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At Sunnyside Meats we love giving advice so now with being online we can get this advice out more frequently and more specific with our Handy Tips page. When you create an account with us, you will get sent every month a newsletter section with a different advice article.

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Butler Service


How our Butler Service Works Add all items to the shopping cart. Click checkout. Fill out all details required. Make sure in ...

How to cook the perfect steak!


Hooking into a perfectly cooked steak is a treat that is easy to perfect from your own home kitchen. Whether ...

How to cook Roast Lamb


Treat the family to a mouthwatering rosemary & garlic roast lamb paired with roast potatoes and peas. SERVES 6 Ingredients 1.8kg leg of ...

How to cook Osso Bucco


Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: up to 3 hours Ingredients ½ cup plain flour ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground white pepper 4 ...

Pea & Ham soup


  Makes about 3 litres Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 3 hours Our all-time go-to winter warmer is pea and ham.Even though ...

Classic Roast Chicken


Ingredients 50g butter, softened 1 clove garlic, crushed no20 whole chicken 3 medium (500g) brushed potatoes (sebago), peeled and quartered lengthwise 3 medium (320g) carrots, halved ...

Summer Chicken Burger


These grilled chicken sandwiches are mouthwatering! Great for backyard get-togethers PREP 15 mins  COOK  15 mins  READY IN 30 mins  Ingredients Original recipe ...

Traditional Meatloaf


The classic cheap and easy dinner, meatloaf is satisfying and full of flavour. Also it doesn't take at all long ...

Jason & Jiah Completing apprenticeship


A BIG congratulations to Jason and Jiah for completing their apprenticeships last week. Since they have joined our team they ...

Mustang News


Unfortunately A-grade went down to Byron Bay on the weekend 30-32. It was a tough game only to get beaten ...

How to Glaze a ham


Ingredients 5.5kg cooked leg ham  2 tablespoons whole cloves  Juice of 2 oranges  1 bunch bay leaves  Tomato relish, to serve Glaze Rind of 1 orange, finely ...

About Jason


What do you like about working at Sunnyside Meats? A great team to work with, good boss, happy workplace, convenient and ...

Sheperds Pie


For dinner that's no fuss, make classic shepherds pies with a cheesy crust. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 ...

About Leanne


What do you like about working at Sunnyside Meats? The staff are great to work with and we have a lot ...

About Mat


What do you like about working at Sunnyside Meats? Excellent team to work with especially Ronnie, great experience and friendly customers What ...


Local Butcher V The Super Market

Hi its Todd here from Sunnyside Meats this is why you should shop with your local butcher.

  • We offer fresh Local meat cut daily that doesn’t come out of a box.
  • The quality and customer service is first class and guaranteed.
  • All our meat is processed in store. Cant get much fresher than that!

Not like our major chain competitors that have centralized processing factories where most of there meat products are cut and packed, labeled and sent out to their stores

How the big chains keep their meat fresh.

The cuts of meat are packed on trays then gas flushed, this is also called MAP (Modified Atmosphere packaging) this alters the atmosphere around the product to extend its shelf life. A gas is pumped into the pack before it is sealed. These are generally a mix of-

  • carbon dioxide
  • oxygen
  • nitrogen.

The carbon dioxide is used to discourage the growth of bacteria and moulds. The higher level of this the longer shelf life.
Oxygen causes the meat to deteriorate, but is still needed to maintain the red meat colour.
Nitrogen is used to replace air, in this case the oxygen, which will stop the package from collapsing. This is usually a mix of 20% Nitrogen, 60% Oxygen, 20% Carbon Dioxide.

Do they tell you this on their packing? Can you ask a butcher in their stores that knows what they are talking about?

At Sunnyside Meats we don’t use this process, all our meat on sale is cut to your liking or can be vacuum packed which doesn’t need any chemicals to extend its shelf life. We have the very best in customer service and knowledge in the meat industry so you can ask one of our butchers any questions. We will go the extra mile to make your shopping enjoyable.

This centralized system that they are using is taking butchers out of their stores some even becoming unemployed because they haven’t developed the skills that a butcher should have in the retail meat industry. It’s a shame this trade has been around for many years and I am proud to employ local butchers (including apprentices learning a trade!).

If you were not sure what cut to use for a recipe or couldn’t find this cut of meat at the supermarket, who would you be able to ask when they take away the friendly butcher. The baker, green grocer or even the store manager. I don’t think so!

Sunnyside Meats can, we offer expert advice on anything you would like to know.
We like to develop a relationship with our customers, so it makes you comfortable to come ask these questions for advice on what can I use alternatively, or is there a recipe I can use with this particular cut.

Well, what if you could get this service for fresh and tender meat, cut the way you like, 100% guaranteed and delivered to your door or click and collect. No waiting in line.

We can be your Murwillumbah butcher, Tweed butcher, Kingscliff butcher, Cabarita butcher, Pottsville butcher, Bray Park butcher, Tyalgum butcher and the list goes on.

All from our one store in Murwillumbah using our Online butchershop,  with everything in store available online for home delivery.

Does your local supermarket support other local businesses in the area?
What about the local community organisations?
I see a lot of their support goes to reality shows on tv, My Kitchen rules, Masterchef or big events.

We support as many local businesses in our area and also the local sporting clubs. If we can all support each other the community can is in a strong position.

Next time your shopping just remember we can provide you with an excellent shopping experience instore and online. I know where I would rather shop.