Special Selections: Meat Market Picks for Every Occasion

Special Selections: Meat Market Picks for Every Occasion

From backyard barbecues to fancy dinner parties, choosing the right meat is key to creating a delicious and memorable meal. With an abundance of options in the meat market, it can be overwhelming to know which cuts and types of meat are best for each occasion. 

At Simpson's Meats, we're dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality meats for any occasion. As a top choice within the local meat market, we offer a wide variety of premium selections that are sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Here are our top picks for every special occasion.

Meat Market Selections for Every Occasion

Family Gatherings & Celebrations

Family gatherings and celebrations are all about bringing loved ones together to share good food and create lasting memories. Our meat market offers a variety of options perfect for feeding a crowd and impressing even the toughest food critics.

For large family dinners, we recommend our Akaushi Wagyu Beef, known for its exceptional marbling and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. This highly sought-after beef is raised locally in Louisville, TN, by one of our partner farms, 16 Peaks Cattle Company, ensuring the highest quality and freshest taste. 

  • Fun Fact: Originally from Japan, Akaushi Wagyu cattle are renowned for their exceptional marbling, rich flavor, and health benefits. They have a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids (good fats) and conjugated linoleic acid, which supports immune health.

For celebrations or important events such as birthdays or anniversaries, our premium Angus beef cuts are a crowd favorite, whether you prefer ribeye steaks or beef roasts. With its rich flavor and juicy tenderness, it's sure to impress your guests and make any occasion feel extra special. 

  • Prep Tip: To maximize these premium selections, we recommend grilling or roasting them with simple yet flavorful seasonings like salt, pepper, and garlic. Serve with your favorite choice of sides, such as roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes, for a well-balanced meal that's sure to please everyone at the table.

Intimate Dinners & Date Nights 

Intimate dinners or date nights are the perfect opportunity to impress a special someone with a delicious and memorable meal. As such, these occasions call for a different type of meat market selection, something a little more special than what you would choose at your typical family gathering. 

For an intimate dinner for two, we recommend our specialty cuts, such as the Bacon-Wrapped Angus Filet Mignon or the Angus Beef Tenderloin. These cuts are not only visually impressive, but they also offer exceptional flavor and tenderness. 

  • Prep Tip: When preparing these premium cuts, it's important to keep it simple and let the quality of the meat shine. We recommend grilling or pan-searing them with a touch of olive oil, salt, and pepper to enhance their natural flavors. As for sides, opt for lighter options such as grilled asparagus or a fresh salad to balance out the richness of the meat.

Casual Weekend BBQs

There's nothing quite like a casual backyard barbecue with friends and family on a sunny weekend—and the Simpson's Meats meat market has the perfect selection of meats to make your BBQ an unforgettable one. From burgers to sausages, our premium cuts are sure to elevate your grilling game.

One of our must-try options for a weekend barbecue is our signature ground beef. With our Premium Angus Ground Beef or Akaushi Wagyu Ground Beef, you can enjoy a unique flavor profile that will have your guests raving. 

For those who prefer sausages and franks, our Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage and 44 Farms Angus Beef Hot Dogs are fan favorites.

  • Prep Tip: When grilling these meats, it's important to keep a few things in mind. First, make sure your grill is clean and preheated before adding the meat. This helps prevent sticking and ensures even cooking. Second, don't be afraid to experiment with seasonings like barbecue rubs or marinades for added flavor. And finally, always use a meat thermometer to ensure your meats are cooked to the correct internal temperature for food safety.

Healthy Eating & Dietary Plans

With today's evolving nutritional needs, many of us are all about maintaining a healthy diet. This often means adding leaner meats to our meals. At Simpson's Meats, we get it! We know how crucial it is to have top-notch protein options for your specific dietary needs. 

One of our top recommendations for those looking for leaner meat options is our Angus Sirloin or Angus Flank Steak. For those following specific dietary plans, such as the keto or paleo diet, we also offer a variety of seafood as well as grass-fed and grass-finished beef options. 

Simpson's Meats meticulously selects beef from the finest Angus cattle. As a top local meat market and cattle-farming family, we're particular about the beef worthy of our brand. 

  • Fun Fact: We source only antibiotic- and hormone-free beef raised humanely, providing our customers with the highest-quality meats sourced from our own farms and trusted Angus producers known for humane practices. These farms include Simpson Farms in Athens, TN, as well as our partner farms. 

For decades, we've been a staple in the premium meat market, also supplying Whole Foods Market and Publix Supermarket locations in our region with high-quality, delicious, and naturally raised beef.

Holiday Feasts & Special Occasions

Holiday feasts and special occasions call for show-stopping dishes that bring a sense of magnificence to the table. 

For Christmas or Easter celebrations, consider our Smoked Angus Beef Tenderloin, meticulously hand-butchered and trimmed to perfection. Our tenderloins are crafted from premium Angus cattle with an exceptional genetic pedigree, ensuring a juicy, smoky, and utterly delicious flavor. 

Our tenderloins undergo a precise process of seasoning, cold smoking, and vacuum sealing to guarantee the highest quality. However, it's important to note that because the tenderloins are cold-smoked, they remain raw and will need to be cooked in your oven, smoker, or grill before serving.

The Importance of Quality in Meat Selection

When it comes to cooking and enjoying any meal, the quality of the ingredients used is crucial. This is especially true for meat, as it is often the centerpiece of a dish. That's why sourcing meat from a reputable meat market is essential for creating a truly exceptional dining experience.

At Simpson's Meats, we take great pride in our reputation as a top local meat market. We strive to provide our customers with the highest-quality meats sourced from our own farms and trusted family farms in Tennessee and Texas. Our commitment to this is evident in every aspect of our business, from how we raise our cattle to the way we carefully select and prepare our meats.

But why is quality so important when it comes to meat selection? First and foremost, it directly impacts the taste of your dish. 

How Does Meat Quality Affect Your Dish?

When meat is sourced from healthy, well-cared-for animals, it has a richer and more flavorful taste. This is because the animal's diet and living conditions directly influence the quality of its meat. For example, cattle that are allowed to graze on pasture instead of being raised in feedlots produce beef with a more robust flavor profile. 

Moreover, the quality of meat can also affect your health. At Simpson's Meats, we take great care to ensure that our meats are free from antibiotics and hormones. Our legacy is built on not only promoting animal welfare but also ensuring that our customers are consuming high-quality and safe meats.

Overall Dining Experience

Finally, the quality of meat you choose can greatly impact your overall dining experience. When you select premium meat products from Simpson's Meats, you're not just getting a delicious meal—you're getting an experience. We carefully select and prepare all of our meats to provide our customers with exceptional quality, taste, tenderness, and juiciness. 

Explore our selection of meats today to create a meal that is truly unforgettable, whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a casual weekend BBQ. 

Shop High-Quality Meat Market Products Online

Looking for the perfect meats to elevate your next meal or event? At Simpson's Meats, we aim to be your trusted local meat market. We understand the importance of quality when it comes to selecting meats for different occasions. That's why we offer a diverse range of USDA Choice or Higher options, from premium ground beef to an impressive assortment of steaks. Our commitment to sourcing only the highest-quality meats ensures that each bite is full of flavor and tenderness.

With the convenience of our online shop, it's easier than ever to bring our premium offerings straight to your doorstep. For added convenience, enjoy free shipping on orders of $250 or more!

Order now and taste the difference that quality makes. Don't forget to check out our recipes section for more inspiration on how to use our meats in your favorite dishes. Happy hosting!

For custom orders or other inquiries, please contact us directly at (865) 336-6036.