Summer Grilling 2021


Florida's 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 Florida

Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs


This recipe combines fresh fruit and steak in a colorful, easy to eat kabob. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

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Margarita Beef with Orange Salsa


This recipe is perfect for entertaining. These steaks go into a flavorful marinade, are grilled, then served with a festive orange salsa.

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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 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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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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Alabama ranch has kept the environment in mind from the start 

From the very beginning, Dee River Ranch has kept the environment at the top of mind. While their original ranch was founded in Florida, they sold it to the state as part of the Save the Rivers program. They then moved to their new Alabama home in 1989 and have made sure to keep that environmental stewardship mindset along the way. The ranch's main focus is on soil health, primarily preventing erosion to protect local water sources. To accomplish this, Dee River Ranch has installed GPS for precision agriculture, built ground-safe heavy use areas, and have placed 4,000 acres of their land in the Conservation Reserve Program, 600 acres of which was solely dedicated to planting trees. The ranch also partners with the University of Alabama's Rural Medical Scholar program, which brings doctors-in-training to the ranch to teach them about agriculture. For their work toward sustainability, the Dee River Ranch was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"Dee River Ranch is my life. The crops, the cattle--they're not just a job to us, it's our life." - Mike Dee, Manager, Dee River Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

steven "Beaver" Yoder

Meet Steven "Beaver" Yoder of Altha, Florida. A third generation beef rancher, the Yoder family has tended the same land in Florida since 1952. After many years also growing peanuts and cotton on their land, the Yoder's now focus their efforts on their diverse cattle operation, which includes cow-calf, stocker, and feedlot sectors. Their location in the Florida panhandle, an area with a unique pine plains landscape is much different from the coastal plains and flat woods of peninsular Florida. This provides the Yoder family an opportunity to partner with area crop farmers whose rich forage-growing soils provide an ideal location for grazing cattle. This provides cattle farmers an opportunity to rotate the use of their land in the off-season, and the Yoder's use this as an opportunity to graze and grow their calves under the Florida sunshine for several months longer.

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ESAP 2019 Region 2

raising beef in florida

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 by using the latest technology and resources. Today, there are more than 886,000 cattle and 15,000 beef farmers and ranchers throughout Florida. Learn more about  Florida beef farmers and ranchers and how they're raising beef from the pasture to the plate.

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Florida fact

Raising cattle in Florida dates back to 1521 when Juan Ponce DeLeon first brought cattle and horses to North America. However, Florida is most well-known for its expansive citrus groves that total 74 million citrus trees.