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The Original Aussie Butcher is a NZ owned company trading since 1984.
The Aussie Butcher strives to sell only the finest quality fresh Beef, Pork Lamb and Chicken available in NZ.

Top Local Butchers Accepting Afterpay in New Zealand

In today’s bustling world, convenience is key. At The Aussie Butcher, we understand the importance of offering hassle-free shopping experiences. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we now accept Afterpay, providing our customers with a convenient approach to meat shopping. Join us as we delve into how you can now shop for your weekly […]

Grill Master’s Guide to Cooking Sausages: Sizzling Success in Finding the Perfect BBQ Sausages

Welcome to the Grill Master’s Guide, a comprehensive manual for mastering the art of cooking sausages on charcoal grills. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a backyard enthusiast, this guide is your key to achieving the perfect sear, ensuring your sausages are cooked to perfection every time. Let’s dive into the juicy world of sausage […]

Sausage-Making Equipment and Tools: Review essential tools and equipment for making sausages at home

If you’re a meat enthusiast passionate about culinary adventures, it’s time to embark on a flavorful journey by making sausages at home. Crafting your sausages allows you to tailor the taste, texture, and seasonings to your preferences. However, having the right equipment and essential tools is as important as your passion for meat. The possibilities […]

Custom Meat Orders: How Retail Butchers Can Tailor to Your Unique Preferences

When buying meat products, the options at your local grocery store may not always meet your specific needs. That’s where custom meat orders come in. Working with a qualified butcher who can create a personalized order that caters to your unique preferences. This article explores the benefits of custom meat orders, how to find retail […]

From Farm to Table: An Inside Look at How Retail Butchers Source High-Quality Meat and Ensure Top-notch Standards

Retail butchers play an important role in providing high-quality and great-value meat to customers. However, sourcing meat and ensuring quality standards can be complex and challenging. In this blog post, we will explore the meat-sourcing process for retail butchers, their adherence to quality standards, and farmers’ role in this process. Understanding Meat Sourcing for Retail […]

10 recipes to try after your next visit to the butcher

If you’ve been to the butcher lately, you’ll know that there’s some amazing meat on offer. So, what should you do with it? We’ve got 10 recipes for you to try, each of which will make the most of your purchase! Slow-cooked beef cheeks One of the best cuts of beef for the slow cooker […]

How to get the most out of your next visit to the butcher

A visit to the butcher is a natural part of any meat eater’s life, but next time, why not try something different from their selection? Whether you’re buying your entire weekly grocery list at the butcher or just trying to get inspiration for your next meal, there are plenty of ways you can get the […]

Duck & Apple Cassoulet with a Herby Crust

Serves: 4 – 6
Cook in 3H 30M
Difficulty: Not too tricky

Roast Duck

Serves: 6
Cooks in 2H 20M
Difficulty: Not too tricky

Braised Red Wine and Rosemary Lamb Shanks

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 90 minutes
Serves: 4

Barbecued Lamb Loin Chops with Avocado Salad and French Dressing

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Serves: 4

Beef Burgers with a Topping of Avocado, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Toasted Pine Nuts

Number of Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 14 minutes

Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 4-5

Baked Potato

Serves 4-6

Meat Pies with Cheesy Mash Crust

Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4

Moroccan Lamb Tagine and Couscous

This delicious meatball recipe is inspired by the traditional Moroccan tagine, or slow-cooked stew.

Chicken and Chorizo Meatballs

Serve in soft tortillas with salad and salsa or on a platter as finger food with a delicious chutney.

Black Pepper Pork

Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 15 mins

Barbequed Pork Ribs

Serves: 10
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 20 Min
Ready In: 3 Hrs 40 Min

Brisket with BBQ Sauce

Serves: 10
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 6 Hrs
Ready In: 14 Hrs 10 Min

BBQ Chicken

Serves: 10
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 20 Min
Ready In: 3 Hrs 40 Min

BBQ Chicken Wings

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 45 Min
Ready In: 9 Hrs

BBQ Chicken Salad

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 50 Min

Christmas Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Serves 6

Roast Scotch Fillet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce & Roast Potatoes

Serves 6

Whole Roast Fillet of Beef with Shallots & Mushrooms

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 20 mintues + ½ hour marinating
Cooking time: 30 minutes + 15 minutes resting

Greek Spring Lamb Leg Roast

Serves 8-10

Oven-Baked NZ Hangi

A kiwi tradition, cooked at home – all done in the oven, we’ve made this iconic meal easy to tackle!

