We’re excited to introduce you to a company called ButcherBox. They are a delivery service that brings 100% grass fed and finished beef, free range chicken, heritage breed pork (and much, much more) right to your doorstep.

I’ve been interested in trying ButcherBox for several months and when the opportunity came up through Plan to Eat, I jumped at the chance to order a box and review this product for you. Keep reading to learn all the truly delicious details!

ButcherBox’s mission is to ‘connect families with the foods they want to eat by establishing a friendly neighborhood butcher, always open, online.’ Their desire to provide not just quality meats, but consciously curated meats, is one of the many factors that first made me interested in their delivery boxes.

They have high standards. Each and every product they offer is humanely raised, never treated with antibiotics or hormones, and is the highest quality. You’ll be impressed with all the sourcing practices they have considered.

ButcherBox offers several different box options:

  1. Custom, where you can select the specific meats you want in your box.
  2. Mixed, a box with beef, chicken, and pork selected for you (this is their most popular!)
  3. Beef and Pork selected for you
  4. Beef and Chicken selected for you
  5. All beef

In addition to the items listed above, they also have a lot of add-on items you can choose from, including their newest offering, Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon! (Um, yes please! I am going to have to add this into my next box!)


I chose the custom box, as there were some cuts of meat that my family wanted to try specifically. My husband grew up raising and butchering his own grass fed cows, and he wanted to try some of his favorite cuts to compare.

To add some variety to our meal planning, we decided to choose some cuts of meat that we do not eat frequently. Our box included: tenderloin steaks, flat iron steak, steak tips, pork tenderloin and sirloin and steak tips.  Broken down, each meal is less than $6.00 and each of their boxes ship free, no matter which you choose!

When the box arrived at my house, it had been delayed by a spring snowstorm. It was only about two days later than expected, but I was nervous to see the condition of the meat. Would it still be frozen?

Amazingly, it was all still frozen solid. There was just a little bit of dry ice left and all of the contents were in perfect condition. The box was filled with eco-friendly insulation, surrounding the individually sealed, vacuum-packed cuts of meat. 

After my meat was stored away in my freezer, I took my packing slip to my computer to add these items to my Plan to Eat Freezer. To do this, I created a simple recipe for each cut of meat included in my shipment. Once these were saved, I added them to my Planner and saved them to my freezer with specific numbers of servings. With a stocked freezer, I could now begin planning.

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When you cook from foods you already have on hand, you have to adjust your meal planning process slightly. For me, I typically create a meal plan and then go shopping. For planning with foods I have on hand or in my freezer, I begin by looking at my ingredients and filter my recipe book for specific items I want to use.  Here’s how it works:

  1. I decided that I wanted to cook a Ribeye from my ButcherBox Shipment.
  2. I filtered my recipe book for recipes that included Steak (I could also search ‘ribeye’ specifically.)
  3. I selected a recipe and added it to my meal planner. (You’ll find the recipe included below!)
  4. Once the recipe was added, I moved a ribeye from my freezer onto my meal plan alongside the recipe.
  5. This added a defrost note to my planner to remind me to pull it from the freezer the day prior and I was all set to go shopping for the rest of the ingredients I needed.
  6. With my shopping list, I removed the ribeye and other items I already had on hand and went shopping!

The ribeye was delicious. It was tender and juicy, and had rich flavor. You can absolutely tell the difference in the quality of their products. Even my husband (the one who grew up raising grass fed beef) agreed with just how amazing the steak was. Since we made this, we’ve tried several other meats and each one is tasty, high-quality, and full of flavor. In addition to this, you can feel confident that you are consuming and feeding your family food that is good for you and not full of harmful additives.

This giveaway has closed, but feel free to use the coupon provided here: https://www.butcherbox.com/plantoeat/ 

ButcherBox has been so kind to offer you a giveaway: a chance to win a box of your own!! Enter below today! 

 

Everyone is still a winner in our eyes and ButcherBox has provided a special coupon: [$20 off + an amazing special offer] to Plan to Eat readers!
Redeem today: butcherbox.com/plantoeat

If you are a meat eater, I believe that ButcherBox a an excellent option for you to get high-quality meat products on your dinner table!  Please know that Plan to Eat supports eating preferences of all kinds, including meat eaters, vegans, and vegetarians. This blog reflects the opinions of the author and was not sponsored by ButcherBox.

