Last week I was lucky enough to be invited as a local blogger to attend VG Meats
Meet, Greet and Eat…Steak event and Meet Your Meat Maker! Also the event launched their new and exciting Meat Mentor App
. I was able to meet the VG Meats
team and test the new app all while sampling local tender beef and mingling with fellow food bloggers and foodies. I hate to tease you, but here are the mouth watering samples we were treated to . . . mini mignons
(aka: Meat Lollipops): bite-sized filet’s wrapped in bacon, Truffle and soy marinated cremini mushrooms
stuffed with herbed goats cheese and wrapped in beef bacon, pulled beef sliders
topped with a stilton marrow mousse, mini beef wellington’s
with prosciutto and stuffed flat iron steak sandwiches
with red peppers, onions and aged cheddar, served on foccacia with a lemon aioli.
We were then treated to four cuts of steak (for dessert!) to test the Meat Mentor App
on each product. The Meat Mentor App
allows you the capability to scan the QR code on VG Meats
beef packaging which will then provide you with the tenderness score for the product you scanned, the cut specs, tell you the farm the beef came from as well as what the animal was fed. You can also add your own personal ranking to each cut of beef you try, find VG chef recommended recipes, create shopping lists, and tour the local farms where your beef came from.
Before I headed out and the end of the event, I couldn’t resist bringing home some goodies which included a package of Beef Bacon, a top Sirloin Steak (in the freezer to try soon), and the store-made frozen pulled pork which reheated in a flash and was mouth-watering and a huge hit with family (I will be going back for more!).
When I was speaking with team member Maegan she said to me the beef bacon made the best BLT’s. Well, once she told me that I just couldn’t get it out of my head, and just knew I had to make some on the weekend for the hubby. What better way to say I love you then with bacon? She was right, the beef bacon just takes the BLT over the top! Even better was pairing it with Neal Brothers Classic Mayonnaise
. Match made in heaven! You gotta try this!
- Your choice of bread
- VG Meats Beef Bacon
- Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
- Romaine lettuce, torn into sandwich sized pieces
- Great quality mayo – like Neal Brothers Classic Mayonnaise
- Freshly ground black pepper:
- Heat a large skilled and cook your bacon. Drain on paper towels.
- Toast your bread to desired doneness.
- Slather one side of each slice of bread with mayo.
- Top one piece of bread with bacon, then tomato. Season with some freshly ground black pepper. Top with lettuce and then the second slice of bread.
- Slice sandwich in half if desired and serve.
Be sure to check out VG Meats. The quality of their products is really great and most importantly is delicious! They have a store located on Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek, ON with everything you need, as well as a selection of their products is distributed in Longo’s.