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Lacking Ideas for Labor Day? Let Us Help!
Labor Day is fast approaching and if you're anything like us, your weekend is packed with get-togethers, parties and plenty of opportunities to flex your culinary muscle. If inspiration hasn't struck yet, here is a list of ideas to get you motivated. Whether you're into smoking, grilling or slow-cooking, we've got you covered. It's a busy week, be sure to call ahead to place your order. Labor Day Items Berkshire Pork Baby Back or St. Louis-Style Ribs Berkshire Pork Shoulder Brisket - whole packer cut for smoker Whole Fish - wild-caught Red Snapper, Bronzino Bone in Chicken Breast and Thighs Waygu Hot Dogs Bison Hot Dogs Sausages - Wild Boar, Green, Bratwurst, Lamb Merguez   Too many great steaks to list here! A wide variety of spice rubs and sauces   And don't forget about our great selection of wine and beer. Happy cooking!

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Make Spicy Game Day Wild Game Chili!
There are few things more crowd-friendly (and chef-friendly) than a one-pot chili. Toss in your ingredients and let it simmer all day — the longer it cooks, the more the flavors meld. It's the ultimate comfort food and a cinch for entertaining. There are a myriad of ways to make it, but why not do something a little special on Super Bowl Sunday? Change it up this weekend by using wild game meats instead if the usual ground beef. The following recipe combines wild boar and bison. The resulting chili is rich with flavor and very lean. Finish it with your favorite toppings — avocado, shredded cheese, chopped raw onion and sour cream. It's a guaranteed touchdown! WILD GAME CHILI Recipe from Primal Cuts: Cooking With America's Best Butchers by Chris Hughes of Broken Arrow Ranch, a premier supplier of high-quality wild game meats in South Texas. Ingredients2 pounds coarsely ground bison or venison1 pound coarsely ground wild boar2 tablespoons cooking oil2 (12-ounce) can/bottle beer (try our Samuel Smith Organic Ale)1 large onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped2 (or to taste) chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, chopped, sauce reserved1 tablespoon adobo sauce1 tablespoon tomato paste4 to 5 tablespoons chili powder (you can mix favorites, like ancho & cayenne but watch the heat)4 tablespoons ground cumin seed1 tablespoon paprika1 teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon black pepper2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional) DirectionsCombine the bison (venison) and boar meat. In a heavy pot with tight-fitting lid, heat cooking oil and brown meat in small batches, setting aside each batch as it is browned. Return browned meat to pot, add ½ can of ale and cook covered over low heat for about 1 hour. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, and add ale if the liquid evaporates. While meat is cooking, chop the onion, garlic, jalapeño, and chipotle. To make a mild version, split jalapeño in half and remove seeds and internal membrane (responsible for most of a pepper’s “heat”) with a spoon before chopping. Leaving more of these makes the chili spicier. Drain the pot’s juices into a skillet and sauté the onion, jalapeño, and garlic in the juices until onion is softened. Pour this mixture back into the pot with the meat and add adobo sauce and tomato paste. Cook covered over low heat for 2-½ to 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more ale if needed. The chili should cook at a low simmer, not a boil. Add chili powder, cumin seed, paprika, salt, and pepper, and adjust. (If you desire a thicker chili, make a slurry with 2 tablespoons cornstarch and a little water. Stir in the cornstarch mixture just before chili has finished cooking.) Serve over tamales or corn chips with cheese and sour cream.  

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