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Spring into Flavourful Local Recipes

GUELPH, ONTARIO – Cooking and eating local is easy when you buy delicious food grown and produced in Ontario. Spring into your kitchen with your family and start preparing these flavourful recipes featuring local goodness. When shopping at your local grocery store, farmers’ market and on-farm market, think local, shop local and cook with local ingredients.

Enjoy a slice or two of Savoury Soda Bread any time of the day. Serve alongside your favourite soup or stew. And, if you are looking for a new recipe to add to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, this would be a great recipe choice.

Sheet Pan Lamb Meatloaves with Roasted Vegetables is a delicious and hearty one-pan weeknight dinner. The small meatloaves are baked with the root vegetables and ready to enjoy in less than 90 minutes.

Baked Curry Ground Beef is a spiced ground meat mixture baked with an egg-based topping. Our version is similar to Bobotie which is considered to be a national dish in South Africa. This versatile dish can be made with Ontario beef, lamb or a combination of both. Serve with basmati rice and chutney.

Enjoy these crisp, sweet and yummy Apple Taquitos with Maple Sauce for dessert. They are simple to prepare and your children will love to help make them. They have all the makings of apple pie with a drizzle of Ontario maple syrup sauce.

There’s a lot available from Ontario every month and we are here to help you. Visit us at foodlandontario.ca to find out what’s available, and for more quick and easy recipesyou can make with food you can find in your fridge, freezer, or pantry.

Eating local is easy, flavourful and delicious; now let’s get cooking!

Savoury Soda Bread

Enjoy this classic Irish soda bread with some savoury additions – onion, Cheddar cheese and parsley. Serve with your favourite soup or stew.

Preparation Time:         15 minutes

Cooking Time:               3 minutes

Baking Time:                  50 minutes

Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)

2 tsp (10 mL)                   vegetable oil

1                                     Ontario Onion, finely chopped

2 cups (500 mL)              whole wheat flour

1-1/2 cups (375 mL)       all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (125 mL)            large flake oats

2 tsp (10 mL)                   salt

1 tsp (5 mL)                     each baking powder and baking soda

1/4 cup (50 mL)               cold butter

1-1/2 cups (375 mL)   shredded Ontario Old Cheddar Cheese

1/4 cup (50 mL)               finely chopped fresh Ontario Parsley

1-1/2 cups (375 mL)       Ontario Buttermilk

1                                         Ontario Egg

In small nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until softened about 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove onions to small bowl; set aside.

In large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbly. Stir in onion, cheese and parsley until combined

In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg; add to flour mixture. With spatula stir until dough forms a ball. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 1 to 3 minutes or until it just comes together. Shape into an 8-inch (23 cm) round loaf.

Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Cut “X” in top of dough, half the depth of the loaf and to within 1-inch (2.5 cm) of the edge. Dust top of loaf with flour.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 50 minutes or until the bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on wire rack.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice):

PROTEIN:                         8 grams

FAT:                                   8 grams

CARBOHYDRATE:         24 grams

CALORIES:                      199

FIBRE:                               3 grams

SODIUM:                          420 mg

Sheet Pan Lamb Meatloaves with Roasted Vegetables

For a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner, bake small meatloaves alongside hearty root vegetables.

Preparation Time:         20 minutes

Cooking Time:               6 minutes

Roasting Time:              50 minutes

Serves 4

3                                         Ontario Carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (about 3 cups/750 mL)

2                                         large Ontario Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (about 2 cups/500 mL)

1                                         Ontario Sweet Potato, cut into chunks (about 2 cups/500 mL)

5 tsp (25 mL)                   vegetable oil

3 tbsp (45 mL)                 chopped fresh Ontario Mint

2 tbsp (25 mL)                 chopped fresh Ontario Rosemary

1 tsp (10 mL)                   salt

1 tsp (5 mL)                     pepper

1                                         Ontario Onion, chopped

1                                         Ontario Egg

2/3 cup (150 mL)            panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup (50 mL)               chopped fresh Ontario Parsley

500 g                                 lean Ontario Ground Lamb

Freshly ground pepper

In large bowl, toss carrots, potatoes and sweet potato with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil, 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the mint, 1 tbsp

(15 mL) of the rosemary, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the pepper. Place vegetables on large parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add remaining mint, rosemary, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, transfer to large bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs, parsley and lamb; lightly mix together. With wet hands, divide into 4 portions; shape into loaves.

