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At Cardinal we strive to provide you with diversified protein solutions that allow your business to flourish. Whether you need a protein ingredient or a centre of the plate option, you can with Cardinal. To suit your need for multiple menu applications, our products are developed with versatility and ease of use in mind.

Looking for delicious Chef inspired items for your menu? Browse some of the great menu inspirations listed below. Click on the Chef’s image to see the latest recipes and other great food news.


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Avocado Burger

Freshly sliced avocado, crispy bacon served atop an onion bun with cheese and spinach.

Beef Burger Arrabbiata

Sliced burgers with spicy chunky tomato sauce. Served over hot penne noodles with a slice of garlic bread.

Burger Stir-Fry

A medley of stir-fried vegetables topped with a sliced beef burger.

Beefy Caesar Salad

Traditional Caesar salad served with savoury beef burgers as the protein.

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger

A juicy burger topped with crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms and sharp blue cheese.

Stuffed Burger Salad

Stuffed burger grilled to perfection served with fresh leafy greens and diced tomatoes. A great low carb option.

Dijon Thyme Burger

Whole grain Dijon mustard atop a delectable beef burger sprinkled with fresh Thyme and topped with grilled mushrooms.

Home-Style Salisbury Steakette

A Salisbury Steakette drizzled with gravy. Served with a vegetable medley and garlic mashed potatoes.

Junior Burger with Fries

A kids menu classic. A juicy cheeseburger served with fresh fries.

Picante Taco Burger

Succulent burger wrapped in a warm tortilla with jalapenos, tomatoes and Monterey Jack cheese.

Breakfast Burger

Sunny side up egg atop peameal bacon drizzled with Hollandaise all stacked on top of a tasty beef burger.

Sweet & Sour Rib Stack

Back rib rack glazed with a sweet and sour sauce with grilled pineapple and fresh cilantro on a bed of couscous.

Sliders and Dip

Fresh herbs sprinkled atop sliders and served with an assortment of delicious dips.

Kids Meal Combo

Mini burgers with cheese and French fries. Perfect for kids.

Veggie Delight Burger

Delectable veggie burger topped with onions, sweet red peppers and fresh alfalfa sprouts. Served on a multigrain bun.

Carved roast Beef Focaccia

Freshly carved roast beef sandwichserved hot on rosemary focacciabread with a horseradish mayo andsliced tomato, with a rich beef jusfor dipping.

Yorkshire Beef Cup

A warm Yorkshire pudding filled with garlic mashed potato and a slice of tender roast beef, finished with a rich horseradish demi-glace sauce.

Sunday Beef Roast

Heat Diced Beef with boiled baby new potatoes (fresh, canned or frozen) and large chunks of boiled carrots (fresh or frozen). Serve with a simple green side salad.

Classic Pot Roast Dinner

Savoury pieces of pot roast with buttered green peas and home-style mashed potatoes.

Meatloaf with Veggies

Mix Meatloaf with tomato sauce. Plate with mashed potatoes and sautéed snap peas and pearl onions.

Meatloaf Tabouleh Salad

Combine cooked couscous (dressed with Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar), diced Meatloaf , chopped flat leaf parsley, sautéed mushroom slices (fresh or canned), garnished with chopped green onions.

Southwest Meatloaf Pita

Roughly pull apart Meatloaf into chunks. In a frying pan, add sliced onions, chopped garlic and sliced yellow peppers. Add the meatloaf chunks and heat through. Sprinkle a little smoked paprika and chopped cilantro on top. Spoon into warmed half pita shells and drizzle with chipotle mayo and garnish with salsa. Serve with a tomato salad.

Home-Style Steakette Dinner

A hardy steakette served with buttered mashed potatoes and mixed grilled veggies. Drizzle gravy over potatoes and steakette.

Steak and Mushroom Pie

Tender pieces of beef simmered with button mushrooms and pearl onions seasoned with fresh herbs and topped with a flaky pastry crust.

Pepper Steak Pasta

Tender pieces of beef and rotinipasta tossed in a rich peppercornsauce with red peppers,mushrooms and onions, finishedwith fresh Parmesan cheese.

