Category: Seasons

Recipe: Stanley Lobel’s Braised Brisket

A braised brisket is the epitome of family-centered feasts. Imagine sitting down with your family and friends amidst the heady aroma of a meal that is the very essence of comfort food, community, and connections.

A big platter of tender meat surrounded by aromatic vegetables is no single-serve enterprise, braised dishes are meant to be consumed around a communal table with banter and lively conversation.

Stanley Lobel claims, “Nothing says ‘family supper’ like a brisket braised with carrots, potatoes, onions, and garlic.”

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7 Apple Recipes You Need to Try This Fall

Fall is here and that means it’s apple season! While some might look forward to sweet apple treats when the weather turns chilly—such as apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples, or cider—we look forward to incorporating this seasonal produce into our entrées.

Apples are wonderful to cook with and they pair well with a variety of meats, such as veal, pork, poultry, and sausages. Which of these tasty apple recipes will you try first?

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Create the Ultimate Tailgating Menu

Now that fall is here and football season is in full swing, it’s time for tailgating. We’ve compiled the ultimate tailgating menu to help your tailgate go off without a hitch.

There are many dishes that can be prepared before you even reach the parking lot, making the tailgating process much more manageable. Check out these recipes, fire up your portable grill, and get pumped for the big game!

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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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Ask the Butcher: What’s your favorite fall comfort food?

As soon as the leaves start changing and we start to feel a crisp autumn breeze we like to cozy up to comfort food. We asked the Lobels to share with us their favorite fall comfort foods.

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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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How To: Grill the Perfect Burger

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Your A to Z Guide for Grilling Season 2018

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran griller, our blog is chock full of useful grilling info and tips. From basics about tools and grill setup to recipes, videos, and more, we pride ourselves on not only providing the finest and freshest meats, but also on educating our customers on the best ways to prepare them.

We hope you’ll come on this grilling journey with us. We’ve rounded up an A to Z guide to grilling so that you can learn some techniques, brush up on your skills, or find something new to try. Let’s go!

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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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10 Recipes We’re Loving This Summer

Summer is here! It’s time to make the most of the nice weather and move the cooking outdoors. There are few things we love more than the one-of-a-kind aroma of steaks sizzling on a hot grill.

But steaks aren’t the only cuts we love throwing on the grill. Here are 10 recipes we’re loving this summer.

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