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Ohio'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 Ohio

Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak


Tangy balsamic vinegar makes this marinade. Mix in Dijon mustard, garlic and basil, pour over Flank Steak, then grill and serve with a variety of veggies for a simple, fresh meal.

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Zesty BBQ Cheeseburgers


Who can resist a juicy Ground Beef burger with extra zip from barbecue sauce?

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Southwest Marinated Beef Flank Steak and Grilled Peppers

Grilled Flank Steak with Dry Rub

This Grilled Flank Steak with Dry Rub from Ohio blogger, A Cedar Spoon, is an easy way to make Flank Steak on the grill with a simple, rich mixture of spices. Slice the flank steak and top with a roasted corn salsa and serve with grilled vegetables. The perfect steak for fajitas, salads, rice bowls, steak tacos and nachos.

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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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Ohio farm reclaims land that was once mined into strong, healthy grassland

In Belmont, Ohio, is the Young Cattle Company owned by Rick and Jayne Young. In 1995 they started their farm in southeast Ohio and began the hard work of restoring the natural ecosystem. Much of their land was once strip mined for coal, leaving little to no forage for cattle to graze. Through their efforts, they were able to reclaim the soil health turning the once barren hills into lush pastures where animals thrive. The Youngs worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install fences around the farm to section off different pastures for rotational grazing as well as to help keep cattle out of the streams and ponds. The ranch uses recycled tires to store drinking water for the cattle that is delivered to these tanks through pressurized water lines throughout the farm. The work the Youngs have done on their ranch has also helped the local wildlife by keeping cattle out of heavily wooded areas and also providing natural food sources through their efforts of restoring vegetation to the area. In fact, both the Ohio Senate and House have commended Young Cattle Company for their environmental stewardship efforts. The Youngs were also awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"It's a great feeling to know that you have a place that's peaceful and quiet and can walk the fields, look the cows over and don't have a worry in the world, just clouds above you and green grass all around." - Rick Young, Owner, Young Cattle Company

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Todd and Melanie Raines

Meet the Raines family of Southern Ohio. Todd and Melanie Raines and their children McKayla and Ty raise Angus cattle. The farm spans multiple generations and while staying true to their roots, the Raines family blends time-honored traditions with the technology of today to raise the best beef possible.

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Young's Cattle CO

raising beef in ohio

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 1.2 million cattle and over 25,000 cattle farms and ranches in Ohio. Learn more about Ohio's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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ohio fact

Cattle are raised in every one of Ohio's 88 counties.