What is a bacon bomb?

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It’s a carnivore lover’s dream! Imagine sausage and cheese enrobed in bacon. Below, Chris Webb demonstrates how he does it. First, use strips of Callicrate bacon to make a bacon braid. Next, place sausage, pepperoni and cheese on top of bacon, and roll the whole thing up into a log. And presto! Below, Chris holds the finished bomb. Pick up … Read More

Get your jingle on!

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Stop by Ranch Foods Direct and sample some new recipes on Saturday, Dec. 17! Let Judy’s creativity inspire you! Her rubs and spice mixes make great stocking stuffers. Or grab a cookbook; the gift-wrapping is quick and easy. Thanks for making Ranch Foods Direct part of your festive holiday season!

Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

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1 pound Ground Beef 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups sliced leeks (or use chopped onions) 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes 2 1/2 cups beef broth 2 cups diced tart apples … Read More

Meet Trent Johnson, Ranch Foods Direct retail manager

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Chef Trent Johnson (shown at left visiting the ranch with owner Mike Callicrate ) grew up in a small Florida beach town, but ended up following his passion for food and cooking to Denver, where he attended Johnson & Wales University. This fall he joined Ranch Foods Direct as retail store manager, with plans to eventually oversee the full-service in-store … Read More

Customer Snapshot: Meet Angela Ross

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(Angela Ross is shown at left, with daughter Joanne David and great-grandson Kenneth Alden) DESCRIBE A NEW RECIPE YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT LATELY THAT YOU’D LIKE TO TRY: Shredded brussels sprouts and fennel with pomegranate seeds and chopped nuts in an olive oil and balsamic dressing. I saw it on The Chew (ABC’s daytime TV show featuring a dynamic panel of … Read More

Cattle Entrepreneur Found New Ways To Market Beef

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Farm Show Magazine, November 22, 2016 When Kansas cattleman and feedlot owner Mike Callicrate couldn’t find a suitable buyer for his cattle due to a meat packer dispute, he found ways to sell them direct to the consumer. Now he does it all, from cow/calf herd to feedlot to meat market. “We wanted an alternative path to market that delivered … Read More

Farm-to-table pioneer raises turkeys with room to roam

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During the holiday season, Ranch Foods Direct will offer customers a choice of turkeys from Red Bird Farms of Denver, priced at $3.99 per pound, or from Gunthorp Farms, priced at $5.99 per pound. Red Bird Farms is a privately held Denver-based company and a long-time poultry supplier to Ranch Foods Direct. Described as “one of the best-known and most … Read More