Steak Burrito Bowls

Source: Plan to Eat Blog

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

Main Ingredient: Beef

Serves:

Ingredients

  • Base Ingredients:
  • 1 10oz Ribeye Steak or preferred cut!
  • Steak seasoning use your favorite!
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 12 cup sautéed mushrooms
  • 12 cup sautéed bell pepper
  • 14 cup guacamole
  • 12 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 14 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 13 lime
  • Mexi-Greek Yogurt
  • 12 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos and juice
  • 14 cup pico de gallo
  • 12 t cumin
  • Optional toppings:
  • cheese
  • Salsa Verde
  • sliced Radishes
  • corn kernals
  • black beans

Directions

  1. Coat your steak in oil and then season with your favorite steak seasoning. We let the steak sit for about 1 hour, or until room temperature before grilling.
  2. Next, grill or pan sear your steak. We grilled our steak until medium, about 4-5 minutes on each side on a hot grill. (Let the steak rest after cooking.)
  3. While the steak is cooking, prepare or warm the rice.
  4. Prepare cauliflower rice (you can easily use a steam bag from the freezer section of your grocery store or make it yourself)
  5. Chop your veggies and sauté until soft.
  6. Mix together the greek yogurt, pico, jalapeños, and cumin. Stir in about 1 tablespoon of the jalapeño juice. Set aside.
  7. Slice your steak into strips or bite sized pieces.
  8. Mix rice and steamed cauliflower rice together. This is the base ingredient in your bowl.
  9. Top your rice with sliced steak, veggies, guacamole, pico and salsa’s, spinach, cheese, and mexi-greek yogurt
  10. Finish with squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of cilantro.
  11. Enjoy!

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347 Responses

  1. I’ve heard good things about Butcherbox and I would love to give it a try!

  2. The bowl looks good, going to have to try the butcher box, if the meat good has our butcher can save time having to go shopping.

  3. I love butcherbox. We do the custom box as well and add a few extra items every is often. Makes meal planning easier knowing what meat I already have on hand. Plus their bacon is amazing.

  4. I’ve been wanting to try Butcher Box for a while now! Glad for a chance to enter a giveaway

  5. I have been very curious about this service since beginning the Keto WOE a couple of months ago. I am intrigued…

  6. This sounds amazing! I would love to try this service. Thanks for sharing this company with us!

  7. Woo hoo – – thanks for the giveaway – Butcher Box always sounds like an amazing resource and I would love to try it!

  8. Wow, this looks really nice!! I’d never heard of ButcherBox before, but I’d love to try it out! I’m a mostly-vegetarian (former vegan, but congenital health issues made me change to vegetarian aside from meat twice a week), but my husband is dang near pure carnivore. He’s the typical “meat at every meal and if there isn’t meat, it ain’t a meal” type. lol He’d love the beef and I’d love the chicken!

  9. This service sounds great! It can be difficult to find grass fed & finished beef at a reasonable price. Delivering to your doorstep is even better!

  10. I’ve been wanting to try this company—thank you for the opportunity to try it free!!!

  11. Butcher Box looks like a great company. We eat conventional grocery store meat but I want to switch to more ethical options and this seems like a good fit!

  12. This is an awesome giveaway! I’ve heard about Butcher Box on lots of podcast ads lately so I would love to try it!

  13. I have been thinking about trying Butcher Box for some time now! The $20 off is a great time to do it!

  14. I’m totally excited to try Butcher Box! (I hope this comment goes through, I already tried twice on my phone but keep getting an error. 🙁 )

  15. I’m excited to see if they’re better or worse then US Wellness Meats. I love what I get from there, and maybe I’ll like Butcher Box better!

  16. I have a few friends that use Butcher Box and are big fans! I’d love to be able to give it a try.

  17. Would love to try it! We eat mostly lean meats, i.e. grass-fed, and this sounds perfect for us!

  18. I’m incredibly excited to try Butcher Box. It’ll be a great pairing with my Imperfect Produce subscription so that I need to go to the grocery store far less often.

  19. Would love to try butcher box! We are meant eaters in the family and would love to find a convenient source for good meat!

  20. I am intrigued but cautious to try this. Generally I find them overpriced for what you get.

  21. I’ve been interested in trying butcher box for awhile. Now that I have read the review I am even more excited about trying it.

