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Ultimate Ingredient

This is our extraordinary collection of scratch-quality, prepared proteins, made to help you and your kitchen succeed, and serving as a culinary spark for your creativity. Because where there’s a will, there’s an Ultimate Ingredient.

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DISCOVER WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL, INDISPENSABLE, ULTIMATE.

  • UNIQUE PREPARATION METHODS

    Slow-smoked. Flame-seared. Globally inspired. We do the work, bringing you a wide variety of uniquely prepared proteins. So you can offer your customers an array of dishes that you might not otherwise be able to put on your menu.

  • SCRATCH-QUALITY

    We make these just like you would, if you had the time, staff and equipment – with the best cuts, and authentic spices and preparation methods. What that means is they arrive incredible, so you can serve incredible.

  • CONVENIENT AND CONSISTENT

    Whether you have multiple locations or just need something easy for your current staff, these products are ideal. They are simple to use and are always consistent, so you can trust your proteins will be great time after time.

THE ULTIMATE INGREDIENT STORY: PRODUCTS WITH A PURPOSE.

We developed these Ultimate Ingredients by standing in kitchens like yours. By experiencing your challenges and having a deeper understanding of your operational issues and stresses. We then put 125 years of Hormel Foods innovation to work in order to bring you proteins that solve. In the end, we made these products so you can focus. So you can create. So your kitchen can simply cook.

Find your Ultimate Ingredient

OVER 30 SCRATCH-QUALITY PROTEINS. DESIGNED FOR KITCHENS LIKE YOURS.

  • SLOW-SMOKED

    We slow smoke barbeque favorites like ribs, brisket, pork and chicken over select hardwoods. It’s tender, smoky, juicy barbeque for fast-paced kitchens.

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  • FLAME-SEARED

    It begins with searing, then slow braising to tender, juicy perfection. For proof, see the outstanding visible caramelization on our chicken, pork or turkey. Perfect for center-of-plate applications or in salads and wraps.

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  • GLOBALLY INSPIRED

    Add the influence of the world to your menu with a tempting array of uniquely flavored pork, chicken and beef. They let you create so many distinctive dishes that nod to different cultures and dining desires.

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EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

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  • Beef Barbacoa

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  • Beef Barbacoa - Premium

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  • Beef Brisket - Chopped

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  • Beef Brisket - Sliced

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  • Beef Brisket - Whole

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  • Beef - Korean BBQ

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  • Chicken Breast - 3 oz.

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  • Chicken Breast - 4 oz.

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  • Chicken Carnitas

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  • Chicken - Mediterranean

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  • Chicken Thigh - Pulled

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  • Chicken Thigh - Pulled, Smoked

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  • Chicken Thigh - Whole

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  • Chicken Tinga

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  • Flank Steak

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  • Pork Barbacoa

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  • Pork Carnitas

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  • Pork Loin - Flame-Seared

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  • Pork Ossobuco

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  • Pork Shoulder

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  • Pork Shoulder - Pecanwood Smoked

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  • Pulled Pork - Natural, Smoked

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  • Ribs - Flame-Seared

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  • Ribs - Loin Back, Smoked

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  • Ribs - St. Louis Style, Pecanwood Smoked

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  • Ribs - St. Louis Style, Smoked

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  • Rib Tips - Sliced, Pecanwood Smoked

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  • Turkey Breast

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