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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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!

  • How to Remove Rust From Cast Iron

    Good cast iron skillets are heirlooms gratefully accepted by generations of future kitchen masters. But unfortunately, that also means you might come across a rusty one. So we're going to walk you through the process we find works the best for removing rust from cast iron, and we'll also let you know how to identify rusted cast iron that's beyond salvation.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Best Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

    Few things cause more contention around the Thanksgiving table than stuffing. Stuffing is nearly as iconic as turkey, and everyone has their opinion. Today, we're going to share a few of our favorites and show you how you can tailor classic recipes to satisfy all your loved ones, even the picky ones.
  • Top 5 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    For some people, Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes. The perfect side dishes will compliment your turkey by adding flavors, textures, and colors to your Thanksgiving menu. Here are some of our favorites!
  • How to Make the Best Hot Dogs at Home

    Buying commercially-produced hot dogs is always a little bit sketchy. You never know what they put in there, what quality the meat was, or whether they are using fillers and other unappealing ingredients. The good news is that you can make hot dogs at home easily with our favorite recipe. All it takes is having the right equipment and following these steps!
  • Curing Meat at Home

    Home curing can be a lot of fun, and it's a great opportunity to experiment with different flavor combinations and seasonings. The process uses salt to cure meat, and it's surprisingly easy to do at home with just a few simple steps.
  • How to Brine Chicken

    Fall is in the air, which means it's also the perfect time of year to perfect your baked chicken. When cooking a chicken in the oven, it's remarkably easy to overcook it. What if we told you there was a simple way to get a moist, delicious roast chicken each and every time? Today, we're sharing with you the secrets of brining a chicken. After your first taste of a roasted chicken that you brined, you'll never go back to any other method.
  • 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.