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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.
  • How to Shop for the Best Cuts of Steak

    Getting that perfect cut of steak takes more than just cooking it correctly, you first have to start with a good piece of meat. Shopping for the best cut of steak is challenging when you don't know the things to look for that indicate a good steak. We'll teach you how to find the best steak when you're out shopping for your next meal.
  • 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!
  • How to Cut Ribeye Steaks

    While purchasing a whole rib roast may seem daunting, you'll save a bit of money in the process and you'll end up with the best ribeye steaks. We're going to show you how to trim and cut a prime rib roast so you can carve your own ribeye steaks. We'll also give some tips for grilling the tastiest steaks on the planet.

  • Best Beef Jerky Brands

    Finding good-tasting high-quality jerky can be a challenge. Many brands of beef jerky have a long ingredient list full of preservatives, artificial colors, and added sugar. Today we're sharing some of our favorite brands that are free of unnecessary additives and ingredients, so you can feel good about eating the whole bag. Learn more!
  • Is Beef Jerky Healthy?

    Beef jerky is one of our favorite snacks because it's easy to pack and delicious, but it can't be good for us, right? It turns out that beef jerky can be good for you, but choosing the best beef jerky is the important thing. There are lots of factors impacting the healthiness. Today we'll tell you about the benefits and drawbacks to beef jerky as a snack.
  • Top Meat Grinder Reviews

    Having a meat grinder in your kitchen revolutionizes the way you make meals. You'll be making the most delicious hamburger patties and sausages in no time. Over the years, we've had the opportunity to use some wonderful meat grinders and today we want to show you a few of the ones we really like.
  • 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.
  • 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.