There are so many things to love about summer. Standing by the grill, a cold drink in one hand and a juicy burger in the other. That perfect diamond pattern seared into grass-fed steaks as you take them off the grill. The sound of charcoal being poured into a portable grill while you're half-asleep under a beach umbrella.
What we're trying to say is that we really love grilling—especially when we see the mouthwatering meals that some of our favorite food bloggers cooked up with the 10 meat cuts in the Ultimate Summer Grill Box. It's one of Strauss Direct's seasonally curated boxes of chef-quality meats delivered right to you. They also deliver both individual items and subscriptions at customizable intervals. So, let's see what these bloggers did with their boxes...
#ad Getting summer ready, burger game on point! The crowd is going to go wild for these 1/2lb Brisket Burgers from @straussdirect's #UltimateSummerGrillBox. Grill the burgers right on the grill and to the side in a cast iron you can make some sliced onions to top! P.S. Stacked for photo, this is for two people @thekitchn #grilling #brisket #brisketburger #grassfedbeef #realbbq #burgermonth2018 #burgers #cheeseburger #cheeseburgers #burgergame #burgergamestrong #nikon #nikonnofilter #bbq #backyardbbq #onions #cheese #damnthatsdelish #foodporn #getinmybelly #nomnom #yumyums #girlswhogrill #grillingseason #fireupthegrill #summer #summerbbq #straussdirect
Courtney Lopez from Courtney's Sweets finished these half-pound grass-fed brisket burgers in a cast iron skillet and topped them with caramelized onions. She says she cooked enough for two, but we'd have a really hard time surrendering that second burger
Out of all the @straussdirect meats I’ve sampled over the past week or so, I’d have to say in all honesty THAT EVERYTHING IS DEFINITELY AWESOME. (but those bratwursts will remain in my dreams for an extra long while...) This is a little Grill ‘Em All situation happening rn @thekitchn #ultimatesummergrillbox #ad
Food stylist Elliott (one-half of Fred + Elliott) found the perfect, subtle garnish for her brisket burgers: a whole smorgasbord of heritage-breed pork brats and perfectly crispy chicken wings.
It's summer time which means grilling time! Last weekend I got to try the @straussdirect Ultimate Summer Grill Box which includes tons of meat to get you through the summer. I grilled these brats and added sauerkraut and pickled veggies. All their meat is 100% American grass-fed and free range which means more flavor. What are you cooking up this summer? @thekitchn #ultimatesummergrillbox #straussdirect #ad . . . #bbq #griling #grillingseason #brats #summer #thekitchn #eatrealfood #eatingfortheinsta #eattheworld
Speaking of pork brats, Brandi of CocoaAndSalt topped hers with sauerkraut and pickled vegetables. All she needs is some potato salad and top-shelf mustard, and those American-raised brats will be fully Bavarian. Guten appetit!
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Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Wings, so delicious!! I used the party wings from @StraussDirect. Use code KITCHN25OFF for 25% off first order. https://straussdirect.com @thekitchn #UltimateSummerGrillBox #StraussDirect #ad. Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Wings Ingredients: 2 tablespoons grated lemongrass 1 1/2 lbs chicken wings 3 tablespoons fish sauce 5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper Rinse the chicken wings with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer the wings to a big Ziploc bag and add all the ingredients inside. Combine everything well and make sure that the wings are nicely coated with the marinade. Let marinate in the fridge overnight. Fire up the grill the next day. Grill the wings until they turn golden brown and nicely charred on both sides. Serve immediately.
When you have three pounds of party wings, the only questions you need to ask are, "When's the party, and what are we celebrating?" Bee of Rasa Malaysia would answer, "The party starts as soon as these lemongrass chicken wings finish marinating," and, "We are celebrating the fact that these lemongrass chicken wings have finished marinating." (Grab her recipe from her post!)
[AD] We just moved to a new house last weekend and we have been so busy unpacking! But thanks to @straussdirect we got a box of amazing summer grilling essentials! So we were still able to have a wonderful Memorial Day with these grilled pork ribs from the #UltimateSummerGrillBox with a good helping of Potato Salad! Can't wait to fire up the grill again very soon! . . @thekitchn #straussdirect #ad #foodblogeats #summergrilling #bbq #summerfoods #thekitchn
Potato salad does make a guest appearance next to the St. Louis pork ribs Dini from The Flavor Bender grilled up. These heritage-bred, all-natural ribs arrive in a three-pound package, so she had enough to share.
MomFoodie's Robin Gagnon served these 14-ounce long bone pork chops with charred red and yellow peppers and sauteed spinach, onions, and mushrooms. They make for a lovely photograph, but we're marveling at the willpower it took to 'gram them instead of diving right in.
Summer Grilling Season is here!!!! "Get your grill on" with some amazing steaks and chops from @Straussdirect!! Family pronounced these beauties "tender, juicy and delicious" - couldn't have said it better myself! ⠀ ⠀ #ad @thekitchn #ultimatesummergrillbox #straussdirect ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeast #delish #feedfeed #f52grams #foodblogeats #foodgawker #huffpostfood #igfoodies #popsugar #todayfood #foodblogfeed #eatingfortheinsta #huffposttaste #foodandwine #grillin #bonappetit
Have you ever seen anything more perfect than the sear marks on this 10-ounce grass-fed ribeye? Photographer and nutritionist Nancy Buchanan said that her family called this beauty "tender, juicy and delicious." She didn't say whether or not their mouths were full when they gave the compliment.
I’m so excited that it’s finally grilling season! And as I’m doing some meal prep for this weekend with my #UltimateSummerGrillBox from @StraussDirect, I want to know what you guys top your hot dogs with?! Traditional ketchup + mustard or something a little edgier like this grilled corn + black bean salsa? Throw me some ideas! @thekitchn #StraussDirect #ad #
Forget what the calendar says because
#Ad: What's better than a juicy burger for Memorial Day weekend? When you start with high-quality grass-fed beef like these brisket burgers from @StraussDirect, you can keep things simply delicious. . I like to top my burgers with a take on caprese: Fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, flavorful basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. It's the perfect summer combination. . You can get these burgers and SO MUCH MORE (lamb! chicken! steak! ribs!) in the #StraussDirect #UltimateSummerGrillBox. I can't wait to grill all summer long! @thekitchn . . . . #rachelcooks #grilling #grill #summergrilling #bbqlife #barbecue #bbq #meat #burger #brisketburger #summergrilling #summermeals #caprese #capreseburger #burgerlife #mozzarella #freshmozzarella #tomato #basil
When you have ripe mid-summer tomatoes, fresh basil
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How do you feel about putting ketchup on a hot dog? Some people love it and some loathe it (you are seen, Chicagoans), but surely we can agree that these grass-fed, 100-percent beef hot dogs will taste great under any (or no) toppings. (But we're not turning down these mustard and ketchup dogs that Lee from Fit Foodie Finds put on her grill.)
What are your summer grilling goals?
For the past 80 years, the Strauss family has worked with America's farmers to provide the highest quality cuts of meat to chefs, grocery stores and probably your favorite restaurant too. And now, you can get those same cuts of ethically raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats sent directly to your door. Kitchn readers get 25 percent off their first order from Strauss Direct with the code KITCHN25OFF.
Go ahead and light the grill: That's what summer is all about.
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