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BBQ Meatballs

Marshall's Farm Market BBQ Meatballs

  • 1/2 can evaporated milk
  • 1 lb Marshall's Farm ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Marshall's Farm ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 jar Marshall's Farm BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except BBQ sauce). Mix well with hands and shape into meatballs with an ice cream scoop. Place a single layer on a jelly roll pan and bake 20-35 minutes (depending on the size of the balls) until nearly done. Place meatballs in crock pot and cover with Marshall's BBQ sauce and cook through. Serve with pretzel skewers. Variation: Add 1/2 cup Marshall's honey to the BBQ for honey BBQ sauce.


Buying and Cooking Beef

Buying and cooking beef

These guidelines will help you to enjoy our beef whether you are eating a top of the line steak or a family size roast!
There are two main cooking methods for beef: dry heat and wet heat.
Dry heat methods include grilling, broiling, sautéing, stir frying, and roasting. Wet heat methods include braising, slow cooking, stewing, steaming, and pot roasting.
Choosing the best method to cook your beef:
Cuts that come from the chuck (front) and round (hind) portions of the carcass tend to be tougher. The muscles that make up those portions of the animal are the main muscles used for movement, which means these muscles are used more and have a greater amount of connective tissue or collagen. Collagen is very tough and elastic. However, if cooked at a low temperature, with moisture, for a long time, collagen gelatinizes. We recommend using some form of acidic cooking liquid, such as red wine, tomatoes, or balsamic vinegar. This results in a tender, moist and flavorful dish. These cuts include rump roast, chuck roast, and shanks. Cuts that come from the middle meats are composed of muscles that are not used very much, which results in cuts that are finer textured, have less connective tissue and are much more tender overall. These cuts can be prepared with dry heat methods and with short cook times, and still be tender and flavorful. Although these cuts are tender, it is still important that they are not overcooked. These cuts include top of the line steaks like NY strip, Tenderloin, Porterhouse, T-Bone, Rib eye. For rare cook to 140 degrees F, for medium rare cook to 145 degrees F, for medium cook to 160 degrees F and for well cook to 170 degrees F. To test for doneness, use a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the cut and not in fat or touching bone.

Smoked Turkey

How to cook your smoked turkey

  • Remove your turkey from vacuum bag when ready to cook.
  • Keep your turkey refrigerated until ready to cook.
  • Place turkey on rack in a roasting pan. Wrap in foil. This will keep your turkey moist.
  • When checking the temperature, insert a meat thermometer so the tip is centered in the turkey breast, but does not touch fat or bone.
  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Cook according to the chart below
Approximate Cooking Times, in Minutes Per Pound of Meat at 325 Degrees:
Type of turkey Minutes per pound
Whole Smoked Turkey 10-12
Smoked Turkey Breast 8-10
  • Remove turkey from the oven when the thermometer registers the desired temperature.
  • The thermometer is your most accurate guide to determine when the turkey is done. The final thermometer reading will register 140-150 degrees.
  • Let the turkey stand for 15 minutes before carving. Carving Your Turkey – Using a sharp knife, cut the skin between the thigh and breast. Bend the thigh outward to find the hip joint and cut through it to remove the whole leg. Cut through the joint between the thigh and the drumstick. Slice the meat from the drumstick and cut the thigh into pieces. Next, remove the wing by slicing diagonally down through the first joint toward the breast. Finally, hold the back of your fork against one side of the breast and slice the white meat.
  • Enjoy
  • Refrigerate leftover turkey promptly.

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

1 lb. bowtie pasta
6 tbsp. light mayonnaise
1/3 c. Grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed with press
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 large bunch of kale, stemmed and chopped
8 medium radishes, cut into quarters
  1. Cook pasta as label directs.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add kale, tossing to combine.
  3. While cooked pasta is still hot, add to the kale mixture. Let cool slightly. Stir in the radishes and serve.

Superfood Salad

Makes 6 servings


  • 1  bunch kale, stemmed, washed and chopped
  • 1  pomegranate, seeded
  • 1  cup wheat berries, cooked
  • 1  tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1  scallion, sliced
  • 1  tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1  cup salad greens of your choice


  • 1  tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1  tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon honey
  • 1  tablespoon sugar
  • 1  pinch cinnamon
  • 1  cup canola oil
  • 1  cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
In a bowl or blender, combine the orange juice, vinegar, honey, sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper.  While whisking or blending, slowly stream in the oil until the dressing is emulsified.  Season to taste. Toss salad ingredients with dressing and serve.

Strawberry Julius

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced (NOTE: any berry or combination of berries will do!)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water or ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar (about 50g) or 1/4 cup superfine sugar (about 50g) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Slice up fresh strawberries until you have enough to fill a one cup measure. 
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. 
  • Enjoy immediately!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Serves 4 These stuffed zucchini boats feature a hearty sausage mixture and are topped with lots of cheese and baked to perfection. An easy, low carb meal option that the whole family will enjoy! Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Ingredients  (asterisked items available here at the market!)
  • 4 medium zucchini *
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Marshalls Farm Market ground pork sausage *
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced *
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic *
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rectangular baking with with cooking spray.
  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then trim off the stem ends. Use a spoon to carefully scoop the flesh out of the zucchinis.
  • Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper over the zucchini shells. Arrange the zucchini in the baking dish.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the sausage and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Season the sausage and vegetable mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the marinara sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the meat mixture evenly into the zucchini shells, then top with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.