A cookout doesn’t really need much to make it a great time – some primal instinct reacts to the aroma and flavor of charcoal grilling and suddenly everything tastes good. But to truly elevate the experience D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading purveyor of all-natural and organic poultry and game, free-range and antibiotic- and hormone-free meats, recommends trading up in quality with premium meats for the ultimate backyard fete.
- Kobe-Style Wagyu Beef Patties ($11.99/two patties / 8 ounces each) Made with 100 percent Kobe beef, these patties owe their incomparably buttery texture and exquisite flavor to high marbling and the perfect lean/fat ratio of 80/20. Once you’ve taken this step up it will be hard to take a step back.
- Buffalo Burgers ($10.99 / 8 ounces) Sweeter, richer and leaner than beef, pork, turkey and even chicken, buffalo burgers are deeply flavorful. A source of great protein, iron and other nutrients, buffalo makes for a tasty, good-for-you burger alternative.
- Uncured Beef and Duck Hot Dogs ($6.99 & $9.99/ 8 ounces) Hot dogs become “haute dogs” when they are 100 percent natural, made without artificial flavors or other ingredients, and contain no nitrates, nitrites or preservatives. D’Artagnan’s Uncured Duck Hot Dogs are made with flavorful Pekin duck meat and provide a dog with flair for the true foodie. The Uncured Beef Hot Dogs are reassuringly natural and high quality, containing none of the “mystery ingredients” that have given ordinary dogs a bad name.
- Buffalo Ribeye Steak ($21.99/8 ounces) These steaks are slightly sweet, lean, dense and a bit gamey for a satisfying taste. 100 percent pasture-raised buffalo with access to grain and hay and no hormones or antibiotics. The steaks are also gluten-free, high in protein, lower in fat cholesterol and calories compared to beef.