Allen Brothers sent me a nice package of steaks to try out here at the Food Lab.
That’s their Exclusive Prime 16-Pack, which will run you about $230. It contains four of each for a total of 16 items: (1) 6oz prime burgers; (2) jumbo steak dogs; (3) 5oz boneless rib eyes; and (4) 6oz filets mignon.
They also offer some massive, real deal steakhouse style cuts like these from their Instagram ads:
From what I understand they even supply some of these to well-known steakhouses and restaurants here in the city, so they’re not just home delivery.
Anyway let’s get down to business. You want to know if this shit is good! Okay so here we go – a review of each of the four items in the box.
The Rib Eye
While these are small at 5oz, they pack a nice amount of flavor from the intense prime-grade marbling. The best part is that you don’t have to mess around with any fancy cooking techniques to really nail them. Just sear in a hot pan with some butter or olive oil, maybe some garlic and herbs too for good measure.
The Filet Mignon
Same deal here. Small at 6oz, but really simple to cook and tons of great lean beefy flavor.
The Steak Dogs
Wow. These are amazing. When I first learned about Allen Brothers while hearing their radio ads, I immediately looked them up online and the first thing that jumped out to me were the images of these massive, juicy hot dogs. I wanted them so badly. Well here they are in all their glory, and I’m so glad I got to try them.
I decided to split griddle them, and add some pickles, jowl bacon, and jalapeños. Unbelievable!
At 6oz these are the perfect size for a really nice single patty burger.
I griddled with pepper.
Flipped and added three slices of American cheese.
Topped with jowl bacon and griddled jowl fat onions.
Assembled with pickled and jalapeños. Amazing
I really loved the burgers and dogs the most. I will be getting more of these babies for sure.