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Braised beef & Feta gremolata

Braised beef & Feta gremolata

Braised beef & Feta gremolata

Braised beef & Feta gremolata

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 2.5 hours


PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 2.5 hours


1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

2 lb (900 g) boneless beef blade roast

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 – 3 leeks

1 Canadian blonde beer

1 bay leaf

Feta gremolata:

1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Feta, crumbled

1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

1 – 2 tsp (5-10 mL) lemon zest

2 tsp (10 mL) pink peppercorns, crushed

1 clove garlic, chopped


Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).

In a Dutch oven, melt butter on high heat and brown meat for 3–4 min on each side. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Pour beer over beef. Top with bay leaf and leeks.

Bring to a boil and continue cooking, covered, in the oven for 2 h 30 min.

Half an hour before end of cooking, mix Feta gremolata ingredients in a bowl. Set aside at room temperature.

To serve, divide leeks among plates and top with some meat. Drizzle with cooking juice and garnish generously with Feta gremolata.

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Recipe Tip


Did you know? Whole or sliced, leeks can be stored in the refrigerator for about two weeks. Once blanched, leeks can be kept in the freezer for up to a year.

Cheese alternative: Canadian Blue cheese.


Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
  • Fat
  • Sodium
  • Fibre
  • Carbohydrate
  • Calcium
  • Protein

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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