BONUS RECIPE: Maple Bacon Beer Burger

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1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup beer 2 tablespoons SMOK whiskey glaze or hot sauce 4 good quality hamburger buns, split 4 slices Cheddar cheese 4 slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half and cooked crisp Combine ground beef, beer and whiskey glaze or hot sauce (or substitute equal amount Worcestershire sauce) in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape … Read More

Recipe: Ham Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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1 cup diced ham; 4 medium russet potatoes; ½ bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut; ½ cup sour cream; 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese; ½ cup chopped fresh chives; salt and pepper Bake potatoes until soft. While they bake, steam (or stir-fry) asparagus. Combine asparagus in a bowl with ham, sour cream, ½ cup Swiss cheese, 6 tablespoons chives, and ½ … Read More

Seasoned pitmaster shares meat mastery with RFD customers

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Chris Webb has already dazzled Ranch Foods Direct customers with his barbecue prowess, introducing them to marvels like the sausage-stuffed “bacon bomb.” Starting today, he’s offering hands-on meat prep classes on the first and third Thursday of each month. Chris has many years of experience cooking with fire and smoke, including a stint competing on the professional circuit while he … Read More

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