We’re excited to introduce you to a company called ButcherBox. They are a delivery service that brings 100% grass fed and finished beef, free range chicken, heritage breed pork (and much, much more) right to your doorstep.
I’ve been interested in trying ButcherBox for several months and when the opportunity came up through Plan to Eat, I jumped at the chance to order a box and review this product for you. Keep reading to learn all the truly delicious details!
ButcherBox’s mission is to ‘connect families with the foods they want to eat by establishing a friendly neighborhood butcher, always open, online.’ Their desire to provide not just quality meats, but consciously curated meats, is one of the many factors that first made me interested in their delivery boxes.
They have high standards. Each and every product they offer is humanely raised, never treated with antibiotics or hormones, and is the highest quality. You’ll be impressed with all the sourcing practices they have considered.
ButcherBox offers several different box options:
- Custom, where you can select the specific meats you want in your box.
- Mixed, a box with beef, chicken, and pork selected for you (this is their most popular!)
- Beef and Pork selected for you
- Beef and Chicken selected for you
- All beef
In addition to the items listed above, they also have a lot of add-on items you can choose from, including their newest offering, Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon! (Um, yes please! I am going to have to add this into my next box!)
I chose the custom box, as there were some cuts of meat that my family wanted to try specifically. My husband grew up raising and butchering his own grass fed cows, and he wanted to try some of his favorite cuts to compare.
To add some variety to our meal planning, we decided to choose some cuts of meat that we do not eat frequently. Our box included: tenderloin steaks, flat iron steak, steak tips, pork tenderloin and sirloin and steak tips. Broken down, each meal is less than $6.00 and each of their boxes ship free, no matter which you choose!
When the box arrived at my house, it had been delayed by a spring snowstorm. It was only about two days later than expected, but I was nervous to see the condition of the meat. Would it still be frozen?
Amazingly, it was all still frozen solid. There was just a little bit of dry ice left and all of the contents were in perfect condition. The box was filled with eco-friendly insulation, surrounding the individually sealed, vacuum-packed cuts of meat.
After my meat was stored away in my freezer, I took my packing slip to my computer to add these items to my Plan to Eat Freezer. To do this, I created a simple recipe for each cut of meat included in my shipment. Once these were saved, I added them to my Planner and saved them to my freezer with specific numbers of servings. With a stocked freezer, I could now begin planning.
When you cook from foods you already have on hand, you have to adjust your meal planning process slightly. For me, I typically create a meal plan and then go shopping. For planning with foods I have on hand or in my freezer, I begin by looking at my ingredients and filter my recipe book for specific items I want to use. Here’s how it works:
- I decided that I wanted to cook a Ribeye from my ButcherBox Shipment.
- I filtered my recipe book for recipes that included Steak (I could also search ‘ribeye’ specifically.)
- I selected a recipe and added it to my meal planner. (You’ll find the recipe included below!)
- Once the recipe was added, I moved a ribeye from my freezer onto my meal plan alongside the recipe.
- This added a defrost note to my planner to remind me to pull it from the freezer the day prior and I was all set to go shopping for the rest of the ingredients I needed.
- With my shopping list, I removed the ribeye and other items I already had on hand and went shopping!
The ribeye was delicious. It was tender and juicy, and had rich flavor. You can absolutely tell the difference in the quality of their products. Even my husband (the one who grew up raising grass fed beef) agreed with just how amazing the steak was. Since we made this, we’ve tried several other meats and each one is tasty, high-quality, and full of flavor. In addition to this, you can feel confident that you are consuming and feeding your family food that is good for you and not full of harmful additives.
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If you are a meat eater, I believe that ButcherBox a an excellent option for you to get high-quality meat products on your dinner table! Please know that Plan to Eat supports eating preferences of all kinds, including meat eaters, vegans, and vegetarians. This blog reflects the opinions of the author and was not sponsored by ButcherBox.
Source: Plan to Eat Blog
Course: Main Course
Main Ingredient: Beef
- Base Ingredients:
- 1 10oz Ribeye Steak or preferred cut!
- Steak seasoning use your favorite!
- Olive Oil
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 cup cauliflower rice
- 1⁄2 cup sautéed mushrooms
- 1⁄2 cup sautéed bell pepper
- 1⁄4 cup guacamole
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1⁄4 cup pico de gallo
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1⁄3 lime
- Mexi-Greek Yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos and juice
- 1⁄4 cup pico de gallo
- 1⁄2 t cumin
- Optional toppings:
- Salsa Verde
- sliced Radishes
- corn kernals
- black beans
- Coat your steak in oil and then season with your favorite steak seasoning. We let the steak sit for about 1 hour, or until room temperature before grilling.
- Next, grill or pan sear your steak. We grilled our steak until medium, about 4-5 minutes on each side on a hot grill. (Let the steak rest after cooking.)
- While the steak is cooking, prepare or warm the rice.
- Prepare cauliflower rice (you can easily use a steam bag from the freezer section of your grocery store or make it yourself)
- Chop your veggies and sauté until soft.
- Mix together the greek yogurt, pico, jalapeños, and cumin. Stir in about 1 tablespoon of the jalapeño juice. Set aside.
- Slice your steak into strips or bite sized pieces.
- Mix rice and steamed cauliflower rice together. This is the base ingredient in your bowl.
- Top your rice with sliced steak, veggies, guacamole, pico and salsa’s, spinach, cheese, and mexi-greek yogurt
- Finish with squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of cilantro.