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Nebraska

Nebraska'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 Nebraska

Flat Iron Steaks

FLAT IRON STEAKS WITH GRILLED CORN AND CUMIN-LIME BUTTER

This easy grilled recipe comes with a bonus recipe for the leftovers. Two meals in one never tasted so good!

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Cumin-Seasoned Steaks with Spicy Grilled Corn Salsa

CUMIN-RUBBED STEAK TACOS WITH SPICY GRILLED CORN SALSA

A simple sweet and spicy rub gives Top Sirloin Steak delicious flavor while homemade grilled corn salsa adds a smoky finish. Top with avocado cream for a smooth finish!

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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

Generational Nebraska Ranch Places Land and Wildlife Conservation Efforts Front-and-Center

The Switzer Ranch located in Burwell, Nebraska is home to over 12,000 acres of native grassland that has been with the Switzer family for four generations. Twelve years ago, after noticing the native prairie grouse habitat was disappearing, the family implemented biodiversity goals using the ecological processes that helped shape the Great Plains: fire and grazing. The family implemented rotational grazing and controlled burns in the area which has helped improve water quality, soil health and root systems in the environmentally-sensitive Sandhills. By working with local organizations, they also installed wildlife-friendly fencing, added wildlife escape ramps in their watering tanks, and implemented bird and wildlife-friendly haying practices. Not only did their efforts lead to an uptick in bird watchers visiting the ranch, Audubon Nebraska designated the ranch as an Important Bird Area, one the first private properties in Nebraska with this designation. The Switzer family also recognizes the importance of educating others on the value of conservation efforts. In addition to their cattle ranch, the family operates nature-based tourism that offers lodging, event space, river float trips and eco-tours of the Sandhills. For their efforts in wildlife and land conservation, the Switzer Family was awarded the 2021 Leopold Conservation Award.

"Our focus really started to shift from being solely a cow-calf ranch to being a ranch with biodiversity goals." - Sarah Sortum, Switzer Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Homer Buell Family

The Homer Buell family is part of the fabric of the Nebraska Sandhills. For over 130 years, they have ranched in Nebraska, while caring for the land, water, and wildlife that each Buell generation passed on to the next. In 2012, the Buell family received the Leopold Conservation Award for their preservation and enhancement of the unique landscape of the Nebraska Sandhills. Each generation has worked to grow and improve the operations through care, creativity, and hard work. 

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Switzer Ranch

Raising Beef in Nebraska

With cattle outnumbering Nebraskans nearly four to one, beef production represents Nebraska’s single largest industry and the engine that powers the state’s economy. Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, the beef community shares a commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from pasture to plate.

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Nebraska Fact

Nebraska is home to several culinary innovations such as the Rueben Sandwich and Kool-Aid.