Comforting Veal Stew



  • 500 g (1 lb) Quebec Veal cubes
  • 1 L (4 cups) water
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) concentrated veal stock
  • 1 L (4 cups) diced vegetables of your choice
  • 60 g (1/2 jar) concentrated demi-glace sauce
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cooking cream 35 %
  • 1 pinch Cajun spices
  • 1 pinch pepper

Bread bowl

  • 4 small Kaiser buns
  • Olive oil
  • Cajun spices
  • Dry basil


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add veal stock and mix with a whisk.
  3. Add the veal cubes, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove foam throughout cooking.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the bread bowls.
  6. Add the vegetables to the broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Drain the cubes and vegetables in a sieve and set aside.
  8. Bring the broth back to a boil, add the concentrated demi-glace sauce and mix with a whisk.
  9. Add cream, heat for a few seconds, season and stir with a whisk.
  10. Add the reserved cubes and vegetables to the sauce and heat for a few minutes.
  11. Serve in the bread bowls.

Bread bowls

  1. Preheat oven to 120°C (250°F).
  2. Cut off the top of the bun and set aside.
  3. With a knife, cut a circle inside the bun, making sure to leave 1 cm (1/2 inch) of bread within the bun.
  4. With a tablespoon, remove the inside of the bun to form a bowl.
  5. Baste the bowls and the lids with a mixture of olive oil, Cajun spices and dry basil.
  6. Place bread bowls and lids on a cookie sheet.
  7. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes to dry the bread slightly.

* You can keep the insides of the buns, let them dry up and use later as breadcrumb in another recipe.