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The 5 Most Popular Recipes from ButcherBox’s First Five Years

We are celebrating a small milestone here at ButcherBox.

Five years ago this week, the initial Kickstarter campaign for ButcherBox launched. Since then, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to make it easier for you to cook the meat we deliver directly to doors across America.

As we look back at the past five years, there are a few recipes that people seem to love a bit more than others. The common theme of all of them seems to be to keep it simple. We think that makes pretty good sense; enjoy the chicken, steak, turkey, burgers, or seafood on their own merit.

So without further ado, here are the most popular recipes we’ve published in the past five years.

1. Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Tenders

chicken tenders

The key to this recipe is its simplicity. Nothing fancy with this chicken tender recipe, but it still results in amazingly flavorful chicken every time. Best of all, this is easily pulled together using the most common kitchen spices: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

This recipe is quick to make as well. It is a crowd-pleaser for busy families on a given weeknight or can be the perfect food to accompany a weekend of lounging and binging movies or sports.

2. Sweet and Spicy BBQ Steak Tips

korean barbecue steak tips

This recipe for sweet, spicy, and savory barbecue steak tips will leave your tastebuds delighted. The marinade used in this recipe is similar to a popular Korean cooking sauce, but the steak tips are the real star of this dish.

After letting them marinate for a few hours, you won’t believe the flavor these steak morsels can pack.

3. Thanksgiving Turkey with Apple Cider Brine

apple cider brined turkey

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year, and we’ve really perfected our turkey preparation for the big day over the years. Here is Chef Yankel’s go-to way to prepare Thanksgiving turkey using apple cider, the traditional herbs and spices, and maple syrup as a brine.

But why wait for Thanksgiving to try this turkey recipe? No one said you can only eat turkey one time of the year. Enjoy this recipe this weekend!

4. The Simple, 3-Ingredient Burger

simple ingredient burger

Garlic. Paprika. Salt.

Three ingredients.

That’s all you need to make the perfect burger, every time. Of course, you’ll need some grass-fed, grass-finished ground beef and the usual accouterments of pickles, onion, lettuce, and tomato, but in all honesty, give us this burger with a slab of melted cheddar and some toasted buns and we are happy.

5. Easy Butter-Poached Lobster

lobster salad

This is one of more recently created recipes, and yet, Chef Emilie has concocted a real winner.

Follow these directions for butter-poached lobster carefully (don’t forget to press the uncooked cold-cracked lobster knuckles and claws with some paper towels) and you will have amazing tasting lobster in minutes.