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4 Fall Recipe Favourites That Are Even Better With Fresh Ontario Meat

For many Canadians, one of the great pleasures of autumn is the excuse to cook classic comfort foods like hearty stews, roasts, and potpies. There’s nothing like a charbroiled steak during the hot months of summer, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colour, heartier dishes become more appealing. And nothing improves these dishes like high quality fresh meat from local Ontario producers.

For many Canadians, one of the great pleasures of autumn is the excuse to cook classic comfort foods like hearty stews, roasts, and potpies. There’s nothing like a charbroiled steak during the hot months of summer, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colour, heartier dishes become more appealing. And nothing improves these dishes like high quality fresh meat from local Ontario producers.

 

If the arrival of autumn has you excited to start cooking, here are four fall recipe favourites you need to try. We guarantee they’ll be even better with sustainable, delicious truLOCAL meat delivered to your home anywhere in Ontario.

 

1. Wine-Braised Pork Shoulder

 

If you really want to impress friends and families, tender wine-braised pork shoulder is one of the best dishes to make. For best results, brown the pork shoulder first, then glaze it in the oven. This will ensure that the juices stay in while the pork gets tender and cooked through in the oven. Serve with parsnips and seasonal fruit for an added burst of flavour.  

 

2. Round Steak Pot Roast

 

For many Canadians, pot roasts are still an essential culinary tradition, and making a pot roast with grass-fed round steak from truLOCAL guarantees a tender, juicy meal. Brown the meat quickly to sear in the juices and slow cook it with onions, potatoes, and carrots in a large pot or slow cooker.

 

Quality meat is the key to any good pot roast, and you’ll be able to taste the difference with grass fed beef due to its lean, rich flavour. And because grass-fed beef is also lower in calories and higher in beneficial fats, it is also a healthier option.

 

3. Harvest Beef Stew

 

Few dishes conjure up the same sense of autumnal comfort as a hearty beef stew. While there are countless variations, the best beef stew is a harmonious blend of rich beef, onions, and root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and turnips. While truLOCAL can deliver the best Ontario beef straight to your door, if you check out our selection of products you will find that with truLOCAL, there are plenty of stew-friendly options if you want to change things up.

 

In addition to stewing beef, you can also order stewing buffalo, and you can add buffalo or chicken bones to your order to make delicious stock, if you really want that from-scratch home made taste.

 

 

4. Quebecois Tortiere

 

This classic French-Canadian meat pie has been a staple in Quebec for generations — and for good reason: a delicious savoury pie made with ground beef and ground pork, it is the perfect food for a cold October evening. You can order premium ground pork ground grass-fed beef through truLOCAL, and if you really want to get experimental, you can also add some ground buffalo for a more earthy, Western flavour.

 

Fall is a time when most Canadians want nothing more than to come home at the end of a long day and sit around the table with their loved ones to eat classic family comfort foods like pies, stews, and roasts. If you want to take your home-cooked favourites to the next level this fall, make sure to use the best local Ontario meat from truLOCAL.