8 Summer Barbeque Essentials

8 Summer Barbeque Essentials

Summer barbeque season has finally arrived here in Calgary! At Urban Butcher, we take pride in curating an exceptional culinary experience for our customers. From the exquisite flavours of Cold Smoked Steaks to the rare finds of Bison & Elk Ribeye, our offerings are a testament to our dedication to quality and sourcing local. This tasty list features 8 key staple locally sourced products that will be your new summer barbeque favourites. Stop by our shop today to purchase these items!


1. Cold Smoked Steaks

Have you tried our Cold Smoked Steaks? These delectable meat masterpieces are a rare gem, especially in the heart of Alberta. A true staple of our establishment, they are guaranteed to deliver a smoke-filled punch that will elevate your next barbeque cookout. Our expert butchers marinate and skillfully season each steak with our exclusive Smoke House spice mixture, infusing them with delicious flavour. To perfect this culinary symphony, we finish the steaks with a hickory cold smoke, resulting in a beautifully seasoned steak that is ready to be grilled to perfection.

Need recipe inspiration? Check out our Cold Smoked Steaks With Herbed Potato Salad recipe!


2. Smokies

Allow us to introduce you to a customer favourite! Our Smokies are available in Elk, Beef, Bison, Beef Cheddar Jalapeno, and Bison Cheese, allowing something for everyone. What sets our Smokies apart is not only their mouthwatering flavours, but also their commitment to purity. We take pride in offering you a pure single-source protein experience, free from any additives. All of our Smokies are 100% gluten-free and are locally sourced as part of our Rocky Mountain Cuisine. Perfect for your next Stampede barbeque or camping escapade, these summer staples will captivate your taste buds and be a part of lasting memories.


3. Bison & Elk Ribeye

Looking for a unique ribeye for your next family barbeque? Look no further than our pure Bison Ribeye and Elk Ribeye, a true rarity in Calgary. These exceptional cuts are raised in the vast open pastures just outside our beloved city. Both Bison and Elk play a vital role in our signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine, making appearances at all our CRMR properties.

To help you explore the full potential of these extraordinary cuts, we invite you to delve into our Bison Ribeye Steak with Herb Butter & Pommes Anna and Elk Tenderloin Steak with Red Wine Au Jus recipe for a truly unforgettable dining experience.


4. Beef Ribs

Are you ready to take your rib game to new heights? Try our Beef Ribs! Unlike their traditional pork counterparts, these mouthwatering ribs offer a higher protein and iron content, setting them apart as a wholesome choice. Locally sourced from the heart of Alberta, these beefy wonders are a rare find in Calgary. As you embark on this culinary adventure, we recommend allocating a bit more time for cooking, as these ribs tend to be thicker than the conventional pork variety. Trust us, the extra effort will be well worth it.


5. Pioneer Stampede Breakfast Sausages

Craving a delicious Stampede style breakfast? Allow us to introduce you to the Pioneer Stampede Breakfast Sausages, crafted by our friends at Pioneer Butchery & Charcuterie. These sausages capture the nostalgic flavours of a traditional Stampede breakfast, combining the popular Alberta Beef, the smoky allure of bacon, and the irresistible sweetness of maple syrup. Treat your loved ones to a cowboy inspired breakfast experience with these gluten-free delights that celebrate the essence of Alberta.


6. Pure Bison and Elk Burgers

When it comes to great summer burgers, quality is paramount. Indulge in our locally sourced Rocky Mountain Cuisine with these delectable pure Bison and Elk Burger patties. These delectable burger patties are unique because they contain no added ingredients or seasonings, allowing the pure essence of Bison or Elk to shine through.

If you are looking for recipe inspiration, we invite you to explore our Bison Burgers with Brie, Caramelized Onions, and Haskap Jam Recipe.


7. Rebel Badass BBQ Sneaky Pete Steak Spice

Prepare to reinvent your steak game with the Sneaky Pete Steak Spice by Rebel Badass BBQ. Inspired by the traditional Montreal steak spice, Rebel Badass BBQ presents a delightful twist. Balancing sweet notes with fragrant herbs, this tasty blend captures the essence of the original Montreal style while adding a touch of Rebel charm. Gluten-free and locally crafted in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Sneaky Pete Steak Spice is ready to become your new go-to.


8. Rebel Badass BBQ OG Texas Bold Style Barbeque Sauce

Looking for a new staple barbeque sauce? Try one of our local favourites, Rebel Badass BBQ OG Texas Bold Style Barbeque Sauce. This finger-licking creation reimagines the classic everyday barbeque sauce, infusing it with a delightful sweetness that sets it apart from the rest. As with all the sauces from Rebel Badass BBQ, it proudly wears the gluten-free badge and is crafted locally in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.