My Honest Butcher Box Review – Is it Worth the Cost? (+ How to Get a FREE Turkey!)

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This honest Butcher Box review is everything you need to know about the meat subscription service! 

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Hungry carnivores will love my honest Butcher Box review! 🥩

We have all been eating at home more than ever, and Butcher Box is a convenient way to stock the freezer with high-quality organic meat and fish without leaving the house! Butcher Box is a meat subscription service that delivers frozen meat directly to your door, so you can spend more time and energy cooking fresh, homemade meals instead of grocery shopping.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Butcher Box, this post is for you! Butcher Box sent me a variety box of meat and fish so that I could share my honest Butcher Box review with all of you.

butcher box reviews turkey

Now’s the perfect time to join Butcher Box with Thanksgiving just around the corner!

Turkey day will be here before you know it, so there’s no better time to join Butcher Box! New members will receive one humanely raised, free-range 10-14 lb turkey for FREE in their first box! But you better hurry, as this limited offer is only valid through 11/16/21. Click through this link to score your turkey and find the box that works best for you.

woman holding steak in kitchen

If you’re a fan of high-quality, humanely-raised meat, you will especially be interested in this service!

Butcher Box is known for its variety of 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, heritage-breed pork, and wild-caught seafood options. Working with meat processing facilities with the highest standards for quality is the highest priority for Butcher Box. They want to work with partners that believe in fair labor practices and seek partners who treat their employees as part of a team. Sweet!

If sustainably raised meat is important to your family, Butcher Box could be a convenient option to consider!

hand holding chicken tenders from butcher box

Everything comes nicely delivered in individually wrapped packaging boxed together on dry ice so it’s super frozen and cold! I simply transferred everything to our deep freezer outside so I could pull from it during the week to cook homemade meals.

Hip Tip: Curious about upright freezers vs. chest freezers? Check out this helpful post about the best freezers!

various meats inside a butcher box

I tried the “Custom Box” which is a monthly subscription box priced at $149 and comes with 9-14 pounds of meat/seafood delivered. You can actually pick from 6 of 25 different cuts of meat to customize your order each month. It breaks down to approximately $4.95 per serving. You can skip a month or choose every other month if desired.

Now for the yummy part! Let’s talk about the delicious & easy meals I made using my Butcher Box! I’ll be sharing the cuts of meat I personally tasted and how I prepared them.

slow cooker ribs

1.) Butcher Box Pork Spareribs

We loved these pork ribs! There was very little fat, yet they came out tender and juicy. You could tell they were super high-quality and tasted great.

BBQ ribs are one of the easiest weeknight meals EVER! I just throw defrosted ribs into the Crockpot using some BBQ seasoning and a little broth. After about 6 hours, they are so tender and I can throw them in the oven with some BBQ sauce to get caramelized and YUMMY.

cast iron steaks

2.) Butcher Box Ribeye Steaks

Steak is a favorite in my house, and these did not disappoint! They turned out super tender and had a great overall taste and texture. 🥩

I prepared them using my favorite cast iron method where you heat up a cast-iron skillet super hot, sear the steaks, and then finish them in the broiler. It gives steak such a mouthwatering crust on the outside while keeping it nice and tender on the inside. Go to Hip2Keto for all the details on cast iron steaks!

holding plate with scrambled eggs and steak slices

By the way, leftover steak with eggs is the best! Such a filling breakfast or even lunch idea, and super easy to throw together.

uncured butcher box bacon reviews

3.) Butcher Box Uncured Bacon

This uncured applewood smoked bacon cooked up super crispy and was delicious. It’s free of nitrates, and we fried it in a skillet to make BLT sandwiches for the family one day. It had a great flavor without being too salty or fatty. I am calling this bacon perfection. 🥓

everything but the bagel seasoning chicken tenders

4.) Butcher Box Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders are in leak-proof packaging (which I appreciate!) and they turned out fantastic. They baked up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and were my kids’ favorite meal.

As an easy meal idea, I dunked the chicken tenders in an egg mixture then breaded them with Italian breadcrumbs mixed with Everything But the Bagel seasoning, and baked them in the oven after spraying with coconut oil. These chicken tenders are so good and flavorful! My family was a BIG FAN of this meal idea.

butcher box reviews ground beef tacos

5.) Butcher Box Ground Beef

This 85/15 grass-fed ground beef has a mix of sirloin and chuck and crumbles up nicely for yummy tacos, chili, sloppy joes, or any meal using ground beef, with a clean robust taste.

