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A few weeks ago, the folks at Butcher Box contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their grass-fed beef. I’m a HUGE fan of grass-fed anything, so of course I was all about it.
HOW DOES BUTCHER BOX WORK?
Each month, for $129, Butcher Box sends you a selection of 6-10 pounds of grass-fed beef. They also send you information and recipe cards so you can get inspiration for how to cook your meat.
WHAT DO I THINK OF THE SERVICE?
I think this is a really awesome idea for a food subscription service! Not only does it take the hassle out of shopping for grass-fed beef, it also forces you out of your comfort zone to try new cuts of meat. In my box I received: boneless short ribs, sirloin tips, sirloin steak, ground beef, and bacon.
The major downside that I see to this service is the cost. If this was my only meat for the month, $129 wouldn’t be a bad price. But we like to eat other types of meat (chicken, pork, etc.), so we need to supplement. If you’re a smaller family, I would maybe suggest purchasing a box every other month.
Also, the ground beef was perhaps a bit high in fat content for the dish I used it in.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF DISHES I’VE MADE WITH THE MEAT SO FAR:
Slow cooker boneless short ribs with olives, balsamic vinegar, thyme, onions, garlic, and carrots (based off of the recipe card that came in the Butcher Box). I cooked it all day on low.
That was one of the most tender, buttery roasts I’ve ever had. Mmhmm.
Sirloin tips in a mushroom, balsamic, teriyaki, cream sauce. Reuben and Helen LOVED this. Which is kind of a big deal, because Helen doesn’t like meat. But she asked for several more pieces!
I thought this was a sirloin roast, so I was planning on roasting it in the oven. When I took it out of the package I realized that it was already cut into pieces. So I improvised and seared the meat and added a sauce. If I would have realized sooner how the meat was cut I would have marinated it for extra flavor/tenderness. But it was still good!
SO, WOULD I SUBSCRIBE TO THIS SERVICE?
If my food budget was higher, I would. It’s nice to have the decision about what meat to buy taken care of. And I got to try cuts of meat that I was either too scared to try, or just didn’t think to buy.
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What do you think of this type of service?
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