Summer Grilling 2021


Hawaii'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 Hawaii

Caribbean Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Pineapple Salad


Ribeye Steaks are spiced up with cilantro, cumin and ground red pepper and served with a simple salad of pineapple, red pepper and lime.

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Sweet Hawaiian Beef Sliders


Season Ground Beef with Worcestershire sauce before forming mini patties. Grill them up alongside pineapple rings and serve on sweet Hawaiian buns. Island flavor awaits.

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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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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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Hawaii ranch utilizes cattle to preserve their state's fragile ecosystem

Spanning 30,000 acres across Maui is Haleakala Ranch, owned by the Baldwin family and managed by Greg Friel. This ranch is steeped in Hawaiian history, as lands that were once part of the ranch are now part of Haleakala National Park, one of the first in the National Park system. To reach the park, millions of visitors each year must drive through Haleakala's ranch lands, and thus, preserving and improving the land is of top priority. One of the main ways they accomplish this is by utilizing rotational grazing of their cattle herds to control the spread of invasive species so detrimental to Hawaii's ecosystem. The ranch is also planting thousands of koa trees, and works with conservation partners to protect the local watershed and native rainforests.  Each year, Haleakala Ranch hosts a variety of groups, including the Ag in the Classroom Program, which connects local schools with agriculture education programs. For their conservation work, the Haleakala Ranch was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"In Hawaii we use this term 'kuleana.' To me, what it means is a professional and a personal responsibility to manage a certain way; and it's professional in that it's our job, but it's personal in that it's just something you feel that it's important to do." - Greg Friel, Manager of Livestock Operations, Haleakala Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Jimmy Greenwell

Meet Jimmy Greenwell of Palani Ranch on the island of Hawaii. He says, "Our goal is to pass on the land to the next generations in better shape than we found it. There are a lot of benefits that flow from grazing lands like ours to the broader community including their scenic value, cultural significance, carbon sequestration qualities, habitat preservation and watershed value."

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raising beef in Hawaii

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. For Hawaii’s ranching families, the land is not just where they raise cattle; it's also where they raise their families. They have a personal stake in the quality of their environment - so they are always looking for new ways to improve the air, water and land on and near their property. 

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hawaii fact

Cowboys in Hawaii are known as paniolo, due to the original cowboys in Hawaii coming from Mexico and speaking Spanish.