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Tennessee'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 Tennessee

Beef Bites with Peanut Bourbon Sauce


Tasty cubes of Top Sirloin Steak and peppers are served with a flavorful peanut-whiskey sauce in this delicious Southern-style recipe.

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BBQ Beef Brisket Sliders


Biscuits. BBQ. Slaw. Oh my! This is one tasty combination of so many southern classics.

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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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Tennessee Farmer Restores and Protects the Land of Weakley County

Cattle farmer Jay Yeargin of Weakley County, Tennessee has been taking care of not only his land, but the land in the entire area. Working over closed clay mines, Jay works to return the ground to a natural state by grading, sloping, fertilizing, seeding and mulching the area, helping protect against soil erosion and stabilizing the ground. He also helps his neighbors on Conservation Reserve Program land with custom mowing. By doing this, he is helping the native grasslands while also providing hay for his cattle, reducing the impact they have on his own pastures. On his own land, Jay has built water basins and grass waterways to help control water runoff in an effort to minimize flooding and erosion. He has also placed fencing around ponds and streams on his property to keep the surface water clean and of high quality. Working with a consulting firm, Yeargin gets weekly recommendations on what seeds to plant in order to be the most efficient for his crops, animals and even the local wildlife. Yeargin was named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year for his efforts in sustainability.

"We try to do everything we can to protect the environment given to us. Our young son already shows great interest in the farm, so the best gift we can give him is land that’s been maintained in a sustainable way." - Jay Yeargin, 2020 Tennessee Farmer of the Year

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Terry Snyder

Meet Terry Snyder, a cattle backgrounder from Mountain City, Tennessee. Set in the beautiful mountain views of East Tennessee, Terry runs a cattle backgrounding operation on land that's been in his family for over 200 years. He is an outstanding example of how cattle producers care for not only their cattle but also the land so that it can be fertile for generations to come. 

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BQA - Cow Calf

raising beef in tennessee

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 1.8 million cattle and over 37,000 cattle farms and ranches in Tennessee. Learn more about the beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate in The Volunteer State.

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Tennessee Fact

Tennessee produces a number of world-famous food and beverage products, such as Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Jimmy Dean sausage, Bush’s Baked Beans, M&M’s, Little Debbie Snacks, Goo Goo Clusters, and Moon Pies.