NEW IN STORE: Beef tallow

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Beef tallow, a healthful, more flavorful alternative to shortening; great for baking or for making your own French fries! Plus, check out the delicious squash soups from Mountain Pie Co! The squash in the soup was locally grown by Frost Farm of Fountain. Consider having your soup with a side of pie! Mountain Pie Co. offers several savory meat flavors … Read More

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