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Shop the Sale: Pan-Fried Steak


Weeknight meals should be healthy and delicious, but most of all, easy. And it doesn’t get much easier than a pan-fried steak. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and paired with salad, vegetables or some hearty greens, a tasty dinner for the whole family has never been simpler. Plus, we have T-bone steak on sale, so take advantage and put steak on the menu this week.

Ingredients
4 (8 oz) steaks, 1-inch thick
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and pepper. Allow to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes.

Heat large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes. Place steaks in skillet. Do not turn or move them for 4 minutes. (This sears the outside to seal in juices. Turning a steak before the outside is seared will cause it to stick to the pan.)

Turn with a spatula. (Using a fork will pierce the meat and cause juices to escape.) Cook for 4 more minutes for medium-rare or 6 minutes for medium-well. Transfer to a serving plate. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, so the juices redistribute in the meat.

Per Serving:
Calories: 452, Fat: 11 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 204 mg, Sodium: 684 mg, Carbohydrates: 0 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 82 g.

Chef Tips

Simply Perfect Sides

In the vein of keeping things simple – and healthy – here are some super easy sides to go with your perfectly pan-fried steak.

  • Potatoes: oven-baked fries or wedges are a healthy option, and you can mix it up by using a combination of potatoes and sweet potatoes. Another light option is an oil and vinegar potato salad.
  • Salad: You can’t really go wrong with any salad, although traditional green salads are an easy choice. For those looking for something a little different, try an Asian-Style Slaw or Grilled Corn Salad.
  • Vegetables: A medley of roasted vegetables makes a healthy and hearty side for steak, while tasty stove top options include sautéed mushrooms, stir-fried vegetables or cauliflower mash.
  • Greens: Add some greens to your plate with garlic roasted broccoli or green beans, and asparagus pan-fried or roasted in a little olive oil.

Know Your Steaks

Although we love a good T-bone, it is just one of many cuts of steak. Here we’ll take a quick look at the six most common cuts.

T-Bone: Also called a Porterhouse, the T-bone is a bone-in steak from the short loin. On one side of the T-bone is a New York strip and on the other is a tenderloin. These steaks usually have a medium amount of marbling, making them great for the grill or the pan.

New York Strip: This is a boneless cut from the short loin behind the ribs. Although it has fat on one edge, it otherwise has a medium amount of fat, making it tender but less fatty than some other cuts. It is also called a top loin or top sirloin.

Tenderloin: This is the tenderest cut of beef. A boneless cut from the short loin and sirloin, it is a very thick, lean cut with little fat marbling. It is usually seared over a high heat and then finished in the oven. On restaurant menus you will often find this steak listed as a fillet or Filet Mignon.

Ribeye: As the name suggests, the ribeye steak is cut from the rib section. It is a fattier cut with an abundance of marbling, with the “eye” offering a very smooth texture and a finer grain. This juicy steak is a favorite on the grill, although it is also good broiled or pan fried.

Flank: Cut from the abdominal section, flank steak is a thick, flat cut of lean meat. Although flavorful, it tends to be tough and is best marinated and then cooked quickly on a high heat. It is a great cut for recipes like fajitas.

Skirt: Similar to the flank steak, this slightly tougher cut from the plate section offers a rich, beefy flavor that is best cooked rare to medium rare and cut against the grain. This cut is also better when marinated prior to cooking to tenderize the meat. It is a bit more versatile than flank and can be grilled over a high heat or slow cooked.

 

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Brookshire Grocery Co. Hosts Dinner for 16th WWII Heroes Flight Veterans


TYLER, Texas, July 30, 2018 – World War II veterans and close to 150 of their family members gathered Thursday at Scott Events Center in Scott, Louisiana, to reunite and celebrate Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 16th Heroes Flight to Washington, D.C., which took place in May.

The Company provided dinner and presented the veterans with a memory book, a CD with more than 400 pictures, and a video of their trip on DVD, which was shown at the dinner. Company volunteers who assisted the veterans during the trip also attended.

Brookshire Grocery Co.’s WWII Heroes Flight is an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., provided by the Company to honor veterans for their service and sacrifices. BGC has taken 440 veterans from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas to Washington, D.C., since establishing the program in 2010.

