Summer Grilling 2021

Oklahoma

Oklahoma'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 Oklahoma

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grilled cowboy ribeye steaks

You'll love this Beef Ribeye Steaks recipe with a rub that tastes like you're eating on the open range. Try this recipe with other steaks on the grill as well.

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burgers with grilled onion

Burgers with Grilled Onions

Classic Ground Beef burgers with a classic topping of grilled onions. Old school is making a comeback.

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Classic Beef Kabobs

Classic Beef Kabobs

Cubes of seasoned, tender steak grilled with mushrooms, peppers, and onions on a skewer. A recipe that's perfect for an appetizer, snack, or dinner.

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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

Dedicated Oklahoma family implementing sustainable practices on every corner of their 30,000 acre ranch

Chuck Coffey, his wife Ruth, and their three children are the hardworking family behind Double C Cattle Company. Located in the Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma, Double C Cattle Company encompasses 30,000 acres of highly productive land. The most important values to the Coffeys are "Land, Livestock, and Legacy," and this can be seen in everything that they do. For instance, water is a limited factor on the ranch, so the family installed solar wells across the property to help with grazing distribution. This has allowed rotational grazing to all parts of the ranch, including areas previously inaccessible to cattle. The Coffeys have also fought against the encroachment of invasive red cedar, which causes erosion, consumes vast amounts of water, and is unusable by any local wildlife. Using prescribed fire--chosen because their native grasses evolved under fire--the ranch now has  grasses growing and thriving in previously barren areas. The Coffeys are always working in a way that they feel their ancestors, their children, and their community would be proud. Double C Cattle Company was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"We don't look at it that we own the land; we look at it as we are blessed to have the privilege to manage the land during the short time that we're here, because it will be here long after we are." - Chuck Coffey, Owner, Double C Cattle Co.

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Terry Stuart Forst

Meet Terry Stuart Forst of Stuart Ranch in Waurika, Oklahoma. Stuart Ranch is the oldest ranch in Oklahoma under continuous family ownership. It has been in business since 1868, and their grandson is the seventh generation on this four-county ranch.  According to Terry, "In agriculture, your word is your bond. You respect and honor your land and livestock. You value tradition, legacy and integrity. These values should be reassuring to everyone that we are producing the best and safest food of any country in the world." 

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raising beef in oklahoma

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 5.2 million cattle and over 52,000 cattle farms and ranches in Oklahoma. Learn more about Oklahoma's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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Oklahoma Fact

Cattle are raised in all 77 counties of Oklahoma, accounting for 5.3 million cattle. While Oklahoma is a leading producer of beef and wheat, it is also a leading producer of sesame, a drought and pest tolerant crop.