We’re excited to introduce you to a company called ButcherBox. They are a delivery service that brings 100% grass fed and finished beef, free range chicken, heritage breed pork (and much, much more) right to your doorstep.

I’ve been interested in trying ButcherBox for several months and when the opportunity came up through Plan to Eat, I jumped at the chance to order a box and review this product for you. Keep reading to learn all the truly delicious details!

ButcherBox’s mission is to ‘connect families with the foods they want to eat by establishing a friendly neighborhood butcher, always open, online.’ Their desire to provide not just quality meats, but consciously curated meats, is one of the many factors that first made me interested in their delivery boxes.

They have high standards. Each and every product they offer is humanely raised, never treated with antibiotics or hormones, and is the highest quality. You’ll be impressed with all the sourcing practices they have considered.

ButcherBox offers several different box options:

  1. Custom, where you can select the specific meats you want in your box.
  2. Mixed, a box with beef, chicken, and pork selected for you (this is their most popular!)
  3. Beef and Pork selected for you
  4. Beef and Chicken selected for you
  5. All beef

In addition to the items listed above, they also have a lot of add-on items you can choose from, including their newest offering, Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon! (Um, yes please! I am going to have to add this into my next box!)


I chose the custom box, as there were some cuts of meat that my family wanted to try specifically. My husband grew up raising and butchering his own grass fed cows, and he wanted to try some of his favorite cuts to compare.

To add some variety to our meal planning, we decided to choose some cuts of meat that we do not eat frequently. Our box included: tenderloin steaks, flat iron steak, steak tips, pork tenderloin and sirloin and steak tips.  Broken down, each meal is less than $6.00 and each of their boxes ship free, no matter which you choose!

When the box arrived at my house, it had been delayed by a spring snowstorm. It was only about two days later than expected, but I was nervous to see the condition of the meat. Would it still be frozen?

Amazingly, it was all still frozen solid. There was just a little bit of dry ice left and all of the contents were in perfect condition. The box was filled with eco-friendly insulation, surrounding the individually sealed, vacuum-packed cuts of meat. 

After my meat was stored away in my freezer, I took my packing slip to my computer to add these items to my Plan to Eat Freezer. To do this, I created a simple recipe for each cut of meat included in my shipment. Once these were saved, I added them to my Planner and saved them to my freezer with specific numbers of servings. With a stocked freezer, I could now begin planning.

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When you cook from foods you already have on hand, you have to adjust your meal planning process slightly. For me, I typically create a meal plan and then go shopping. For planning with foods I have on hand or in my freezer, I begin by looking at my ingredients and filter my recipe book for specific items I want to use.  Here’s how it works:

  1. I decided that I wanted to cook a Ribeye from my ButcherBox Shipment.
  2. I filtered my recipe book for recipes that included Steak (I could also search ‘ribeye’ specifically.)
  3. I selected a recipe and added it to my meal planner. (You’ll find the recipe included below!)
  4. Once the recipe was added, I moved a ribeye from my freezer onto my meal plan alongside the recipe.
  5. This added a defrost note to my planner to remind me to pull it from the freezer the day prior and I was all set to go shopping for the rest of the ingredients I needed.
  6. With my shopping list, I removed the ribeye and other items I already had on hand and went shopping!

The ribeye was delicious. It was tender and juicy, and had rich flavor. You can absolutely tell the difference in the quality of their products. Even my husband (the one who grew up raising grass fed beef) agreed with just how amazing the steak was. Since we made this, we’ve tried several other meats and each one is tasty, high-quality, and full of flavor. In addition to this, you can feel confident that you are consuming and feeding your family food that is good for you and not full of harmful additives.

This giveaway has closed, but feel free to use the coupon provided here: https://www.butcherbox.com/plantoeat/ 

ButcherBox has been so kind to offer you a giveaway: a chance to win a box of your own!! Enter below today! 

 

Everyone is still a winner in our eyes and ButcherBox has provided a special coupon: [$20 off + an amazing special offer] to Plan to Eat readers!
Redeem today: butcherbox.com/plantoeat

If you are a meat eater, I believe that ButcherBox a an excellent option for you to get high-quality meat products on your dinner table!  Please know that Plan to Eat supports eating preferences of all kinds, including meat eaters, vegans, and vegetarians. This blog reflects the opinions of the author and was not sponsored by ButcherBox.

Steak Burrito Bowls

Source: Plan to Eat Blog

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

Main Ingredient: Beef

Serves:

Ingredients

  • Base Ingredients:
  • 1 10oz Ribeye Steak or preferred cut!
  • Steak seasoning use your favorite!
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 12 cup sautéed mushrooms
  • 12 cup sautéed bell pepper
  • 14 cup guacamole
  • 12 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 14 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 13 lime
  • Mexi-Greek Yogurt
  • 12 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos and juice
  • 14 cup pico de gallo
  • 12 t cumin
  • Optional toppings:
  • cheese
  • Salsa Verde
  • sliced Radishes
  • corn kernals
  • black beans

Directions

  1. Coat your steak in oil and then season with your favorite steak seasoning. We let the steak sit for about 1 hour, or until room temperature before grilling.
  2. Next, grill or pan sear your steak. We grilled our steak until medium, about 4-5 minutes on each side on a hot grill. (Let the steak rest after cooking.)
  3. While the steak is cooking, prepare or warm the rice.
  4. Prepare cauliflower rice (you can easily use a steam bag from the freezer section of your grocery store or make it yourself)
  5. Chop your veggies and sauté until soft.
  6. Mix together the greek yogurt, pico, jalapeños, and cumin. Stir in about 1 tablespoon of the jalapeño juice. Set aside.
  7. Slice your steak into strips or bite sized pieces.
  8. Mix rice and steamed cauliflower rice together. This is the base ingredient in your bowl.
  9. Top your rice with sliced steak, veggies, guacamole, pico and salsa’s, spinach, cheese, and mexi-greek yogurt
  10. Finish with squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!