Twenty-four veterans, mostly from the Lafayette, Louisiana, area, were on the trip in May, and all but one served in World War II. The other was a Korean War veteran. Among the veterans on this trip were Joe Richard, a Pearl Harbor survivor; Hewitt Gomez, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient; and Wilson T. Robertson, who at age 102 is said to be the oldest living WWII veteran in Louisiana.

The Heroes Flight trip included visits to the WWII Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery and the Air and Space Museum, along with memorials honoring the U.S. Marines, Navy, Air Force, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Vietnam and Korean War veterans.

“Our Company is honored to provide the Heroes Flight to show our appreciation for our veterans’ tremendous courage and sacrifices,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for BGC, who spoke at the dinner. “Our Company is celebrating our 90th anniversary this year, and giving back to the communities that support our stores has always been a big part of who we are. Supporting military heroes is one of our primary areas of community focus and support. Proceeds from our annual Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods Heroes Run in downtown Shreveport helps provide for programs that benefit local first responders and military heroes.”

BGC’s 17th WWII Heroes Flight to Washington, D.C., will take place Nov. 8-10, with departures from Tyler, Texas, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Veterans interested in the trip can apply at brookshires.com/connect/giving-back/wwii-korean-veterans-heroes-flight/veteran-application-form/

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Super 1 Foods Stores Now Offer Curbside Service


TYLER, Texas, July 25, 2018 – Super 1 Foods launched curbside service at stores in Monroe, West Monroe and Ruston today.

“Super 1 Foods Curbside” was introduced in a Tyler, Texas, store in June and has now been rolled out to 18 Super 1 Foods stores. Customers can order, pay and schedule pick-up times by visiting super1foods.com or by using the “Super 1 Foods” mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Thousands of products are available, including fresh meats, local produce and the stores’ own brands of products at the same prices as in the stores.

The stores’ personal shoppers fill the orders, selecting the freshest products available and asking for recommendations when needed from the experts in the market, deli, bakery and produce departments. Personal shoppers then deliver orders to customers at the scheduled pick-up time in the designated curbside parking area. Customers can save $10 on their first online order of $50 or more by using the promotional code “SAVE.”

“Super 1 Foods Curbside” is available locally at these Super 1 Foods locations:

  • 2810 Louisville Ave., Monroe
  • 1500 N. Trenton St., Ruston
  • 2907 Cypress St., West Monroe

“We are very excited to now offer online ordering with curbside pickup at these stores,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Our Company was founded 90 years ago on the principle of ‘service,’ and we are thrilled to be adding this convenience for our customers.”

Curbside service is offered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with same-day service available. There is a service fee of $4.95 for orders under $50 and no fee for orders of $50 or more. For more information, please visit super1foods.com.

The Company plans to expand curbside service to additional Super 1 Foods and Brookshire’s stores this year.

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BGC Expands Super 1 Foods Curbside in Tyler


TYLER, Texas, July 25, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has announced that online ordering with curbside pickup is now available at all Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler.

“Super 1 Foods Curbside” was introduced in 11 stores in South Louisiana July 18 in conjunction with seven grand openings in the region, and was launched today at stores in the Monroe, Louisiana, area. BGC currently offers curbside service in 19 stores and plans to expand to Brookshire’s locations in Tyler soon.

Curbside service is available locally at the following stores:

FRESH by Brookshire’s

  • 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy.

Super 1 Foods

  • 172 Centennial Pkwy.
  • 1105 E. Gentry Pkwy
  • 113 N.N.W. Loop 323
  • 3828 Troup Hwy.

Customers can order, pay and schedule pick-up times using the respective Super 1 Foods or FRESH by Brookshire’s websites or mobile apps. Thousands of products are available, including fresh meats, local produce and the stores’ own brands of products at the same prices as in the stores. Customers can save $10 on their first online order of $50 or more by using the promotional codes “SAVE” at Super 1 and “SUMMER” at FRESH.

The stores’ personal shoppers fill customers’ orders, selecting the freshest products available. Orders are delivered to customers’ cars at their scheduled pick-up time in the curbside parking area.

“We are very excited to now offer online ordering with curbside service at all Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler and look forward to expanding to our Brookshire’s stores soon,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Since our first store opened in Tyler 90 years ago, we have been focused on providing exceptional service and are proud to offer this convenient shopping option for our customers.”

