Beef, tech, interesting cuts of beef, embarrassing myself on my blog… That’s me in a nutshell.
So when Canadian Beef asked me to test their new app: The Round Up and participate in their Can You Make the Cut Challenge I could not resist. The challenge? Use the Round Up App, Canadian Beef’s new app and cook a dish with an unusual cut of beef.
First step: install the app.
Next step: figure out what to cook. Now Canadian Beef did send 5 recommended options using unusual cuts which I think is great for 2 reasons. 1. All parts of the cow are being used and 2. They are usually very cost effective (aka cheap). The third and equally compelling reason is that they are often very flavourful. Every recipe looked tasty and we decided to go with the Bulgogi-Style Braise Beef with Skillet Baby Bok Choy.
Next Step: find the recipe using the app.
I went in through the cuts.
This part was a little confusing since you click “How to Cook” to find the recipes. Okay, not super confusing, but enough.
How to cook
But it did take me to more information on cooking short ribs. And for cuts you don’t know, this is exactly what you want to know.
One more click and boom: recipes. (And yes, I could have just clicked recipes on the first screen. But that would have been no fun. I like to dig through the info and options. Does everyone? )
They all look tasty and the Bulgogi was calling me. We have a house bulgogi recipe, and I’ll try new versions any chance I get.
Bulgogi-Style Braised Beef with Skillet Baby Bok Choy
Now to shop. And as often happens when you have a recipe… The store doesn’t have what you need. Whee.
Next step: back to the app.
Luckily the Roundup App includes alternative cuts for both the cut and for the recipe. And I had favourited the recipe, so it was quick to access. So rather than short ribs, we used some great meaty beef shanks. Yum!
Next Step: cook!
After a couple of hours the meat was incredibly tender and the house was filled with a great gingery aroma.
Now the greens and plating
Next step: the eating.
That was very successful!
I like the app and the collection of recipes.
I also found the alternative cut options at my finger tips very useful. And as previously indicated, potentially money saving.
If you are interested in trying the Bulgogi-style Braise Beef the recipe is in the Roundup App from Canadian Beef.
Note: Canadian Beef provided me with compensation and groceries for this post. For more information on my relationship with Canada Beef Inc read about my Foodie Adventure: I’m a Canadian Beef Brand Ambassador. #LoveCdnBeef and my disclosure statement