The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Tell If Steak Is Bad: 5 Telltale Signs

    Have you ever been at the grocery store and found a really great deal on a thick steak that's been marked down because it has hit or passed the use by date? It's natural to wonder if that discount steak is even still edible or if it will make you sick. Knowing how to avoid buying a steak that has started to spoil is just as valuable as knowing how to buy the most fresh steak that will cook perfectly. Today, we'll break down what to look for when you are concerned about the freshness of a steak, how to identify the common signs of a steak that is going bad, and how to avoid cooking spoiled meat.
  • All Natural Dog Treats

    Your dog is more than just a pet, he's a member of the family. So when you choose treats for your dog, why not choose all-natural dog treats that are healthy, sustainable, and tasty? Your dog will love them, and you'll know that you're providing excellent nutrition without weird ingredients you wouldn't eat. Let's go over some of the store-bought and homemade options.
  • Keto Beef Jerky

    The Keto diet has grown exponentially in the last few years. More than a fad, it's really a lifestyle change. If you've started to follow a Keto diet, you're probably looking for tasty, healthy snacks that meet your dietary goals. For people who are considering starting the Keto diet but are concerned they won't be able to snack, we've got good news for you – many types of jerky are Keto-friendly.
  • Our Favorite Post Workout Snack: Beef Jerky

    If you're looking for a healthy, delicious, and convenient alternative to overpriced whey protein powders, premade shakes, and protein bars – you should take a look at beef jerky for your post workout meal.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The Ultimate Guide to All-Natural Spices

    Many popular spice blends on the market include ingredients you wouldn't expect, and probably don't want. That's why we created our own. Not only are the Bearded Butcher spices all natural, gluten-free, and free of fillers, preservatives, and MSG; they are also incredibly delicious. You'll find yourself using them on everything!
  • How to Make Bone Broth at Home

    What is Bone Broth and Why You Should Make It Somewhere back near the beginning of time, our ancestors started boiling bones and other animal ...