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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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. 
  • How to Make Deer Smokies

    Smokies make for a great snack, and they'll even keep on a long day hike. If you have trimmings or ground meat, you can easily make smokies at home. Smokies, or sticks as some folks call them, are fun, easy, and a great way to use up some leftover deer meat. After all, it's time to make room in the freezer for hunting season. 

  • How to Make Ground Beef at Home

    Making your own ground beef is actually pretty fun, and when you are done, you have the best ground beef that's superior to anything you can buy in the store. We're breaking down our entire process of how we make ground beef in our shop, how you can make it at home, and we're sharing one of our favorite recipes for ground beef. You're going to want to get cooking right after reading it!
  • 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.