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Recipes & Cooking Tips — pork

Pastured Pork & Black Lager Stew

Posted by Sam Holland on

The ultimate in comfort food! We've started cutting stewing pork so come on down to the shop, buy a Pork Beasty Box or come see us at the farmers market to pick some up & make this mouth-watering & oh so satisfying dish: Ingredients 2 sticks of celery 2 medium onions 2 carrots olive oil 3 fresh or dried bay leaves 500 g quality diced stewing pork 500 ml dark lager, ale or stout (We recommend Persephone Brewing's Black Lager) 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour 1x 400 g plum tomatoes Directions: If using the oven to cook the stew, preheat...

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Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat - Double Maple Stout Braised Pork Sausages

Posted by Terry Hickey on

Beer is excellent for braising meats, acting as both a liquid for the braising and as a flavour ingredient in the finished dish. In this recipe, I’ve combined the maple flavours of Cannery Brewing’s Maple Stout beer with Urban Digs Farms Maple Breakfast Heritage Pork Sausages for a perfect sweet and savoury duo. This is a simple, yet effective way to cook sausages and almost any type of beer will work well to add new or complementary flavours to your sausages. Recipe (Total time 30 min. 5 min prep, 25 minutes cooking time): 1 Package of Urban Digs Maple Breakfast...

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Cooking with Beer and Meat – Chocolate Porter Bison Meatloaf Smothered in Back Bacon

Posted by Terry Hickey on

British Columbia has a booming craft beer industry which boasts well over 100 craft breweries operating in our province (119 as of this moment with more to come). There’s all kinds of locally crafted beer out there and many places to enjoy it, however you rarely hear much about how to cook with it. In this segment, and more posts to come, I want to explore ideas and recipes combining locally made beer with meat supplied by Urban Digs Farm. Below, I’ll be showcasing a dish I recently made with the ground bison they sell and their own heritage back...

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Straight from the Butcher: How to Cook a Pork Sirloin Roast

Posted by Jess Landing on

It's officially fall, the rain has come to stay, and chances are, you've finally put the grill away for the season. 'Tis the season for roasts, now officially being cut, here at the Beasty Shop! While most of you are familiar with shoulder roasts, the ones you can throw in a slow cooker and nearly forget about until it's time to pull them apart and smother in your favourite sauce, we're here to introduce you to a hidden gem: the Sirloin Pork Roast.

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The Breakfast Burger - Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Anytime

Posted by Ryan Shannon on


Pork burgers. They seem to confuse a number of people. To clarify, they are like sausages, without the casing, formed into patties - sausage patties, if you will. So, pork burgers, naturally, make for an amazing breakfast burger. Now, for those of you thinking, why would you want a burger for breakfast? The answer is, because burgers are great at any time of day, and there needs to be more opportunities in life to put a fried egg on top of something. Whether its a breakfast for dinner kind of night, a hangover breakfast after a big night out, or just a backyard BBQ brunch with the family, here are a number of different ways to bring burgers to your plate for the most important meal of the day. 

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