Summer Grilling 2021

Arkansas

Arkansas' taste buds have spoken and they're calling out for beef on the grill. Discover local recipes, flavors and meet members of the beef community.

Recipes Grilled in Arkansas

Indian Steak & Rice Bowl

INDIAN BEEF FLANK STEAK & RICE

This beef Flank Steak is served with rice, vegetables and seasoned yogurt sauce. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

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Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad

GRILLED STEAK AND WATERMELON SALAD

Watermelon and steak are grilled and served with a bright and colorful salad. This recipe is perfect for summertime.

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Expert Grilling Advice from Beef. It's What's For dInner.

  • Consider your cut: While classics, such as Strip Steak and Ribeye, can be an easy go-to, there are endless options when it comes to cuts of beef. Why not try taking your grilling game up a notch with a cut you might not be as familiar with, like a juicy Flat Iron or a lean, flavorful Flank Steak. More cut ideas for grilling can be found here.
  • Elevate those flavors: Marinades and rubs are a great way to take beef to the next level with minimal effort. To add extra flavor, tender cuts can be marinated for as little as 15 minutes or as long as two hours. For less tender cuts, marinating for at least six hours, but not more than 24 hours, will do the trick.
  • Medium and steady wins the race: When it comes to cooking beef, there is no need to rush the process by using any higher heat than medium. Cooking at a medium heat allows beef to achieve caramelization while still developing rich flavors and avoiding charring.
  • Temperature is king To have the best eating experience, it is important to cook beef to the correct internal temperature. The best way to ensure accurate results is to use a meat thermometer.
  • Let it Rest: Always let beef rest for about 5 minutes after it comes off the grill to lock in all those tasty juices.
  • Time to savor: Once you’ve finished grilling that delicious beef meal, it’s time to sit back and enjoy.


Grilling

grilling basics

Grilling is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy beef. Whether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, in the backyard or at a tailgate, this cooking method provides maximum flavor and optimal tenderness.

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Rub Ingredients

marinades and rubs

While most cuts taste great with just a pinch of salt and pepper, the chance to boost flavor with a host of savory marinades or rubs invites exploration and takes your beef to new flavor heights.

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Beef Lifestyle_Platter of steaks

best beef cuts for grilling

Looking for the best steaks to grill? You won’t go wrong with these juicy and delicious steak cuts. All the favorites are here, including T-Bone, Tenderloin and Top Sirloin. Plus some new ones to master, such as the Flat Iron and Ranch Steak.

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More Great Grilling Recipes

Zesty BBQ Cheeseburgers

The tastiest burgers

Have you ever wanted to devour all the delicious burgers across the United States? We've got a solution to cure your foodie wanderlust. Experience all the delicious U.S. burgers without leaving your kitchen!

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Beef Lifestyle2

grilling favorites

It's always time to fire up the grill and we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Whether you want a classic burger or a spice-rubbed steak with a side of grilled fruit, this collection won’t disappoint.

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Smoked Beef Brisket

flavorful smoked beef recipes

Fire up the smoker and enjoy the delicious taste of smoked beef. From traditional barbecue dishes to recipes with more flair, we have a recipe for expert and beginner pitmasters alike.

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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BEEF

Arkansas farmer protects local watersheds

In Siloam Springs, Arkansas is Nokes Farm Inc. owned by Lynn Nokes, a 4th generation farmer. The region where Nokes Farm is located has seen water quality decline which was attributed to a variety of reasons. Along with doing monthly water quality testing, Nokes installed seven ponds to slow and halt rain runoff to prevent nutrients and sediments from running into natural water sources. Containment areas were also installed where Nokes can draw test samples to ensure the water quality remains healthy. For their work in protecting local watersheds, Nokes Farm was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

MEET MORE MEMBERS OF THE BEEF COMMUNITY:

caleb plyer

Meet Caleb Plyler, a 3rd generation cattle rancher in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Caleb, his wife Briana and son, Huck, have a pure-bred Charolais cattle ranch and cow herd. Blending the latest in cattle and forage production technology with the resources available, keeps Plyler & Son Charolais focused on raising quality beef.

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Triple-U Ranch

Raising Beef in Arkansas

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way. There are nearly 2 million cattle in Arkansas and the farmers and ranchers that care for the animals also tend to over 5 million acres protecting the state's natural resources.

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arkansas fact

Over half the farm land in Arkansas is devoted to raising cattle, but Arkansas still accounts for about 46% of total rice production in the United States.