Butcher Box recently contacted me asking if I’d like to check out one of their boxes and I jumped at the chance! I’ve seen a lot of other folks get boxes and cook amazing things that I could not wait to give them a try.
Butcher Box is a company that provides quality meats to your doorstep each month. They offer grassfed beef, organic/pastured chicken, and heritage pork. They also offer multiple boxes to pick from, each box contains 8-10lbs of meat and is $129 a month with the option of adding on additional cuts if you’d like. You are in charge of the boxes. You can pick the frequency of when they are delivered (Each month, every 2 months, every 3 months) and you can switch between boxes if you’d like. You’re not committed to a certain box once you pick it.
Seriously, this is a freaking amazing deal. You get quality meats delivered to your door. This is especially great if you live in an area where finding top quality meat is challenging. By signing up to get delivery, it also eliminates one less thing you have to focus on because it’s taken care of. You can check meat right off your list and move on.
Included in the box is an invoice that lists all the meats and how much of each, along with cards that feature a recipe on one side and information about that particular cut on the other side. Very handy if you are just getting your feet wet with cooking protein. But even for seasoned chefs, checking out recipes for inspiration is always beneficial.
For this shipment, I picked a beef and chicken box and I received:
- 2pkg Chicken Drumsticks
- 1pkg Chicken Tenders
- 1pkg Beef Sirloin Tips
- 2pkg Ground Beef
- 2pkg Top Sirloin (Each package contained two steaks)
This box reintroduced me to drumsticks and tenders! Something that I never really purchase on my own but I loved them. I also had never cooked with sirloin tips or top sirloin before so this was a new experience.
The drumsticks I marinaded and then baked. The chicken tenders I breaded with almond meal. The ground beef was used in tacos and soup. The sirloin tips I used in a beef and broccoli Asian inspired dish and the top sirloins I marinaded and then cooked in skillet.
And I’ve got a recipe for those bad boys!.
Andrea’s Marinaded Top Sirloin Steaks
- 2 Top Sirloin Steaks
- 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed or finely chopped
- 1TBS Olive Oil
- 1/4C Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce if you prefer)
- 1TBSP Flavor God Everything Seasoning (**see note at bottom)
- 3 TBSP Ghee or lard for cooking (Can also use olive oil or coconut oil)
Place steaks in a medium bowl or large storage bag. Mix garlic, olive oil, coconut aminos, and seasonings in a small bowl and pour over steaks. Massage steaks so that they are fully coated in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or over night.
Remove steaks 30 minutes before cooking and allow them to come to room temperature.
In a large skillet, heat the fat over medium high heat for about 3 minutes then place steaks in skillet. Cook steaks till preferred doneness. I went to medium, so I cooked them about 6 minutes on each side.
Remove steaks from skillet and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve and enjoy!
**If you don’t have Flavor God seasoning then use:
- 1TSP Garlic Powder
- 1TSP Onion Powder
- 1/2TSP Smoked Paprika
- 1/4TSP Salt
These are great as is, sliced for sandwiches/wraps, or make a pan sauce out of the drippings and drizzle that on top. Or place on top of a salad and top with a creamy horseradish dressing. Ahhh, now I’m getting hungry for lunch!
We loved our experience with Butcher Box so much that we signed up for a subscription. I already can’t wait to get our next box!
If you’re looking for quality meats, then definitely give Butcher Box a try!
Disclaimer: Butcher Box sent me a box to sample. I was not compensated in any other way nor was I required to do this post. All opinions and recipes are my own.