Sloppy Joes

Sauté a chopped red onion, green bell pepper with garlic (fresh or powder) and sliced mushrooms (fresh or canned) until soft. Add Diced Beef with a good squirt of ketchup or steak sauce, stir to combine and heat beef through. Serve over a toasted ciabatta bun or toasted bread and a cucumber, tomato salad.

Sunday Beef Roast

Heat Diced Beef with boiled baby new potatoes (fresh, canned or frozen) and large chunks of boiled carrots (fresh or frozen). Serve with a simple green side salad.

Korean Beef Tacos

California taco truck-inspired selection of pulled beef seasoned with Korean BBQ sauce, served on soft tacos with kimchi and fresh cilantro.

Pulled Beef Panini

Tender beef simmered in our house BBQ sauce with caramelized onions, pressed with Brie cheese, grain mustard and roasted peppers between toasted multigrain panini bread.

Pulled Beef Pita

Juicy pulled beef topped with sour cream, cucumber and lettuce, wrapped in a Greek pita bread.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork simmered in a Chipotle BBQ sauce served on an oat-topped Kaiser bun with caramelized onions, tri-colour peppers and baby greens.

BBQ Pork Pizza

Pulled pork and caramelized onions baked on fresh pizza crust with sharp white cheddar and sliced portobello mushrooms.

Pulled Pork Stir Fry

Tender pulled pork tossed with fresh sautéed vegetables in an Asian ginger soy sauce served on a bed of basmati rice.

Sweet BBQ Chicken

A ½ chicken basted in sweet molasses BBQ sauce served from the grill with polenta spears and roasted vegetables.

¼ Chicken and Rib Combo

Rotisserie-style chicken and pork back ribs brushed with a Bourbon BBQ sauce, finished on the grill, served with fries and house salad.

Roasted Half Chicken

A roasted half chicken served from the grill with garlic mashed potatoes, tomato and spring greens.

Chicken Breast Linguini

Plate chopped Grilled Chicken Breast with sautéed sliced red and yellow peppers with olive oil and boiled linguini. Add your favourite pasta sauce if desired.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Prepare caesar salad kit as per directions meanwhile pan fry the Grilled Chicken Breast portions until warmed through and lightly coloured. Optional serving suggestion: serve with a wedge of lemon.

Chicken Souvlaki

Soak wooden kabob skewers in water. Thickly slice chicken breast portions into cubes. Cut a selection of onions, zucchini, yellow and red peppers into similar sized cubes and string onto soaked kabob skewers alternating meat and vegetables. Broil until veggies are cooked and Grilled Chicken Breast is warmed through. Serve with plain white rice and tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Chicken Stir-fry

Sauté a combination of Asian vegetables (fresh or frozen), splash of soy sauce, dash of hoisin sauce and heat through until vegetables are cooked but still crunchy. Add thinly sliced Grilled Chicken Breast portions and heat through. Serve on sticky white rice with some sesame seeds

Country Style Ribs

Broil BBQ’d Pork Back Ribs until ribs are heated through. Serve with grilled or boiled corn and a vinegar coleslaw.

Ribs Caesar Salad

Prepare your favourite caesar salad (add sliced grape tomatoes for a change). Meanwhile, slice BBQ’d Pork Back Ribs in individual bones and heat until ribs are heated through. Top individually sliced BBQ’d Pork Back Rib bones and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Pork Rib Apps

Side ribs grilled to perfection with a Chipotle BBQ sauce and cut between the bones to share with others.

Ribs & Baked Beans

In a saucepan heat baked beans until warmed through. Meanwhile, slice BBQ’d Pork Back Ribs in individual bones and heat until ribs are heated through. In individual casserole dishes, ladle in warm baked beans and lay individually cut BBQ’d Pork Back Rib bones on top. Serve with creamy coleslaw.

Cajun Ribs

Grilled ribs with a spicy Southern BBQ sauce glaze. Served on a bed of Cajun dirty rice with popcorn shrimp, sausage and roasted garlic.

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