null
The Key to a Perfect Roast: Injecting Prime Rib

The Key to a Perfect Roast: Injecting Prime Rib

Injecting meat is a technique that helps prevent lean cuts of meat from drying out and adds a depth of flavor to bland cuts of meat. Injecting is popular when making turkey and pork roasts that benefit from the added moisture and flavorful solution. You may wonder if injecting a prime rib roast will …
How to Grill the Best Burgers

How to Grill the Best Burgers

A perfectly grilled burger is a thing of art. Burgers seem like an easy meal to make, but often, homemade burgers turn out dry, misshapen, and altogether disappointing. There are several tricks you can use at home to get restaurant-quality results every time you grill a burger. We'll walk through …
Guide to Wrapping Brisket: How, Why, and With What?

Guide to Wrapping Brisket: How, Why, and With What?

Smoking brisket is one of those things that requires steadfast patience and the confidence to know that your process will result in a delicious smoked meal at the end of the day. To put it another way, brisket is probably the most stressful thing you'll put in your smoker. Brisket is a big cut …
How to Tell If Steak Is Bad: 5 Telltale Signs

How to Tell If Steak Is Bad: 5 Telltale Signs

Have you ever been at the grocery store and found a really great deal on a thick steak that's been marked down because it has hit or passed the use by date? It's natural to wonder if that discount steak is even still edible or if it will make you sick. Knowing how to avoid buying a steak that has st …
Beef Sticks vs Beef Jerky

Beef Sticks vs Beef Jerky

Variety is great, but too much variety can be overwhelming. Take beef sticks and beef jerky for example. They are sold side-by-side, have similar flavors, and are made by the same brands. When you are standing in front of the display at the store, there are a mind-boggling number of choices. We …
Bearded Butcher Blend Original Meatball Parmesan Recipe

Bearded Butcher Blend Original Meatball Parmesan Recipe

Craving some Italian food? Here's a different take on meatball parmesan. It's a relatively easy recipe that you'll just have to throw in your smoker for a few hours. Let us know if you try it!Ingredients:3lbs ground beef3 eggs1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 cup Italian bread cr …
The Best Burger Recipe for Labor Day

The Best Burger Recipe for Labor Day

Labor Day is the grillers favorite holiday. It's the last summer cookout and the perfect opportunity to have some fun with classic grill foods. Hamburgers are sure to be on tens of thousands of barbecues over the Labor Day weekend, so we thought that we would show you the best way to make the bes …
How to Cut a Flank Steak

How to Cut a Flank Steak

Flank steak is a common favorite cut for grilling. It's an intensely flavorful cut despite being lean and boneless. Flank is one of our go-to proteins for a quick weekday meal that makes for excellent steak sandwiches or fajitas. Cutting flank steak correctly is essential …
What Is Biltong? How It's Different from Beef Jerky

What Is Biltong? How It's Different from Beef Jerky

Biltong is a cured meat from South Africa that makes for one of the best snacks you can add to your diet – if you can find it anywhere. Biltong sort of looks like beef jerky and it sort of tastes like beef jerky, but that's where the similarities end. Biltong and beef jerky are different in many way …
Best Road Trip Snacks: Beef Jerky

Best Road Trip Snacks: Beef Jerky

Road trips are awesome and summer is the best time of the year to get out of town and enjoy nature. When you're on the road and you don't want to stop to eat at every other roadside burger stand, having the best road trip snacks will make the drive more enjoyable. If you've got kids, you know how …
The Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

The Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

You might have heard that grass-fed beef is better than regular ol' beef. You've probably seen stories on the news or seen things on social media that make you want to know more about the benefits of grass-fed beef. But making the decision to switch to only grass-fed beef means you'll often be payin …
The Best Smoked Meats

The Best Smoked Meats

We know how it is – you're standing there at the butcher counter, looking at all the different cuts of meat and thinking about what you would like to smoke this weekend. Maybe beef, or pork – but what about a whole chicken or some turkey drumsticks? Figuring out the best meat for smoking isn't al …
How to Make Beef Bone Broth

