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Missouri'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 missouri

Grilled T-Bone Steaks with BBQ Rub


This could be called beef at its best. A simple rub including chili powder, garlic and brown sugar adds that special touch.

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St. Louis Burgers


There's a new burger in town! Try our St. Louis burger, featuring Ground Beef, cheese ravioli, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese.

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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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Taking care of the land is a family tradition on this Missouri farm 

Eckenfels Farm has raised cattle since 1851, making caring for the land more than a practice, but a family tradition. Because of this, it is vitally important to the Eckenfels family to have a farm they can pass down to their next generations. The family was a pioneer in the implementation of rotational grazing, a practice that today has maximized their pasture and forage growth. The family has also installed fencing to protect wooded areas and ponds on their property, and has set aside some of their land for a protected quail habitat. As a clear indicator for their passion in preserving the land, Robert Eckenfels has served as Chair of the Missouri County Soil and Water Conservation Districts since 2002. Robert is also always willing to talk to others about farming, truly embracing the credo of the Show Me State. For their sustainability practices, Eckenfels Farm was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a cow with a new baby calf, or planting a crop and watching it grow." - Robert Eckenfels, Owner, Eckenfels Farm

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Kalena Bruce

Missouri rancher, Kalena Bruce, wears many hats: mother, rancher and accountant. Kalena is a 5th generation rancher working on the land her family has been ranching since the Civil War in Stockton, Missouri. Her days are long but her outlook on life is very bright as she raises quality beef for familiess around the world.  Through the trials and tribulations of living on a ranch, Kalena has learned the importance of having perseverance and is passing those life lessons along to her daughter.

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ESAP 2020

raising beef in missouri

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. Today, there are more than 4.3 million cattle and over 53,000 cattle farms and ranches in Missouri. Learn more about Missouri's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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missouri fact

Missouri farms cover over 60% of the state's total land acreage and support many of the state's agricultural indsutries like soybeans, corn, cattle, hogs, and turkeys.