Grilling for the Fourth by Niman Ranch Executive Chef Andrew Hunter

I love everything about the 4th of July. The fireworks, picnicking with friends and family, and of course the undeniable aroma of smoky charcoal and searing meat, all remind of us of our great national pride. To go along with my favorite festivities, Niman Ranch Tri-Tip is perfect for the outdoor grill. You simply can't […]

The 2016 Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Dinner

The tradition of the Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciation Dinner is alive and well! We recently celebrated our 18th annual event at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, August 27. Each year we painstakingly select a group of highly acclaimed chefs who meet our strict criteria. They are award –winning chefs in […]

Holiday Ham with Honey-Brown Sugar Glaze

By Niman Ranch Executive Chef Andrew Hunter The honey glaze will seep into the nooks and crannies as the ham bakes. Plan ahead though and put the ham in early so you can let it bake at a low and slow temperature until it's steamy hot in the center.

Cornbread Dressing

By Niman Ranch Executive Chef Andrew Hunter Without dressing, even the best Thanksgiving dinner would be somewhat bare. This version is baked separately because the turkey and dressing cook at different rates, making it difficult to gauge doneness and safe temperatures. If you're looking for a little added turkey flavor, baste the dressing with some […]

Holiday Rib Roast Recipe

We love a Niman Ranch Rib Roast for the holidays, the tastiest centerpiece for your Christmas Dinner or New Years Eve celebration. This recipe was created by Niman Ranch Executive Chef Andrew Hunter. As with all our meats, the livestock are raised humanely and sustainably by family ranchers- this means no antibiotics- ever, and no […]

Supermarket Superstar

We have to brag. This month, Niman Ranch executive chef and owner of Culinary Craft Andrew Hunter will begin shooting the premiere season of a new reality TV show, Supermarket Superstar, coming soon on Lifetime Network. Supermarket Superstar is a reality competition series from the creators of Project Runway and Undercover Boss that searches America […]

11th Annual Niman Ranch Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner

This year we hosted our 11th annual Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner. During this weekend-long celebration, we recognize Niman Ranch farmers who raise the animals and tend to the land. Each year, Niman Ranch selects a group of chefs to come to Iowa to meet and cook for the Niman Ranch Farmers. We begin the weekend […]

Our Best Memorial Day Recipes

Celebrate the memory of all those who have courageously served our country by enjoying the food our farmers and ranchers work so hard to provide. When celebrating any holiday, though, you may find yourself staring at a list with a million tasks. Getting your house ready takes enough time – why not take searching for the right recipes […]

Think Outside The Bun

Americans love hot dogs.  So much so, July has been declared National Hot Dog Month. We consume nearly 7 billion hot dogs, or 818 hot dogs every second, between Memorial Day and Labor Day alone. They're topped with everything from ketchup and mustard to more exotic ingredients like Siracha and Sweet Onion Aioli. Hot dogs grace the tables of […]

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