Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Fillets on the Grill

One of our favorite products we sell is our Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin! We’re very excited about this recipe by Lena Burkut of way2goodlife.com! Be sure to check out the handling tips under the recipe. Pin it here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/515802963550150372 Frozen Bacon Wrapped Pork … Continue reading

Delicious Zaycon Fresh Chicken Fajitas on the Pellet Grill via Pinterest

We looked on Pinterest for the ultimate quick and easy recipe to use some Zaycon Fresh Chicken with. We had to re-pin oven Fajitas by Beth Moncel, author of budgetbytes.com and use the recipe for our new YouTube series called “We tried it from Pinterest“!

We did add a small twist, instead of using a conventional oven we chose to try this one on the pellet grill and of course Zaycon Fresh Chicken! The results were over the top DELICIOUS!

So here you go…see delicious!

Recipe used: Easy Oven Fajitas by Beth Moncel, author of budgetbytes.com can be found on Pinterest here: pinterest.com/pin/515802963549701331/

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Our New Partners-In-Taste!

Introducing our team-up with Chicken Soup for the Soul! Products available on zayconfresh.com
Our New Partners-In-Taste!

Maybe you heard we were teaming up with Chicken Soup for the Soul?

Well we did. And the results are…delicious.

ZayconFresh.com is now the place to get more than just fresh, delicious meats. It’s the place to get great Broths, Sauces, and Meal Builders too!

We’re honored to team up with one of the most beloved companies in America! Chicken Soup for the Soul is a staple of both the publishing and food retail industries, and has a warm place in the hearts of millions who know they stand for good feelings and good food. Speaking of food, just think of what this team-up means for you! Imagine dinners prepped with Zaycon Fresh Chicken and a Chicken Soup for the Soul Sesame Ginger Meal Builder, for example. Or meatballs made with our Lean Ground Beef topped with their Rustic Tomato with Bacon Pasta Sauce!

With our fresh foods and our friend’s Broths, BBQ and Pasta Sauces, and Meal Builders, the flavor combinations are pretty much endless. Try one of these delicious new products and you’ll be trying ’em all soon!

The Delicious Products We Offer!

Shop BBQ Sauces: Try Classic, Sweet Chipotle Bourbon, Honey Mustard, or Buffalo! You can’t go wrong with any of these tasty, tangy sauces.

Shop Meal Builders: The perfect addition to fresh meats from Zaycon Fresh. Try the Sloppy Joe Meal Builder, the Sesame Ginger, and more!

Shop Broths: Whether you’re making a soup, simmering a Chuck Roast, or keeping that Chicken moist and juicy, do it with these savory broths!

Shop Pasta Sauce: There’s nothing more comforting than a meal topped with warm, delicious pasta sauce! Try Three Cheese, Tomato Basil, or good ol’ Marinara.

In Case You Haven’t Heard!
Chicken Across America Sweepstakes! Enter to be one of the 11 winners of three amazing prizes!

We’re headed to every one of the lower 48 states with truckloads of fresh, natural Chicken Breast, and we’re selling it for the unbeatable price of $1.69 per pound! (Trust us, it’s the best price around. We did the research.)

Now that’s a pretty big deal, and people have been letting us know how excited they are. But we thought we could make things just a bit more exciting…

…and that’s why you’re invited to enter our Chicken Across America Sweepstakes. You could be one of 11 winners of three amazing prizes!

*GRAND PRIZE: Gas grill (valued at up to $1000), Zaycon Fresh Chicken Breast, a case of Chicken Soup for the Soul BBQ Sauce, and a cooler (valued at $100).

Jamaican Dr. Pepper Glazed Ham by Spiceologist

Easter is here! If you’re still looking for a ham recipe that will knock everyones socks off, then look no further than this creative recipe from our friends at Spiceologist!  This Jamaican Dr Pepper Glazed Ham is easy and oh my goodness is it delicious.  Spicologist used Rasta Rub which is packed with cinnamon, clove and allspice – all perfect accompaniments to ham.  Add in some spicy Dr. Pepper and well, you just need to make it.  A few hours in the oven going low and slow and this ham will have your house smelling amazing.

Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/515802963549092651

#ZayconLive Recipe: Italian Meatballs

Thank you for stopping by! Just a reminder, you can win $1,500 of Zaycon Foods products, a new freezer and a Chicken Soup for the Soul gift pack: http://bit.ly/1u8ECsf

