Just in time for the scorcher we are due this summer, Royal Warrant-holding butcher Donald Russell (www.donaldrussell.com), unveils the ultimate BBQ feasting range: award-winning burgers, extra-meaty sausages, succulent hand prepared steaks and juicy ribs – all perfectly butchered, and delivered direct to your door.  Available now from £9.50, simply add your favourite sauces, sides and salads, and enjoy British barbeque perfection the way it should be done. 

Using only the best traditionally aged meat from their butchery in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – where they champion the craft of hand cut meats – Donald Russell has something for everyone, to make the most out of the great outdoors this summer.

Gourmet Steak Burgers

For lovers of a traditional BBQ, Donald Russell’s fantastic al fresco dining range includes their best ever steak burgers, made with perfectly aged, grass-fed beef steaks.  Choose from Wagyu Burgers, Fillet Steak Burgers, Sirloin Steak Burgers, Aberdeen Angus Burgers, Ribeye Steak Burgers (mini and regular size), and Classic Steak Burgers made with minced ribeye, sirloin and fillet steak (mini and regular size). For those wanting something with a twist, try the Spiced Lamb Burgers or Venison & Game Burgers.

Butcher’s Bangers

Proper butcher’s pork sausages join the BBQ grill selection to offer an unrivalled juicy banger made with a minimum of 80% prime pork shoulder.  Available in Chipolata, Lincolnshire, Cumberland, Pork & Leek, Pork, Apple & Chive, Spicy Chipotle Pork, and Beef varieties – many of them made to gluten-free recipes – as well as Sausage Selection Boxes, sausage and hot dog diners can enjoy a real variety of tastes and textures this summer.

Rich, Sticky Ribs and Sublime Steaks

Designed to satisfy even the most committed carnivores, Donald Russell’s rich and sticky range of ribs and expertly-aged hand prepared steaks will complete any BBQ feast in style.  Mix up the grill with a vast selection of sublime steaks in any cut imaginable, including Fillet, Sirloin, Ribeye, Pavé Rump, Bavette, Onglet, Picanha, Chuck Eye, Skirt and Flat Iron, and sear on the barbeque to perfection.  For rib lovers who enjoy their meat on the bone, try a choice of Sticky Pork Ribs, Pork Belly Spare Ribs, Beef Back Ribs, Slow Cooked Spiced Short or BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

Barbeque Selection Boxes

Finally, BBQ aficionados and lovers of top-quality meat can choose one of Donald Russell’s barbeque selection boxes. Featuring everything you need for a gourmet dining experience like no other, pick from the Ultimate Steak Burger Selection Box – a mixed box of eight generously sized burgers made with fillet, sirloin, ribeye or Aberdeen Angus steak; the Mini-Range Selection Box of elegantly butchered slider burgers and mini-portions of free-range pork, beef and lamb; the Speciality Steak Selection Box; the Summer BBQ Selection Box; or the Bumper Burger and Sausage Selection Box

Each order placed with Donald Russell is hand-prepared for the best flavour and comes complete with full cooking guidelines to remove any guesswork.  The burgers, sausages, ribs and steaks can be simply unpacked, de-frosted and cooked until perfectly succulent and tender, and served, so valuable time can be spent enjoying the sunshine!

Donald Russell chef Eddie McDonald shares his top five secrets to a successful barbecue:

  1. Use quality ingredients. Put quality in, get quality out!
  2. Cook it, don’t char it. Don’t be afraid to start meat in the oven, before finishing it off with a sear on the BBQ.
  3. For burgers, make a dent in the centre with your thumb before cooking as it helps to keep the burger flat.
  4. Take meat out of the fridge for 20 minutes before cooking, to allow it to come up to room temperature
  5. Always allow for variety – and remember, sausages and steak burgers are always guaranteed to please a crowd.

The BBQ and alfresco dining range joins Donald Russell’s award-winning collection of hand prepared meat, fish, poultry and is all available at the brand’s website for summertime entertaining.   

For full cooking instructions and demonstrations of preparing the BBQ range, visit the website at www.donaldrussell.com/seasonal/bbq.

LUXlife Review
During the mini heatwave, the LUXlife team had the change to try out a range of Donald Russell’s Gourmet Steak Burgers. At 200g a piece and comprised of the highest quality cuts, each of these burgers offers a tantalising treat for the taste buds that is simply perfect BBQ’d or griddled.

From the fantastic fillet burger to the sublime sirloin, there’s simply no other burger like it. Prepared on a rustic loaf with a basket of fries, or draped in red onion marmalade with American cheese, these gourmet steak burgers remain the star of the dish and are sure to be a hit this summer.