Category: Recipes & Techniques

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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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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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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15 Recipes with Wine for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is May 25 and we want you to be able to celebrate to the fullest! We’ve put together this list of 15 recipes that feature wine for both outdoor and indoor cooking. So pour yourself a glass—or two—and enjoy some of our favorite recipes with wine!

Couple Sharing Wine

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Top 5 Steaks for Grilling

After a long, cold winter, grilling season is finally here! When it comes to springtime dining, nothing is better than a backyard filled with the amazing, one-of-a-kind aroma of steaks on a hot grill.

Are you ready to get grilling? Here is a list of the top 5 steaks for grilling this Grilling Season.


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How to Take Your Easter Ham to the Next Level

Along with the first blooming crocus, the sighting of the first robin, pro baseball training camps, and the tapping of maple trees for their sap, an Easter ham is one of the most celebrated and classic signs of spring.

In days gone by, hams were cured, smoked, and dried by hanging in the fall, wintering over until early spring when the first emerging hams were brought to table.

And the crowning touch to any magnificent ham is a complementary glaze that counterbalances the fundamental flavors of a smoked ham. It is the point of departure that distinguishes one ham from the next.

Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.

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T-Roy Cooks: Best-Ever Meat Loaf

Our friend Troy of YouTube channel “T-Roy Cooks” is at it again with another delicious video recipe! Meat loaf may be a humble dish, but Troy elevates this classic comfort food with Lobel’s high quality meats and fresh ingredients.

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Culinary Classic: Colcannon

“Oh, wasn’t it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.”

When a dish inspires the lyrical connection between soothing recollections and mom making a family favorite, that’s comfort food with clout.

The focus of that ballad is colcannon, an Irish dish born of frugality from ingredients that were available even in the worst of times.

Originating from the 16th century when potatoes were introduced to Europe from the New World, colcannon became a year-round staple of the impoverished.

Today, it is a comfort-food classic, the kind of food that takes the blues away.

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Cut of the Month: Lobel’s Wrangler™ USDA Prime Pot Roast

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.

In this day and age of boxed beef, standardization and commoditization, it’s rare to see a new cut of meat introduced into the marketplace. But, that’s exactly what the Lobels did when they patented a meat extraction process to reveal a new cut of beef they named Lobel’s Wrangler™ USDA Prime Pot Roast.

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