Summer Grilling 2021

North Dakota

North Dakota'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 North Dakota

Beef Top Sirloin and Potato Kabobs


Use the microwave and the grill to expedite the cooking process for these tasty beef and potato kabobs.

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Ranch Burgers

Ranch Burgers

Looking for a new condiment to top your best burger? Zesty ranch dressing and Ground Beef make for a fresh and flavorful burger.

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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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North Dakota ranching family continues 139 years of ranching legacy

Black Leg Ranch in McKenzie, North Dakota began in 1882 and is currently owned by the Doan family, who are fourth-generation ranchers on the land. Across the land, the Doan family pays close attention to soil quality, which helps produce stronger and more robust grasslands and limits erosion. Black Leg Ranch also implements rotational grazing practices across 90 different pastures on their ranch, allowing them to regularly and closely monitor the conditions of each pasture. In order for cattle to have access to fresh water throughout the ranch, the family installed 6 wells and over 16 miles of pipeline. Black Leg Ranch is deeply rooted in history and in the area but they are always looking ahead to the next generations that will live and work on the land.

"I don’t want stewardship to stay the same, I want it to improve. You know, I think there’s tons more we can do. We’re not near where I want to be yet and I probably won’t ever be to that level, but I do want to keep pulling up that hill." - Jerry Doan, Black Leg Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Clark Price

Meet North Dakota rancher, Clark Price of Washburn, North Dakota. Established in 1900, Clark represents the 4th generation of his family on their ranch, followed by his son Brennan who represents the 5th generation. Along with raising corn, soybeans and wheat, Clark also provides services to area farmers and ranchers through his two agriculture retail stores. Clark, Brennan and all of the Price team pay close attention to the care of their cattle, pasture and cropland. The land involved is one of their most valuable resources and is managed with great care.

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Black Leg Ranch

raising beef in north dakota

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 1.9 million cattle and over 18,000 cattle farms and ranches in North Dakota. Learn more about the beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate in The Roughrider State.

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north dakota fact

North Dakota leads the nation in the production of numerous commodities including beans, canola, flax-seed, honey, oats, peas, and wheat.