Curbside service hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with same-day service available. To place an order for pickup, customers can visit super1foods.com or freshbybrookshires.com. They can also use the “Super 1 Foods” or “FRESH by Brookshire’s” mobile apps, available in the App Store or Google Play. There is a service fee of $4.95 for orders under $50 and no fee for orders of $50 or more.

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Product Talk – Ball Park Fully Cooked Beef Patties


You know them for their delicious hot dogs, but did you know that Ball Park® also makes a line of refrigerated or frozen all-beef patties, ready to slap on the grill?

Made with 100-percent beef, these preformed patties pack 13 grams of protein, contain no by-products or fillers, and have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

You can prepare these in the microwave, the skillet or on the grill.

These patties come in all-beef; steakhouse beef; beef & onion; and beef, cheese & bacon.

Cheesy Pasta & Bacon Burger
Recipe from Ball Park®

Ingredients:
4 Ball Park® Fully Cooked Beef Patties
4 brioche buns, toasted
2 cups elbow pasta, cooked
1 cup cheese sauce
4 slices bacon, cooked
1/2 cup garlic mayonnaise

Directions:

Prepare the patties the way you like them. Stir up the cooked pasta in the cheese sauce until combined. Put it all together! Spread the garlic mayonnaise on the toasted buns. Layer the bacon and cheesy pasta on the patties.

Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories: 870, Fat: 42 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 162 mg, Sodium: 1426 mg, Carbohydrates: 66 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 54 g.

 

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Company News: Super 1 Foods celebrates grand openings, launches ‘Curbside’ in select stores


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYLER, Texas, July 18, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. leaders and city officials gathered today for ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the grand openings of Super 1 Foods stores in Breaux Bridge, Crowley, Franklin, New Roads, Rayne, Abbeville and Eunice. BGC acquired the former Winn-Dixie locations in April and reopened them as Super 1 Foods stores. Curbside pickup service was introduced today at 11 Super 1 Foods stores in this region.

While BGC has operated stores in Abbeville and Eunice for 17 years, Breaux Bridge, Crowley, Franklin, New Roads and Rayne represent new communities for the Company. BGC now operates 47 Super 1 Foods stores in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

“We are very excited to celebrate the grand openings of these Super 1 Foods stores,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of our customers, employee-partners and communities. With our great line of offerings and outstanding service, we are confident people in these communities are going to truly love shopping at Super 1.”

“Super 1 Foods Curbside” offers online ordering with curbside pickup at select stores.* Customers can order, pay and schedule pick-up times at the stores by visiting super1foods.com or using the “Super 1 Foods” mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Thousands of products are available, including fresh meats, local produce and the stores’ own brands of products at the same prices as in the stores.

The stores’ personal shoppers fill the orders, selecting the freshest products available and asking for recommendations when needed from the experts in the market, deli, bakery and produce departments. Personal shoppers then deliver orders to customers at the scheduled pick-up time in the designated curbside parking area.

“We are always looking for ways to expand our service to customers,” Brookshire said. “We are very excited to be adding the convenience of online ordering with curbside pickup at 11 locations.”

Super 1 Foods also offers same-day grocery delivery through Instacart at select stores. Customers can use the Instacart service to order and pay for an assortment of meat, produce, grocery, bakery, deli, household, health/beauty, baby, and pet items** from participating stores. An Instacart personal shopper will visit the store to fill the order and then deliver the groceries to the customer’s home during their scheduled delivery timeframe.

To place an order, customers can visit super1foods.com/home-delivery or download the “Instacart” mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Instacart requires a $10 minimum on all orders, along with a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases of $35 or more or $9.99 for orders under $35. A monthly or annual “Express Membership” can be purchased from Instacart and includes free delivery for all orders over $35. Customers can check to see if their address is within the delivery area at instacart.com/locations.

One of the features customers love most when they walk through the doors of Super 1 Foods stores is the long Wall of Values with incredible super savings and hot deals on popular national and store brand items. Customers will also see “Super Shockers,” with shockingly low-priced items. “Treasure Buys,” “Dollar Stretchers,” and large bonus packs are other great deals that help feed families for less at Super 1 Foods.

