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Washington

Washington'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 Washington

GRILLED T-BONE STEAKS WITH BBQ RUB

A simple rub including chili powder, garlic and brown sugar adds that special touch. Add some potatoes and a BBQ sauce to compliment this perfectly.

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Grilled Espresso Steaks

Grilled Espresso Steaks

Need to impress guests for dinner? Use this steak recipe as your go-to. Grilled steaks, bacon, mushrooms, blue cheese and crispy shallots. You can't go wrong.

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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

Washington matriarch sets the ultimate example for nurturing people and animals

Lee Ranch has been in Bob Lee's family since 1929, and continuing the emphasis on family, the ranch is now managed by his son, Dan. What's more, Bob's wife Jane, who considers herself "retired," is a shining example of hard work, dedication to the land, and care for animals and people. While acting as an active ranch hand, Jane is also the local Search and Rescue coordinator, and has been a volunteer firefighter for over 40 years. With such hardworking parents to look up to, Dan learned how to be a good steward of the land. The Lees focus on the long-term value of the ranch, and as such, make sure to never overgraze the valuable grasses. Lee Ranch also offers beef directly to consumers, providing beef lovers with a top quality product and connecting them to where their food comes from. As the Lees continue to improve their sustainable practices, one thing is certain- they will always put the land, the cattle, and others first.

"I care for my horses, care for my cows, care for my kids, care for my husband, and care for other people." -  Jane Lee, Lee Ranch

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Kyler Beard

Meet Washington rancher Kyler Beard. Along with his wife Judy and daughter Jossie, he is a first generation rancher from Ellensburg, Washington. His partnership with a local brewery is a shining example of working with the resources around him to sustainably produce the delicious beef everyone craves. He feeds his cattle nutritious feed including the grains left over from the brewing process that would otherwise end up in a landfill. To bring the cycle full circle, beef from Kyler's ranch is a fixture on the brewery's tasting room menu. 

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Rethink the Ranch

raising beef in washington

Home on the range...and in the pasture, and at the feedyard. 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. There are more than 9,000 cattle farms and ranches in The Evergreen State, with an average herd size of 40 cattle. Learn more about the people and the process involved in raising beef from the pasture to the plate in Washington.

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washington fact

Washington leads the nation in apple production, but the diverse climate allows Washington farmers to produce over 300 different crops including hops, potatoes, wheat, hay, cherries and grapes.