The Best Recipes of 2012

The last hours of 2012 are now upon us. It has been an exciting year here on Zweber Farms. We had floods, droughts, good times and bad. What I remember most about 2012 is the food. I had some great successes in the kitchen this year (and some undocumented failures).

Let us look back at the best recipes of 2012 from Zweber Farms.

5:  Easy Chicken Salad

organic, healthy, local food, minnesota, minneapolis, free range, recipe, left over chicken

When the summer got hot and steamy this July, I did not want to turn on the oven. So instead I roasted a chicken in my roaster oven in the garage and then made this easy and healthy chicken salad.

4:  Crockpot Pork Spare Ribs


organic, pork ribs, slow cooker, pork for sale, mn, minnesota, family farm


When the first crisp air of autumn hits the farm all I want is a big crock-pot full of juicy BBQ ribs. This recipe for crock-pot spare ribs it super simple and very tasty.

3: Juicy Pork Roast

simple, juicy, easy, healthy, bone in, boneless, pork for sale, mn, minnesota, family farm, organic

Pinners really liked this recipe. I cannot blame them. With only three ingredients it is really easy and makes your home smell so, so wonderful!


2. Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce

chicken for sale, Minnesota, MN, Family Farm, chicken, recipe, 30 minute meals


Just looking at that photo makes me hungry!! This 30 minute recipe is a great and hearty way to use up left over Zweber Farms roasted chicken.

1. Oven Baked Hamburgers

beef for sale, 30 minute meals, beef, organic, minnesota, grass fed, pasture, family farm


After years of not being able to use our charcoal grill out of fear that one of our three kids would get hurt, I tried hamburger in the oven. They turned out perfect and juicy! Now this is the only way I make hamburger (unless Tim is around to help with the grill)


Thank you to everyone who read our blog, pinned our recipes and purchased our meat this year! 2012 was an exciting year on our farm, but we would be nowhere without our customers and followers.

May you have a Blessed 2013!

~The Zweber Family