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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Cut a Flank Steak

    Flank steak is a common favorite cut for grilling. It's an intensely flavorful cut despite being lean and boneless. Flank is one of our go-to proteins for a quick weekday meal that makes for excellent steak sandwiches or fajitas. Cutting flank steak correctly is essential to serving a tender, easily chewed meal. Learning to cut flank steak is an easy skill you'll have no trouble learning, so let's get into it!
  • How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

    Cooking a steak can be stressful when you aren't sure how to tell if it's done. Steak can be touchy – just a minute too much and the steak is overcooked. With time comes experience, and you'll learn to tell when a steak is done using several techniques. But when all-else fails, an instant read thermometer is your best bet!
  • 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.
  • What is Reverse Sear?

    When you slice through the crisp, crackly crust and reveal tender, juicy beef, you know that steak is going to be delicious. Getting the ideal sear isn't difficult, but it does take a little practice and some know-how. So we're going to explain how a reverse sear works, why it creates such a fantastic piece of beef, and how you can get that five-star texture and flavor at home.
  • Where to Buy Meat Online

    We get asked all the time if we sell our meat online. Unfortunately we don't but these days, there are a ton of companies that can. So we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the common questions we hear about ordering meat online and share some of the companies we trust for getting high-quality meat delivered right to your door. 
  • How to Cook a Medium Rare Steak

    One of the most intimidating things that you will face as you start to become an experienced grill master is how to know exactly when to pull your meat for the perfect finish. There are a few things you can learn to watch for and a couple tools that will have you making the perfect medium-rare steak in no time.
  • Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

    Letting your steak rest is about more than just letting it cool enough to eat. There is actually some science to it and your steak will end up even better if you take the time to let it rest. Learn more!
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • The Best Way to Reheat Steak

    The key to a deliciously tender and juicy reheated steak is the method you use. Today we'll examine some of the pros and cons of a few different methods of reheating steak you can do at home for excellent, repeatable results. Follow along and we'll show you how to reheat your steak so it's almost as good as it was in the first place.
  • 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.
  • 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.