Eat Like An Athlete

Manitoba Beef Producers is proud to present Eat Like An Athlete, a feature that is broadcast on TSN1290 and BOB FM.

With a focus on nutritious, protein-packed recipes featuring beef, Eat like An Athlete is perfect for everyone from competitive athletes looking for meal ideas to weekend warriors to families seeking delicious and healthy meal choices.

Listen to TSN1290 and BOB FM as our hosts present the recipes and provide some informative cooking tips. The recipes will also be featured here on the Manitoba Beef Producers site.

Manitoba Beef Producers is proud present this program and highlight the incredible nutritional qualities of beef and remind the public that If You Can’t Play Like An Athlete, You Can Still Eat Like One.

Our newest recipe is perfect as we officially enter the summer barbecue season. Touch-Down Beef Burger with Grilled Onion and Toasty Bun is a new twist on the classic burger. With a spicy kick and salsa topping this is sure to be a favourite.

Touch-Down Beef Burger with Grilled Onion and Toasty Bun


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Weeknight beef steak with garlic smashed potatoes, is sure to be a hit as we get ready to fire up the grills for the spring and summer barbecue seasons.

There is nothing quite like a simple meal of barbecued beef steak with Caesar salad and potatoes. If you are budget-minded and can plan ahead, make this recipe with Beef Marinating Steaks and marinate for 8 to 12 hours.

Weeknight beef steak and garlic smahed potatoes

– Perfect for busy families, Speedy Spaghetti Sauce can be made in just minutes without sacrificing on the nutritional side. Using pre-cooked big batch beef and your favourite sauce, this meal can be on the plate in 15 minutes leaving you plenty of time to get to the game, practice or workout. Best of all it’s loaded with all of the protein, iron and B vitamins active bodies need.

Speedy Spaghetti Sauce


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Mexicali Beef Chili is a household favourite that is a perfect meal for busy families that need something quick and nutritious before heading out the door. Each serving is loaded with the protein, iron and zinc that fuels our bodies and helps get through a tough match or grueling workout. Even better, each serving has just 251 calories. It’s also a wonderfully versatile recipe as you can add or delete ingredients based on your preferences. You can also make a big batch and save some for evenings when you are in a rush.

Mexicali Beef Chili

Chef Jesse Friesen of DT Kitchen and Oyster Bar and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker and current TSN1290 host Troy Westwood present Grilled Flank Steak and note how that delicious meal provides the much needed nutrient punch active bodies need.



Our Classic Bold Beef Burger, courtesy of Canada Beef, is a remarkably versatile recipe. You can keep it simple or dress it up with a number of the options featured in the recipe.



Beef lollipops with cantaloupe salad is packed with the nutrients active bodies need and pairs great with greens and veggies. It’s also a great recipe if you want to fire up the grill and enjoy the spring weather.


Garlic Studded Roast Beef is another incredible creation from our friends at Canada Beef. In this recipe, slivers of garlic infuse the beef with rich, garlicky flavour. This recipe is perfect for a dinner party or feeding a big group and there is always plenty of leftovers. Your guests will also appreciate that there are only 218 calories per serving and 26 grams of the protein our bodies need.

Slow Cooker Marvelous Mushroom Pot Roast. This is one of those delicious meals that you can make in advance and then throw in the slow cooker so it is ready to eat before heading out for the evening. It has an incredible 33 grams of protein per serving 3.5mg of iron which is 25 per cent of your recommended daily intake. This is a great meal sure to provide competitive athletes and weekends warriors with everything they need when taking the field or stepping onto the ice.






Stoplight Beef Stir Fry is sure to be a hit in your house. The trio of sweet peppers in red, yellow, green was the inspiration for the name of this quick-cooking stir-fry. You can substitute Strip Loin Grilling Steaks for the Top Sirloin if you like – no need to cut them in half to start. Another great, easy to make recipe that is loaded with protein and iron.




Warm Orange Beef Salad is a nice and light meal that still contains all the nutrients an active body needs. Experience Asian flavours at home with little effort and time. Top sirloin is a lean cut of beef and turns this salad into a satisfying meal.



Beef and Barley Soup is a hearty, versatile meal that is perfect for the fall and winter. This soup is chock full of flavour and really delivers a nutritional punch with plenty of protein, iron and zinc per serving. It also has just 173 calories and six grams of fat per serving. You can make a little or a lot and have it ready for the family before heading out to your game or event.




Strip Loin Steak With Sauteed Mushrooms is absolutely loaded with flavour and is perfect for appetites large and small. It is also ideal for busy families, taking just 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. Best of all there is 17 grams of protein per serving and just 6 grams of fat.


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The Basic Beef Bold Burger is a barbecue staple. It’s loaded with protein and is low in calories and fat. This recipe is also very versatile with a number of different options for burger aficionados.


Mexicali Beef Chili is full of flavour and is sure to be a favorite for all appetites. It is easy to make and great for feeding groups large and small. Most importantly, this chili is low in calories and fat while still providing an incredible shot of the critical protein and iron our bodies need for that big game or workout.


Lime-Chipotle Rotisserie Beef.  With the summer heat cranking up, nobody wants to warm up their house by turning on the oven. That’s why this recipe is perfect as you can toss it on the barbecue, sit back and get ready for a protein-packed meal that is bursting with flavour.

All Kinds of Beef Meatballs  feature one of the most versatile ways to use meat, meatballs. This is a perfect recipe for those who are adventurous in the kitchen and like to try to different flavours and cooking methods. Best of all, these meatballs are low in calories and fat but still have all the protein and iron your body needs for that big game or a nice long bike ride.


BIG Basted Beef Medallions are not only full of taste but are just 160 calories per serving. Think thick. Use a thick cut steak such as individually-sized Beef Medallions for the best beef on the grill. Both Grilling and Marinating Beef Medallion varieties are available. The leanest options include: Top Sirloin, Sirloin, Inside and Outside Round and Cross Rib. Another great protein packed recipe.


Easy Beef Fajitas.


These fajitas are packed with the protein needed before or after a game or workout and are low in fat and calories. We hope you enjoy!