  22. I’ve been wanting to try butcher box for a while now, but haven’t moved on it yet. This recipe looks delicious too!

  23. I’ve been seeing a lot of ads for ButcherBox and have been intrigued. Thanks for the review.

  24. Yes, I would love to try this! I have been thinking about making the change to grass fed meats.

  25. I’ve had my eye on ButcherBox, and wanted to see if it’s worth it or not 🙂 Sounds like it is!

  26. Most “boxes” have trouble delivery in time for things to be food safe. It appears this may fit the bill

  27. This looks great! As a personal trainer, I am constantly looking for easy ways to increase my protein. Having meat delivered to my door would leave me with ZERO excuses!

  28. I am interested in comparing the value of this great product to supermarket meat options.

  29. I’d love to try a new source for meat. All the local grocery stores seem to have the same two suppliers, and I’m not that impressed with them. I miss really good steak.

  30. Can’t wait to try the recipe, and thanks for explaining the freezer aspect of Plan to Eat!

  31. I have been SO curious about ButcherBox!! A friend of mine recently raved about it as well so it might be finally time to check it out!

  32. I have never tried Butcher Box, but I have read a lot about it. I would love to try it out.

  33. I’ve wondered about Butcher Box but wasn’t sure how it compared to what I already buy. Interested in trying it out.

  34. PTE is really awesome. Normally I wouldn’t have clicked on this type of promo, but PTE has so much goodwill in my book that I’m gonna give it a shot.

  35. I’m excited to try this out! Thanks for the tip. I’ve been wanting to find a source for good quality meat for our home. This may be it!

  36. I heard about them on a podcast, seems like a cool idea. They had an issue with their website so I contacted support about it, hope they fixed it.

  37. Very excited to try Butcher Box. Heard about it on Instagram and very interested in trying their selections.

  38. I thought your founder was a vegetarian. Finding these images in my email is highly disturbing and seems counter to the Buddhism inspired lessons in Plan to Eat.

  39. I am super excited about this contest. I have been looking at Butcher Box for over a year and have had a struggle with pulling the purchase trigger as I am unsure of how this is going to work for our budget and family.

  40. My sister has bee using Butcher Box for a year now and she highly recommended it! I would love to try it.

  41. I’ve been eyeing butcher box for a while. Would love an opportunity to try it out and see if it is a fit for my family.

  42. I did try Butcher Box once and enjoyed it, but couldn’t afford to continue. I would love if the price came down because I love the company’s values and how they produce their meat. I hope to win a free box!

  43. I am very excited to try ButcherBox because I love keeping myself and my family healthy and happy.

  44. I’ve been really curious about Butcher Box! It’s hard to find quality meat in the grocery stores near me!

  45. That burrito bowl looks so good. And how nice to have quality meat just delivered!

  46. I have been eyeing Butcher Box for a while now but I’m always so worried I’ll wind up with *too* much meat, since I’m only cooking for myself & my husband. But I’d love to give them a chance to prove me wrong! 😉

  47. I’ve tried complete box dinners and they are too much for one person. At least with this there should be less food going bad since it is frozen and I can pull out only what I need.

  48. I am excited to try this. It sounds like a twist on buying portions of a cow from a farm, which I have considered doing.

  49. I like the idea of eating meats without antibiotics or hormones- and being a mother to 5 kids I love the idea of it arriving at my door!

  50. This recipe looks great! I’m excited for the giveaway, I’ve heard so many great things about Butcher Box, but haven’t had a chance to try them yet! Now that we are finally on the meal planning wagon, this would save me so much time!

  51. I have a great local resource for beef but haven’t found anything for chicken or pork. I’d love to try those things from the Butcher Box.

  52. I’m excited by butcherbox! My husband is a big meat eater but we don’t have any great local sources for quality meats, so I’d definitely love to try this as an option.

  53. My hubby is big meat eater, we don’t have local butcher so this would be great to try!

  54. I’m excited to try ButcherBox because it looks like they have cuts of meat that we’ve never tried before. Plus, it is convenient to have it delivered!

  55. We used to have a local meat CSA and it closed. This looks like it might be a good alternative!

  56. I’ve been thinking about trying this out! The fact you guys recommend it makes me want it more.

  57. I’ve wanted to try Butcher Box for years, but I’ve also been in college for years. It’d be great to win a box. I could eat wonderful, nutritious, ethical food and still be able to pay (a very small part) of my tuition.

  58. I would love to try a few different cuts than I normally get. The grass fed and pasture raised meats have so many more nutrients we need!

