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Beefing up the holiday menu

By Rita DeMontis, Toronto Sun

It's mid-November, but many are already searching for memorable dishes to create for the holiday season. Consider beef - Canadian beef is recognized as some of the best in the world, and that doesn’t just come by chance. Research shows beef farming and ranching has been a craft under study in Canada for over 300 years. Expertise in cattle, land, water and crop management have been honed and passed down over the generations, as most Canadian cattle farms and ranches are family owned and operated.

There are over 68,000 beef farmers and ranchers across the country in each and every province, with herd size averaging at about 145. And “Canadian beef is recognized across the globe for its high quality and great taste”, says Joyce Parslow, of Canada Beef’s Consumer Relations and Marketing.

So, definitely keep your favourite turkey recipes handy, and bring on the fish and your fave veggies. But include the beef for outstanding holiday eating.

Here's a selection of recipes courtesy of Canadabeef.ca you'll want to keep handy this holiday season.