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Michigan

Michigan'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 Michigan

Beef Steak Salad With Dried Cherries

BEEF STEAK SALAD WITH DRIED CHERRIES

A little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and a whole lotta nutritious. Tender sliced Sirloin Steak on a bed of fresh lettuce, topped with dried cherries, blue cheese and walnuts.

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Grilled Top Round Steak with Parmesan Asparagus

GRILLED TOP ROUND STEAK WITH PARMESAN ASPARAGUS

After soaking in a tasty vinegar-garlic marinade, this Top Round Steak is grilled alongside fresh asparagus.

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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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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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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BEEF

Michigan Farm promotes environmental protection and animal well-being

Voogt Farms in Marne, Michigan began in 1967 and is owned by Gary and Shirley Voogt. In 2002, the farm added a waste handling and retention basin to protect the environment and promote cattle well-being and health. Voogt Farms is Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) certified in 4 areas – Livestock System, Farmstead System, Cropping System, and Forest, Wetland and Habitat. The Voogts have worked diligently on farmstead layout, run-off and erosion control, tree management, and bird habitat -- and as a result, Voogt Farm was recommended for the National Beef Quality Assurance Award (BQA).  The National BQA Awards recognizes outstanding beef and dairy producers, marketers, and educators that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.

"We are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment, caring for our animals' welfare through good animal husbandry and stewardship, and raising wholesome beef." - Gary Voogt, Owner, Voogt Farms

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

The Wernette family

The Wernette family, of Remus, Michigan, started farming and raising cattle in the mid-late 1800’s. There have been many changes over the course of 5 generations. Today, the Wernette Cattle Company LLC raises about 230 cow-calf pairs, 200 stocker cattle, 600 custom backgrounders and 30 finished cattle. On top of that, they also operate Wernette Beef which is their retail beef division that sells directly to Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids and many farmers markets across the state.

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Raising Beef in Michigan

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 1.1 million cattle and over 12,200 cattle farms in Michigan. Learn more about beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate in The Great Lake State.

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michigan fact

Michigan farmers produce more than 300 agricultural products, making the state one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the nation.