Mary’s Chimichurri I LOVE making this chimichurri. You can use it on so many things… beef, lamb, veggies, sandwiches, chicken, eggs, burgers – everything! Also, if you don’t feel like waiting around to hard boil your eggs, fry up a few and toss them in there instead! INGREDIENTS 2-4 bunches of basil 2-4 bunches of […]

Mary’s Chimichurri

m5 SIDE DISH recipes


Fresh Veggie Sauté Found on page 198 of my Ranch Raised Cookbook!Photography by Charity Burggraaf When our summer garden is abundant with fresh green beans and sweet cherry tomatoes, this is my go-to dish. It’s great with any grilled meat, plus it’s quick and easy to throw together at the last minute, especially if you […]

Fresh Veggie Sauté

Makes 8 servings. Ingredients : • 1 pound small dried beans, such as great northern or navy• 4 thick-cut slices bacon (about 6 ounces), chopped• 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper• 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced• 3 cloves garlic, minced• 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock• 1 […]

Rustic Baked Beans

Serves : 6 people Prep time : 20 minutes Cook Time : 15 minutes Ingredients : 12 each squash blossoms 1 cup farmer’s cheese or ricotta studded with herb of choice 2 cups buttermilk 1 farm egg 2 cups fritto flour For Fritto Flour – 4 cups Wondra flour or rice flour 1 1/2 cups […]

Fried Squash Blossoms

Prep time : 30 minutes Cook time : 2 hours Serves : 6-10 people Smoker Pellets : Hardwood pellets in hickory and apple wood. Cut : Five Marys dry-aged ground beef Ingredients : 1 pound Five Marys Farms ground beef 1 pound Five Marys Farms bacon (we used jowl bacon) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 […]

Cowboy Beans

Serves : 4-6 people Prep time : 5 minutes Cook time : 10 minutes Smoker Pellets : Hardwood pellets in apple wood Ingredients : 2 pounds trimmed asparagus 2 teaspoons olive oil Kosher salt and pepper to taste For the Red Pesto – 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley […]

Smoked Asparagus & Red Pesto

Serves : 4-6 people Prep Time : 10 minutes Cook time : 15 minutes Ingredients : 2 bunches asparagus, peel bottoms if thick 1 packet Haloumi cheese, sliced and brushed with olive oil 2 handfuls of sugar snap peas, cut lengthwise 1/2 cup smoked or roasted almonds 1/2 cup preserved lemon sauce 3-4 handfuls of […]

Asparagus Salad

Arancini is a perfect appetizer utilizing leftover risotto or leftover charred corn. This dish can be made with any style of risotto, using summer corn is just a way to celebrate the end of summer as the seasons change to the cool fall evenings. I love risotto and use it as a vessel to use […]

Corn Risotto Balls “Arancini”

Serves : 4-6 people Prep time : 10 minutes Cook time : 60 minutes Smoker Pellets : Hardwood pellets in ‘Competition Blend’ Cut : Five Marys Smoked Bacon Ingredients: 6-8 Yukon gold potatoes 1 pound Five Marys Farms bacon, diced, cooked, and crumbled 2 tablespoons hot bacon drippings 2 cups sour cream 2 cups shredded […]

Loaded Smoked Potato Salad


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