Category: Beef

Savory Soulmates: Beef and Mushrooms

To quote classic Sinatra: “You can’t have one. No, you can’t have one without the other.”

As with peanut butter and jam, mashed potatoes and gravy, lo mein and oyster sauce, strawberries and whipped cream, certain foods have certain affinities for certain other foods that create indelible and unique taste memories.

From a hearty, grilled, perfectly medium-rare rib steak topped with a garlicky mushroom sauté, or Beef Wellington coated with mushroom duxelles and wrapped snugly in a blanket of puff pastry, to the earthy, slow-cooked classic of Boeuf Bourguignon—beef and mushrooms share that type of affinity.

Beef Bourguignon with Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs

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Recipe: West Indian Chili Con Carne

At the time of the publication of the Lobels’ cookbook MEAT by the Lobels in 1971, Jawn A. Sandifer was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and was an excellent judge of fine cooking. Mrs. Sandifer was a talented cook, and this was one of the couple’s favorite recipes.

Since October is National Chili Month, we wanted to share this tasty, time-tested recipe.

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Recipe: Tuscan-Style Meat Loaf with White Wine-Vegetable Sauce

Anyone who has traveled and eaten in Tuscany knows that meat loaves in all their glory are a big deal. Tuscan cooks usually made loaves with finely ground leftover braised or roasted meats.

While many of Tuscany’s offerings still are made from cooked meats, others, such as this time-honored loaf, are made from ground raw meat.

Meatloaf

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Cut of the Month: Minute 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.

Boneless strip steaks are among our most popular steaks, and most people are familiar with this popular steak-lover’s favorite.

What you might not be familiar with is a hidden gem in our butcher shop that we call a “minute steak.” The Minute Steak is our version of a petite boneless strip steak. It’s 4 ounces, USDA Prime grade, and dry aged to perfection.

Minute Steak

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Recipe for Romance: 6 Cuts that are Perfect to Grill for Two

Picture this: A warm summer evening, the grill is heating up, and you’re enjoying a glass of wine or an ice cold beer with your sweetie. It’s the makings of a perfect dinner for two.

There is no more romantic way to celebrate the one you love than with a decadent meal prepared with the finest ingredients and cooked with your own hands.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite grilling cuts that are perfect for two to share.

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Cut of the Month: Hanger 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.

Did you know that hanger steaks are also called “butcher’s tenderloin” or “butcher’s steak” because before this cut was “discovered” by the general public, butchers very often held back the tasty but homely cuts for themselves and their families?

Hanger Steak

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Cut of the Month: Skirt 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.

Skirt steak is the traditional choice for fajitas and a wonderful cut for a myriad of steak salads. Skirt steak is best cooked quickly and sliced across the grain.

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Get Your Taste Buds Ready for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the victory of Mexican forces over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

While celebrated only regionally in Mexico, this holiday is often observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the United States.

Why not bring the festivities into your kitchen as well with some south-of-the-border flavor? We’ve got plenty of great selections for the occasion, plus delicious video recipes and culinary DIY guides.

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Celebrate Spring Holidays with these 3 Recipes!

Spring is officially 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.

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Always the Best for Five Generations… and Counting!

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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