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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sausages can complement any dish and elevate it to a higher category in the savory department. Here at The Butcher Shop, we carry a large variety of sausages for any meal, but breakfast and sausage go hand in hand. Egg and sausage are considered to be a very typical American breakfast and this recipe is a slightly different, easy-to-make, ready-to-take on-the-go variation of breakfast cups. The act of utilizing muffin tins for things other than muffins has grown increasingly popular due to the single-serving nature the tins provide. Breakfast cups are a very versatile meal, and...
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Easy Ground Beef Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce

In a pinch for tonight’s dinner? Spaghetti is always an easy meal to prepare for a family due to the sauce being the most “intricate’ part of the dish, and the key ingredient is patience. Here is a super simple mostly hands-off meaty spaghetti sauce for whatever dish you want to top it off with.  While this Italian style spaghetti sauce recipe calls for ground beef, feel free to experiment and change that ingredient to any other of our meat products we have available. This will just add an extra step of cutting the meat down to the desired size...
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Beer-Marinated Flank Steak on the Grill

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it's a perfect time to think about throwing some high-quality, locally sourced meat on the grill.  Our beer-marinated flank steak recipe is simple to make and can be served with your choice of grilled fajita vegetables or even baked potatoes.  Order your flank steak ahead of time from The Butcher Shop, and you’ll be ready for a fun Father’s Day lunch or dinner in no time. Note:  You will need to prepare the meat and marinade the day before you plan to grill it. Ingredients: About 3 to 4 pounds of TBS...
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Spinach Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a common family dinner, but our meat and spinach loaf kicks it up a notch.  Spinach is a healthy addition to this dish, and blending a few of the ingredients gives it a silkier texture with a rich taste.  Our spinach meatloaf calls for ground beef, but you can substitute pork, turkey, or veal if you prefer.  This dish pairs well with roasted or mashed potatoes, zucchini, or green beans. Ingredients: 1 ¼ pound TBS ground beef 1 pound loose, fresh spinach ½ cup breadcrumbs ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup coarsely chopped celery ½ cup finely chopped onion...
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Leftover Pot Roast Twice Baked Potatoes

Once you’ve made the perfect meal, you’ll need a delicious recipe for all the leftover pot roast.  This easy recipe will fill all those cool weather cravings your family has.  Store your leftovers in the refrigerator with the juices.  When you’re ready to make this recipe, warm them in the microwave to cut the chill.   The following quantities are for about 3 pounds of leftover TBS chuck roast prepared as a pot roast.  Adjust the quantities accordingly based on the amount of leftovers you have. Ingredients: 6 large Yukon gold potatoes 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 ½ teaspoon kosher salt...
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Barbeque Pulled Pork Pizza

Pulled pork is a favorite component in many popular meals, yet many people simply don’t have the time to slow cook the meat.  Did you know you can purchase pre-cooked pulled pork from The Butcher Shop?  We prepare our pulled pork for 16 to 18 hours to achieve the fantastic taste and tender consistency you desire.  Our pre-cooked meat makes preparing recipes such as our Barbeque Pulled Pork Pizza quick and easy for your next family meal. How to make a barbeque pulled pork pizza: Ingredients: About a cup of TBS pulled pork.  Choose your favorite slow-roasted flavor here. 1...
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Italian Cooking Made Easy with Steak Pizzaiola

No, steak pizzaiola is not a recipe for making a bougie-style pizza at home.  Instead, this is a delicious, easy-to-make steak recipe that will fill your home with aromatics and get those stomach growling.   Otherwise known as carne alla pizzaiola, the origins of this dish likely come from a Sicilian recipe using beef shoulder for the meat.  Other ingredients, however, point to Naples, Italy as the origin of the recipe. Why is it called pizzaiola if it's not pizza?  Think of one of your favorite parts of pizza–the sauce.  While there are many variations, one consistent characteristic of [caption id="attachment_3071"...
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Pork Schnitzels with Mushroom Sauce (Jägerschnitzel)

If you haven’t had German pork schnitzels, you are missing out on a delectable treat.  These thinly pounded pork cutlets are breaded and quickly pan-fried, making them crispy and delicious.  Pork schnitzel is a traditional German meal often served with french fries and lemon wedges.  However, you can customize your pork schnitzel by adding a gravy, such as the Jägerschnitzel that features a rich mushroom sauce. For this recipe, start by making the mushroom sauce.  Set it aside on low while you make the schnitzels. Ingredients for the Mushroom Sauce: 6 slices of TBS thick bacon, cut into ½ inch...
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Andouille Sausage and Lentil Bean Chili

If you think “Andouille” sounds French, you’re absolutely right.  Andouille is a traditional Cajun pork sausage, often used in recipes like jambalaya and gumbo.  Many Andouille sausages come pre-cooked, but if you purchase them uncooked, it's simple to prepare them with the directions below to use in your favorite recipe.   The taste of Andouille sausage will vary depending on who makes it.  Most have a smoky, rich flavor that stands up well in soups and casserole dishes.  However, you should always discuss the taste with your specific butcher, as some are produced with more cajun spices than others, giving them...
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Beef Gyro Sandwiches

Interested in trying something new, but perhaps you have some family members that are pretty picky about what they eat?  Gyros are a popular grab-and-go food, but not everyone is keen on eating lamb.  You can still enjoy this Greek-inspired pocket sandwich by making beef gyro sandwiches. Gyro is a Greek word that means “spin.”  Traditional gyro meat is placed onto a vertical rotisserie over a heat source.  The meat is sheared off in strips as it cooks.  Gyros are most often made with lamb but are also made with pork or beef. Beef Gyro Sandwiches Ingredients 1 pound TBS...
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