Father’s Day feasting: sizzling meal ideas from our butchers

Jul 14, 2023

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and what better way to honour the special dads and father figures in our lives than with a delectable feast?

Our passionate butchers are excited to share some unique Father’s Day BBQ ideas tailored to celebrate this occasion.

From succulent steaks to savoury roasts, let’s explore a range of delicious dishes that will make Dad’s day.

Easy and delicious meal ideas for Father’s Day

Prime rib extravaganza

Treat Dad like a King with a prime rib roast, expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Begin by selecting a high-quality prime rib from your trusted local Australian Butchers Store butcher. Marinate the meat overnight with a flavourful blend of herbs, spices, and garlic. Roast it low and slow for hours until the meat reaches a juicy medium-rare.

Pair it with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and a colourful medley of roasted vegetables for a truly indulgent feast. The tender, mouthwatering meat will leave Dad craving more!

Butcher’s cut BBQ ribs

Fire up the grill!

Prepare some tantalising BBQ ribs to showcase the finest cuts from your local Australian Butchers Store butcher. 

Create a homemade BBQ rub or marinade using a blend of spices, brown sugar, and tangy sauces.

Let the ribs marinate for a few hours or overnight to develop rich flavours. Grill the ribs low and slow, basting them with your favourite BBQ sauce for a finger-lickin’ finish!

Serve with homemade coleslaw and roasted potatoes for a classic touch.

Gourmet steak medley

Impress Dad with a medley of gourmet steaks, including eye fillet, scotch fillet, or sirloin.

Visit your local butcher and choose the highest quality cuts of beef. Season the steaks generously with a blend of herbs, spices, and a touch of sea salt. Grill them to perfection, allowing a beautiful sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

Level up your meal with a side of grilled asparagus drizzled with lemon butter sauce and a creamy peppercorn sauce. The combination of flavours and textures will create an unforgettable dining experience for the entire family!

Classic beef burgers

Craft a unique burger experience for Dad using premium ground beef, seasoned to perfection.

Start with freshly ground beef from your trusted Australian Butchers Store butcher, choosing a blend that offers the ideal fat-to-lean ratio for juicy and flavorful burgers. Season the patties with a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and any other favourite spices. Grill or pan-fry the patties until they reach your desired level of doneness.

Get the kids to help assemble burgers with lightly toasted buns and all your favourite fillings, including the classics like:

  • Caramelised onions
  • Melted cheese
  • Crispy bacon
  • Tangy barbecue sauce

Pair your burgers with homemade sweet potato fries for a satisfying comfort meal with Dad.

Meal ideas for Father's Day

More Father’s Day ideas and activities

We’re all familiar with the idiom that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but there are plenty of other things little ones can also do to show their love and appreciation for their hero!

Beyond a delicious lunch or dinner, here are some simple yet meaningful things kids can do to show their dads just how much they value them.

Create a homemade gift

Encourage kids to unleash their creativity by making a heartfelt gift for Dad. It could be a handmade card, a personalised photo album, or a painted picture frame.

Plan a family outing

Organise a special day out as a family. Let Dad choose the destination or surprise him with a fun-filled activity. It could be a trip to a local museum, a hike in nature, a visit to his favourite sports event, or even a picnic in the park.

Organise a movie marathon

Set up a cosy movie marathon at home with Dad’s favourite films. Kids can be in charge of choosing the movies, gathering the snacks, and cooking the popcorn! 

Create a handwritten letter or card

Encourage kids to express their love and appreciation for Dad through handwritten notes or letters. They can write about their favourite memories with him, why he’s their hero, or what they love most about him. 

Activity coupons

Help kids create adventure coupons for Dad to redeem throughout the year. The coupons can include activities like a hiking trip, a day at the beach, a game night, a bike ride, or any other fun experiences that Dad and kids can enjoy together.

Get creative

Engage in a hands-on project by building something together. It could be a bookcase, a wooden shelf, or even a gardening project. Alternatively, let your inner scientist shine with a fun science project like an exploding volcano or slime-making!

Pamper Dad

Treat Dad to a day of relaxation and pampering. The kids will love setting up a spa-like experience at home with a homemade foot soak, a massage session, or even a DIY facial.

Spoil Dad this Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate by treating Dad to a memorable feast. Visit your closest Australian Butchers Store for the freshest produce and tips from our butchers.

Find your nearest store or buy meat online to enjoy delivery across metro Melbourne. 

Happy Father’s Day!