We’re excited to be fueling Chad “Money” Mendes with our beef for his return to the ring! Mendes partnered with us knowing that we are a family owned cattle farm in Northern California and are producing amazing flavorful beef from our unique grain-gree feed. Our cattle are pastured raised and finished on a nutritional almond mixed feed that we’ve developed over 3 generations of family cattle ranchers. Mendes is a fan of our top sirloin cuts for its healthy leanness while still delivering great flavor. However, a favorite of his and ours, is his “Money” Burger! You have to try our Almond Ground Geef on your favorite hamburger recipes.

  • 1 lb AAB Burger Roll or AAB Patties for already formed patties
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Crosshairs Provider Rub
  • 2 squirts tabasco sauce
  • 3-4 drops liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • Sliced dill pickles
  • Sliced pepper jack cheese
  • Potato buns
  • 1/3 cup Mayonaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Bbq sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cooking oil

Preheat Traeger cast iron to 450

mix mayonnaise and bbq sauce. Cover and chill.

Mash and mix avocado, garlic powder and salt to taste. Cover and chill.

In a large bowl, combine AAB Burger, The Provider Crosshair Rub, Tabasco, liquid smoke and mustard. (If you using Pre-made Patties just apply rub to the surface of patties). Try not to overwork your meat. Form patties about an inch bigger that the buns since they will shrink a bit when grilled. Make an indention in the middle of the patties to keep them from plumping in the center. Once Traeger and cast-iron is hot, place patties on grill. Let patties brown and sear well before flipping. About 3 min each side. They should feel firm to the touch but not hard. With about a min left add a slice of pepper jack cheese to each Patty.

Once patties are done, fry the egg over medium. Remove egg and toast buns on grill.

Add mayo and bbq mix to both sides of the bun. On the bottom bun, stack your lettuce, tomato and pickles. Top that with your cheesy patty. Next add your over medium egg. Spread avocado mash on top bun and Enjoy!!


Chad Mendes is a retired professional mixed martial artist , who has fought as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Mendes was a highly reputed in the UFC and has had some memorable fights with Jose Aldo, Clay Guida and Conor McGregor. We are excited to hear his announcement on the Joe Rogan Podcast of a possible come back?!

Chad Mendes’ Finz & Feathers

With ‘Finz & Featherz’, MMA Featherweight Chad ‘Money’ Mendes steps out of the cage and into the great outdoors. For a lifelong sportsman like Mendes, his guide service is a natural extension of his passions and a great way for him to share his love for hunting and fishing.

For more information on Chad’s Finz & Featherz Guide service which it out here. https://www.finzandfeatherz.com/