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  • Writer's pictureAnnemarie Bolduc

Maple & Vegemite Stew

Updated: Apr 4

A taste of Canada and Australia in one little stewpot!

Beef stew with flavours of our both cultures • Photography © Bottle and Brush Studio 2021

What makes this braised meat stew unique to us is the fusion of flavours of both my Québec and my Aussie husband’s home. I use beef or kangaroo and flavour the dish with Canadian Maple Syrup and a touch of Vegemite (an iconic thick and dark spread made with leftover brewer’s yeast). You either love or hate this spread, but as a flavouring, it has an interesting savoury character that marries beautifully with the sweetness of maple syrup. Pure maple syrup is loved for its many virtues, unique taste, health benefits, and versatility. Like the Maple and Bacon Baked Beans recipe, the contrast of flavours works perfectly. If you don’t have Vegemite you can try this recipe with some Marmite (the British version) or just add a pinch of salt. In my little Aussie kitchen, I also add some bush flavours, substituting black pepper with mountain pepper berry (also called Tasmanian pepper berry).


A new and improved version is currently being developed! Keep following @bottleandbrushstudio for new recipe releases and updates.


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