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Big Time Tri‑Tip & Marinade

posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Rick Stidham

Our Butchers have been known to offer the best tri-tip in town. Incredibly tasty with the beefy flavor of sirloin, and a tenderness that simply melts in your mouth. Our Choice Natural Tri-Tip is the perfect cut for summertime grilling with its delicious flavor and ability to soak up the warmth of spices, rubs, and grilling smoke. Flavorful enough to stand on its own yet we gave our tri-tip a one-two punch with our own Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade! In our meat department is our signature marinated Big Time Tri-Tip! Marinated for 48 hours in our own premium, natural sauce, these tri-tips are full of smokey, sweet, and peppery flavor from first bite to last. Fully seasoned and ready to grill. Be prepared to fall in love! With a marinade this good, we also bottled it to go! You can also find our signature all natural, small-batch crafted Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade in our meat department for those who like to marinate at home. Our Big Time Tri-Tip is… Read More

Bristol Farms "Never Ever" Pork – Why We’re Better

posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Rick Stidham

You have to love all of the latest “buzz” words when in comes to fresh food these days. Terms like Vegetarian Fed, Humanely Raised, Free Range, and Air Chilled are a few that come to mind. As we look closer into the lifestyle that supports these kinds of husbandry practices, it is becoming increasingly obvious that healthier meal choices and long-term sustainability are at the forefront of the minds of today’s consumer. Having taken this knowledge into consideration, your local Meat Department is pleased to be able to offer you a line of cut pork selections that not only have all of the attributes mentioned above, but many other benefits as well. In keeping with tradition, our pork also features our standard requirements like Natural, "Never Ever", and Hormone/Antibiotic Free that you have come to expect from us. I encourage you to stop by our meat counter and let one of our skilled butchers help you in selecting a unique meal using one of our pork selections. Our Boneless… Read More

Colorado Lamb

posted on March 1st, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

Chefs and butchers agree: Colorado lamb is the best in the world. Ours comes from the Harper Farms, a third-generation family ranch known for producing some of the most coveted lamb in the country. That’s because the sheep are raised on pasture eating their favorite grasses and then finished on corn and other vegetarian grains, giving the lamb its trademark marbling, fork-tender texture and milder—and yet still rich—flavor that some say tastes a bit sweet. All of our Colorado Lamb is humanely raised, USDA Choice Grade and certified Never Ever: no antibiotics, no hormones, no animal byproducts in their feed Read More

The Paleo Diet

posted on February 15th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

You may have heard about the Paleo diet or know someone who follows it. This diet is inspired by our ancestors and how they used to consume their meals with clean food, free from additives with nothing processed or not found in nature. With Paleo, there is no calorie counting or portion control (unless you are trying to lose weight then you should limit the amount of fruits and nuts you eat or just enjoy them as snacks). Acceptable foods on the Paleo diet: Meat (grass-fed), poultry, fish, eggs Vegetables & sweet potatoes/yams Fruits Nuts Natural oils (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil) Foods Paleo discourages: Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt) Grains (no rice, pasta, barley) Grain-fed meats Sugar Legumes (peanuts, kidney beans) Sodas & packaged juices   Read More

Save $10 lb – Filet Mignon

posted on February 11th, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

For Valentine's Day we will be offering USDA Choice Natural Filet Mignon for $21.99 lb which is a savings of $10 lb! If you're planning on cooking dinner for Valentine's Day or just want to stock up on the best filet mignon at an even better price then you'll want to come into your local Bristol Farms through February 14, 2017.   Read More

Get Game Day Ready

posted on February 3rd, 2017 by Lauren Murphy

The big game is coming up and Bristol Farms has specials on everything you need to host a great party or be a thoughtful guest. Food: Burgers: We've created two new burgers for the game! Choose from the "Dirty Bird" made with antibiotic-free turkey, bleu cheese, and black pepper or the "Deflate-Gate" made with beef, mozzarella, and chopped pepperoni. 8 Year Wisconsin Cheddar: $8.99 lb. Save $7.00 lb. Cheesy Sausages: 10/$10. Save up to $7.48. Choose from Chicken Apple Gruyere, Cheddar Bratwurst, Pork Feta Sundried Tomato, Pork Blue Pear, & Pork Pesto Parmesan. Natural Air-Chilled Chicken Wings: $3.49 lb. Save $2.30 lb. Plain or marinated. Natural Air-Chilled Baby Back Ribs: $5.49. Save up to $4.50 lb. Handmade Guacamole: 10% off lb.   Drinks: Bottled Waters: 3/$5 Beer: Deschutes 6 pk $7.99, Guinness 6 pk $8.99, Hangar 24 6 pk $8.99, Harp Lager 12 pk $14.99, Sierra Nevada 12 pk $15.99 *select varieties, +crv   Read More

