Summer Grilling 2021


Kentucky'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 kentucky

Espresso Bourbon Steaks with Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Juicy Tenderloin Steaks are served with a unique Espresso-Bourbon sauce. To round it out, serve with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans for a delicious Southern-inspired meal.

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BBQ Beef Brisket Sliders


Biscuits. BBQ. Slaw. Oh my! This is one tasty combination of so many southern classics.

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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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Kentucky Proud cattle farm is always looking for new conservation projects

Sherwood Acres Farm, located near Louisville, Kentucky, is run by Jon Bednarski and his family. The farm was a Father's Day present from Sylvia, Jon's wife, initially consisting of just three cattle. However, what was originally intended as a hobby has now blossomed into the Bednarskis' full-time passion. In fact, both Jon and Sylvia had careers outside of the Agriculture industry, but have now totally committed themselves to their land and their animals. From the beginning, Jon's goal was to implement every conservation practice possible, and he has assuredly lived up to this goal. The family has built a pond and stabilized stream crossings, implemented rotational grazing, and have participated in the Conservation Reserve Program planting numerous trees, just to name a few of their efforts. Sherwood Acres Farm also direct markets their beef alongside a "Kentucky Proud" label in an effort to engage in public conversation, see what their concerns are, and invite them to the farm. The Bednarskis know that producing the highest quality beef starts with a commitment to improving the land, and so they have become leading advocates for their industry. Jon has served a term as National President of US Belted Galloway Breed, and both Jon and Sylvia travelled across the country to share their story of conservation with farmers and ranchers in all 50 states. For their ongoing efforts in land conservation, Sherwood Acres Farm was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"There's always something out there that we can improve, and that's the interesting thing about farming--it's never over; there's always something that we can make better, and it's a goal of ours to keep working on that." - Jon Bednarski, Owner, Sherwood Acres Farms

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

eric and Brook Davis

Meet Eric and Brooke Davis, a beef cattle farmer from Scottsville, Kentucky, where they live with their daughter Anna Grace, and side-kick cattle dog, Oreo. As a volunteer fireman and a police officer, Eric and Brooke Davis are serving their community in everything they do. Their farm is full of tradition and faith, both something Eric is very proud of. They are a cow-calf operation, representing the start of the beef lifecycle.

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Sherwood Acres Farm

raising beef in kentucky

Cattle farming is a long-standing Kentucky tradition dating back to the 1700s. Today, Kentucky is home to more than 38,000 cattle farmers raising 2.1 million cattle and calves. Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment Kentucky’s cattle producers have in raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way. Kentucky's farm families work day in and day out to provide your family nutrient-rich, delicious beef products for all of life's occasions.

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Kentucky Fact

There are more than 7.5 million bourbon barrels in Kentucky, averaging almost 2 barrels per person. Byproducts from these bourbon distilleries are a common source of food for cattle due to their upcycling abilities.