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Seven Next-Level Sandwiches

Seven Next-Level Sandwiches

Sandwiches have gotten a bad reputation as a boring, sub-par, and low-effort meal option. And, sure, you can throw a piece of lunchmeat between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich. But here at Hempler's, we don't do anything half-heartedly. When we talk about...

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Your Holiday Ham Options From Hempler’s

Your Holiday Ham Options From Hempler’s

Are you planning your Christmas dinner menu? Don't forget the ham! Hempler's offers some of the highest-quality options around and there's something for everyone. Here's your complete list of ham options from Hempler's. Boneless Whole Hams Old Fashioned Whole Ham...

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Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and it seems there are two distinct approaches to this food-centric holiday: 1) Those who hold staunchly to their family's traditional recipes 2) Those who view it as an opportunity to try fun or fancy new dishes As food lovers to the...

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Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Fall has arrived, and if you’re like us, you’re craving all the seasonal comfort foods. One of the biggest players this season is pumpkin, so today we’ve rounded up ten of the most decadent fall foods we could find featuring the seasonal star combined with our...

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TRY THIS: Homemade Spaetzle!

TRY THIS: Homemade Spaetzle!

Our story began in the 1800’s in the Hempler’s family sausage kitchen in Borken, Germany. Though things have changed over the years, we still find a great deal of identity in our European roots. It shows in our family’s holiday traditions, dishes at our potluck...

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Why Small Batch Matters

Why Small Batch Matters

You may have noticed a little emblem on several of our products. It reads “small batch crafted meats” and declares our commitment to the time-honored family recipes we are proud to share with the world. But what does that really mean, and why does it matter? Here’s...

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Cranberry + Bacon = Christmas Eats

Cranberry + Bacon = Christmas Eats

There are so many flavorful combos to enjoy this holiday season but nothing says “Christmas” quite like cranberries. We thought we’d round up some creative ways to serve this seasonal staple with everyone’s favorite food - bacon! Sourdough Baked Brie with Cranberries...

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Which Method Is Best? The Ultimate Bacon-Cooking Experiment

Which Method Is Best? The Ultimate Bacon-Cooking Experiment

Everyone has their secret for cooking the “perfect” bacon, and here at Hempler’s we’ve got our favorite methods, too. But we were curious how the results of various cooking methods compared side-by-side. So that’s what we did! Read on for the details of this fun (and...

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Pumpkin Spice Glazed Bacon Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Bacon Recipe

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, and here at Hempler’s we got curious...what would happen if we let bacon in on this trend?  Now for all the nay-sayers, let us be clear. Pumpkin Spice bacon does not taste like pumpkin. It’s glazed with brown sugar and the earthy...

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What is Landjaeger?

What is Landjaeger?

We make a variety of protein snacks, and our Landjaeger seems to always get lumped in with our pepperoni. Between the similar packaging and its ability to keep without refrigeration, many people tend to assume they’re one and the same. However, Landjaeger is its own...

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15 Glaze Ideas for Your Holiday Ham

15 Glaze Ideas for Your Holiday Ham

We love the savory goodness of delicious ham, but a glaze can take it to the next level. Whether sweet, spicy, or tangy, a glaze adds an extra layer of flavor that perfectly complements the rich, salty ham. So if you’re looking for classic flavors or something with a...

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Introducing Hempler’s Beef Jerky

Introducing Hempler’s Beef Jerky

Yes, you read that right. We’ve launched a brand-new line of beef jerky that we know you’re going to LOVE. With three varieties available packed with flavor and loaded with protein, we’ve got the perfect solution for your mid-afternoon snack attack. Love a bit of...

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Hempler’s Ham Cooking Instructions

Hempler’s Ham Cooking Instructions

Our premium hams are all fully cooked, so all you need to do is simply reheat them in your oven and serve. Bone-In Ham Reheating Instructions: Watch how to prepare a Hempler’s Bone-In Ham Heat oven to 275° Remove all packaging materials, including the clear “button”...

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Bacon Cooking Tips

Bacon Cooking Tips

There are lots of ways to cook bacon, and every home chef has their preferred method. We’re not here to tell you which one is best - because we love them all! But we do have some tips on how to get the best results, no matter the cooking method you use. Here are our...

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How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

Hempler’s is proud to offer a full array of delicious hams for your holiday table - including Black Forest, Honey Cured, uncured, boneless, bone-in, spiral sliced, and the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham. But you eat with your eyes first, so to make sure your...

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Hempler’s Sources Ingredients from Local PNW Businesses

Hempler’s Sources Ingredients from Local PNW Businesses

Hempler’s has deep roots here in the Pacific Northwest, and we take a lot of pride in the quality of our products. Because of our commitment to only bring you the best, we’ve worked hard to build relationships with other local businesses in the region that are...

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The Art of Making Hempler’s Pepperoni

The Art of Making Hempler’s Pepperoni

At Hempler’s we pride ourselves on the quality of the products we bring you, and the history and heritage behind them. Our pepperoni is no different - and crafting it is truly an art. Today we’re taking you behind the scenes to explain the essential elements that make...

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Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Everyone knows that Oktoberfest has German roots, but few people know the history behind the annual celebration that is now replicated worldwide. With our Hempler’s heritage dating back to the 1800’s in Borken, Germany, Oktoberfest naturally holds a special place in...

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Hempler Family Holiday Traditions

Hempler Family Holiday Traditions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...and also the busiest. We recently had time to chat with Dick and Kestin Hempler and learn about some of their most well-loved family traditions - and also how they’re able to make time for them even when their business,...

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Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham

Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham

Have you tried the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham yet? Hempler's juicy, slow-smoked boneless and bone-in hams are hand fired right in the store with a crunchy, sweet organic honey glaze that makes for an unforgettable holiday meal. Here's how it's done: The flame...

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Ham for Thanksgiving Instead of Turkey?!

Ham for Thanksgiving Instead of Turkey?!

Have you ever noticed how all of the traditional Thanksgiving sides pair perfectly with ham? Green beans + ham? Yes. Cranberry sauce + ham? Of course. Mashed potatoes + ham? Yum. Dinner rolls + ham? Delish. And while we know that you certainly can’t stuff a ham, most...

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Five One-Pot Pasta Recipes You Have to Try

Five One-Pot Pasta Recipes You Have to Try

If you’re a pasta purist you may have been skeptical when one-pot pasta recipes started flooding social media a few years ago. Cooking noodles right in the sauce without draining? How is that even possible? But these types of recipes have persisted - which means...

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