Surf n Turf Burgers

Nothing says “burger” like Zaycon Fresh 93/7 Lean Ground Beef rubbed with secret spices and grilled to perfection. Topped with garlic herb cheddar, honey habanero mayo, grilled onions, and shrimp, these Surf n Turf Burgers deliver tons of flavor in every bite. Check out this amazing recipe by sugardishme.com

Pin it here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/515802963549943454/

Why we like this burger:

  • Fresh
  • Cheesy
  • Juicy
  • Easy to prepar
  • Order Zaycon Fresh meat here: http://bit.ly/1K5sakK

ZAYCON FRESH – RIBS!

How about Zaycon Fresh Ribs complimented with Chicken Soup for the Soul Honey Mustard BBQ sauce? It’s National Grilling Month! I really cant think of a better way to celebrate.

Pin this recipe from http://brokenteepee.com here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/515802963549429883/ribs (8)Chicken Soup for the Soul Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce

“Since Zaycon Fresh has teamed up with Chicken Soup for the Soul I used their Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce on the ribs. I started them in an oven preheated to 250°.”cooked ribs

So what are you grilling next?

BBQ Chicken Kebabs

It’s National BBQ Month!  Kick off the season with some BBQ Chicken Kebobs from our friends at fabulesslyfrugal.com!

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For Zaycon Fresh orders including Chicken Soup for the Soul BBQ Sauce: http://bit.ly/17cwdvw

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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).

Welcome to Zaycon Fresh with Chicken Across America – A Note From Mike Conrad, CEO

Hey from Spokane, Washington!

Lots of exciting things happening here. First, I’d like to introduce you to Zaycon Fresh. It’s our new name. And it’s a better way to describe what we do: bring farmhouse-fresh food to families at warehouse prices.

But it’s more than that. We’re also bringing you more opportunities to save throughout the year, hitting over 1,200 locations across the country. Our trucks (and our friendly drivers!) will be coming your way for at least one major event every month or so. Check out our 2015 Calendar, where you can see all our upcoming events and pick-ups for the rest of the year at a glance.

Check Out Our 2015 Calendar
But I’ve got even bigger news! To celebrate, we’re launching “Chicken Across America”— our biggest sales event ever. For just $1.69/lb. you can buy the fresh, all-natural, boneless, skinless chicken breast that’s our claim to fame. Now that’s something to get excited about!
Zaycon Chicken

So stay tuned and keep an eye on your inbox for opening day on April 13!

Zaycon Fresh is the next step on a journey that started a few years back. I was just a guy struggling to put food on my family’s table, any way I could. I was on food stamps. I did whatever it took.

Feeding your family shouldn’t be that hard. That was the idea behindZaycon. Some people told us we’d never get consumers to buy meat off a truck. We knew that to make this work, our products had to be extra-fresh, our prices had to be beyond good, and our drivers had to be super-friendly.

Since we had that bright idea, we’ve served hundreds of thousands of families in every corner of the country. Our drivers have become familiar faces in the community. Some of you even bring us cookies. We’ve built more than just a customer base. We’ve built an extended family.

We’re honored to have you as part of that Zaycon family, and we can’t wait to see you again.  We’re taking orders now for Bacon, Sausage Links, and other great products – and in just a few days, our signature chicken at just $1.69/lb!

You can save even more with our Refer a Friend program.  Share your personal referral link with friends and family and receive $5 in Zaycon Fresh credits the first time they order, and $1 for every order after that*. As long as they order, you keep earning! And there’s no limit to the amount you can earn. But hurry, because the $5 reward for the first-time orders ends on June 30, 2015.

So make room in the freezer. Fire up the grill. We’ll see ya in the parking lot!

Mike Conrad, Co-Founder and CEO
Mike Conrad
Co-Founder and CEO
*Credits issued after referred customer picks up prepaid order at a sales event. See details atzayconfresh.com/referrals.

Eggs! Eggs it is my Precious.

Too far?

It’s Spring! It’s Easter! Re-birth time, so I got to looking at eggs and realized that eggs are such a daily staple in our lives, it’s easy to overlook their beauty. Such a simple and such a wondrous thing. Beautiful no?DSC_5606

“A box without hinges, key or lid

Yet golden treasure inside is hid”

………Bilbo Baggins

“Wishing you the happiest Easter from Zaycon Foods!” ~ Matt Hinckley, CSO

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

Skinny Baked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe: Buying Bulk Chicken Breasts from Zaycon

Who doesn’t love a good egg roll? Especially made in your own kitchen with Chicken! Check out this great recipe and Zaycon Foods story from our friend Amanda Taylor at guide4moms.com

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For Zaycon Foods orders: http://bit.ly/17cwdvw

Greek Freak Zaycon Foods Ground Beef Empanadas

Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling over to Spokane, Washington to visit the Zaycon Foods offices and meet the Zaycon team! The weather was beautiful, and I was even sitting on the mountain side of the plane and had such a beautiful view. There’s really nothing like snow covered mountains.

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It was such an awesome trip, and I had such a great time. I knew I loved Zaycon Food’s product before this trip. After, I’m fully on board with the whole team and the business. Everyone was really warm, welcoming, and friendly! Thanks to the entire team for an awesome couple of days. I can’t wait to come back!

zaycon foods trip

While I was there we got together in the Zaycon kitchens to prepare a little meal for the crew, and share this awesome recipe for Easy Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas.

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There was much debate over just what to call these little pockets of fusion. Zaycon Ground Beef is seasoned and combined with onion, garlic, some awesome Spiceologist Greek Freak seasoning, olives, and feta cheese.

Greek Freak Zaycon Empanadas-14

Then we stuffed it into puff pastry pockets, baked it, and served it up with some homemade tzatziki whipped up by the talented CSO (Chief Snack Officer) Matt!

zaycon foods trip

The hardest part about these was stuffing the pockets, and that was actually simple. Just stuff them, crimp the edges, bake on parchment paper, and you are DONE.

Greek Freak Zaycon Empanadas

If you are like me and like to pre-brown a bunch of your Zaycon Foods Ground Beef when you pick it up before you freeze it, these will be even faster. I LOVE freezing some pre-portioned pre-browned ground beef to pull out of the freezer and add to spaghetti sauce, mix up into sloppy joes, make a quick beefy noodles, or tacos on busy nights. It also works really well to toss into crock pot soups and stews. You can even add in some onions and garlic while you are browning it so you don’t need to saute those while you are whipping up your quick and easy dinners.

These greek freak zaycon ground beef empanadas would also be fantastic stuffed, and then frozen so you can toss them right into the oven.

Greek Freak Zaycon Empanadas

Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas
Author: Nicole Johnson
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Zaycon ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Spiceologist Greek Freak Seasoning Rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped olives – we used a mix of black olives and kalamata
  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry – thawed according to package directions
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place ground beef, onion, garlic, and seasonings in a large frying pan and brown well. After the meat is browned, remove from pan and mix in the olives and feta.
  3. Unfold your puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, and roll out slightly to enlarge. Cut 3-4″ circles out of the sheet, and place a few heaping tablespoons on one side. Brush one half lightly with the egg wash, and fold over and pinch shut. Repeat with the remaining filling and pastry circles. Crimp edges completely shut with a fork. Brush lightly with egg wash.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

Need more ideas of things to make with your Zaycon Ground Beef order? Check out this awesome ground beef round-up!

What should I make with ground beef?

Nicole Johnson is a Zaycon Foods Ambassador and blogs at Or Whatever You Do. You can also find her on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Instagram.