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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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. But don't be intimidated, you can use simple and effective flavors to get a fantastic meal your family will enjoy.
  • 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 you'll notice is that bison is a lot more expensive than beef. You may wonder if the extra cost pays off with a better piece of meat.
  • Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

    Letting your steak rest is about more than just letting it cool enough to eat. There is actually some science to it and your steak will end up even better if you take the time to let it rest. Learn more!
  • Benefits of Eating Red Meat

    Red meat can be an important part of a healthy diet. It's a great source of important proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Today we'll dispel some of the myths about red meat and we'll show you some ways to use red meat as part of a balanced diet.
  • How to Shop for the Best Cuts of Steak

    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 things to look for that indicate a good steak. We'll teach you how to find the best steak when you're out shopping for your next meal.
  • American Wagyu Beef

    A cross between Japanese Wagyu and American cattle, American Wagyu beef has a similar marbling to Japanese beef but a flavor and texture that's uniquely American Wagyu. It's still a rarity in stores, but you might get lucky if you ask your local butcher for it. Should you get an opportunity to experience this rich and premium beef, you'll never forget the taste!
  • Best Beef Jerky Brands

    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. Today we're sharing some of our favorite brands that are free of unnecessary additives and ingredients, so you can feel good about eating the whole bag. Learn more!
  • What is Beef Tallow?

    Making tallow at home is a fantastic way to limit the amount of waste from a butchered animal and it makes a wonderful cooking medium. It's also 

    one of the best ways to gain delicious oil for frying and cooking. We love to use tallow in recipes, and we also use it to season cast-iron pans, griddles, and BBQ grates. Learn how to make it yourself with things you probably already have in your kitchen!

  • Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

    We get a lot of questions about the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef. Today, we're going to discuss the real differences that matter to buyers and share some tips for making good purchase decisions at your local butcher or grocery store. And don't miss our favorite Picanha Beef Skewers recipe at the end!
  • 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? It turns out that beef jerky can be good for you, but choosing the best beef jerky is the important thing. There are lots of factors impacting the healthiness. Today we'll tell you about the benefits and drawbacks to beef jerky as a snack.
  • 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. But don't let it get the best of you. Today we're going to tell you how to smoke a brisket Texas-style for a great meal your family will love.
  • The Best Way to Reheat Steak

    The key to a deliciously tender and juicy reheated steak is the method you use. Today we'll examine some of the pros and cons of a few different methods of reheating steak you can do at home for excellent, repeatable results. Follow along and we'll show you how to reheat your steak so it's almost as good as it was in the first place.