Niman Ranch Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Serves: 8 as an appetizer, 4 as an entree

These savory Asian pork lettuce wraps come together in just minutes, and can be served as either an appetizer or entrée. If you have any leftover filling, stir-fry cooked rice with an egg and the filling for a quick pork fried rice.

Beef & Pork Ragu with Creamy Mascarpone Polenta

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

Serves: 8

Top this ragu recipe with a fried or poached egg for a great breakfast treat. Leftover sauce can also be served over pasta or frozen for later. This recipe was inspired by Chef Gio Osso of Nico Heirloom Kitchen in Gilbert, Arizona.

Rustic Argentinian Beef Hand Pies

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

If you don’t have time to make the dough from scratch, use pre-made empanada wrappers. These hand pies pair wonderfully with romesco or chimichurri sauce. You can also make 16-24 smaller hand pies to serve as appetizers. 

Hickory Smoked Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs

Prep: 10

Cook: 5-7

Serves: 8

These Hot Dogs are stuffed with cheddar cheese then wrapped in our Hickory Smoked Bacon before hitting the grill. The best part isn’t just the bacon – you get a quick and easy meal that has the option to be an hors d’oeuvre. Cut each hot dog into bit-sized pieces and stick with a toothpick for finger food, or … Continue reading Hickory Smoked Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs

Garden Relish Fearless Franks

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Serves: 12

Our Garden Relish uses peppers instead of pickles but keeps a unique, subtle brightness with the addition of fennel. Top it on our Fearless Franks at your next barbecue and you might never back to the pickle version again. You can keep your Garden Relish in the fridge for up to one week. It’s also great on burgers and sandwiches. BBQ and Grilling … Continue reading Garden Relish Fearless Franks

Tomato and Bread Salad with Sweet Italian Sausage

Prep: 20

Cook: 20

Serves: 5

This salad is a variation on the classic panzanella but is made heartier with the addition of grilled sweet Italian sausages and corn. Served as a main course, it’s perfect during the hot summer months when tomatoes are at the peak of ripeness and you don’t want to spend time in the kitchen.

Uncle Rich’s Thick Cut Pork Chops

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

I’ve met many people who’ve had an amazing Niman Ranch pork chop at some fine establishment and wish they could make it at home. Purchasing thick cuts like this doesn’t happen very often, however, and they end up returning to the restaurant to enjoy their favorite pork-centric dish. You may be one of those people who’s intimidated when it comes to cooking a pork chop up to two … Continue reading Uncle Rich’s Thick Cut Pork Chops

Café Rouge’s Denver Ribs with Salsa Verde

Prep: 1 day

Cook: 1 hour

Serves: 2

Marsha McBride is the chef/owner of Café Rouge, a restaurant and meat market in Berkeley that features Niman Ranch meats. Marsha made these ribs for our first Lamb Ranch Picnic last spring and they were a smashing success, so we thought we’d share the recipe with you.

Grilling Great Hamburgers

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

After careful testing, Cook’s Illustrated recommends the ideal burger to weigh 6 ounces and measure 1/2 -inch-thick, 4 1/2 inches in diameter, formed with a slight depression in the middle, so that the edges are thicker than the center (the edges are 3/4 inch thick, the center 1/2 inch thick). Weighing the meat on a … Continue reading Grilling Great Hamburgers

Grilled Asian Pork Chop with Corn and Edamame Salad

Prep: 1 hour

Cook: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

This recipes make enough marinade for about 1 ½ to 2 pounds of meat. Use the lemongrass puree you find the in the produce section of the grocery store, much easier than fresh lemongrass. Chinese rice wine is available at most Asian markets, it is a sweet, golden wine made from fermenting freshly steamed glutinous … Continue reading Grilled Asian Pork Chop with Corn and Edamame Salad