Memorial Day Grilling: Honoring Tradition with Summertime Classics from Herd 77

Memorial Day heralds the arrival of summer and the promise of memorable time spent with loved ones. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Memorial Day, there's no better way to honor the occasion than with a feast that pays homage to classic American flavors.  This Memorial Day, we invite you to elevate your grilling game with the finest selection of prime quality beef from our family farm and indulge in our special sampler bundle pack: Summertime Classics.


Grilling with Purpose: Introducing Summertime Classics

At Herd 77, we take pride in delivering prime-quality beef straight from our pastures to your grill. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our Summertime Classics bundle sampler—a selection of premium beef cuts designed to elevate your grilling experience and create lasting memories. Our Summertime Classics bundle is the epitome of everything you love about summer grilling, featuring an array of mouthwatering options that are sure to be a crowd pleaser.


What's Included in the Summertime Classics Bundle:

Smoked Beef Bratwurst:

First up in this delectable assortment are our juicy Smoked Beef Bratwurst. Crafted from the finest, dry-aged premium cuts of beef, and seasoned to perfection, our beef brats are smoked in small batches for an ultimate savory delight. 

Grilling Tips:

For an extra infusion of flavor, we like to simmer the brats in a pot of beer first. This prevents the natural casing from drying out and becoming tough. Once the brats begin to float, they are done. Remove them from the beer and grill the bratwurst quickly on each side just long enough to add that satisfying grill flavor, but not long enough to dry out the natural casing. Serve them up on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings for a classic summer treat.

All Beef Hot Dogs:

Next on the menu are our All-Beef Hot Dogs. Forget the bland, store-bought franks – our hot dogs are crafted with care. Made from 100% natural high-quality dry-aged beef, wrapped in natural casing with just the right amount of hickory smoke for a premium taste of this summer staple.

Cooking Tips:

Our all-beef hot dogs are already cooked making cooking quick and easy. We recommend gently boiling the franks in a pot of water for 5 minutes or until warmed through so that the natural casings do not dry out. If you want to add a char to them, use a skillet or grill on high heat and quickly sear both sides. To cultivate classic summer nights, cook them on a skewer over a campfire for nostalgic flavor. Serve them in a soft bun with your choice of condiments and enjoy a taste of summer with every bite.

Premium Burger Patties:

No summer barbecue would be complete without burgers, and our Premium Beef Burger Patties are sure to steal the show. Our Prime Craft Burger Patties are 1/3 pound and made from premium beef with a perfect fat ratio, ensuring unparalleled flavor and juiciness with every bite.

Grilling Tips:

Our premium burger patties are delicious on the stove or grill. Season with your favorite spices and cook them in a hot skillet for about 3 minutes per side. If you prefer a grill, cook the beef patties over medium heat until they're cooked to your desired level of doneness, flipping halfway through for even cooking. Serve them on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings and savor the irresistible taste of summer.

Beef Kabob Meat:

Last but certainly not least, our Summertime Classics bundle includes succulent Beef Kabob Meat precut from premium sirloin. Perfect for skewering with your favorite veggies and grilling to perfection, our kabob meat is tender, juicy, and oh-so-flavorful. 

Grilling Tips:

Season the kabob meat with your favorite spice blend or marinate for about an hour before cooking. Place meat on a skewer along with your preferred vegetables. Grill the beef kabobs over medium-high heat until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the vegetables are tender-crisp, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking. Serve them with rice, salad, or grilled bread for a complete and satisfying meal.


A Brief History of Memorial Day

Amidst the laughter and camaraderie of backyard gatherings, it's essential to remember the true significance of this holiday—a time to honor the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day traces its roots back to the aftermath of the Civil War, when communities across the nation united to commemorate fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and flags. Over time, this tradition evolved into a national day of remembrance, officially designated as Memorial Day and observed on the last Monday in May. Today, Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the bravery and selflessness exhibited by generations of military personnel. It's a time for reflection, gratitude, and paying homage to those who defend our freedom and democracy.

Honoring Tradition, Creating Memories

From our family farm to your table, we wish you a Memorial Day filled with gratitude, togetherness, and the joy of good food. Cheers to honoring tradition and creating memories that will last a lifetime. From Herd 77, we wish you a happy and delicious Memorial Day!

Since our active military and veterans are top-of-mind during this special holiday, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication and sacrifice. We are honored to offer all active military and veterans a special 10% discount.


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