January 20, 2016    Canton, MO
US Wellness Meats NewsAlert - In This Issue  

Our Biggest & Best Contest Giveaway of the Year ($1500) - Details Below

Scott Mendelson ~Workout to Harness Fat Burning Hormones

Recipe Corner -  Chocolate Chili ~ See Bel0w  
(from Mel Joulwan's Paleo Super Bowl Game Plan~ link at bottom of recipe!)

Dear John, 
Bone Broth, (aka liquid gold) continues to grow in popularity as a nutrient packed super food.  We are happy to see more and more people realizing the benefits of adding a cup of bone broth to their daily routine.  For years we at US Wellness Meats have known the magical qualities bone broth contains; and we have worked with customers, expert chefs, doctors and nutritionists to create several types of this healthy elixir. 

We are proud to offer three sizes of beef bone broth, two of which restocked this week.  Our expanded line of broths, stocks, and gelatins includes the thicker, richer version of beef broth, beef gelatin as well as duck stock, chicken stock (on sale this week) and chicken gelatin

If you would like to learn more visit our  Bones and Broth Pinterest Board
where you can find recipes, storage suggestions and handy tips from professional and home chefs.

Sale Items this week include our  Tri Tip Roast, which makes the perfect petite roast.  Weighing in at 1.25 lbs it is an excellent size for feeding 1-3 people.  Also on sale this week are two favorites from our Heat N Serve category ~  Thai Marinated Ribeye and our gluten free Pot Roast with Gravy.

This time of year the gyms are packed with people starting new exercise programs fulfilling their New Year's resolutions.  Congested training facilities can make it tough to get in an efficient workout.  In this week's fitness article, Scott shares a workout routine that will accelerate your fat burning hormones and make it easier to get in and out of a busy gym.

Contests & Giveaway Reminders
  • Our Biggest & Best Giveaway of the Year!   The last several years we have partnered with Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple in a contest to encourage healthy primal eating.  Last year we gave away a whole cow and this year we are doing it again!  One lucky winner will receive $1500.00 in gift certificates to choose your favorite cuts.  Visit Mark's Daily Apple site for the  Primal Blueprint Video Contest details.  Don't delay your video needs to be submitted by 1/24.
  • Congratulations to Mary Ann F. for winning the $100 e-gift to USWM from Chris DeHollander at Nourish to Live.
  • The Paleo Dork Contest winner will be announced in the next couple of days.
  • Continue checking our newsletters and social media pages for details on more upcoming contests and giveaways.  (Facebook, Instagram
Check out our Recipe Corner, if you enjoy watching football and haven't started planning your Super Bowl treats.   Mel Joulwan is a huge football fan, and we have shared one of her tasty recipes for Chocolate Chili.  It freezes well so it can be made ahead of time which is always helpful! 

We truly appreciate your patronage and we look forward to another exciting and busy year. 

Wintry January Regards,

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Laura, Courtney and Deric on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.  

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Weekly Specials
All sale item discounts expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday January 23, 2016. 
Mid-Week Restocks
Athlete's Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
running on beach
Scott~ We need to lose a lot of body fat built up over the holidays before our trip to Hawaii in March. When we got to the gym some areas are so crowded that we just figure out what to do on the fly.  Do you have suggestions for a better training approach?   Diet suggestions? Grant and Sharon.

Grant~ Failing to plan is planning to fail in regards to training.  The 24 HD training system
surges fat burning hormones and is perfect for a busy gym.  A giant set which includes rotating between 4 exercises are all done with an adjustable incline bench and dumbbells.  
This arrangement prevents people from jumping on your equipment and keeps the rest between sets very short which contributes to a big increase of fat burning hormones.  You can earn great progress with 3 or 4 sessions per week that last 45 minutes or less. 

Customer Feedback
Beef Coulotte Steak
(on sale this week!)

"Wonderful and grills in just 3 minutes!"

"I use a George Forman grill.  I simply season both sides of the meat with a steak seasoning blend and then put it in the grill for 3 or 3 1/2 minutes.  Wow...amazing, simple, tasty, quick and easy.  Ordering ten more of these right now!" 
Paul B.
Malibu, CA

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Recipe Corner
Chocolate Chili
Chocolate Chili 
Author: Mel Joulwan

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooks: 2-3 hours
Serves: 6-8
Whole30 compliant 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted, chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth or beef broth
  • 1 cup water 
  1. Heat a large, deep pot over medium-high heat, then add the coconut oil. When the oil is melted, add onions, stir with a wooden spoon and cook until they're translucent, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and as soon as it's fragrant, about 30 seconds, crumble the ground meat into the pan with your hands, mixing with the wooden spoon to combine. Continue to cook the meat, stirring often, until it's no longer pink.
  2. In a small bowl, crush the oregano between your palms to release its flavor, then add the chili powder, cumin, cocoa, allspice, and salt. Combine with a fork, then add to the pot, stirring like you mean it. Add tomato paste and stir until combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes with their juice, beef broth, and water to the pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so the chili enjoys a gentle simmer. Simmer uncovered for at least two hours. Do not skimp on the simmer! Serve in deep bowls with big spoons.
  • Try a meat combo by mixing ground beef with ground turkey, pork, or bison.
  • Make a double batch and freeze half so you have chili-on-demand.
  • Top with sliced olives, diced onions, and/or avocado slices.
  • In a Slow Cooker: I haven't made Chocolate Chili in a slow cooker myself because I don't love stew-y things cooked in the slow cooker. But if the slow cooker is your thing, see here's the way one reader adapted this recipe for their crockpot. Proceed at your own risk; I haven't tested this version myself.
Slow Cooker Variation:  
  1. Sauté onions in fat in a cast iron or nonstick skillet, followed by the garlic; place in the crock pot insert.
  2. Put 2 pounds ground beef in the skillet (without cleaning it out) and sauté until just no longer pink. Place that (and the juices) in the crock pot.
  3. Add all the spices briefly to the hot skillet to bloom the flavors, then add the tomato paste;stir to combine and cook about 1 minute. Add the beef broth and stir to combine. Transfer to the crock pot.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes to the crock pot; do not add the water listed in the recipe. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Note: I also heard from another reader who said she just "plopped" everything into the slow cooker and let it do its thing. My recommendation is use the step-by-step method, but if you're not fussy about texture or you're in a hurry, I suppose you could try the "plop"technique.    

Thanks to Mel Joulwan at Well Fed Ingredients for a Happy Life for this fantastic recipe.  You might be surprised to learn that Mel is a retired Roller Derby girl.  She is the author of the "Well Fed" series of Paleo Recipe books.  In her own words Mel is on a mission to be a superfit, well-fed, dressed-to-kill, glossy-haired, rock-n-roll, tart-tongued detective. You can learn more about Mel by reading her blog or checking out her website.   

Check out Mel's Paleo Super Bowl Party Game Plan here! 

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published in our newsletter simply email us at eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com
Farm Photos - US Wellness Cattle

Cold Air makes for quick meals of Fall rested paddocks on this early January morning.

Crunchy Winter Grazing on a new paddock of stock piled forage.
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