Thompson’s Custom Meats & Processing has just what you need for your next cookout.


Tashli Wilson (right) and the rest of the team at Thompson's.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

We are a family who enjoys a good cookout.

Summer days at the Vanden Berge casa usually end with tossing something delicious on the grill, which is why a trip to Dublin to check out Thompson’s Custom Meats & Processing was so fun.

First, these people are super nice. I met with Tashli Wilson whose family runs the operations (they also have a meat processing plant in Comanche) and she is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

And so is their staff.

But even more impressive is their selection of meat: Steaks, hamburger, pork chops, ribs and brisket-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon. (I bought 10).

And the good news is there is no limit on how much you can buy.

Want 12 steaks? No problem. You can purchase them right out of the cooler or have the butcher cut them to your liking.

Tashli told me the Thompson family purchased the business in April.

“We are family-owned and operated,” she said. “And all of our meat comes from a ranch right here in Erath County.”

The Dublin facility also has a processing plant that will process meat for individuals, but because of the meat shortage, small processing plants like theirs are filling up quickly.

“We are booked up for processing for the rest of the year and we are now booking for 2021,” Tashli said.

The market also sells a variety of unique sauces made by Hot Line Pepper Products.

“They are made in Spring, Texas and are very popular,” Tashli said. “We like to cook with them. My husband loves the Garlicky Greengo.”

(Which reminds me, they also carry fajitas. I bought a package of chicken that has been seasoned with Garlicky Greengo. We are cooking it on Sunday and I’ll let you know how it is.)

Other flavors include Hatchanero, Evil Ooze, Ghost Pepper and Scorching Scorpion (which is rumored to be super hot)!

They also sell dry rubs and a host of other spices you will want to try.

Thompson’s is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week and is

located at 111 W. Elm Street in Dublin.

Stop by and get something good for dinner tonight.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com