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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!

  • 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. We've put together this guide to help you make informed decisions about the quality of the beef you buy in the store, so you can make the most out of your meals. 
  • 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.