  59. I’ve never tried Butcher Box but would really like to. Good quality meats without anything unhealthy added. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. ✌

  60. I’ve been wanting to try Butcher Box – that recipe looks GREAT. Thank you for the opportunity!

  61. Would love to try!! Grateful for opportunity, I didn’t get to try last yr I ordered for first time but upon transit, I don’t know what in world Fed ex did but my box was crushed!! Meat was warm & the beef packets were opened, not butcher box’s fault what so ever, the company is awesome, I’ve wanted to try them so bad since the yr has passed because my diet supposed to be grassfed since I’ve been terribly ill from stomach infections, grains, gluten all cause leaky gut and too many food intolerances..

  62. Thank you for posting this review. I’ve often wondered if using a service like this would be a good option for our family.

  63. I just heard about ButherBox from another website yesterday! Totally looking forward to trying them as my family is considering going keto.

  64. Thank you for the opportunity! I would love to receive grass-feed beef by mail at a reasonable cost!

  65. How Amazing! I have heard some
    Great things before and people that have enjoyed this type
    Of delivery service… mmmm!

  66. I would love this box. And the recipe for the bowl looks so good. Been eyeing these boxes for a while!

  67. Super excited about Butcher Box. Just started doing Keto and this works perfectly for my new way of eating. Have always been curious about this service.

  68. I’m always excited to find new sources of quality meat for my family at competitive prices.

  69. I’d love to try this. I’ve been wanting to look into a better way to buy and save on quality meat!

  70. First time hearing about Butcherbox, but certainly looks like it would fit with our family’s lifestyle and food interests!

  71. I’m excited to check out their offerings and would love to win a box of meat.

  72. One of my extended family is allergic to antibiotics, so I’m excited to try this out with them if I win!

  73. Thanks for reviewing this for us. I’ve bern interested in trying Butcher Box for a while now, but I wasn’t sure how good the meat would be when it arrived after enduring the shipping process.

  74. I would love to try Butcher Box. It’s difficult to find high quality and ethically sourced meats in my area.

  75. I am so excited by this chance to win a ButcherBox. What a great way to try something new – and I love the coupon!

  76. Sounds delicious! I’d love the encouragement to try different cuts of meat (SOO many of my current recipes use ground beef!!!)

  77. Excited to try! We’ve been looking for a butcher in our area with reasonable prices and have come up empty.

  78. I never thought about adding an item from the freezer list onto the meal plan. I’m forever forgetting to set meat I need for that day’s dinner recipe down from the freezer. This should help immensely! Thank you. And thank you Butcher Box for offering the giveaway!

  79. I’m very excited to try this! The butcher box would be great for us because I usually make our grocery orders online to help me save time, but I’m always worried about someone else that might not be as particular picking out meat for us. Butcher Box would solve that for me!

  80. Would love to try Butcher Box! I currently use another company and would like to see how this one compares.

  81. It seems all the bloggers I follow are recommending Butcher Box. So I would love to see what all the excitement is about and try it for myself!

  82. Butcher Box looks great!
    I’ve gotten out of the habit of using my PTE subscription. I had no idea there was a freezer option! I’m getting started using this again!

  83. I’ve heard this advertised on Rick and Bubba and have been curious. Would love to try it!!

  84. I’ll be checking them out. Its sometimes hard to find a good source in our neighborhood.

  85. We are big meat eaters in our family and this would be wonderful for grilling season! I’m quite excited to try everything.

  86. I know that planning meals ahead has life changing effects! Having the protein delivered to my door sounds like a dream!

  87. I have been wanting to try Butcher Box for a long time. Thank you so much for this detailed account of your experience! Your husband’s endorsement means a lot!!

  88. I have been focusing on trying to incorporate better quality meat (grass fed, free range, etc) into our diet and this would be a good addition.

  89. This looks amazing, and the freezer tips are fantastic, I had no idea you could do that!

  90. I’ve seen some ads for this recently but haven’t heard of anyone using it. Glad you had a good experience with them! Major bonus is the packaging as I’m always concerned that things will melt/warm up in transit!

  91. Oh my gosh that recipes looks soooo good! We’re a family of nine that eats home every meal at home. I’m married to a former chef that loves to cook!!!

  92. I’ve been curious about Butcher Box for a while now. Thank you for the giveaway!

  93. Love the blog post and was perfect timing. Last week I bought a large pack of drumsticks at our local market. Half the legs were broken and one was bruised. My husband and I were so shocked and could only imagine the poor treatment of those chickens that we couldn’t eat the meat. The tip about Butcher Box we welcomed and right on. I signed up right away and look forward to receive our box from folks trying to do the right things.

  94. I have been looking for a good source for grass-fed meats. I’m excited to try this. Thank you for the review and information.

