We are about to jump back into that busy time of year when we are juggling homework and extra-curricular activities with our everyday routine. Some people pull it off seamlessly but I can use all of the help I can get. Meal planning isn’t one of my strengths. Most days, the kids are walking through the door after school before I have even thought about what I’m going to serve for dinner. Cardinal Ready products ensure nutritious and delicious meals are ready when I am.


On a cool fall day, beef stew is the perfect comfort food, but it requires a little planning. Generally, by the time I’m thinking I would like to make beef stew it is already far too late in the day to get the melt in your mouth tender beef that I love. Cardinal Ready Slow Cooked Diced Beef is already slow cooked to perfection and it’s ready to serve in just ten minutes, so I can just add my vegetables and broth and have that rich stew flavour in no time at all.

beef stew

Beef Stew


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 6 large mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • One box Cardinal Ready Slow Cooked Diced Beef
  • 8 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 5 large potatoes, cubed (unpeeled)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium-high.
  2. Add the onion and mushrooms to the pot and cook until browned.
  3. Pour the beef broth and wine into the pot.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.
  6. Cook until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Serves 8.


This beef stew isn’t just a quick and easy dinner. It also makes a great addition to the lunch box! Fill up the thermos and they are all set for a hot and healthy meal at school. You can kickstart so many amazing meals ideas with all of the different products that Cardinal Ready has available. Finally, the last meal of the day can be the least of your worries.

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