Top Your Thanksgiving Table with these WILDly Delicious Dishes

Nov 15, 2023

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and celebrate the blessings in our lives, often accompanied by a grand turkey as the centerpiece of the feast. But what if we told you that there's a way to make Thanksgiving even more special? Introducing "Steaksgiving," where we replace the traditional turkey with unforgettable, mouth-watering Wagyu! These premium cuts of beef are known for their unparalleled marbling, tenderness, and flavor, making them an ideal choice for an unforgettable Thanksgiving celebration. Here are three WILDly delicious Wagyu dishes for you try this holiday season!

Standing Rib Roast with Herbed Garlic Butter

Kick off the holidays with a beautiful Wagyu ribeye roast that's sure to impress your guests.


  • 1 (4-5 pound) Wagyu standing rib roast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).

  2. In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, and softened butter. Season with salt and black pepper.

  3. Rub the herb and garlic butter mixture all over the Wagyu ribeye roast.

  4. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Sear the roast on all sides until nicely browned.

  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for about 20-25 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches your desired doneness (135°F for medium-rare).

  6. Remove the roast from the oven, tent it with foil, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

  7. Serve the perfectly cooked Wagyu standing rib roast as the star of your Steaksgiving table.

New York Strip Steak with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce

For a hearty option, indulge in a perfectly grilled Wagyu New York strip steak smothered in wild mushroom cream sauce.


  • 4 Wilders Wagyu New York strip steaks
  • 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms (such as shiitake, oyster, and cremini), sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Season the New York strip steaks with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat and brush with olive oil.
  3. Grill the steaks for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, adjusting the time for your preferred doneness.
  4. While the steaks are grilling, heat a skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Sauté the minced garlic and sliced wild mushrooms until the mushrooms are tender and browned.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Season the mushroom cream sauce with salt and black pepper and stir in the chopped parsley.
  8. Serve the grilled New York strip steaks with the decadent wild mushroom cream sauce.

Tenderloin Filet Medallions

The Wagyu tenderloin is renowned for its incredible tenderness, and when paired with a rich red wine reduction, it becomes a Steaksgiving masterpiece.



  1. Season the Wagyu tenderloin steaks generously with salt and black pepper.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.

  3. Sear the filet mignon steaks for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred doneness.

  4. Remove the steaks from the skillet and tent them with foil to keep warm.

  5. In the same skillet, add minced shallots and sauté for about a minute.

  6. Pour in the red wine and beef broth, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook until it reduces by half.

  7. Stir in the unsalted butter and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.

  8. Serve the Wagyu tenderloin medallions drizzled with the red wine reduction sauce.

Still sticking with turkey? Try these WILD side dishes featuring our Berkshire pork!

Bacon Seasoned Green Beans

This side dish combines the freshness of green beans with the rich and savory flavor of our bacon seasoning pieces. It's a delightful twist on a Thanksgiving classic!



  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

  3. Add the green beans and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they start to become tender but still maintain a slight crunch.

  4. Stir in the Wilders bacon seasoning pieces and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until they are crispy and browned.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy the savory goodness!

Loaded Mashed Potatoes topped with Bacon

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, and when you load them up with Wilders bacon, they become even more irresistible.



  1. Place the diced potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Add the milk and butter to the potatoes and mash until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir in half of the crumbled bacon and half of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Transfer the loaded mashed potatoes to a serving dish.
  6. Top with the remaining bacon, cheddar cheese, and chopped chives.
  7. Serve hot, and watch your guests savor every bite.

This Thanksgiving, break away from tradition and treat your loved ones to a feast that's as luxurious as it is delicious. Wagyu steaks, with their unparalleled flavor and tenderness, will make your celebration truly unforgettable. No matter what you choose, though, we wish you and absolutely WILD Thanksgiving!

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