Culinary DIY – How To: Butcher a Tenderloin

The tenderest cuts of beef come from the aptly named tenderloin. And, when you look at the price of the most desirable center portions of tenderloin, filet mignon and Chateaubriand, they are also the most expensive cuts of beef.

Whole Tenderloin

However, the tenderloin also yields cuts that, by comparison to the filet and Chateau, are less expensive yet have the same tenderness and flavor as the prized center cuts.

The shape of the tenderloin tapers from the head (large end) to the tail (small end). Both ends can be roasted, sliced into small steaks, or cut into cubes or strips for kabobs, stir frys, stroganoff, and so much more.

So, with a couple of sharp knives and a game plan, buying a whole tenderloin is a comparatively economic way to enjoy of range of meals with some simple home butchering skills.

To watch a video of this tutorial, click here.

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My Lobel’s Prime Rewards Program

For 5 generations, the Lobel family has been providing our customers with the highest quality products and exemplary service. Our new My Lobel’s Prime Rewards Program is another way we hope to show our loyal customers just how much they matter to us.


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Get to Know Lobel’s Family-Cut Favorites

Lobel’s has always been known for delivering the highest standards of uncompromising quality, giving our customers the utmost in flavor, tenderness, and juiciness—no matter which cut you choose.

Lobel’s Family-Cut Favorites are our way of drawing attention to a range of products that are favorites with us and our customers.

They are cuts that offer the same famous Lobel’s quality, but at prices that deliver great value and a great taste experience at the same time. Which of our Family-Cut Favorites selections will be your new favorite cut?

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6 Ways to Make Appetizers Better with Bacon

Pretty much any great party has great appetizers or finger foods—whether they’re passed or plated hors d’oeuvres or a casual spread of one-bite snacks.

And the surefire way to make anything better is to just add bacon. The same holds true for appetizers as well. Here’s a list of 6 delicious ways to incorporate everyone’s culinary favorite into your next party spread.

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Ask the Butcher: What’s Your Favorite Filet Mignon Recipe?

August 13th is one of our favorite food holidays—it’s National Filet Mignon Day! Cut from the aptly named tenderloin, filet mignon is supremely tender. As long as it’s not overcooked, you can cut filet mignon with a fork and it melts in your mouth.

Filet Mignon always ranks among our customers’ favorite steaks. So we asked the Lobel family of butchers: what’s your favorite way to prepare filet mignon?

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Wedding & Anniversary Foodie Gift Guide

The wedding bells are ringing. Your foodie friends are tying the knot and we know the perfect gifts. Surprise them with an unexpected gift that will tantalize their taste buds and send them off into delicious wedded bliss.

Rather than relying on a registry, check out our list of decadent non-traditional wedding gifts and anniversary presents for all of the gourmands on your gift list.

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Grilled Surf and Turf: Romance is in the Air

What could be better on a balmy summer’s evening? Clear skies and a gentle breeze. Just the two of you. And something hot on the grill to get things started right.

In addition to being synonymous with celebration, extravagance, and special occasions, surf and turf is most closely associated with romance. Two different elements: meat and seafood residing together in harmony on the same plate.

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You’ve Never Seen a Rib Roast Like This…

You might think you’ve seen amazing cooking videos. You might think you know how to cook a rib roast. You might think you know a thing or two about backyard smoking. But you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Our friend Troy of “T-Roy Cooks” YouTube channel has outdone himself again.

We sent Troy a USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib Roast. Just wait till you see what he did with it.

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Sausage in Profile: Knackwurst

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world.  Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Knackwurst is a pudgy, medium-textured link. Traditionally made of a pork and beef blend, they are well suited to being served on a bun with sauerkraut or cooked onions, or with tangy-sweet sauerkraut in a casserole. They are fantastic whether grilled, broiled, or gently pan-fried.

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Summer Culinary Checklist – 10 Fun & Delicious Ways to Enjoy Summer

It’s finally (officially) summer! The days are long and the nights are warm. Summer is the time for dinners cooked outside on the grill and plenty of backyard barbecues with friends and family. Are you looking for fresh and exciting ways to enjoy this summer? Do you want to expand your culinary horizons?

Here is a list of 10 ways to make this summer fun and delicious.

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