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The Best Cuts of Meat to Create an Amazing Beef Stew

When the outdoor air has that chilly bite to it and the sky looks like snow might begin falling at any moment, there’s nothing better than the enticing aroma of a slow simmering pot of beef stew.  But before you grab your soup pot from the back of your cabinet, consider what type of beef you’ll be using for tonight’s dinner. What’s the best cut of beef to use for stew? It may seem obvious, right?  If you guessed stew meat, well…that’s not it.  This cut is named “stew meat” because it has traditionally been a popular choice for soup. ...

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Transform a Popular Side Dish into a Delicious Meal with Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Warm and melty cheese just seems to bring us comfort on those cold, gray, and rainy winter days.  Here’s an easy way to make a traditional mac and cheese dish even more hearty and delicious, pulled pork and mac and cheese. Plus, did you know you can purchase smoked pulled pork directly from The Butcher Shop?  Our meats are cooked “low and slow” in a smoker for 16 to 18 hours—making the meat deliciously filled with flavor.  Choose any of our slow-roasted flavors:  natural (just...

Don’t Tell Anyone How Easy it is to Make This Balsamic Pork Tenderloin!

There’s nothing like finding a recipe that is fast and easy to prepare and one the whole family enjoys.  The Instant Pot or other similar pressure cooker is the secret ingredient to this meal, making it not only simple but also keeping the meat deliciously juicy and flavorful. For this meal, you’ll need to pick up one or two pork tenderloin (whatever can fit in the bottom layer or your pressure cooker pot) from The Butcher Shop, but it’s likely you already have the rest of the ingredients in your pantry.  Preparation is extremely simple and takes about 45 minutes...

Roasted Chicken Back To The Basics

Get Back to the Basics with a Roasted Chicken While cooking a complex masterpiece attributed to a top chef is very fulfilling, mastering the simple preparation of a basic meal can be even more rewarding and certainly just as delicious.  Whole chickens are economical and widely available creating opportunities to practice and perfect this dish. Here are a few hints for roasting a chicken: Don’t rinse the meat before you roast it. In fact, it's best to pat it completely dry-inside and out.  The drier the chicken, the crisper the skin will be. Use more salt than you think you...

Fresh Baked Salmon

Prepare a Delicious and Healthy Meal with Fresh Baked Salmon For those of us living in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with ample access to fresh salmon.  In 1961, the Chinook salmon—the largest of the Pacific salmons—was given the designation of the Oregon State fish.  These freshwater fish populate many of our local rivers and with so many varieties in our waters, one type of salmon or another is almost always making a run no matter what time of year. Salmon is one of the healthiest sources of protein we can consume in our diets, and luckily for us—it’s...

Korean BBQ Bulgogi Bowls

A Simple Approach to Korean BBQ:  Bulgogi Bowls Are you ready to try something completely new?  Here is an easy recipe you can make to replicate the delicious taste of Korean BBQ from the comfort of your home.  Bulgogi means “fire meat” but don’t let that scare you off.  This dish is known for its mildly sweet and smoky flavor that pairs well with rice and steamed vegetables. Traditionally bulgogi is made with tender slices of beef (“bulgogi beef”) while some chefs use pork or chicken.  It’s really all about what kind of meat you prefer.  To replicate the bulgogi...

Chimichurri Shrimp

Start the Year with a Healthy and Delicious Dinner:  Chimichurri Shrimp After many weeks of consuming hearty, savory meals, are you ready to enjoy a delicious, light meal with a Latin twist?  This dinner is incredibly easy to prepare yet tastes like you’re enjoying a fine dining experience. While the name ‘chimichurri’ is thought to stem from the Basque word ‘tximitxurri’ meaning ‘a mix of several things in no special order’, this is certainly not a hodgepodge of flavors.  Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinian favorite enjoyed throughout South America.  Traditionally, this sauce is made of a few common ingredients:  parsley,...

Lasagna Casserole Easy To Prepare

Ring in the New Year with an Easy-to-Prepare Meal:  Lasagna Casserole For many families, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are filled with time spent with family:  playing board games, making jigsaw puzzles, watching football, or taking a brisk hike or two.  The last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen laboring over a big dinner.  Here’s an easy recipe for lasagna casserole everyone will enjoy—plus, it can made ahead of time and warmed up whenever your troops are ready to take a break from the festivities to eat. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1...

Celebrate the New Year with Tenderloin Steaks

Celebrate the New Year with Tenderloin Steaks Making it through the end of 2020 and welcoming the beginning of 2021 is cause to rejoice!  And what better way to celebrate new opportunities than with a delicious dinner featuring tenderloin steaks from TBS. What makes tenderloin steaks “tender?”  This cut of beef earned its name because it comes from the short loin (technically called the “psoas major”) of the cow.  This particular muscle does not bear any weight of the animal so it has less connective tissue that makes the meat exceptionally tender. Here is a simple meal you can make...

Beef Stroganoff with Prime Rib

Use Prime Rib Leftovers to Make a Delicious Beef Stroganoff When it comes to mouth-watering meals suited for cold winter days, beef stroganoff is on the top of the list.  With Russian heritage, beef stroganoff or бефстроганов, is a hearty dish made with sautéed beef served in a rich sour cream-based sauce.  What you may not have known is that leftover prime rib can be used for this recipe to create a fast and easy cold-weather dinner. Ingredients: 8 ounces of egg noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot – minced ½ tablespoon garlic – minced 2 tablespoons flour ½...