I feel like tacos are a weeknight staple in my house! I just cooked my Butcher Box ground beef with some taco seasoning and served it on corn tortillas with cheese, radish, cilantro, and onion. 🌮 YUM!

air fryer salmon from butcher box review

6.) Butcher Box Salmon

This wild-caught salmon turned out so tasty and flaky! I am sometimes hesitant about making salmon at home and this was restaurant quality with great flavor and texture.

I prepared my salmon using my air fryer for the first time ever, and I’m excited to say using the air fryer makes some YUMMY salmon! I love the caramelized top and tender flaky inside of the fish. It only took about 6-7 minutes at 390 degrees to cook this salmon. I coated it first with olive oil and seasoned it with lemon pepper, paprika, and salt.

Butcher Box meats from freezer

Is Butcher Box worth the money?

Honestly, everything we tried tasted great from Butcher Box! You can tell each cut of meat and fish is high-quality. If you happen to have some room in your budget for high-quality protein that is sustainably raised, then I vote YES! I was pretty impressed and I’m thinking you will be too.

However, if you don’t have wiggle room in your grocery budget, this box may not be for you or might be something to consider for special occasions. It makes for a great gift idea as well if you’re running out of ideas for your wish list!

butcher box cardboard box on counter

If you enjoy eating grass-fed, organic food that’s raised in a thoughtful way, then Butcher Box could be a great subscription to consider investing in. It’s obviously not the least expensive way to buy meat, but it’s the convenience of filling the freezer with high-quality meat and fish which makes it worth it. I hope my Butcher Box review gave you more insight into trying out this yummy service!

Go HERE to signup for your first Butcher Box, and get quality meat & seafood delivered!

Let us know in the comments if you have tried Butcher Box and what you think!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 15

  1. dealzgurl

    Oh my, you’re making me soooo hungry, lol! Thanks for sharing. I am blessed to have a completely full chest and refrigerator freezer but would love to try this offer someday.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dee

    If you’re going to spend $10 to $15 a pound on this, please explore local CSAs. You can support local farmers, get even fresher product and not have all the shipping/packaging waste. I’ve eaten the Butcher Box products; my SIL has been buying it and I’m not impressed with the quality for the price.

    • mama

      I agree that if you can buy good quality meats locally, that’s definitely a better option. Not everyone is in an area that really has access, though, so this is probably not a bad idea if that’s the case. Where I live, we are lucky to have lots of small local farms that we can buy from.

  3. CJ

    Yikes! This is pricey!

    • tziquetzi

      They are grass fed beef and organic chicken. Chicken you can buy less expensive in Costco but the cuts of beef that is grass fed is hard to find.

      • Dee

        I can get local, pasture raised, grass fed bundles for $7 a pound. And support local family farmers, without the shipping/packaging environmental impact. Search for CSAs in your area.

  4. Suzanne H

    I have been getting Butcher Box for over a year now. I was fortunate to have signed up a couple of months before the quarantine started. It has been so nice to get high quality meat delivered to our door especially since I live with someone that is high risk so we are tightly quarantined to the point that we do not go to the grocery store. It was especially helpful when the local stores were running out of meat. Also, they OFTEN offer specials and freebies to members which are really nice. I belong to a local CSA for produce but their meat prices are more than Butcher Box so that isn’t a better option for us. Best of all, the flavor of the meats is SO good!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing Suzanne!

  5. AJ

    If you’re in Kansas check out the Shop Kansas Farms Facebook page or website, Local producers sell everything! Meat, eggs, produce, jams, jellies, honey, grains, jerky, cheese, etc. Many of them also ship nationwide and are cheaper than butcher box or similar vendors.

  6. keliannsaves

    I love Butcher Box! I looked into local farmers but many were not humanely raised and were not grass fed and grass finished like Butcher Box which I have to have because of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I think it’s great quality meat and prices are good.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. ElleS

    I love Butcher Box meats. I made room in my budget for it because the quality of the food is very good. I signed up a few months ago. Their beef tips are awesome!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That is so great to hear! Thanks for sharing!

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