Tips For Cooking A Perfect Steak

posted on December 7th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Some nights you might be craving a steak, but it can feel intimidating. Steak can be pricey and you don't want to ruin it, but you'll be surprised just how easy it can be to cook! Right now, our USDA Choice and Prime Natural steaks are 40% off, so you have even more reason to learn. Prepping the steak: -Let the steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. You also want to let your seasoning have time to soak in, so you can salt and pepper one side, let it sit for 15 minutes, flip it over, season the other side, and let sit for the final 30 minutes. -Always use tongs to turn your steak. -Before you sear your steak, remove excess moisture by patting with a paper towel. -Sprinkle kosher salt over your steak and press it in. The salt will bring out the natural flavors on the meat. -If you are pan searing the steak, add 1 tsp of butter and oil to your pan Cooking the steak: If you are pan searing your steak use the following chart to determine how long to cook… Read More

Porchetta

posted on December 5th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Typical of central Italy, but popular beyond regional boundaries, the roast pig is a delicacy irresistible for those who love the hearty flavor and good taste. It consists of a whole pig, drained, boned and seasoned inside with salt, pepper, herbs, and roasted in the oven and, as is known, is tasted in slices as a main dish or as filling for sandwiches, so it is are typical sale on the street where you can buy sandwiches with roast pork while strolling through the streets. For the most refined taste, the pork can be flavored with a good tasted rosemary which intensifies the flavor and taste, as in southern Tuscany, in the Castelli Romani in the south and other areas of central Italy, and sometimes, even if the consumption should take place immediately after purchase, you can pass it in a pan with a little oil, a few tomatoes, a clove of garlic and all its dressing and for a further refined taste, the pork can also be consumed along with the delicious Arabic bread. It is no… Read More

Meet Your Butcher: Brian Juarez

posted on November 25th, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Our master butcher is ready to make your holidays merrier! All it takes is one conversation with artisan butcher Brian Juarez (Newport Beach store) to know: he is passionate about his work. He’s been butcher-ing for almost a decade and though he enjoys getting to use his considerable knife skills, he says what he loves most is helping customers. “When I help someone at the counter, I feel really good knowing that I got to play a small part of the meal she cooks for her family.” And the Bristol Farms meat quality? “It’s the best, and it’s sustainable. Our meat has tons of flavor, but we never use antibiotics or hormones. I’m proud to stand behind it.” Brian's favorite holiday meal: "Easy, my grandmom's famous tamales." Read More

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Lauren Murphy

Bristol Farms offers fresh uncooked turkeys or cooked turkeys for Thanksgiving ordering. If you choose to go with a fresh turkey this year, here are a few cooking tips and recipes to help make your Thanksgiving easier and tastier! Turkey Cooking Tips: Set your oven to 325°F. We recommend using a meat thermometer. Be sure the thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching the bone. Cook to an internal temperature of 180° F. Approximate Cooking Times: Stuffed Turkey 8-12 lbs: 3 - 4 hours 12-16 lbs: 4 - 5 hours 16-20 lbs: 5 - 5 1/2 hours 20-24 lbs: 5 1/2 - 6 hours Unstuffed Turkey 8-12 lbs: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours 12-16 lbs: 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours 16-20 lbs: 4 1/2 - 5 hours 20-24 lbs: 5 - 5 1/2 hours Recipes: Holiday Turkey Brine Ingredients: - 1 package Bristol Farms Dry Brine Mix (available during the holidays) - 1 quart water - 1 box of 2 bags Reynolds Turkey Roasting Bags - 1 16-24lb Turkey (thawed) - 1 gallon Apple Cider… Read More

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