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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Bison vs Beef

    Bison is a much-hyped meat today and is often a feature in high-end barbecue cuisine, like the tomahawk bison steak we grilled last year. You've probably seen some select cuts of bison in your local grocery store, and you'll frequently find ground bison for sale. And I'm sure the first thing you'll notice is that bison is a lot more expensive than beef. You may wonder if the extra cost pays off with a better piece of meat.
  • Glaze vs Sauce: What's the Difference?

    There are a few differences between sauce and glaze that set them apart from one another, and also a few similarities that lead to the confusion between what is a glaze and what is a sauce. Today, we're breaking them both down and sharing one of our favorite glaze recipes. 
  • What Are Pig Wings?

    Where do pig wings come from you may ask? They come from super-rare flying pigs, of course! We're just kidding, and it's probably a good thing that pigs don't fly. If you'd like to learn where pig wings come from and how to cook them, keep reading!
  • The Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe

    Sometimes, you just want a delicious shrimp meal that's quick to cook and easy to clean up. This is a great recipe you can make any day that's so simple you won't want to make shrimp any other way. This recipe uses simple ingredients that are easy to find in most grocery stores. Plus, it's a great way to add a little tropical flavor to your family dinner any time of year.
  • All About Turkey Jerky

    Jerky is a great snack when you're on the go. It's easy to eat, provides protein and other nutrients, and it's delicious. One of our favorites is turkey jerky, and not just because it's so fun to say. Today, we'll discuss the benefits of turkey jerky and we'll even share a recipe we like to use to make turkey jerky at home.
  • Best BBQ Sauce: Bearded Butcher Blend BBQ Sauce

    We knew there was a better way to make BBQ sauce so we crafted this well balanced, gluten-free sauce to go with everything from pulled pork to tri-tip. You'll even catch yourself putting it on french fries and roasted vegetables. It's sweet and tangy, spicy, and so delicious. Today we're sharing some of our favorite recipes using the Bearded Butcher Blend BBQ Sauce.
  • 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 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 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!
  • 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.
  • Bearded Butcher’s Blend Seasoning: Hollywood

    After Seth's opporunity to compete on the first season of the reality TV show “The Butcher” from the History Channel, we wanted to make a seasoning blend that evoked big dreams and even bigger chances to do something new and different. This limited edition blend had to be something special. The Hollywood seasoning blend is like special effects for your mouth. It’s bold. It’s savory. It mesmerizes your taste buds.
  • 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.