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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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!

  • 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 best hamburger and we're also sharing a full recipe at the end.
  • 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 to serving a tender, easily chewed meal. Learning to cut flank steak is an easy skill you'll have no trouble learning, so let's get into it!
  • What Is Biltong? How It's Different from Beef Jerky

    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 ways. If you haven't tried it, grab a bag and give it a whirl. It's a unique experience and a tasty way to have a healthy and nutritious snack.
  • Best Road Trip Snacks: Beef Jerky

    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 quickly a package of crackers or a chocolate bar can turn into a huge mess in the back seat. Jerky is way less messy, significantly more nutritious, and a great tasting snack.
  • 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. But making the decision to switch to only grass-fed beef means you'll often be paying more for your meat, so it makes sense that you would want to know if grass-fed beef is worth it and what the real difference is from grain-fed beef. So let's get into it!
  • The Best Smoked Meats

    Figuring out the best meat for smoking isn't always easy. If you've fallen into the habit of just grabbing baby back ribs or a pork butt every time you fire up the smoker, it can be difficult to be creative and try new things. So we're sharing our favorite cuts, recipes, and seasonings with you and giving some expert tips to make sure your smoked meat is delicious every time.

  • How to Make Beef Bone Broth

    Making beef bone broth at home is one of the easiest things you can do and you'll get superior results over that stuff you buy in the store. We're going to give you the facts about beef bone broth to help dispel some of the misunderstandings and then we'll let you know how you can make it right in your home kitchen and store it to use whenever you want.
  • 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. With time comes experience, and you'll learn to tell when a steak is done using several techniques. But when all-else fails, an instant read thermometer is your best bet!
  • Where to Buy Meat Online

    We get asked all the time if we sell our meat online. Unfortunately we don't but these days, there are a ton of companies that can. So we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the common questions we hear about ordering meat online and share some of the companies we trust for getting high-quality meat delivered right to your door. 
  • Brisket Burnt Ends: What They Are and How to Make Them

    While burnt ends were once Friday night specialties in Kansas City BBQ joints as a way to make a little money off parts that were otherwise just scraps, today you'll find people going miles out of their way specifically for a burnt end sandwich. With our recipe, your friends and family will be blown away by the intense smokiness, crunchy bark, and the tender and juicy deliciousness of each mouthful of burnt ends.
  • How to Cook Grass Fed Beef

    There's a few differences between grass fed beef and grain fed beef, including how you should cook it. The Bearded Butchers are going to dive in today and let you know the best ways to cook grass-fed beef to get the best flavor.