Orange Quebec Grain-Fed Veal Cubes

Type of cut: cubes

Yield: 6 servings

Degree of difficulty: easy

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 2 hours

Cooking method: braising




  • 1 kg (2 1/4 lb) Quebec Grain-Fed Veal stewing cubes
  • Butter or oil in sufficient quantity
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 250 ml (1 cup) fresh orange juice
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) oregano
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 175oC (350oF).
  2. In a frying pan, on high, heat butter or oil.
  3. When the butter is no longer sizzling or when the oil is beginning to separate, fry the grain-fed veal cubes and the onions, a small quantity at a time, without over-browning.
  4. Remove the veal cubes and onions from the frying pan and keep warm.
  5. After cooking each batch of cubes, deglaze the frying pan with approximately 60 ml (1/4 cup) of orange juice and bring to a boil.
  6. Put the cooking juices through a strainer and set aside to make the sauce.
  7. Repeat these steps until all the cubes are cooked (approximately 4 times).
  8. In an enameled cast iron pot, place the cubes, the cooking juices and the other sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  9. Cover and cook in the oven for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 90oC (195oF).
  10. Serve with couscous and vegetables of your choice.

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