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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Chicken Stock vs. Chicken Broth: Making and Using Both

    Today, we are going to discuss two misunderstood yet classic food items – chicken stock and chicken broth. Knowing how to make and use broth and stock is key to elevating simple dishes, adding tons of flavor, and wasting nothing. We'll discuss the differences, how to make both broth and stock, and share some of our favorite ways to use both to craft seriously good food. 
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning: Chipotle

    Some like it spicy, some like it sweet, our Bearded Butcher Blend Chipotle Seasoning brings both for a mouthwatering flavor you will want to put on everything. We made our Chipotle blend because we wanted a smoky seasoning with ingredients we trust. So, we crafted a special blend that excites your tastebuds and brings out the natural flavors of any meal. Check out some of our favorite recipes featuring our chipotle seasoning!
  • The Benefits of Smoking with Wood Pellets

    One of our favorite tools to use is our Traeger Grills Iron Wood 885 smoker. But did you know, you can use wood pellets and chips in a gas grill or a charcoal barbecue? Today, we are going to discuss the types of woods you can use to create a delicious, smoky flavor – even if you don't have a Traeger Grill.
  • How to Make Summer Sausage at Home

    Deer season is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for opening day to finally get here. In this article, we'll show you how we make an authentic and tangy venison summer sausage. We're going to break down the science behind flavoring and detail the spices we use. These sausages also travel well, so they're the perfect snack to take along on your hunt this fall.
  • How to Clean Your Grill

    Keeping your grill clean is an essential element to cooking good tasting, healthy food. We all know it isn’t the most enjoyable activity, but regularly cleaning the grill will make the job less of a challenge. After a while, it'll just become a habit. It’s important to make sure you are cleaning the type of grill grate you have in the correct way. Follow the tips above to get the most out of your grill.
  • Lean Meats vs. Fatty Meats

    Whether you prefer fatty meats or lean meats, you should know why they're labeled that way and how to handle them. We're explaining why different types of meat are higher or lower in fat. And we'll also go over how to prepare and cook both types of meat to perfection. There are lots of tricks the pros follow to make even the leanest of meat tender, juicy, and flavorful. 
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning – The Original

    We created our Original Blend seasoning in 2012 because the spices on the market just weren't cutting it. They either lacked the intense flavor we wanted, or were filled with ingredients we couldn’t pronounce and had no idea why they were there. The only solution was to start from scratch, use only the finest ingredients, and develop the ultimate seasoning blend. 
  • The Best Campfire Grill Grates

    A campfire is a magical experience. Add a campfire grill, and you've turned it into a barbecue. They're a great way to easily cook meals over a fire. A good campfire grill is sturdy, durable, and easily portable. We'll share with you some of the features that we think are important, and show you some of the best campfire grills on the market today.
  • 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 common myths and point out some mistakes even experienced grill masters make. We hope you share these tips with your friends and family while gathering around a grill this summer.
  • Ultimate Fish Taco Recipe

    The classic fish taco hails from the sun-drenched shores of Baja California and has become an iconic Southern California dish. Fish tacos are a quick and easy meal you can put together for a delicious weeknight family dinner or fry up a big batch and amaze your friends and neighbors. Today, we'll give you the tips and tricks (and the best fish seasoning) we use to make the ultimate fish taco recipe. 
  • Our Top Tips for Grilling for a Party

    Everyone loves a big backyard barbecue with friends and family, but it can be stressful for the grill master. When grilling for a big party, a few simple decisions can make the difference between fun and fiasco. Use these tips to make sure every BBQ get-together goes smooth. Afterall, no one wants to remember the big grilling party where the cook couldn’t take the heat.

  • Chipotle Wild Turkey Nuggets

    Wild turkey can be challenging to prepare, as it is easy to overcook and tends to dry out quickly. Breast meat is lean, and cooking them fast and at high heat helps maintain the moisture. So making turkey nuggets is a great option! They're easy to prep and let the unique flavors of the bird to shine through.