With the warmer temperatures finally here and the weekend in sight, it’s time to fire up those grills and start thinking about meat!
I’ll be honest, I find shopping for meat, particularly beef, somewhat stressful. I’m never sure which cut to buy and I always find the prices to be somewhat of a sore spot. As much I enjoy having beef every so often, it can get expensive to feed a family of five with quality grade cuts.
So I was super excited when I discovered that my local Walmart is now selling 100% Canadian AAA Angus beef! This is great for families who shop at Walmart and are passionate about good-quality food yet don’t want to spend a small fortune getting it. The assortments of cuts include everything from Strip Loin Steak and Medallions, to Top Sirloin Steak and T-Bones.
All of these meats are 100% Canadian sourced from local farms and ranches that have ideal conditions for raising Angus beef cattle. The taste is the same as butcher-quality meat with optimal amount of marbling for great flavour! Love that Walmart Canada is focusing on supporting Canadian farmers, while providing their customers with amazing freshness and flavour.
You are basically getting better quality for the same low prices. The beef has changed, but the price remains the same!
So today, I thought I’d share with you two recipes from Walmart that really highlight two different cuts of this delicious Angus beef that are both super easy and super affordable to make for a larger family or gathering of friends!
Let’s start with the Steak Stir Fry. I have always loved stir-fry’s. They are relatively easy to throw together and are a great source for getting in all those veggies! Typically, I use chicken or shrimp, but today I’m using a Top Sirloin steak, cut into 1” pieces. Simply fry the beef first and then toss in the remaining ingredients, serve over rice and dinner is served! Check out the recipe below.
- 1.5 lb top sirloin steak (cut into 1" pieces)
- 1/2 lb baby peppers, julienned into strips
- 2 ears sweet corn, shucked/kernels off
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 3 large garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 bunch scallions
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- Cooked quick rice (from package)
- In a wok or large saute pan, saute steak in sesame oil for two minutes. Add peppers, corn kernels, ginger and garlic.
- Cook together for five minutes, then add lime and soy sauce. Prepare rice as per package instructions, divide among four bowls (or into one large serving dish). Top with stir fry and garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
Next up is Beef Strip Loin Medallion Stroganoff. Stroganoff is a family favourite at our home. Typically, I make it in the slow cooker and if I’m completely honest, the beef is ALWAYS overcooked…and the family ALWAYS notices. This new way of preparing the stroganoff with pan frying the Beef Strip Loin Medallions is so much faster! What a difference it made to use high-quality beef! Check out this simple recipe below.
- 1.5 lbs beef medallions
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 4 packages portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 lb egg noodles, cooked
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley or dill, chopped
- Season beef with salt and pepper. In a pan over medium-high heat, sear beef for roughly 3-5 minutes on each side.
- In another pan, heat oil then add onion and mushrooms and saute for 7 minutes. Add Greek yogurt and reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add egg noodles to pan and mix with mushroom/onion/yogurt mixture. Spoon onto center of plate. Top with beef medallions and sprinkly chopped fresh herbs on top.
Well there you have two simple yet absolutely delicious recipes using Walmart Canada’s AAA Angus grade beef! If you are looking to cook up something spectacular for your family and friends, make sure to check out the meat section at Walmart. I guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised at the selection in store and online on Walmart.ca, the low prices and most importantly, the delicious taste!
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the “100% Canadian AAA Angus Beef!” program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that help make Amidst the Chaos possible.