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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Burnt Ends vs Rib Tips

    Burnt ends and rib tips are very different from one another. Burnt ends are made from the point of a well-smoked brisket while rib tips are a byproduct trimmed from St. Louis Style ribs. Today, we're talking specifically about rib tips – culinary curiosities that started out as a cheap way to survive and have now become a defining element of regional barbecue.
  • How to Make Wild Game Stock

    One of the best ways to make sure you are using every part of wild game you harvest is to make a stock. Stock is one of the easiest things you can make but it does take time and attention. We're sharing a few tips and our favorite venison gravy recipe that you can make using your fresh stock. 
  • Sweet & Savory Hollywood Pork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe

    Who doesn't start drooling when there's a plate of crispy, juicy, and smokey burnt ends sitting on the table? While burnt ends used to be Friday night specialties in BBQ joints as a way to make a little money off of leftover scraps, now we see people going out of their way specifically for a crispy, burnt end sandwich. Today we’re sharing our favorite sweet and savory pork belly burnt ends recipe so that you can have that perfect sandwich without having to leave your home.
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Original Meatball Parmesan Recipe

    Craving some Italian food? Here's a different take on meatball parmesan. It's a relatively easy recipe that you'll just have to throw in your smoker for a few hours. Let us know if you try it!

  • The Best Burger Recipe for Labor Day

    Labor Day is the grillers favorite holiday. It's the last summer cookout and the perfect opportunity to have some fun with classic grill foods. Hamburgers are sure to be on tens of thousands of barbecues over the Labor Day weekend, so we thought that we would show you the best way to make the best hamburger and we're also sharing a full recipe at the end.
  • Sweet and Smokey Hollywood Pork Butt Recipe

    Craving some savory pork butt with a blend of sweet herbs and cane sugar? Check out this easy recipe featuring our Hollywood Blend. 

  • How to Make Beef Bone Broth

    Making beef bone broth at home is one of the easiest things you can do and you'll get superior results over that stuff you buy in the store. We're going to give you the facts about beef bone broth to help dispel some of the misunderstandings and then we'll let you know how you can make it right in your home kitchen and store it to use whenever you want.
  • Seth's Smoked Ribs Recipe

    One of the most popular meats we put on the smoker is racks of ribs. They are easy to make, delicious, and fun to share. Everyone has their favorite way of doing ribs but we get lots of requests for the "Secret Recipe" Seth uses when he is smoking a rack of ribs. So due to popular demand, this is the recipe we use to make our favorite ribs.
  • The Best Garlic Butter Steak Recipe

    Today we'll show you one of our favorite ways to make tender, juicy, flavor-packed steak in about 15 minutes. This is a great recipe for those random Wednesday night steak dinners, when you don't have time to spend hours slaving over the grill. The secret to this recipe is a garlic and herb compound butter you can make ahead of time that adds a tremendous amount of richness and flavor to your meal.
  • How to Throw the Ultimate 4th of July BBQ

    The Fourth of July is a great excuse to throw an epic BBQ party. It's time to get out the grill or smoker and grab a few of the best 4th of July BBQ recipes featuring fresh summer flavors.
  • Easy Smoked Fish Recipe

    It's easy to smoke fish incorrectly and end up with an expensive piece of dry and tasteless meat. We're going to show you the right way to smoke fish today so you'll be confident that you can get professional results every time.
  • Summer BBQ Sides

    Summer is the perfect time to show off your grilling and smoking skills. Nothing sets off a better summer party than having epic side dishes that complement your barbecue. We're sharing our take on a few classic sides that will give you the perfect opportunity to take an otherwise boring BBQ side dish and make it a showstopper.