How to Make Beef Bone Broth

Numerous health magazines and nutritional gurus have said for years that adding beef bone broth to your diet is an excellent way to get important vitamins and nutrients while encouraging natural and healthy weight loss. Beef bone broth is also delicious and is an easy to make ingredient that will ta …
How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

Cooking a steak can be stressful when you aren't sure how to tell if it's done. Steak can be touchy – just a minute too much and the steak is overcooked. But pulling a steak a minute too soon can also be disappointing when you finally carve it only to find it bloody. With time comes experience, …
Where to Buy Meat Online

Where to Buy Meat Online

Some of us are blessed to live in areas where we have lots of options for buying the perfect cut of meat at the local butcher and it can be hard to remember that not everyone has that benefit. If you've ever watched our videos or read our blogs and thought, "Wow, that looks great. If only I could …
Burnt Ends: What They Are and How to Make Them (RECIPE)

Burnt Ends: What They Are and How to Make Them (RECIPE)

Burnt Ends. The candy in a pitmaster's arsenal. There's a few different cuts of meat that can be used, but in the end, we have one, simple, go-to recipe that we like to use for meaty, crispy, burnt end goodness.What Are Burnt EndsBurnt ends are cubed pieces of beef or pork cut into roughly 1"x1"x1" …
How to Cook Grass Fed Beef

How to Cook Grass Fed Beef

You've made the decision to switch your family from "regular, ol' beef" to 100% grass fed. You know that major scientific organizations say grass fed beef is healthier because it's lower in saturated fat and higher in beneficial fatty acids. You have even read all the articles from news organization …
What Is Brisket?

What Is Brisket?

Let's talk about one of the most misunderstood cuts of beef around that also happens to be one of our favorites to smoke on the Traeger – brisket. Brisket is a tough cut of beef that needs to be prepared correctly to be edible. Brisket is lean and has long, stringy fibers so it's easy to overcook. T …
Bison vs Beef

Bison vs Beef

Bison is a much-hyped meat today and is often a feature in high-end barbecue cuisine, like the tomahawk bison steak we grilled last year. You've probably seen some select cuts of bison in your local grocery store, and you'll frequently find ground bison for sale. And I'm sure the first thing yo …
Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

One of the most difficult steps when grilling or smoking meat is letting it rest. It's hard because the delicious aromas leave mouths watering and everyone is ready to tear into that delicious, smoky, perfectly-cooked steak. Letting your steak rest is about more than just letting it cool enough t …
Benefits of Eating Red Meat

Benefits of Eating Red Meat

Red meat can be an important part of a healthy diet. In recent years, dieting lifestyles like Keto have brought about renewed interest in a protein-based diet. Red meat is a great source of important proteins, vitamins, and minerals. The fats and proteins are vital to cell health, growth, and develo …
How to Shop for the Best Cuts of Steak

How to Shop for the Best Cuts of Steak

Who doesn't love a thick, juicy steak seared to perfection and dripping with delicious flavor? Getting that perfect cut of steak takes more than just cooking it correctly, you first have to start with a good piece of meat. Shopping for the best cut of steak is challenging when you don't know the thi …
American Wagyu Beef

American Wagyu Beef

Japanese Wagyu is one of the most expensive cuts of beef in the world and for many years, the specially-bred cattle were forbidden from being raised outside of Japan. During a relaxation on bans of export, a few Wagyu cattle came to other places, including the United States. These Japanese cattle, k …
Best Beef Jerky Brands

Best Beef Jerky Brands

Beef jerky is a fantastic protein-packing snack that's delicious on-the-go, but finding good-tasting high-quality jerky can be a challenge. Many brands of beef jerky have a long ingredient list full of preservatives, artificial colors, and added sugar. Health conscious snackers turned off by the old …
Tallow vs Lard

Tallow vs Lard

Beef tallow is a form of rendered fat that is shelf-stable and has a high smoke point. Tallow was once an important product to households all over the Western world. It was used to make shaving cream, candles, and it was easily accessible to all but the poorest people for cooking oil. Since World Wa …
Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

We get a lot of questions about the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef. What we have found is that people want to buy the highest quality beef that is also ethically raised and free of growth hormones, antibiotics, and other nasty things. We have also learned there is a ton of confus …
Is Beef Jerky Healthy?