Super 1 Foods offers so many products for less because the stores buy by the truckload directly from distributors and pass the savings on to customers. The stores’ own brands of products offer great quality at super low prices. Guests can expect to save up to 40 percent on ValuTime products every day in comparison to national brand prices.

In the market department, store guests will find meat that is cut and ground fresh daily, along with monster combo packs, super packs, Certified Angus Beef® and fresh seafood for less. The produce department offers locally grown produce, the full-service deli has great grab-and-go meals, and the bakery offers cakes that can be custom decorated, along with great prices on pastries, cookies and fresh-baked breads.

Super 1 Foods’ discount pharmacy offers select antibiotics for free, generics for less, quality at low prices with TopCare brand products, and fast, friendly service every day.

 “Super 1 Foods Curbside” service hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with same-day service available. There is a service fee of $4.95 for orders under $50 and no fee for orders of $50 or more. Customers can save $10 on their first online order of $50 or more by using the promotional code “SAVE.” For more information and store hours, please visit super1foods.com.

*“Super 1 Foods Curbside” is now available at the following Super 1 Foods locations:

 

  • 2210 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville
  • 924 Rees St., Breaux Bridge*
  • 3916 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Carencro*
  • 2004 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley
  • 204 Northwest Blvd., Franklin
  • 3747 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette*
  • 215 W. Willow St., Lafayette*
  • 939 S. Lewis St., New Iberia
  • 420 Hospital Rd., New Roads
  • 200 Destination Pointe Lane, Scott*
  • 1500 Bonin Rd., Youngsville*

*Grocery delivery through Instacart is also available at these locations.

**Alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards and other select items are not available for delivery through Instacart.

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Shop the Sale: Coffee-Rubbed Burgers


At first brush, it might not seem like coffee and burgers are a natural fit, but one bite of our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers and you’ll realize they were meant for each other. Inspired by your favorite morning brew, these flavorful burgers make for an easy and delicious weeknight meal and will be a guaranteed hit at your next cookout. Take advantage of Community Coffee on sale this week and get grilling!

 Ingredients

COFFEE RUB:
1 Tbs ground coffee
2 tsp brown sugar, packed
1/2 Tbs ground black pepper
1/4 Tbs coriander
1/2 Tbs onion powder
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

BURGERS:
2 lbs Angus ground beef
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
2 Tbs butter, divided
4 hamburger buns
arugula (enough for 4 burgers)
8 slices peppered bacon, cooked
Instructions
Combine coffee rub ingredients in small bowl; mix together with a fork. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Mix well with your hands. Divide into 4 equal-sized patties (1/2 pound each).

Rub coffee rub seasoning mix over both sides of each burger patty. Heat a large skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of butter; toast the buns (sliced-side down). Remove from pan to cool.

Add remaining butter to pan. Add patties to skillet. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until burgers are done. Spread BBQ sauce over both sliced sides of each bun. Layer arugula, burger patty, 2 bacon slices and the top bun for each burger.

Per Serving:
Calories: 389, Fat: 21 g (10 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 986 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 19 g.

 

Chef Tips

Cook the Perfect Burger Every Time
Whether you’re using the pan or the grill, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a restaurant-quality burger at home with these quick cooking tips.

On The Grill:

  • Make an indentation in the top of each patty before cooking. This helps the burger hold its shape and avoids swelling as it cooks.
  • Don’t handle the meat excessively. Once you’ve formed the burgers, leave them alone.
  • Always cook burgers on a high heat.
  • Grill the burgers until slightly charged then flip to cook the other side. Only flip your burgers one time and never flatten them with a spatula.

In The Pan:

  • Again, don’t over-handle the meat, but skip the indent in the top.
  • Use a cast iron skillet if you have one. You’ll get a perfect sear.
  • Make sure you preheat the pan. Add a small amount of oil in the pan over a high heat before placing the burgers in the pan. The oil shouldn’t smoke – if it does, your pan is to hot and should be cooled for a minute or two.
  • Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on one side and then flip only once to cook on the other side.

