Meal Planning

 BUYING IN BULK

We've collected a list of recipes from talented NC bloggers and chefs that feature different cuts of meat

that you might find in a bulk order or "bulk bundle."

We've made sure to round out the plate with suggestions of delicious local, seasonal produce. 

WHY BUY

MEAT IN BULK?

  • fill your freezer

  • better price per pound 

  • get to know your farmer

HOW TO BUY MEAT IN BULK?

Check out meatsuite.com to find a farmer near you. 

BEEF

Carolina Burger w/Slaw,

Sweet Potatoes and Peach Salsa

Photo: QuichMyGrits

cut: burger patties/ground beef

QuicheMyGrits blogger from Asheville, NC, shares this

Carolina Burger recipe. Try these with the NC Sweet Potato Commission's recipe for grilled sweet potatoes with peach salsa.

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

with Zuchinni

and Fresh Mint

cut: ground beef

Nikki Miller-Ka of Nik Snacks based out of Winston-Salem, NC, shares this Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps recipe. Saute with 

Zuchinni and fresh mint for a summer twist.

Grilled Steaks with Squash and

Chimichurri Sauce

cut: ribeye/sirloin/other steaks

WCNC Charlotte Today shares a recipe from Chef Gene Briggs of Legion Brewing for grilled steak with squash and a chimichurri sauce.  A little South American flavor in North Carolina.

Photo: Marco Verch

Green Chili Beef Stew w/ Potatoes and Tomatoes

cuts: stew meat & beef bones

This Green Chili Beef Stew recipe comes to us from Angelina's Kitchen in Pittsboro, NC, through the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Great way to use summer's bounty of local tomatoes, potatoes, & peppers.

Beer Boiled Brats  w/ Canteloupe Basil Salad

Photo: Off The Eaten Path

cut: bratwurst

Here's a fun recipe from Off the Eaten Path, based in Charlotte, NC, for Beer Boiled Brats. Pair with this delicious summer 

cantaloupe basil salad recipe from Chowan County Cooperative Extension.

Beef Pho with Green Onions, Cilantro, and Basil

cut: beef bones

Leels Cooks, based in Apex, NC, shares this delicious recipe for Beef Pho - the secret lies in the bone broth, the more bones the better. Local green onions, cilantro, and basil are a must. Throw in sliced veggies from the garden for seasonal flavors.

Photo: LeelsCooks

PORK

Baked Cheese

& Chorizo

 w/ Fig and Melon Salad

cut: sausage links

Here are two fun recipes from

Lenoir County Cooperative Extension. One for Baked Cheese & Chorizo - you can sub spicy Italian or other sausages. Pair this with Fig and Melon Salad for a late summer treat! 

Eggplant Lemongrass Curry with Spicy Bulk (ground) Sausage

cut: ground sausage

With this meal we start with the delicious Eggplant Lemongrass Curry recipe from Transplanting Traditions Farm in Chapel Hill, NC. This is a great recipe to add a pound of cooked spicy ground sausage to the skillet.

Banh Mi Porkburgers w/ Pickled Cucumbers, Onions, and Peppers

Photo: Mack Male

cut: ground pork

The NC Pork Council shares this Banh Mi Porkburger recipe from Knightdale, NC, resident and past winner of the Tar Heel Pork Challenge. The pickled cukes, onions, and peppers, and cilantro make the flavors burst.

Spare Ribs w/ Summer Corn Salad and Mint Watermelon Salad

cut: spare ribs

Flavor NC shares this Spare Ribs recipe and video from Chef Walter Royal and Chef Scott James. These ribs will go great with recipes from Fayetteville, NC, blogger A Fork's Tale for Summer Corn Salad and Mint Watermelon Salad.

Ed Mitchell's Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw

cut: pork shoulder

NC Pitmaster Ed Mitchell - who grew up in Wilson, NC, and is now based in the Triangle - 

shares this Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe. Whether you like slaw on the sandwich or on the side, it'll be delicious.

Zesty Pork Chops with Grilled Marinated Zucchini & Squash

cut: pork chops

For those with more squash and zucchini than they know what to do with, Our State Magazine shares this Zesty Pork Chops with Grilled Marinated Zucchini & Squash recipe from North Carolina’s 4-H Centennial Cookbook.

Photo: Matt Hulsman

We appreciate our partners who have shared their recipes with us! 

Please note: The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in the links above does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned.

Need help? Email us or visit our FAQ page 
For NC Cooperative Extension Agents
Want to be a Farmer? Visit CEFS' New Farmer site

NC 10% Campaign

an initiative of

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Pinterest - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle

© 2016 by NC 10% Campaign/CEFS.