Remove pan from oven; stir vegetables and place meatloaves on the pan. Roast 30 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in centre of meatloaves reads 160°F (71°C) and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with pepper.

Tip: If you like, use lean Ontario Ground Beef and instead of mint and rosemary use 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Thyme Leaves and 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Oregano Leaves.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving

PROTEIN:                         27 grams

FAT:                                   35 grams

CARBOHYDRATE:         55 grams

CALORIES:                      640

FIBRE:                               6 grams

SODIUM:                          910 mg

Baked Curry Ground Beef

Enjoy this spiced ground meat mixture baked with an egg-based topping. Our version is similar to Bobotie which is considered to be a national dish in South Africa. This versatile dish can be made with Ontario beef, lamb or a combination of both. Serve with basmati rice and chutney.

Preparation Time:         20 minutes

Cooking Time:               about 15 minutes

Roasting Time:              50 minutes

Serves 6

2                                         slices white or whole wheat bread

2 cups (500 mL)              2% Ontario Milk

2 tsp (10 mL)                   vegetable oil

1                                         Ontario Onion, chopped

750 g                                 lean Ontario Ground Beef, Lamb or

combination of both (375 g each)

1 tbsp (15 mL)                 curry powder

1 tsp (5 mL)                     each garlic powder and turmeric

1 tsp (5 mL)                     salt

1/2 tsp (2 mL)                  pepper

1/4 cup (50 mL)               apricot jam

1 tbsp (15 mL)                 Worcestershire sauce

2                                         Ontario Eggs

4                                         bay leaves

Place bread in shallow pan. Pour 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the milk over bread; let soak.

In large non -stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add beef; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in curry powder, garlic powder, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir in soaked bread, jam and Worcestershire sauce until combined. Transfer to 8 cup (2 L) casserole dish; cover with foil. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat eggs and remaining milk together. Remove casserole from oven. Remove foil; pour egg mixture evenly over the meat mixture. Place bay leaves on top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Remove bay leaves.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving

PROTEIN:                      32 grams

FAT:                                15 grams

CARBOHYDRATE:      19 grams

CALORIES:                   332

FIBRE:                            0.5 grams

SODIUM:                       610 mg

Apple Taquitos with Maple Sauce

Crisp, sweet and delicious dessert taquitos are simple to make. These taquitos have all the makings of apple pie with a drizzle of maple syrup sauce.

Preparation Time:         20 minutes

Cooking Time:               about 15 minutes

Baking Time:                  15 minutes

Serves 6

3 cups (750 mL)              peeled, diced Ontario Apples, such as Gala or Cortland (about 4)

2 tbsp (25 mL)                 granulated sugar

1 tbsp (15 mL)                 fresh lemon juice

1 tsp (5 mL)                     ground cinnamon

3/4 cup (175 mL)            cold water

2 tsp (10 mL)                   cornstarch

Maple Sauce:

1 cup (250 mL)                Ontario Maple Syrup

1/2 cup (125 mL)            35% Ontario Whipping Cream

1/4 cup (50 mL)               butter

6                                         small (7-inch/18 cm) flour or whole wheat tortillas Ground cinnamon

In medium saucepan, combine apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the water. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. In small bowl, stir cornstarch with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the water until smooth. Stir into saucepan; bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened, stirring constantly. Set aside.

Maple Sauce: In small saucepan, combine maple syrup, cream and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the butter; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium- low, continue boiling, stirring occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly thickened and coats a spoon. Set aside.

Melt remaining 2 tbsp (25 mL) of butter. To assemble taquitos, drizzle 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the maple sauce, down center of a tortilla. Spoon 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the apple filling over sauce. Roll tortilla tightly; place seam side down on parchment- lined baking sheet. Brush with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and filling is bubbling at the ends. Serve with remaining maple sauce.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving

PROTEIN:                   3 grams

FAT:                             17 grams

CARBOHYDRATE: 66 grams

CALORIES:422
FIBRE:2 grams
SODIUM:210 mg
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