Beef Lifestyle4

Mississippi

Mississippi'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 mississippi

Cajun Style Steak and Grits

CAJUN-STYLE STEAK AND GRITS

Nothing beats the flavor of Cajun-seasoned rubbed Sirloin Steaks and grits with Cheddar cheese. Satisfying. Mouthwatering. Delicious!

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Espresso Bourbon Steaks with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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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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

Southern Cross Farm implements and teaches others sustainability practices

Southern Cross Farm in Eupora, Mississippi was started in 2005 by Gary and Nancy Jackson. The farm focuses on a "one health" model where the plants, animals and humans can all coexist and benefit from one another. The farm uses soil samples to help understand the health of the land, which in turn affects the health and nutrition of the cattle. Using sustainability best practices that are research-based and appropriate for their specific land, Southern Cross Farms has steadily improved the conditions on their outfit. Nancy is a veterinarian specializing in food and animal medicine and Gary is an educator at a Mississippi State University extension program. Together, they are able to take their learnings and best practices and help other farmers in their area apply it to their land. For their sustainability practices, Southern Cross Farms was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"My hope for the future is that this land stays productive, and is cared for and is loved. I do feel that our place is making a difference." - Nancy Jackson, Owner, Southern Cross Farms

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Cattle Care

Brandi Karisch

Brandi Karisch, PhD, lives in Starkville, Mississippi with her husband, Matt and two boys on their cattle ranch, MBK Cattle. Along with being an animal science professor, a cattle rancher and a mom, Brandi serves as a state co-coordinator for the Beef Quality Assurance program. In this role, she travels around the state helping to educate other beef farmers and ranchers on best practices for raising cattle to produce the safest and most wholesome beef possible.

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ESAP 2020

raising beef in mississippi

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 920,000 cattle and over 15,000 cattle farms in Mississippi. Learn more about Mississippi's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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mississippi fact

Mississippi has a diverse agriculture industry including beef, chicken, sweet potatoes and peanuts.