Summer is a great season for food, and especially for meat. Neighborhood barbecues, Father’s Day, July 4th, the list goes on. There are plenty of occasions that are the perfect opportunity for cooking up some grass-fed bison, chicken or wild boar. Everyone at Beck & Bulow looks forward to firing up the grill in the beautiful Santa Fe sunshine and creating some awesome meals and memories with loved ones. Food brings people together, and we love creating summertime spreads featuring our favorite top quality meats. Our ranch to door delivery is perfect for every summertime occasion, whether you’re in the market for chicken, burgers or looking to order some prime steaks online. Here’s some of our favorite summertime meals for your grilling pleasure.
- BBQ CHICKEN
- BBQ BRISKET SANDWICHES
- WILD BOAR BLT’S
Burgers are one of the most tried and true summertime classics. Many of us have childhood memories of long summer days riding bikes in the sun or swimming in the pool, working up a healthy appetite. Running home to see mom or dad standing at the grill, the scent of burgers in the air was sure to get your mouth watering and belly rumbling. Everybody loves a good burger, and buffalo burgers are the absolute best you can make.
Whether you decide to use our burger patties or make your own with our ground bison meat, they’re easy and deliciously satisfying. They’re amazing all by themselves, no seasoning needed – the bison is that flavorful. However, you certainly can add whatever you like to add your personal preference of flavors. Cook the burgers to medium rare (bison meat should always be cooked less rather than more) and pair with some good cheese, toasted buns, and all the fixings for a seriously scrumptious experience.
2. BBQ CHICKEN
While you’ve got the grill fired up, you might as well prepare some juicy, flavorful barbecue chicken – an iconic taste of summer. Locally raised in New Mexico and never given antibiotics, hormones or steroids, this chicken is humanely raised, hand-cut and truly delectable. You’ll be able not only taste the difference, but see it – these chickens are quite a bit smaller than what you usually see in stores, like nature intended them to be. Every part of these chickens is delicious, but we’re partial to the flavorful, juicy thighs in particular. Pan fried or grilled is the perfect easy summer dinner. Selecting a high quality barbecue sauce can really kick things up a notch on the flavor scale.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, a juicy ribeye, tenderloin or New York strip steak are all excellent choices to treat Dad to a delightful summer evening. Luckily for those of you not local to New Mexico, it’s easy to order these prime steaks online just in time to make his day that much more special. These cuts are so tender and flavorful that they require nothing more than a little salt and pepper to taste absolutely incredible. Make sure to cook them rare to medium-rare at most to avoid overcooking these top-shelf cuts of meat. Less is more when it comes to cooking bison! Pair these steaks with some fresh grilled summer vegetables for a meal to remember.
Bison back ribs are a real treat perfect for July 4th festivities or a weekend barbecue. Although most of us probably grew up eating the beef or pork varieties, bison ribs are far superior in taste and nutritional profile. These are another great option for outdoor cooking on the grill, which we all know is one of the highlights of the summer season. To make ribs that are positively finger-licking good, all you need is a great spice rub before cooking and a stellar barbecue sauce to slather on generously. Keep them juicy and tender by cooking the rib racks whole and waiting until they’re ready to serve to cut them in pieces.
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5. BBQ BRISKET SANDWICHES
Slow smoked bison brisket makes some of the best sandwiches in existence, no exaggeration. We sell the brisket sliced in half, making it a hefty amount of meat perfect for feeding a crowd. Serve it all at once or make in advance and reheat for easy summer entertaining. Smoked to juicy, tender perfection, smother the brisket meat in sweet, tangy barbecue sauce. Serve on a brioche bun and add some slaw on top for an authentic southern style summertime treat.
6. WILD BOAR BLT’S
Anyone who has tried our wild boar bacon knows that it’s an absolute must-have. In fact, it sells so fast that we can hardly keep it in stock. Store-bought pork bacon simply can’t compete with this truly wild boar meat. These robust animals consume a natural diet of nuts, fruits, roots and tubers giving a delectable and unique flavor profile. Fry some up and pair with locally baked bread and fresh sliced heirloom tomatoes and greens from your local farmer’s market for a next-level easy summer brunch.
Summertime is basically a synonym for fun, sun and family. Enhance the meals you share with loved ones this season with the best quality meat available. Whether you’re planning a full-scale neighborhood barbecue or buffalo burgers for a casual romantic dinner, Beck & Bulow has everything you need to make great food a highlight of every occasion.