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Corned Beef for the holidays? Yes, please!

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Outside is shut down, right? You did your due diligence and got your screens, furnace filters and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms changed. Getting a breather yet? Nope.

Thanksgiving weekend is looming. School and college breaks with hungry mind-stressed kids added with visiting ‘special dietary concerns’ family is headed your way. More laundry, your kitchen is crowded and possessed, the TV is constantly on, plus there’s no hot water in the shower. Everyone is swarming you with questions and antidotes. I’d suggest a spa vacation at Northern Quest Casino, but that’s probably not gonna happen. Bummer.

I know the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a given (everybody loves their favorites), but what do you serve the rest of the time? Nachos? It’s the classic for sure. Mac-n-cheese? It’s the staple of the south with every meal. Little ones dive right in.

How about something really different? How about a Hot Reuben or a Hot Corned Beef Special? Get some freshly made hoagie buns and let them pile on our Angus Meats (of course!) Corned Beef with all the fixings’ you already know about. Our Angus Meats Corned Beef is amazing and hand-turned for 21-days. So tender, easy to cook, and slice. My son-in-law loves it for breakfast with eggs, but, he’s from the south.

Whatever savory delight your family enjoys this holiday season, our Angus Brands’ family wishes you a warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

– Leslie Stachecki

 

 

 

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Fall foliage calls for stuffed green peppers

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The autumn colors are beautiful. That’s why we got married in October. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Boston last year and it was a trip to remember, especially the lobster! Lobster cooked in so many ways I can’t recall them all.

That’s the upside of October here in Spokane; the amazing colors. Downside… I hate raking. Shuffling up to 15 bags of dead wet leaves and endless pine needles works up the appetite. Ultimately, it calls for the ‘big gun’ from my recipe box: 

Stuffed Green Peppers 

I take the biggest peppers I can buy and stuff them with our Angus Meats hand-made Italian Sweet Sausage (to die for!), browned with our Angus Meats 80/20 Ground Beef, Walla Walla Sweet Onions, of course mushrooms, and a mix of brown and white minute rice. Next, throw in some tomato bits, stir it all up, stuff the big green guys, and cover again with a garlic/onion tomato sauce. Bake at 350° covered for an hour. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese as it cools. It’s a tasty reward after raking leaves all day 🙂 

This dish warms the tummy and the toes. Enjoy and happy fall! 

Written by Leslie Stachecki

Corporate holiday gift idea

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Are you still looking for ideas on what to give your clients for a holiday gift? Want to support local business and skip unnecessary shipping costs?

Just in time for the holiday season, you can buy local with Spokane’s own Angus Brands “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner” gift basket.

Our tasty “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner locally hand-crafted basket includes

Breakfast
Angus Meats’Apple Cranberry Sausage with a spectacular arrangement of apples, cranberries and maple syrup.

Lunch
Angus Meats’ Jalapeno Beer Brats are made with Steam Plant Brewing Company’s Whitman’s Wheat Ale, fire roasted peppers and stacked full of creamy cheddar cheese. Yum!

Dinner
Two juicy 10oz PRIME NY Steaks! Bring that high-end expensive dinner night out to your own kitchen.

We are offering these popular gift baskets at fantastic price. Please call us at (509) 482-7033 to order today.

Recipe: Skillet Steaks with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

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This recipe is for the Coulotte Steak but can easily be substituted with any of the steaks above that we have on special (and even the Pork Porterhouse!).

Total Recipe Time:  25 to 30 minutes | Makes 4 servings| Recipe courtesy of Beef Checkoff
Cook’s Tip: Three cups sliced button mushrooms can be substituted for assorted wild mushrooms.Ingredients
1 to 1-1/4 pounds beef Coulotte Steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups assorted wild mushrooms (such as cremini, oyster, shiitake, enoki and morel)
2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and pepper

Directions
  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and 1 clove minced garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned. Remove; keep warm.
  2. Combine thyme and remaining garlic; press evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks in same skillet over medium heat; cook 8 to 11 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter.
  3. Carve steaks into slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Top with mushrooms.

