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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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.
  • Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

    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 cut is that you can get great results without a ton of extra steps or special equipment, and you can have a delicious meal ready to serve in less than two hours.
  • How to Regulate Temperature in a Charcoal Grill

    Once you master the proper technique to maintain a specific temperature in your grill, you'll be able to perfectly cook any type of meat. In this article, we'll explain the components of a charcoal grill or smoker that allow the cook to get to the correct temperature and keep the temp there.
  • Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

    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 perfectly. We're sharing some of our best cooking tips so your next steak grilling experience will be a success without worrying whether the steak cooked too long.
  • Top 5 Blackstone Griddle Recipes

    Griddle cooking can revolutionize your backyard experience. Today, we're going to share some tips and tricks we have learned using the Blackstone griddle – including the right way to season the surface and some of the best recipes we love to make.
  • Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

    It would seem like buying ribs for your next cookout would be a simple process, until you're sitting at the butcher's counter trying to choose between spare ribs and baby back ribs. Which one is better? What's different about cooking baby back ribs over any other type of ribs? Today, we'll show you the differences and give you some tips for preparing the different cuts. It's all about the ribs baby!
  • Grilling and Reverse Searing a Bison Tomahawk Steak

    A popular way to cook a steak right now is the reverse sear method. This fancy term is actually a really easy way to get a perfect medium rare steak with that delightful, crunchy, crispy exterior that only high-heat creates. Today we're sharing our simple recipe that lets you use some of the skills from grilling and smoking to sear a steak to 5-star excellence.
  • Cookout Guide: Labor Day Recipes

    It seems like just yesterday the sun finally came out of hiding, but here we are at the unofficial end of Summertime. Labor Day weekend is here, so we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite grilling, smoking, and barbecuing recipes that will make your cookout with family and friends both effortless and delicious. Let's dive right into some key preparation tips and a bunch lip-smacking good food.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.