Summer Grilling 2021

South Carolina

South Carolina'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 South carolina

Carolina Barbecue Burgers

CAROLINA BARBECUE BURGERS

These are no ordinary burgers. Combine brown sugar, beer, mustard and vinegar to prepare a barbecue sauce to add extra flavor to Ground Beef burgers.

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Grilled Spicy Steak Salad with Guacamole Salsa

GRILLED SPICY STEAK SALAD WITH GUACAMOLE SALSA

Satisfy your steak craving with this simple salad. Mixed greens, Mandarin oranges, and a spicy guacamole salsa are sure to hit the spot.

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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

South Carolina Farm Protects Local Land and Water Resources

Blue Lake Farm in Sharon, South Carolina is a multi-generational family farm that has been around for over 160 years. To help protect the land on their farm, the Thompson family moved away from traditional row crop farming to rotational grazing of cattle and hay production. This change was to best use the sandy soil, minimize erosion and support their cattle herd. Blue Lake Farm has 30 rotating grazing pastures that are reseeded annually to help maximize grass production and control weeds. Due to the farm's location in a prominent watershed, the Thompsons have taken steps to protect the local water resources by creating buffer zones from cattle pasture and stream banks, installing dedicated water troughs and making designated stream crossing for the cattle. The conservation practices don't stop with the cattle though. The Thompson family has taken steps to protect their forest lands for local wildlife including by providing feeding plots. For their work in protecting natural resources, Blue Lake Farm was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"The land is our responsibility to take care of and to pass along to the next generation. And it is our job to do the best that we can to protect what has been given to us to take care of--the land, the rivers, the timber, and the cattle. I think it's our job to look after everything." - Jessie Thompson, 5th Generation Owner, Blue Lake Farm

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Meet The Beef Community

From cow-calf operations to feedlots, pastures to packing plants, it takes a team of specialists to bring beef from pasture to plate. Learn more about the raising beef process as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers about how they care for the cattle, what inspires them and why they work so hard day after day.

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raising beef in south carolina

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 340,000 cattle and over 7,800 cattle farms in South Carolina. Learn more about the beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate in The Palmetto State.

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south carolina fact

There are over 300,000 cattle in South Carolina on over 7,800 farms.