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Great Food Ideas You Can Do With A Meat Box

You may have heard of meat boxes and may be wondering what a meat box is. Simply, a meat box is a subscription box that contains prized cuts of meat, which is then delivered to your doorstep.

Most meat boxes contain products sourced from farms such as Morton’s Farm, which is healthier for the consumer and more ethical as far as farming livestock is considered.

These farms often practice free-range farming, which allows livestock to be raised properly so that there won’t be any need for hormones or antibiotics as livestock are organic and grass-fed.

This way, the consumer benefits from subscribing to a meat box because the meat is not just delicious, but also has the right nutrients that may be lacking from meat sourced from factory-style farms.

Now that you know what a meat box is, let’s find out how you can use the meat in the best ways.

Types of Meat In a Meat Box

Generally, the types of meat that are delivered via a meat box fall into these categories:
  • Beef can be packaged as ribs, mince meat, sausages, burgers, fillets or steaks.
  • Pork can be packaged like beef, too.
  • Lamb is available as chops, riblets, kebabs and shoulder cuts.
  • Goat is a less common meat box option, but it is possible to source this one from a farm as well.
  • Poultry, which can be chicken or turkey as breast fillets, mince meat, steaks, wings cut, and drumsticks cut.
  • Fish is not a common item in meat boxes, but there are some farms that offer this, too.

With so many meat options, you probably will be bewildered by the many possible food ideas that you can prepare at home for your family.

Great Food Ideas Sourced from Meat Boxes

1. Breakfast Ideas 
  • Frying pre-prepared sausages and burgers (pork or beef) for the kiddies.
  • If you’re the type to dodge meal preparation time due to run-of-the-mill ingredients, smoked meats are fantastic to have around for a quick breakfast.
  • The good thing about smoked meats is that each farm prepares this well in advance, using their own tried-and-tested recipes and meal preparation strategies.
  • Goat meat can be prepared in advance as sausages or burgers if you have the right recipe. The key to this is to complement the gamey smell and taste of goat meat with herbs such as thyme or rosemary, based on your preferred taste. Some people like using a lot of herbs.
2. Lunch Ideas
  • Your kids can bring along to school packed lunches of fried sausages with side helpings of cut tomatoes and sliced raw onions.
  • Weekend lunch could be some minced meat cooked with potatoes, carrots, and celery (a take from traditional roast beef recipes) with a lot of onions and butter. You can take your pick of raw mince meat from beef, pork, chicken or turkey. 
  • To serve and eat this minced meat dish, you could toast some whole wheat pita bread to wrap the meat and other ingredients in.
  • For those who would like to have steaks, a good steak can be grilled over coal on the weekend with just a shake or two of salt and pepper, a quick drizzle of olive oil, and maybe some herbs like rosemary or thyme to complement the taste of the meat.
3. Dinner Ideas
  • If you are a more experienced cook, you may prepare a lamb-based dinner of grilled kebabs and steamed rice or mashed potatoes that can match that a nice bottle of wine you might have cooling in your kitchen. 
  • As an alternative, you may also prepare a side dish of pasta instead of rice or potatoes, if you prefer.
  • Goat can be prepared the Spanish way of caldereta, which involves the use of onions, garlic, tomato sauce or paste, green olives, and perhaps some capers. Don’t forget herbs like oregano or thyme, along with a generous helping of salt as seasoning.

Final Thoughts: Benefits of Buying Meat Boxes

If you eat meat from natural-style farms that sell meat boxes, you and your family can benefit from having higher levels of nutrition, while farms can benefit by having a steady livelihood providing a non-stressful growing environment for animals.

You will also be able to avoid meat that has high levels of antibiotics and dewormer chemicals as well.

Your preferred meat box can contain raw meat that is either beef, pork, lamb, goat, poultry or fish, depending on your order. With so many choices, it is now possible to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner more tasty and interesting than it was before.

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