3 pounds Yukon potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
Remove top rack from oven and preheat to 325°F.
Season beef with salt and pepper. Put half of oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Just as the oil begins to smoke, add half of beef evenly spaced. Brown on most sides and transfer to a plate. Add remaining oil, sear remaining beef; remove from pan.
Add onions, carrot, garlic and tomato paste. Stir over medium-high heat, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan, 2-3 minutes. Add flour and stir to combine. Add red wine, scraping bottom of pan, then reduce heat to medium low, simmer until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Stir in beef, beef stock, bay leaves and thyme. Return to a boil, again scraping sides and bottom clean; put lid on Dutch oven and place in the oven. Cook for 2 hours.
Add potatoes and rosemary and continue to cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, approximately 1 hour. If needed, add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve, garnished with fresh parsley.
Associated Food Stores and Associated Retail Operations were recognized for their leadership in product quality, marketing, and sales efforts with Certified Angus Beef ® during the 2017 Certified Angus Beef ® Annual Conference last week.
“We truly value our relationship with Certified Angus Beef ® and appreciate their support in helping us reach these milestones with the brand. CAB is a real differentiator for us and gives a strong quality advantage in our markets. Our retailers have embraced it as their own and have been rewarded with increased sales and a quality image that will only continue to grow. Our guests have also warmly received it and really appreciate the consistent, high-quality eating experience it provides. When it comes to beef, nobody does it better,” said Marty Berlin, director of meat for Associated Food Stores.
Associated Retail Operations, which includes Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, and Fresh Market, was named the Rookie of the Year. The award is given to one retailer who is new to Certified Angus Beef ® and excels in marketing efforts and sales. Part of the stores’ marketing plan included social media giveaways of various Certified Angus Beef ® products, in-store events, and other offers. Only one store each year is awarded the Rookie of the Year award.
Associated Food Stores was recognized for sales efforts as a Top Three Sales Volume Retail Distributor. The award is based on the total pounds of Certified Angus Beef ® products sold from June 2016-May 2017. Associated Food Stores supplied Certified Angus Beef ® products to retailers across eight intermountain West states including Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oregon.
The stores and wholesaler began offering Certified Angus Beef ® last May in an effort to bring fresh, high-quality, locally sourced beef products to shoppers. To learn more about our Certified Angus Beef ® offerings, visit one of our many locations.
Sauté onion in butter one to two minutes on medium-high heat until transparent. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, ancho, salt and pepper. Allow to cool to room temperature.
By hand, combine ground beef, bacon and cheese with onion mixture. Form into six patties and grill over medium heat until internal temperature is 160°F.
Suggested toppings – Grilled red onion, more bacon, barbeque sauce, potato chips