Beyond Turkey: Best Alternative Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes

Turkey may be a Thanksgiving classic, but why not switch things up this year by serving a savoury beef dish? Here are a few of our favourites:

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Prep this roast in 5 minutes! Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan. Create a rub mixture. Add rosemary, thyme, garlic, nutmeg, allspice, salt, tarragon, pepper, and mustard. Roast 45-55 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies for the ultimate Thanksgiving treat!

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Create an herb mixture. Add bay leaves, sage, oil, salt, orange zest, pepper, and refrigerate overnight. Place roast in a metal roasting pan, and bring to room temperature. Add potatoes, and roast for 1 hour. Garnish with bay leaves and sage for a proper Victorian dish this Thanksgiving!

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Season flank steak, and sear the steaks in a Dutch oven. Place steaks in a pot, and add cranberries, cranberry juice, onions, and garlic. Also add cinnamon sticks, oregano, bay leaf, brown sugar, and red wine. Let beef braise on the lowest setting for 3 hours, or until meat is tender. Shred with a fork, puree sauce, and enjoy!

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Stir a sauce of onion soup mix and beer in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place brisket on top of sauce, and add carrots. Roast 2-2.5 hours. Refrigerate overnight. Remove fat, and slice cold brisket against the grain. Add roasted chunks of potatoes and onions to the pot, and roast for another 1-1.5 hours. Our mouths are watering!

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Yum! Which dish are you going to cook up this year? Get everything you need to complete your grass fed beef Thanksgiving feast! Order online, call 587-225-2477, or email

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