Culinary Classic: Argentine Grilled Skirt Steak

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Gaucho Cuisine: Wood, Fire, and Skirt Steak

Argentines are mad about beef. As a nation, they consume more beef per capita than any other populace on the face of the earth. And among all cuts of beef, skirt steak is the hands-down favorite.

Grilling Tools: Instant-Read Thermometer

A digital instant-read thermometer is the quickest and most accurate way to know the internal temperature of whatever you are cooking. And measuring the internal temperature is the most accurate way to know how “done” your food is.

Rib Roast thermometer

Celebrating our 175th Anniversary: Spotlight on Stanley Lobel

“Lobel’s is a one in a billion establishment. We will not disappoint our customers—we provide quality, quality, quality,” says Stanley Lobel, the company’s president who began working alongside his father, Morris, over 60 years ago.

The 78-year-old patriarch shows no sign of slowing down. And if he is not in the Madison Avenue shop cutting meat or giving out recipes, he is likely on the phone or out buying for the store.

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Stanley Lobel cutting meat for Lobel’s USDA Prime Steak Sandwiches at Lobel’s Carving Station in Yankee Stadium


Cut of the Month: Boneless Rib Steak

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

Rib steaks have long been ranked the most popular steak for grilling. Since Grilling Season is just getting started in most of the country, we’ve selected boneless rib steak as this month’s Cut of the Month.

Boneless Rib Steak


Sausage in Profile: Hot Dogs

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.

Grilling season is finally here and you know what that means—time to throw the hot dogs on the grill! While you may have enjoyed a boiled or pan-fried hot dog during the long, cold winter, there’s almost nothing better than a hot dog fresh off the grill.

The hot dog has become synonymous with American traditions like baseball and backyard barbecues. So you might be surprised to learn that the hot dog actually has German roots.

Hot Dog

News Release: Lobel’s Carving Stations Set for Baseball Opening at Yankee Stadium

New York, NY (April 3, 2015) – Famed New York butcher Lobel’s has become a fixture at Yankee Stadium, where the Lobel family keeps baseball fans supplied with USDA Prime Steak Sandwiches, which have developed a large following among baseball fans at the venue. For the 2015 baseball season, Lobel’s will once again be a purveyor of fine meats at Yankee Stadium when the season begins April 6.

Steak Sandwich - Yankee Hat Bun On


Culinary Classic: Meat Pies

It’s said that the word pie comes from magpie, a type of bird known for collecting and hording small items. In that way, a pie can be thought of as a collection of ingredients, secreted away inside a crust.

A pie is technically a dish with a baked filling topped with a crust. The top crust is usually pastry but can be another topping, such as biscuit or mashed potato (as in a shepherd’s pie).

Traditionally a pie, whether savory or sweet, has just a top crust. However, it can have a bottom crust, as in most American-style pies. And on the other hand, in Britain a sweet filling baked in just a shallow bottom crust is called a tart.

But our interest lies in those all-in-one meals, those warm-you-to-your-toes dishes, those comfort-food favorites: savory meat pies.


Grilled Pork Hand Pie. Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. For more information visit


Always the Best for Five Generations

If you are a fan of Lobel’s world-class meats, you probably already know that with food critic after food critic and in taste test after taste test Lobel’s products land at the top of the heap with superlative reviews, scoring the highest marks.

And, if that’s something you didn’t know, it is something you should know when you buy the very best—freshest and finest—meats that money can buy.

But what makes Lobel’s so good?

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3 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Spring Holidays

Spring is almost here! We see the tell-tale signs—the weather is getting warmer, the foliage is getting greener, and it’s almost time for Easter and Passover. The most memorable way to celebrate these spring holidays is with family, friends, and great food. We’ve compiled 3 great recipes for oh-so-perfect springtime dishes for your holiday feasts.


Culinary DIY: Queso

Queso, which is Spanish for cheese, is an appetizer of melted cheeses and peppers. Queso is typically served as a sauce for nachos in Tex-Mex restaurants. Want to wow your guests with a homemade version of this restaurant-style appetizer? We’ll walk you through the steps for a seriously good queso!

Culinary DIY: Queso


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