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Pulled Ontario beef

Pulled beef on a bun makes the perfect pre-game snack. This recipe can be prepared up to two days in advance, may be served at room temperature and is easily transported. Serve with plain kettle chips.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 150 minutes

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  • 3 lb boneless Ontario corn fed beef blade roast
  • 2 tbsp soybean oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cubanelle peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp each coarse salt, pepper and oregano
  • 1 tbsp of fresh Ontario garlic chopped
  • 1 can (19 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth


  1. Rub beef with half of the oil. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown beef on all sides. Remove beef and set aside for later use.
  2. Pour remaining oil into same pan. Add onion, celery and peppers and cook, stirring often, until onions are translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in salt, pepper, oregano, garlic, tomatoes and beef broth.
  4. Add beef blade roast back into the pan with any juice so that it is completely submerged (add more broth if necessary). Bring to boil.
  5. Cover and transfer to a 325 degree oven and cook, turning beef occasionally, until fork tender, about 2-1/2 hours.
  6. Let cool slightly and break up pieces of beef with a fork, discarding any fat bits.
  7. Serve warm over rice, in a bun or in warmed tortillas.

#TrainWithGrainTip: This recipe can also be made in a crock pot for easy clean up and transport to your summer event. On the stove top, cook onion, celery, and peppers according to directions above. Stir in salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and tomatoes. Place beef blade roast in your crock pot. Transfer your sautéed vegetables into crockpot over beef. Add beef broth to cover roast, add more if needed. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6, until beef is tender and pulls apart on your fork.