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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Top 5 Blackstone Griddle Recipes

    Griddle cooking can revolutionize your backyard experience. Today, we're going to share some tips and tricks we have learned using the Blackstone griddle – including the right way to season the surface and some of the best recipes we love to make.
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning: Hot

    Our Bearded Butcher’s Blend Seasonings are all-natural and a healthy choice for your family. The Hot blend is really one of the best blends we have come up with and it continues to be incredibly popular with grillmasters all over the nation. And did we mention it's actually hot? Today we're sharing some of our favorite recipes we like to spice up with our hot blend. 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Bearded Butchers Blend: Cajun Seasoning

    After years of being disappointed with the various store bought cajun seasoning options, we decided to craft our own cajun blend using only the best, all-natural ingredients. It took some trial and error to get just the right balance of peppery and spicy, but the result is one of our favorite seasonings. Our Cajun seasoning blend has that distinct, born-on-the-bayou flavor you crave and it’s made out of ingredients you can feel good about. Learn more! 
  • Cookout Guide: Labor Day Recipes

    It seems like just yesterday the sun finally came out of hiding, but here we are at the unofficial end of Summertime. Labor Day weekend is here, so we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite grilling, smoking, and barbecuing recipes that will make your cookout with family and friends both effortless and delicious. Let's dive right into some key preparation tips and a bunch lip-smacking good food.
  • Chicken Stock vs. Chicken Broth: Making and Using Both

    Today, we are going to discuss two misunderstood yet classic food items – chicken stock and chicken broth. Knowing how to make and use broth and stock is key to elevating simple dishes, adding tons of flavor, and wasting nothing. We'll discuss the differences, how to make both broth and stock, and share some of our favorite ways to use both to craft seriously good food. 
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning: Chipotle

    Some like it spicy, some like it sweet, our Bearded Butcher Blend Chipotle Seasoning brings both for a mouthwatering flavor you will want to put on everything. We made our Chipotle blend because we wanted a smoky seasoning with ingredients we trust. So, we crafted a special blend that excites your tastebuds and brings out the natural flavors of any meal. Check out some of our favorite recipes featuring our chipotle seasoning!
  • How to Make Summer Sausage at Home

    Deer season is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for opening day to finally get here. In this article, we'll show you how we make an authentic and tangy venison summer sausage. We're going to break down the science behind flavoring and detail the spices we use. These sausages also travel well, so they're the perfect snack to take along on your hunt this fall.