  95. I would love to try ButcherBox. It would simplify my life and would encourage me to do more cooking!

  96. Thank you for this review! I have been considering Butcher Box service and it was great to hear this personal detailed review of their service and the quality of their product.

  97. Would love to try this! Great ideas on different way of using PTE to take advantage of what’s in the freezer.

    1. I am soooooo excited I found Butcherbox & Plan to Eat !!!
      Let the healthy and inspired cooking & EATING begin

  98. This sounds amazing! And I actually mean that. Also thanks for the info about the freezer planner. I’ve been using PTE for years but didn’t know about that! Brilliant!!

  99. I’m a little nervous about the pricing (which was hard to find on their website), but I love the idea of replacing most of our meat with more ethically-sourced options!

  100. I’ve been wanting to try Butcher Box for a long time now but my husband has only been buying meat on sale at the super market. Maybe after he tries meat from Butcher Box he won’t be able to go back to cheap, unhealthy meat! Here’s hoping!!!

  101. I’d be excited to try this out with my family! We’re all very busy so I love how convenient it would be to receive all of the meats in one package at our door step!

  102. This is the first time I have heard about Butcher Box, and it sounds like a wonderful source for quality meats.

  103. I’ve wanted to try butcher box for a while. I’m interested to check it out!

  104. Maybe this meat tastes like it did 40 years ago. That is a taste that’s long gone! It would be great to recover the great taste of Beef! Pork! Chicken!…

  105. Butcher box looks like it would help my life immensely! I’ve got an eleven day old and not much time to shop

  106. I’ve been interested in trying ButcherBox for a while – it would be great to win my first box free!

  107. I would love to try the Grass-fed Meat.
    I like the idea of being able to pick different box options for what my family and I would like.

  108. We currently use Green Chef. The idea of trying this service really interests us! Thanks for the nice review.

  109. This sounds wonderful! I’d love to give it a try. Nice to learn about the freezer feature, too.

  110. I’ve read about Butcherbox before, and have been wondering about it. This is a great opportunity to try it ni risk.

    I also use set up “recipes” in Plan to Eat to keep track of what I have in the freezer. Raw items, single serve meals, whatever. It makes things so much easier!

  111. Would love the opportunity to try Butcher Box. I always hear such wonderful reports about them.

  112. I love individually freezer packed 1lb packages, they’re so much easier to store and cook with!

  113. I would love to try ButcherBox. Meat is the most expensive thing in my grocery budget so I feel like I sometimes scrimp on quality to stetch the budget.

  114. Interested in ButcherBox option since I am very selective about the foods my family eat; responsibly raised meat is a priority for me.

  115. I’ve been interested in Butcher Box for a while now. I would love to try them!

  116. I would LOVE to try Butcher Box! I regularly buy grassfed ground beef, but I’d love to be able to buy all my meats that way.

  117. Wow what a nice offer and contest!!! Fingers crossed to win. I love the Plan to Eat app. I am on a very limited budget (I get food stamps as I am on disability) and it helps me stay within my budget and still eat pretty well. Winning this would really be a gift!!

  118. I have no idea how to pick the right cuts of meat and this sounds like it would help me stop throwing ruined meals in the trash!

  119. I would very much like to try Butcher Block. Our family no longer eats beef, very rare occasions, so finding good quality yet affordable beef would be wonderful. We do eats quite a lot of chicken, adding in pork more often than beef.

  120. Butcher Box seems like a really great way to ensure getting good quality meats which is something I value for my family. I definitely saved this recipe and will add it to my planner soon! Sounds so good.

  121. I’ve always wanted to try a butcher box but the price was just a bit out of range.

  122. I’m interested in having a way to do less shopping and support farmers!

  123. I love butcherbox! Definitely my favorite thing. We get the every 2 month subscription but may change to get it every month. We love their quality of meats. Thanks for this awesome blog!

  124. OMG!!! They are so close too…we are in Maine and I would love to win a Butcher Box! I am trying so hard to eat well and have been ordering food meal kits from Dinnerly; however, it is limited and we must choose only the set meals… this can be hard when you have food allergies… would love to order just meats … waiting for the nice weather so that the farmer’s markets start back up again…then I can get my vegetables and herbs too! Please pick me! My family would be so grateful!

  125. Oh! That looks great! I never know which boxes are actually a good value. This one looks great! I may have to try even if I don’t win!

  126. I would love to try this out – I have tons of recipes in Plan to Eat that I could make with my first ButcherBox!

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