5 Tips for Grilling up the Perfect Burger

The Perfect Burger

At Passanante’s Home Food Service we know that utilization of the best products available is central to every memorable meal, but any food connoisseur knows that even the best foods can be reduced to average if the preparation isn’t on point. Having said that, grilling the perfect burger is an art form. Anyone can simply grill a burger, but it requires a whole ‘nother set of skills to prepare one with just the right amount of pink in the middle, the perfect level of delicious juiciness, and the critically important ideal patty size to fit the bun. We’ve gathered up a handful of tips from the pros and are gifting them to the world in an effort to reduce the frequency of average and below-average burgers. Enjoy & Happy Eating!

  1. Pack it loose & Make a dimple: Form the burger loose, and round out the edges. Finish it off with a thumb-sized dimple. This will prevent the burgers from turning into a ball.
  2. Use High Quick Heat: Getting a good sear on the outside, will keep all those good juices in the inside.
  3. Hold the Press! Resist the urge to flatten the burger with a spatula. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes then give it a flip.
  4. Minimize the Flip: The burger pros’ we see at the competitions flip only once, usually when they see the juices flowing on the top. After that, cook it for another 2-3 minutes, and you should be good to go.
  5. Let it Rest: Much like a good steak, take it off the grille and let it rest. This will make the juices saturate the meat, and prevent some over eager mouth burns.

Remember with Passanante’s we’re all about options!

Jumbo Steak Burger: This delicious 6 oz burger is our staple. Real cuts of NY Strip, Sirloin, RibEye, and Filet, make this a standard for any cookout.

100% Sirloin Burger: Want big flavor, while keeping the summertime figure? Try our 5oz Sirloin burger. Juicy, delicious, and lean.

Filet Brisket Burger: Our most decadent burger. The flavor of the Brisket perfectly matches the tender deliciousness of the Filet Mignon. Bon Appetite!

Cheddar Bacon Pub Burgers: Stuffed burgers… Need we say more?

Hold the beef! We have a nice variety of Bison, Turkey and Chicken Burgers

D.I.Y. Ask about our Bulk Ground Meats-Beef, Bison, Chicken, Turkey, Veal, Pork – all of which are naturally ground without any added fats or fillers. Browse through all of them in our online product menu located on the products page of http://www.homefoodservice.com!

Picking A Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentines Dinner

With Valentine’s Day just days away it’s time to start finalizing your plans for that special someone. Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart for the 1st time or the 50th time it’s important to slow down and take the time to show how much you care.

Instead of going to a crowded restaurant and sharing your evening with hundreds of other patrons, why not stay in and prepare a gourmet meal together while sipping on a glass of your favorite wine?  Go ahead and indulge in a quiet night in with your favorite person and delicious food – you won’t regret it.

Need a little help setting the menu for your romantic night in? Checkout a few of our favorite date night recipes below or head over to our blog, OrganicMeatsAndVeggies.com and browse our recipes by category.

Creamy Mushroom Asiago Chicken: Boasting gooey Parmesan and Asiago cheeses as well as tons of garlic, Mushroom Asiago Chicken is the perfect answer to any savory craving.

Veal Piccata: Enjoy this lemony Italian veal favorite with simple steamed green beans and mashed sweet potatoes.

Beef Filet with Red Wine Sauce: Served with crisp steamed asparagus, filet of beef with red wine sauce makes for a beautiful presentation and an irresistible meal.

Pan Seared Salmon: Pan-Seared Salmon with Arugula, Beets and Horseradish and Sour Cream offers a rich and earthy take on everyone’s favorite fresh water fish.

After you pick the perfect entree recipe don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine that compliments the flavors. For more on how to select the right type of wine check out our post How to Pair Wine with Food.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Crockpot Lasagna

At Passanante’s Home Food Service we know you don’t always have time after a long day of work to prepare a homemade meal for your family – which is why we are always on the prowl for delicious crockpot recipes you can prepare the day before, or even the morning of, and serve up hot right at dinner time! This simple slow-cooker lasagna recipe is always a crowd pleaser and it couldn’t be any easier to prepare. Remember, the best part of this recipe and just about every recipe is you can order all of the groceries you need and have them delivered right to your door.

What You Need:

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
  • 1 28 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 8 Lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 15 ounce carton of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (divided use)

How To:

  1. Mix uncooked ground chuck, 1 teaspoon of dried italian seasoning, spaghetti sauce and 1/3 cup of water in separate bowl
  2. Ladle meat sauce into the crock pot to cover the bottom and create the first layer
  3. Cover with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  4. Place 4 uncooked lasagna noodles over the top
  5. Pour ricotta cheese over uncooked lasagna noodles
  6. Ladle more of the meat sauce over ricotta cheese
  7. Cover with the remaining uncooked lasagna noodles.
  8. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or until all liquid is absorbed
  9. 15 minutes before serving cover with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese until melted
  10. Serve with warm garlic bread and ENJOY!

Feel free to customize your version by adding in other ingredients including mushrooms, garlic or even italian sausage!

What Your Butcher Doesn’t Want You To Know About Glued Meat

Still going to the grocery for your meats? You may be putting you and your family at risk for food poisoning as a result of glued meat. That’s right, that beautiful filet may just be a few chunks of meat that have been glued together with transglutaminase. Check out this video of an investigation into the dirty secrets of the meat industry .

As a trusted source of healthy, all-natural, hormone-free meats, Passanante’s Home Food Service guarantees the quality of the meats we deliver to your home. We believe in the value of knowing what you’re putting in your body and know how difficult it can be to do so in a world filled with butcher shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Passanante’s only provides our patrons with foods they can feel good about eating knowing they are safe and the finest quality.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy food delivery service let us impress you with the service, quality, and delicious meals that Passanante’s has become famous for! Give us a call today and never worry about glued meat again!

Passanante’s Thanks You!

2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!

Wow! What an incredible holiday season this has already been at Passanante’s Home Food Service! We want to thank all of you so very much for helping us make our 2011 BIG Holiday Promotion such an incredible success! We delivered dozens and dozens of samples to eagerly awaiting families and are so happy you all took the time to send us such wonderful referrals.
In case you were wondering, the holiday package your friends and family members received included a boneless chicken breast, 3 handmade italian sausage links, an 8 oz. marinated flatiron steak, a jumbo steak burger, and a package of organic mixed vegetables.
– No wonder they were all so excited, right?!

We are having so much fun getting to know our new and existing customers as we continue to grow Passanante’s. As you know, our goal is to always provide you with delicious, healthy, and organic foods that you feel good about serving to your family. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about organic foods or hormone-free meats. Check our blog each week for useful information from what cut of meat comes from where, to delectable recipes, photos and more!

Thanks again to all of our loyal customers as well as the willing referrals we have been able to get to know over the last few weeks. We genuinely appreciate all of you!!

Have a wonderful holiday season,
Your Friends at Passanante’s Home Food Service