Tips for using the grill

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Tips for the grill
  • Before you get started, dust your grill grates with oil or cooking spray to keep food from sticking. Be sure to let the grates come to temperature before you begin cooking.
  • Bring ingredients to room temperature before you cook; they will then cook more evenly and quickly.
  • Remember the 4-by-4 rule to determine how hot your grill is: If you can keep your palm 4 inches over the coals for 4 seconds, it’s at medium heat.
  • For even browning of meat and poultry, pat the surface with a paper towel to remove moisture before grilling.
  • If your steaks curl on the grill, score the outer layer of fat at 1-inch intervals.
  • Refrain from pressing hamburger patties on the grill with a spatula or piercing meat with a fork; you’ll lose the juices. Use a spatula or tongs.
  • If you prefer skinless chicken, be sure to marinate the meat first; then baste frequently with leftover marinade during grilling.
  • Use fresh lemon juice in your marinades. It tenderizes meat, blends well with many flavors (from soy sauce and ginger to BBQ sauce), and accents other tastes.
  • Let meat rest at least 5 (if not 10) minutes before slicing them. The meat will absorb and redistribute the juices.

A salute to our drivers

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It’s been a long, long winter. In fact, recent news stated that this has been one of the most depressing in Spokane in decades. I can contest to that. It’s beginning of March and I’m still looking at over two feet of frozen snow and 2 inches of fresh in my front yard. We’re all ready for spring.

What it’s been like this ‘past’ winter, I can’t help but think of (and always worry about) our heroic drivers who faithfully deliver to our customers every week day regardless of the road conditions. Narrow back streets of downtown, hilly Southside, icy Northside, and even enduring the treacherous narrow roads up to our local mountain ski resorts.

We all brave the drives in the white, deep, frozen, and berm bedded streets, the recent flooding filling the crater-sized pot holes, dogging as best we can so as not to have a blow out or get side-centered. But, can you imagine doing all of that defensive driving in a truck four times the size of a normal car?

So, this month I want to salute our fearless men who get behind that wheel every day. Without them Angus Brands couldn’t live up to our service promise. Congratulations guys – you made it through another challenging season.

With all my heart, thank you.

Leslie Stachecki

Time to tailgate!

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Hard to believe that football season is just around the corner. Tailgating is a tradition packed with fun, food, and great memories. So why not do it right with Angus Meats’ quality fresh beef patties made right here in Spokane? Our juicy ground beef is not only a 44 year old proven formula, it’s hand-crafted, affordable, and ready to grill! Your game day just got a bit tastier. You’re welcome.
  • 1/4 lb 85/15 all-natural beef patties
  • 1/4 lb 80/20 all-natural beef patties
  • 5.33 oz supreme quality ground chuck patties

Ask your grocer about Angus Meats beef patties

Ground bison? Yup!

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Have you ever tried ground bison meat (also referred to as buffalo meat)? If not, you are truly missing out. Compared to beef, Angus Brands’ locally ground buffalo:

  • Has fewer calories
  • Is higher in protein
  • Is lower in sodium
  • Contains higher levels of B-12, B-6, iron, and zinc

Bison meat can be used in most recipes that call for beef and is one of the leanest, most nutritious meats available. You can use it for burgers, roasts, steaks and stew. Your customers will love this alternative. Because most meat bison are raised on open ranches and fed grass, the meat contains far fewer — if any — artificial antibiotics, hormones and steroids than beef and other more common meats. And since July is National Grilling Month – there’s no better time than now to try something new on your menu.

To learn more about Angus Brands’ ground 2/5#, 6 oz Smashburgers, and 2 oz sliders, contact us at 509.482.7033

Corned Beef or Pastrami? We Say Both!

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Both pastrami and corned beef are cured meats, meaning that they have been injected or otherwise infused with a solution of salted water (brine). Corned beef gets its flavor from whatever spices or flavors that is put into the brine. Pastrami may have similar flavors in the brine, but then the maker of traditional US pastrami goes a step further by rubbing the outside of the meat with various seasonings. Lip-smacking tasty goodness for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year.

Angus Brands is proud to announce that our very own pastrami is ready for you to try! We start with our locally produced corned beef that has been in brine for 21 days, hand-turned each and everyday. The corned beef is pulled from the brine on the 22nd day and the outside is rubbed with a special blend of seasonings.

Now you get to add the finishing touch. Will you cook it, smoke it, or braise it? Either way you are guaranteed an absolutely delicious local product your customers will love.

Preparation tip:
Place pastrami spice side up on cooking rack
Add 12 oz. beer to baking pan
Cover tightly with aluminum foil
Bake 250 degrees for 5-hours
Slice thin at 90 degrees to muscle grain

 

Corned Beef or Pastrami? The answer is both!
 

For more information and samples please call 509-482-7033