 

Coffee for Every Meal
Once you’ve tasted our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers, you’ll be hooked on cooking with coffee. The good news is, coffee is a brilliant addition to loads of dishes from roast beef to chocolate cake, salmon, coffee-glazed turkey, and many more. You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce which is perfect served with grilled chicken or use your morning brew in your next biscotti. The most common ways of using coffee in cooking is as a spice rub for meat, in marinades, braising liquids and sauces and brewed coffee in coffee-infused desserts.

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Product Talk: Savory Table


Occasionally, I’ll hit a bump in the menu-planning road when nothing I do, no amount of time spent on Pinterest, no number of magazine pages I flip through or cookbooks I read give me inspiration for meals.

It just happens.

It happened last week when I was grocery shopping, when I realized that it was too hot to turn the oven on for the pork tenderloin roast I’d planned. I didn’t really have enough time left for the size of the roast I wanted to buy. What’s that quote about failure to plan?

Luckily, I was standing in the refrigerated meat section of Brookshire’s when this revelation occurred. Low and behold, what was RIGHT in front of me, but Savory Table-prepared items.

I quickly grabbed Steak & Vegetable Kebabs AND Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs, skewers already assembled with thick chunks of meat alternating with colorful cuts of vegetables. Right next to them were Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes that we could have for a side dish. As if that wasn’t a complete meal, then I saw the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese.

I ended up preparing the entire meal on the grill, from appetizers to main course and side dish, without having to heat my kitchen or spend any time at all prepping or cleaning up.

That made meal-planning a lot less stressful, at least for one day.

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. announces grocery delivery in Tyler through Instacart


TYLER, Texas, July 11, 2018 – Beginning Thursday, Brookshire Grocery Co. is offering same-day grocery delivery through Instacart at all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores in Tyler.

Customers can use the Instacart service to order and pay for an assortment of meat, produce, grocery, bakery, deli, household, health/beauty, baby, and pet items* from participating Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores. An Instacart personal shopper will visit the designated banner to fill the order and then deliver the groceries to the customer’s home during their scheduled delivery timeframe.

To place an order, customers can visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery , super1foods.com/home-delivery, freshbybrookshires.com/home-delivery or download the “Instacart” mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Instacart requires a $10 minimum on all orders, along with a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases of $35 or more or $9.99 for orders under $35. A monthly or annual “Express Membership” can be purchased from Instacart and includes free delivery for all orders over $35.

Instacart grocery delivery is available at the following locations:

Brookshire’s

  • 2734 E. Fifth St.
  • 100 Rice Rd.
  • 2020 Roseland Blvd.

Super 1 Foods

  • 172 Centennial Pkwy.
  • 1105 E. Gentry Pkwy.
  • 113 N.N.W. Loop 323
  • 3828 Troup Hwy.

FRESH by Brookshire’s

  • 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy.

Customers can check to see if their address is within the delivery area at instacart.com/locations.

BGC currently offers delivery through Instacart in 43 stores and plans to expand the service to other locations as Instacart becomes available in those market areas.

For more information and participating locations, please visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery, super1foods.com/home-delivery, freshbybrookshires.com/home-delivery or springmarket.com/home-delivery. To seek assistance or to report an issue with ordering through Instacart, please contact help@instacart.com or 1-888-246-7822.

*Alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards and other select items are not available for delivery through Instacart.

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Product Talk: Canary Melon


Canary MelonDon’t let the name fool you: the canary, or “winter,” melon is in peak season at your local Brookshire’s right now.

Distinguishable by it’s bright yellow color, oval shape and corrugated rind, the canary melon is in season from spring until fall, peaking in mid-summer.

Its flesh is firm and juicy and a pale color, similar to a pear. The innermost part will be a blush color with seeds. Weighing 4 to 5 pounds each, they are ripe and ready to eat when there is no more green left on the bright yellow exterior.

Canary melons are high in vitamins A and C, and they have an abundance of fiber. They are also very low in calories: just 25 per half-cup. To store, keep uncut melons at room temperature until fully ripe. Then, refrigerate for up to five days. Refrigerate the cut melon in a covered container for up to three days.

Eat a canary melon as you would a cantaloupe, by slicing it into wedges, removing the inner seeds and pith, and scooping out the pale flesh to slice or cube. Do not eat the bright yellow rinds.

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