We love kicking off spring in the messiest way possible! Don’t ribs taste better the old fashioned way? What’s better than skipping utensils and digging into a saucy rack of ribs with nothing but your hands during a backyard barbecue? If you’re ready to prepare some finger-lickin’ good pork ribs, these easy, fall-off-the-bone recipes are sure to make your mouth water.
You may know and love the local products we produce and sell at Spragg’s Meat Shop, but how much do you really know about our people, who work so hard behind the scenes? Spragg’s Meat Shop has been an Alberta-based family business since 2005. Led by husband and wife team, Greg and Bonnie Spragg, we are proud farmers, business owners, parents, and so much more.
Over the next few weeks, we’re excited to be rolling out our Q&A blog series. With each installment, you’ll learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it!
First up, check out our Q&A session with co-owner and Rosemary Meat Shop manager, Bonnie Spragg!
We know the feeling, after a long day at work all you want to do is head home and relax. Cooking a healthy dinner should be anything but a chore to add to your to-do list. Spring is the season of bright and refreshing dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds after winter’s comfort food.
Switch up your weeknight dinner rotation with these quick and easy spring chicken recipes!
For the LOVE of sausage! This month, we are asking YOU to submit your favourite sausage flavours and your family’s best sausage recipes. We're working hard behind the scenes on creating a delicious new seasonal sausage to roll out in the coming months. We want to know which of our current flavours are your tried and true favourites!
The idea of going zero-waste is nothing new, but it’s become a more popular philosophy in recent years. The simple definition of zero-waste is: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The ultimate goal is to send nothing to landfills. We’ve come up with simple ways you can start your zero-waste journey, and it begins with shopping local!
Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous to look at, but they also contain a combination of curated flavours and small bites that make for the perfect, no-fuss, holiday party snack! Building the perfect board is both an art and a science. We’ve rounded up five tips to help you build the ultimate charcuterie board this holiday season.
Did you know we have a full-service deli counter at our Calgary meat shop location? It’s true! And we can slice any of our sandwich meats to order! Deli ham is an excellent alternative to the PB&J sandwich! It’s a lean protein, full of vitamins and minerals. Best of all, it’s flavourful! Even the pickiest of eaters will approve. We hope you enjoy the recipes that follow. We’re confident that your kids will approve!
The holidays are a time for feasting, and this year we want to ensure our customers enjoy a Christmas dinner to remember! Spragg’s Meat Shop is giving a wonderful prize to one lucky shopper…all you’ll need to do is add a holiday side and some eggnog, and you’ll be well on your way to the festive feast of your dreams!
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are giving away a Holiday Feast - valued at $250!
Forget about ordering takeout! We found four delicious pork recipes that are ready in under an hour. These simple weeknight meals are warm, tasty, and nutritious!
Roasted Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Asian Slaw
What’s better than lip-smacking roast pork? Sweet marinated pork and tangy slaw creates the perfect meal for a mid-week pick-me-up. This delicious recipe also contains fresh cabbage, carrots, onions, and almonds.
Apple Cider Pork Chops
Nothing sums up fall like a hot plate of pan-fried pork chops! This recipe calls for lightly seasoned chops, browned to perfection. Best of all, they’re covered with a creamy apple, honey, Dijon, and cider dressing. Who’s ready for seconds?
Pork Shoulder with Pineapple and Sesame Broccoli
Pork shoulder is classic, juicy, and tasty, and this recipe is bursting with flavour! Ginger, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce make up a flavourful marinade for the meat. On the side, you’ll enjoy broccoli florets and shallots, drizzled with olive oil and sesame seeds. The cherry on top? Fresh pineapple pan-fried in pork fat.
Fennel-Crusted Pork Chops with Potatoes and Shallots
This mouthwatering dish is both skillet and oven cooked. Pork chops have a marinade of fennel seeds, garlic, paprika, and vegetable oil. Pan-fried chops are perfectly roasted with delicious potatoes and shallots. Everyone is going to want extra pan gravy for this feast!
Our retail stores are fully stocked for busy families on the go. When you’re ready to shop, visit our Calgary location at 9675 Macleod Trail SE. We’re conveniently open seven days a week from 10AM-6PM!
October is National Pork Month! Are you ready to celebrate? We’ve come up with ten fun ways to get involved this Porktober:
1. Eat Bacon
This goes without saying! We know crispy and savoury bacon is the key to pure happiness.
2. Dress up as a Pig for Halloween
Is it a coincidence that Porktober is the same month as Halloween? What a great opportunity to put your DIY skills to use! Here’s a simple and fun tutorial.
3. Stock up on Pork
There’s no better time than now to invest in our Side of Pork Package. Check out our blog to see if buying in bulk is right for your family.
4. Learn Your Cuts!
Impress friends and family by studying up on pork cuts. Our handy guide breaks down each specific section of the pig. You’ll be an expert in no time!
5. Make Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches
There’s nothing tastier than scrumptious pulled pork. Serve up this delectable recipe on game day!
6. Ask Spragg’s Anything
We know you have lots of questions about farming, pork cuts, and healthy eating practices. Visit our team at one of our retail locations to pick our brains!
7. Learn About Free-Range Farming
Our pigs roam across two 5-acre open pastures. They’re also raised antibiotic free! Learn more about our production practices here.
8. Discover the Language of Pigs
Pigs are social animals. Learn what each grunt, bark, and squeal means here!
9. Roast Pork to Perfection
Roasted pork should be tender and juicy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside. Achieve the perfect roast by checking out our helpful tips!
10. Make a Pork-Inspired Date Night Meal
Treat your loved one to a 3-course gourmet meal. Best of all, there’s pork in every dish. Get the delicious recipes here!