Our Family Favorite Christmas Recipes

With only a few days to Christmas Day, our teams are busy putting the finishing touches together on all of the Christmas orders and when our customers and friends come in to collect their Christmas food, we love chatting with them and sharing hints, tips and guides for cooking the turkey, ham or spiced beef.

We may not be chefs but we are passionate about great food and love to share how we like to cook great food at Christmas in our own homes.


Christmas Turkey Recipe
How more traditional can you get than Christmas Turkey with Cranberry Sauce. This recipe is a fool proof way of cooking your Christmas Turkey – and don’t worry if you are too busy to make the Christmas Stuffing – we have the perfect solution. Our Award Winning Stuffing, made to a family recipe, with lots of real butter, onion, parsley and fresh herbs. It’s perfect for Christmas dinner and it’s also great for stuffing roast peppers or mushrooms, sprinkling them with cheese and then popping them into a hot oven. A lovely side dish for any meal, or even as a Christmas dinner starter!


Cooking the Christmas Ham
Together with our friends in Bord Bia, we put together this video to show you a really easy way to cook the Christmas Ham, – and our favourite Ham, our own Heritage Cure Ham – just Click here , follow the simple steps in the video and just let the signature hickory smoked aromas fill your home with warmth this Christmas.


The Perfect Roast Potatoes
Of course, all of our friends and customers already know that the perfect roast potatoes are made with our world famous Beef Dripping. Here is a fun sheet we put together on how to cook the perfect roast potatoes – just click here to meet #TheRoasties – and learn Mrs Whelan’s own tips for perfect roast potatoes.


Spiced Beef Cooking
We love cooking our Spiced Beef on Christmas Eve – and the secret is to let the meat cool in the water as it keeps all the goodness of the delicious spices in the meat. Bord Bia’s website has a treasure trove of recipes. We love this easy to follow Spiced Beef Recipe – you won’t go wrong with it.

It is such a special time of year and we are always so proud to be part of the most important meal of the year in so many homes. We also know how important it is to help whoever is cooking this special meal and we hope these recipes help take the stress out of Christmas for you.

We would like to take this opportunity from our family to yours, to wish you a happy and a safe Christmas – and if you fancy sharing your beautiful Christmas Dinner images with us – we would love to hear from you – just tag us @JWButchers on social media.

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