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347 Responses

  1. I have never tried Butcher Box, but I have read a lot about it. I would love to try it out.

  2. I’ve wondered about Butcher Box but wasn’t sure how it compared to what I already buy. Interested in trying it out.

  3. PTE is really awesome. Normally I wouldn’t have clicked on this type of promo, but PTE has so much goodwill in my book that I’m gonna give it a shot.

  4. I’m excited to try this out! Thanks for the tip. I’ve been wanting to find a source for good quality meat for our home. This may be it!

  5. I heard about them on a podcast, seems like a cool idea. They had an issue with their website so I contacted support about it, hope they fixed it.

  6. Very excited to try Butcher Box. Heard about it on Instagram and very interested in trying their selections.

  7. I thought your founder was a vegetarian. Finding these images in my email is highly disturbing and seems counter to the Buddhism inspired lessons in Plan to Eat.

  8. I am super excited about this contest. I have been looking at Butcher Box for over a year and have had a struggle with pulling the purchase trigger as I am unsure of how this is going to work for our budget and family.

  9. My sister has bee using Butcher Box for a year now and she highly recommended it! I would love to try it.

  10. I’ve been eyeing butcher box for a while. Would love an opportunity to try it out and see if it is a fit for my family.

  11. I did try Butcher Box once and enjoyed it, but couldn’t afford to continue. I would love if the price came down because I love the company’s values and how they produce their meat. I hope to win a free box!

  12. I am very excited to try ButcherBox because I love keeping myself and my family healthy and happy.

  13. I’ve been really curious about Butcher Box! It’s hard to find quality meat in the grocery stores near me!

  14. That burrito bowl looks so good. And how nice to have quality meat just delivered!

  15. I have been eyeing Butcher Box for a while now but I’m always so worried I’ll wind up with *too* much meat, since I’m only cooking for myself & my husband. But I’d love to give them a chance to prove me wrong! 😉

  16. I’ve tried complete box dinners and they are too much for one person. At least with this there should be less food going bad since it is frozen and I can pull out only what I need.

  17. I am excited to try this. It sounds like a twist on buying portions of a cow from a farm, which I have considered doing.

  18. I like the idea of eating meats without antibiotics or hormones- and being a mother to 5 kids I love the idea of it arriving at my door!

  19. This recipe looks great! I’m excited for the giveaway, I’ve heard so many great things about Butcher Box, but haven’t had a chance to try them yet! Now that we are finally on the meal planning wagon, this would save me so much time!

  20. I have a great local resource for beef but haven’t found anything for chicken or pork. I’d love to try those things from the Butcher Box.

  21. I’m excited by butcherbox! My husband is a big meat eater but we don’t have any great local sources for quality meats, so I’d definitely love to try this as an option.

  22. My hubby is big meat eater, we don’t have local butcher so this would be great to try!

  23. I’m excited to try ButcherBox because it looks like they have cuts of meat that we’ve never tried before. Plus, it is convenient to have it delivered!

  24. We used to have a local meat CSA and it closed. This looks like it might be a good alternative!

  25. I’ve been thinking about trying this out! The fact you guys recommend it makes me want it more.

  26. I’ve wanted to try Butcher Box for years, but I’ve also been in college for years. It’d be great to win a box. I could eat wonderful, nutritious, ethical food and still be able to pay (a very small part) of my tuition.

  27. I would love to try a few different cuts than I normally get. The grass fed and pasture raised meats have so many more nutrients we need!

  28. I’ve never tried Butcher Box but would really like to. Good quality meats without anything unhealthy added. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. ✌

  29. I’ve been wanting to try Butcher Box – that recipe looks GREAT. Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Would love to try!! Grateful for opportunity, I didn’t get to try last yr I ordered for first time but upon transit, I don’t know what in world Fed ex did but my box was crushed!! Meat was warm & the beef packets were opened, not butcher box’s fault what so ever, the company is awesome, I’ve wanted to try them so bad since the yr has passed because my diet supposed to be grassfed since I’ve been terribly ill from stomach infections, grains, gluten all cause leaky gut and too many food intolerances..

  31. Thank you for posting this review. I’ve often wondered if using a service like this would be a good option for our family.

  32. I just heard about ButherBox from another website yesterday! Totally looking forward to trying them as my family is considering going keto.

  33. Thank you for the opportunity! I would love to receive grass-feed beef by mail at a reasonable cost!

  34. How Amazing! I have heard some
    Great things before and people that have enjoyed this type
    Of delivery service… mmmm!

  35. I would love this box. And the recipe for the bowl looks so good. Been eyeing these boxes for a while!

  36. Super excited about Butcher Box. Just started doing Keto and this works perfectly for my new way of eating. Have always been curious about this service.

  37. I’m always excited to find new sources of quality meat for my family at competitive prices.

  38. I’d love to try this. I’ve been wanting to look into a better way to buy and save on quality meat!

  39. First time hearing about Butcherbox, but certainly looks like it would fit with our family’s lifestyle and food interests!

  40. I’m excited to check out their offerings and would love to win a box of meat.

  41. One of my extended family is allergic to antibiotics, so I’m excited to try this out with them if I win!

  42. Thanks for reviewing this for us. I’ve bern interested in trying Butcher Box for a while now, but I wasn’t sure how good the meat would be when it arrived after enduring the shipping process.

  43. I would love to try Butcher Box. It’s difficult to find high quality and ethically sourced meats in my area.

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