Is Beef Jerky Healthy?

Beef jerky is one of our favorite snacks because it's easy to pack and delicious, but it can't be good for us, right? We wondered ourselves whether beef jerky is a healthy snack option, and were surprised by what we learned. It turns out that beef jerky can be good for you, but choosing the best bee …
The Best Smoked Brisket Recipe

The Best Smoked Brisket Recipe

Beef brisket is one of those cuts of meat many people are too intimidated to try cooking. Brisket can be a challenge – it is a lean and tough cut that often is overcooked.Brisket is frequently served boiled and corned at St. Patrick's Day tables across the US, but well-made smoked beef brisket is al …
The Best Way to Reheat Steak

The Best Way to Reheat Steak

Last night's steak was juicy, flavorful, and had the perfect crispy bark. But at the end of the night, you have a bit of that tender deliciousness left over. Steak is one of the more troublesome things to reheat. It has a tendency to lose flavor, dry out quickly, and become tough to chew. But tha …
Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

Beef tri-tip is a cut of beef that's often overcooked, resulting in a tough, dry, and not very appealing meal. Cooking a perfect tri-tip isn't hard when you know how to do it right. We're going to share with you our favorite way to make juicy, tender tri-tip. One of the great things about this cu …
Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

Cooking Steak Perfectly Every Time It seems there is a lot of confusion out there about what temperature to cook a steak at to get the perfect results. Well, we've cooked a few steaks over the years, and have some pretty good insight into the specific temperatures for steak to be cooked perfect …
What Are the Best Cuts of Beef?

What Are the Best Cuts of Beef?

The meat counter can be a confusing place for many people who just want the best cut of beef for their meal. Trying to pick between different cuts, grades, and packages takes knowing what makes one cut better than another, and also how to pick out a good piece of meat.The Primal Cuts of BeefMaybe yo …
How to Make Ground Beef at Home

How to Make Ground Beef at Home

Have you ever wondered what’s in that package of ground beef you bought at the grocery store? Seriously, it could be practically anything. One thing you know it isn’t: high-quality beef. And do you really want to cook with anything but the best? The beef (even your steaks) doesn’t have to be graded …
Wagyu vs Kobe Beef - What's the Difference?

Wagyu vs Kobe Beef - What's the Difference?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last 15 years, you’ve heard about the holy grail of beef. Chances are good you have never seen the real thing at your local butcher. There are some very good reasons why Wagyu is so hard to find (we'll get to those in a minute). There is a good chance …
Lean Meats vs. Fatty Meats

Lean Meats vs. Fatty Meats

What is the Difference between Lean Meats and Fatty Meats? Which is the Best?This is not going to be another one of those articles telling you to stop eating steaks and burgers, or whether you should be eating lean meats or fatty meats. We're not trying to scare you with statistics about h …
Pro Tips: Grilling Every Classic BBQ Food

Pro Tips: Grilling Every Classic BBQ Food

The summer sun is finally here, and it’s time to get grilling. Instead of just telling you "how to grill chicken" or a specific barbecue recipe, we're going to share some of our favorite pro tips we have learned over the years for taking popular BBQ dishes over the top. We are going to tackle some c …
The Ultimate Corned Beef Recipe

The Ultimate Corned Beef Recipe

Nothing screams St. Patrick’s Day like the delicious aroma of a slow-simmered corned brisket. Why would you want to eat generic corned beef when it is so simple to do it yourself? Today, we will walk you through the process from butchering to feasting. When we’re finished here, you’ll know how to ma …