Oriental Red Roast Pork

Preparation: 5 mins
Refrigeration: 480 mins
Cooking: 30 mins

Greek Lamb with Spinach, Pinenuts and Feta

Inspired by the flavours of a spanikopita – spinach, feta, herbs and pine nuts – this lamb is delicious and ideal for a special occasion. Do allow the resting time as suggested to ensure it is both tender to cut and the slices remain whole when carved.
Serves 10

Boneless Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Orange & Cranberry Stuffing

You can prepare the roast the night before for a celebration lunch, or in the morning for dinner that night.
If not cooking immediately, wrap the roast tightly in cling film to help it retain its shape.
Serves 8-10
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: Approx. 1 hour + 15 minutes resting

Grilled Beef Fillet Steaks in Merlot Marinade with Prune Jam

Serves 4

Boiled Bacon with Cider and Raisin Sauce

Preparation: 5-10 mins
Cooking: 60 mins

Brazilian Pork Chops in Orange Sauce

This dish can also be made in a slow cooker on low for 7 hours.
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 90 mins

Lemon Chicken II

Tender egg-battered chicken breasts with a delectable lemony sauce.

Traditional Osso Buco

Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr 50 Min

Provitello Veal Rib Chop with Mango Salsa

Great Tasting
Ready for BBQ
Safe and Easy to cook
Cooks in 8 minutes right from the freezer
Always Juicy and Tender

Veal Scallopini with Avocado

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
An easy and quick recipe
2 servings

Fast Veal Parmigiana

2 Servings
Cooking time 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings
Great Summertime recipe

Quick and Easy Veal Cacciatore

4 Servings
Cooking time 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings
Great Summertime recipe

Veal Roast

Ideal For:
Leg rump or round roast
Loin roast
Rib roast
Boneless Shoulder roast

The Right Way to Grill

For all you guys out there who are already grill masters, read no further. But for the rest of us mere mortal home cooks who would like a few tips about grilling.

Glaze and Carve a Ham

This video shows you how to glaze and carve a ham. The recipe is simple, quick and delicious.

Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken with Potatoes

The addition of butternut squash and a fresh orange makes this braised chicken company worthy. Round out the chicken-and-vegetables meal with rice steamed in the microwave, and your dinner prep is complete.

Lamb Curry with Kumara and Spinach

A hearty winter recipe with fresh, bold flavours.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: low 6-7 hours, high 3-5 hours
Serves: 4

Spiced Sugar-Glazed Corned Beef

This corned beef requires double cooking. First it is gently simmered in a flavoursome stock and then richly glazed and baked to tender perfection.
Serves: 10-12
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7–9 hours
Resting time: 2–3 hours
Roasting time: 1 hour

Beef and Guinness Casserole

A delicious, hearty beef casserole the whole family will love!
Serves 6

Braised Oxtail

The perfect recipe for achieving tender, delicious oxtail.
Serves 4-5

Apple Pork Slow Cook

Apple and Pork – they are meant to go together!

Apricot Pork Slow Cook

Super Tender and Moist

Braised Pork Shanks

Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 150 mins

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Healthy, slow cooker recipe

Filipino Beef Steak

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr 35 Min

Beef Steaks With Blue Cheese

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 15 Min
Ready In: 20 Min

Easy Barbeque Beef Tenderloin Steak

This is a simple treatment for tender cuts. No long marinating, no complicated basting sauce – just the steak and a little garlic.

Pork Steaks

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 45 Min

Rosemary Pesto-Crusted Lamb Steaks

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 25 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min
Ready In: 35 Min

Why Choose us

The Aussie Butcher sources only the finest quality meats available in NZ. All our fresh carcass beef, lamb, chicken and pork is all New Zealand product and is delivered daily and expertly butchered and processed on site. This way we can maintain a high quality product and guarantee our customers are getting the very best for their money. The Aussie Butcher employs over 70 staff and also modestly donates to a number of charities, sports clubs and organisations.

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The Original Aussie Butcher is a NZ owned company trading since 1984. The Aussie Butcher strives to sell only the finest quality fresh Beef, Pork Lamb and Chicken available in NZ.


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