Summer Grilling 2021

Texas

Texas' 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 texas

Smoked Beef Brisket

CLASSIC SMOKED BEEF BRISKET

Sliced or shredded, this smoked Brisket is great on its own or in a variety of applications.

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Tex-Mex Steak Torta

TEX-MEX STEAK TORTA

The Tex-Mex Steak Torta uses Skirt Steak with peppers, onions and salsa for a great tasting sandwich for lunch 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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Beef Lifestyle_Platter of steaks

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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Beef Lifestyle2

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

Large Texas ranch improves grass growth and water access for their cattle herd

The 125,000 acres of Killam Duval Country Ranch spans a large swath of southern Texas, an area where David Killam's family has been ranching for 120 years. Partnered with the ranch's manager, David Kitner, the team has managed to make vast improvements to the land over the last twenty years. The ranch continually fights against brush encroachment, opening areas for sunlight and water, and thus allowing for grass and forage to grow. Water has also presented a challenge to the ranch susceptible to the arid Texas climate, so Kitner developed an intensive water plan. Recycled tanks from an oil field were repurposed as high-volume gravity-fed water tanks, and over 300 miles of pipeline and 200 water troughs were installed. As a result, no animal anywhere on the ranch is more than half a mile from water. The Killam Duval Country Ranch team is committed to doing what's right for the land and their animals. For their commitment to sustainability, the ranch was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

"It makes us feel good to have improved  the country as much as we have. It's never done. We work at it every day. Everything we plan and do is with the idea of, 'How is this going to affect the land?" - David Kitner, Manager, Killam Duval Country Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

J.D. Hudgins Ranch

Meet father and son team, Coleman Hudgins Locke and John Locke of J.D. Hudgins Ranch in Hungerford, Texas. Treating the animals with care is the main priority of the ranch. They understand that their family’s legacy and livelihood depend on how well they treat the cattle that provide them with the life they wouldn’t trade for anything.

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Turkey Track Ranch

Austin Brown III

Meet Austin Brown III, a 4th generation rancher in Beeville, Texas. Brown's great-grandfather began Brown Ranches in 1924 and the family has since carried on the ranching legacy. The family believes their greatest strength is the value and stock they place on the family name- it’s the name and face behind every cow in the pasture and bale of hay in the barn – and it's their ultimate legacy above the land and herd. 

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texas fact

Everything is bigger in Texas including the cattle industry. As the largest cattle producing state in the country, about 17% of all U.S. cattle ranchers and approximately 8% of the annual U.S. beef production are from Texas.