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Warming Instructions

If you opened up your package and there wasn't an instructional card within, we apologize! Sometimes the boxes make it out of our facility without an instruction card. Please refer to the guide below on how to warm up your Turkey or other Smoked Meat....ENJOY!!!

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Salt Pork


We have noticed that many of our lovely customers have searched our website for our Salt Pork! As you can see, we do not offer this product on our website.

There are several grocery store chains that carry the Salt Pork and these include but are not limited to:
Super-1 Foods

We hope you find what you are looking for! If your local grocery store does not carry this product, request it at the Meat Market. We would love to be in your neighborhood.

Please feel free to share your favorite recipes that include our Salt Pork!

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Jalapeno Peach Cobbler Recipe

WATCH: Robbie on KLTV- Jalapeno Peach Cobbler


Jalapeno Peach Cobbler Recipe


  • 6 peaches
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 seeded, sliced jalapenos
  • 3 tbs of cold water

Cut peaches and add to pan along with water, sugar, butter and jalapeno.

Cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup and a tbs of Crisco
  • 3 tbs cold water

Mix thoroughly and flatten with hands or rolling pin.

Add the peaches to various-sized skillets and top with the crust. Add several slices of butter on top and bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. After removing from the oven, sprinkle a small amount of sugar and cinnamon on top.

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Cowboy Beans

Cowboy BeansHey guys!

You have got to check out this recipe for Cowboy Beans...perfect for Summer camping!

Campfire cowboy beans

1/2 pound diced Bear Creek bacon

One yellow bell pepper, chopped

One purple onion, chopped

Two jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped

Three cloves of fresh garlic, minced

3-15 ounce cans of pinto beans

One medium tomato, chopped

One can of chicken broth, or your favorite beer

2 tablespoons of Guajillo chili powder

1 teaspoon of cumin

Pinch of salt


In a large skillet, cook bacon then add Bell pepper, onion, jalapeño pepper, and minced garlic, and stir over medium heat for five minutes

Add pinto beans, tomatoes, chicken broth or beer, and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

To watch the video, click below!

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Bear Creek Gumbo


one whole chicken, cut up
4 TBS flour
4 TBS oil
1 cup chopped onion
one 16 ounce can tomatoes
4 cups fresh or frozen okra
Real Texas gumbo seasoning mix (or whatever brand you find in your grocery store)

Boil cut up chicken in 1 qt of water until tender.
Remove chicken, debone and cut into pieces; reserve stock.

In a large kettle, brown 4 TBS each of flour and oil to make a roux.

Slowly stir stock into roux, then add 1 package Gumbo mix, 1 cup chopped onion, one 16oz can tomatoes and 4 cups fresh or frozen okra.

Add deboned chicken and let simmer one hour; stir occasionally.
Makes about 2 1/2 quarts

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Green Bean and Squash Casserole with Bear Creek Bacon

Green Bean and Squash Casserole with Bear Creek Bacon



1 lb fresh green beans ( ends trimmed)
1 lb squash julienned ( your favorite)
1 lb Bear Creek smoked bacon diced
1 cup red bell pepper
1 cup diced purple onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
Salt and black pepper
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Blanch green beans and squash in a large pot of water for 5 minutes then drain in a colander. Butter a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside. Pan fry diced bacon, purple onion, and red bell pepper together, drain and place in casserole dish. Next layer the green beans and squash mixture on top of the bacon, red pepper and purple onion in the dish. In a separate pan, heat the butter and whisk in flour to create a roux . Add the cream slowly while whisking to prevent lumps and cook the sauce for about 5 minutes or until thick. Pour sauce over all other ingredients in the dish,top with grated cheese and bake for about 25 minutes. yummy!!!


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Pig N Penne Pasta Salad



1 lb box of Penne Pasta
1 cucumber, diced
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
4 boiled eggs, diced
1 cup of diced Bear Creek Ham
Mayo - 1/2 to 1 cup depending on your taste
Mustard (just a smidgen)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions and cool. Once pasta is cooled stir in the rest of the ingredients and add Mayo, Mustard, and Salt and Pepper to your individual taste.

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Cranberry-Smoked turkey salad

Cranberry-Smoked turkey salad

2 pounds (about 6 cups) chopped smoked turkey
1 1/2 cups real mayonnaise
1 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and chill! (How stress-free is that?)  Serve on crackers, croissants or rolls.

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Bear Bottom skillet chili

Bear Bottom skillet chili

3 pounds of ground turkey or lean ground beef browned
One medium yellow onion diced
2-28 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
1- 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
One package of Real Texas Chili mix or about 3 ounces of chili powder and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
Mix all together and simmer for one hour. Be sure to watch the video for some great ideas incorporating cast-iron for your next chili party!

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