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Make Your Special Meal Extraordinary!

To truly get the most enjoyment out of the meals you prepare it takes two things: the best quality product and the proper preparation. To help you with the preparation part, we have provided this library of recipes. We will be adding to this recipes section each month, so check back often. If you need additional help with your preparation, don't hesitate to ask. We are more than happy to help you with preparation tips on any of our gourmet products. Enjoy!

1. BBQ Ribs

- Baby Backs, Country Ribs, Spare Ribs, etc.
- Place seasoned ribs in a shallow baking pan.
- Add plenty of water or apple juice.
- Seal with foil.
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
- Bake ribs for 2-2 1/2 hours.
- Add sauce and bar-b-que an additional 15-20 minutes.

2. Lobster Tails

- Place split lobster tails in about 2-4 inches of boiling water.
- Water will stop boiling. When water re-boils, time for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove tails from water.
- Pull meat out of shell & cut in half.
- In large frying pan, heat butter, garlic, lemon on high heat.
- Sear lobster 2 minutes per side.

3. Prime Rib

- Preheat Oven to 500 degrees.
- Season room temperature rib. Use our "Prime Rib and Roast" seasoning.
- Put in 500 degree oven for 10 min.
- Reduce oven temp to 325 and cook for 15-18 minutes per pound.
- Internal temperature for medium rare is 120 to 125 degrees.
   Pull roast out and let stand for 20-30 minutes, carve, serve.
- Enjoy!

4. Pork Roasts

- Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.
- Season pork roast. Cover with foil tent. Put in oven.
- Cook roast for 25-30 minutes / pound.
- Remove foil tent for the last 30 minutes.
- Internal temperature should be 150-155 degrees.
- Suggested seasoning: cloves, orange marmalade, and brown sugar.

5. Tri-Tip Roast

- BBQ Method: Sear Tri-Tip for 1 1/2 minutes per side on a high heat.
- Cut BBQ down to a medium to high heat and cook for an additional
   25-30 minutes.
- Internal temperature should be 120-125 degrees for medium rare.
- Carve against grain.

6. Brisket or any Pot Roast

- Cover roast with water and season.
- Cook in a 275-300 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- Add hard veggies (carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, etc.)
- Continue to simmer for additional hour.
- Keep plenty of water in pan.

7. Turkeys

- Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.
- Season room temperature turkey, cover with foil.
- Cook for 15-18 minutes / pound.
- Remove foil for the last 45 min. Baste bird every 15 minutes.
- Internal temperature at the thigh joint should be 165-170 degrees.
- Remove from oven, let stand 20 minutes, carve and serve.

8. Leg of Lamb

- Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.
- Season leg. Cover with foil tent. Put in oven.
- Cook roast for 18-20 minutes / pound.
- Internal temp should be 135 degrees.
- Let roast stand 20 minutes. Carve.
- Suggested seasoning: garlic powder, our "Creamy Sicilian" dressing.
We at El Toro Meats appreciate your patronage.
If you have any requests, suggestions or other comments, please contact owner, Bob Bacca, or our manager, George. We promise to respond to you within 24 hours by phone or in the special orders section.
Phone: (949) 855-0215
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(949) 855-0215
Open Daily
Mon - Sat: 9am - 8pm PST | Sunday: 9am - 6pm PST
23522 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
El Toro Gourmet Meats is conveniently located on El Toro Road between Raymond and Muirlands in Lake Forest.
Take the 5 freeway to the El Toro Road exit, take El Toro Road heading northeast for 3/4 mile.
El Toro Gourmet Meats is located on the right hand side, just look for the "Big Red Barn".