See a recorded version of #ZayconLive here: http://zayconfoods.yourbrandlive.com/c/groundbeef/ Below you’ll find the recipe and photos from our very own CSO, Matt Hinckley. Every time I think of meatballs, I am reminded of the scene in Lady and the Tramp where they are sharing a meatball and spaghetti dinner. It makes the meal so romantic and the meatball wasn’t just meatball, it became a sign of affection. Anyway, I didn’t grow up eating meatballs. My mom didn’t have time for that, she had an army of 6 kids to feed! It was ground beef in red sauce. I grew up thinking meatballs were hard to make. I know now that they are easy, makes a ton and are great for freezing. Zaycon Foods- meatlballs And so, without further ado, I give the easiest meatball recipe from our awesome in-house food man, Matt H: Meatballs are a great thing to keep in the fridge. Super versatile, fast, easy and well, dern it, people like them. What I don’t like is the list of ingredients on store bought meatballs. When I was at the market, the package listed no fewer than 21 ingredients. 21! These have 8 including Salt & Pepper AND they are 93/7 Zaycon Ground Beef, but the best part is that YOU decide what goes into them for your family. Zaycon Foods-meatballsIngredients: – 2 lbs of 93/7 Zaycon Ground Beef – 2 Eggs – 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs – 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning – 1 teaspoon Garlic powder -1 teaspoon Onion powder – 1 teaspoon Salt – 1/2 teaspoon Pepper Zaycon Foods- meatballsZaycon Foods- meatballs Zaycon Foods- meatballsYour hands are your best tool, so scrub them up and get all up in it. Mix all the ingredients until smooth consistency.Zaycon Foods- meatballs Zaycon Foods- meatballsI used a medium sized portion scoop then smoothed them into balls, then onto a baking sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup with a cooling rack on top. Zaycon foods-meatballsZaycon foods-meatballsZaycon foods-meatballsBake in a 375 oven until done about 20 minutes. If you’re going to make a large quantity, allow them to cool, then freeze in a single layer on a sheet, then after they are frozen, put into large freezer bags. Zaycon Foods-meatballsTIP! If you’re wanting to stretch your ground beef and nobody in the family is sensitive to soy products, you can extend the beef by adding textured soy product, available in either the bulk section or health food section of your market. I think next time I get a case, I’ll turn one full 10 pound chub into meatballs. They freeze great and are ready in seconds. Zaycon Foods-meatballs Matt H. You can head over to the Zaycon Foods website for information on our ground beef and many of our other beef products!

Recipe: Pasta Carbonara

DSC_19898 to 10 slices of Zaycon bacon, cut into pieces
1 box good spaghetti, cooked al dente
2-4 teaspoons of minced garlic
4 of the freshest eggs you can get your hands on, beaten
Freshly cracked black pepper
coarse salt (Kosher will work fine) for pasta water
A smallish wedge of parmesan or pecorino Romano cheese finely grated (make sure you grate your own, otherwise you get that powdery coating on it and it fouls this recipe up) maybe 6 ounces?

In a sauté pan, put the cut up bacon and a little water, (1/3 to 1/2c) cook until the water evaporates and the bacon begins to sizzle. You want the bacon to be brown and cooked and slightly sizzley, but not crispy – that’s what the water is for – it makes it tender. Add the minced garlic and find a place to sit down, because your pan contents will make you weak in the knees. Cook until you just can’t stand it anymore and you completely forget this is hot bacon and then I burnt my fingertips snatching a piece. There won’t be enough fat to remove – this is Zaycon Bacon we’re talking here. Set aside your bacon mixture.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, cheese & pepper

Cook the pasta in salted water while the bacon is cooling. This is why I said go with 8-10 slices because you will lose bacon. It’s going to happen, so make peace with it.

When you strain your pasta, reserve about a cup of the pasta water and slowly whisk about half into the egg mixture. In goes the bacon/garlic followed by the hot pasta. Toss until everything gets nicely coated and the sauce thickens.

This is EXACTLY how I cooked the pasta in the picture and I’m here to tell you, the second I was done taking the picture, I scarfed that.

Matt H.

Keepin It Fresh: Sweepstakes

Chicken Soup for the Soul is known for their books full of uplifting stories, but did you know they have a food product line with broths, sauces and meal builders?

We are BIG fans of Chicken Soup of the Soul and have teamed up with them on an awesome giveaway where you can enter to win not just your favorite Zaycon Foods products, but also Chicken Soup for the Soul’s books and products from their food line! You can enter here!

If you just can’t wait to win, you can go HERE and see what products are coming in your area.

Good Luck to you!

A few new changes mean better service to you.

New to Zaycon Foods this year is our route changes. These new changes may be a bit confusing at first, so I will explain what it means to you.

Group 1= south and group 2= north. This will affect delivery dates in your area, for example; chicken sales are open now for group 1 and will be delivered March 2nd. Group 2 will be open Feb 23rd with March 23rd delivery. While group 1 is having chicken delivered, group 2 will be getting their roasts, steaks and pulled pork delivered. Then the routes will switch and group 2 will get chicken and group 1 will get roasts, steaks and pulled pork.

This is going to take some getting used to, but will provide some relief to our suppliers and to our drivers and, the best news, expand our locations!

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We look forward to serving your area and…

See you in the parking lot!