy Asian Eggplant. The beautiful colours and rich flavours of this dish make it a crowd pleaser!

Glazed Beef Kabobs with Easy Asian Eggplant

Here is an easy dine-in option that features your favourite take-out flavours. Make with Beef Kabob Cubes or your favourite Grilling Steak: Top Sirloin, Tenderloin, T-bone, Porterhouse, Rib, Rib Eye, Strip Loin, Wing or Tri-tip.
15 Minutes