Beef Roasts - the perfect Minnesota Food

Why a beef roast might just be the perfect autumn and winter food

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Jack McCann
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As I'm writing this, the day is headed to 86º - autumn in Minnesota can be fickle like that. But. Those cool days and colder nights are just around the corner. Which means its time to start thinking about shifting some of your family's meals.

For those of you who are TC Farm members, that also means ordering for the fall and winter. Today I want to talk about the humble roast and why I think it might be the perfect autumn and winter meat.

Roasts are EASY

To begin with, roasts are SUPER easy.

Like: "Toss it in the crockpot before work and have a delicious hearty meal waiting for you when you get home" easy. That great smell telling everyone they have a savory dinner ready. If you wanted to get a little fancy, you could even do something like our Savory and Sweet Pot Roast with Root Veggies recipe.

A beef or pork roast sitting in a slow cooker gets more tender and more flavorful through the day. They are the perfect food for tossing in the crock pot with whatever else you have around and letting the low, slow heat do the magic.

Roasts are Tasty and Crowd-Pleasing

Look, I don't know how to tip-toe around this: It's going to get cold. Maybe not next week. But it's coming. On those cold days, you really can't beat the feeling of walking in, that roast filling up your house with warm memories. They smell warm and cozy. They are tasty. And most everyone, from kids to guests, are sure to love them.

Roasts are the perfect food for making extra to have quick meals ready

I don't know how things work in your house, but for us, we love cooking at home but don't always have the time to start from scratch. Roasts are just about the perfect food for making a double and triple batch -- then freezing the extra. When it comes time to have a hearty home-cooked meal but you don't have the time, look at that, a roast in the freezer, ready to eat, just reheat!

Often overlooked, especially in the summer, the beef roast is something you might forget about but you definitely want to have around in the freezer for when it starts to get colder. If you want to add one to your next month's delivery, just click "Add to delivery" for any of our beef roast packages. (Or, if you aren't a member, simply click "Add to Cart" to have one included with our next month's deliveries!)

Pork Roasts

7.1 lbs avg

Box 106

The amazing flavor is partly due to our special no-soy feed

  • 2 pork shoulder roasts

Roasts should be around 3-4lbs each and are bone-in. Great for the crockpot or the smoker. Some packs may include a fresh ham roast, but typically these are shoulder roasts.

These are transitioning to a flat rate box charged as two roasts. The processor will cut the roasts to get the average weight fairly consistent for us.

This is a flat rate box, weights will vary

Dry-Aged New York Strip Steaks

3 lbs avg

Box 203

Great for grilling

Dry-aged New York strip steaks.

100% grass fed, rotationally grazed and amazing. 

We recommend cooking to medium or more, which for us is around 125ºF and allowing to rest at least 5 minutes to coast up to a temperature of 128-132F depending on your preference.

This is a flat rate box, weights will vary.

Beef Roasts

7.25 lbs avg

Box 206

The ultimate pot roast or BBQ beef

  • 2 dry-aged beef roasts

Roasts are typically 3-4 pounds each.

All these roasts come from the chuck primal, Chuck-Arm roasts are best cooked long and slow like a pot roast. Whereas, Chuck-Chuck Roasts may also be cooked faster, consider our amazing saffron stew recipe.

This is a flat rate box, weights will vary


6.6 lbs avg

Box 210

Untrimmed, 100% grass fed and dry aged brisket.

  • One dry aged, grass fed brisket

Estimated range of 5.3 - 7.4 lbs - some large briskets we split in half to get within the weight range target.

Flat rate box, weights may vary.

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