Summer Grilling 2021


Wisconsin'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 Wisconsin

Balsamic and Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich


Use Flank Steak, arugula, blue cheese and ciabatta bread for a fresh and tasty sandwich. Perfect to make for lunch or a quick dinner.

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Cheesehead Sliders

Cheesehead Sliders

Thrill your tailgate crowd with these Wisconsin-inspired winning beer-infused Cheesehead Sliders.

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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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Sustainability Is the Only Way for this Wisconsin Farm

Renee Radcliffe and her children, Jessica and Jared, operate S & R Angus in Weston, Wisconsin. These 6th generation beef farmers were built on family tradition and as just like generations before them, the Radcliffe family has evolved with new technologies. S & R Angus uses rotational grazing on the farm as well as utilizes forages, like grasses and grains, from the previous year’s harvest to feed their cattle. This management practice promotes healthy future grass growth as well as decreased soil erosion and run-off. 

"Being sustainable is the only way we know. How we manage our land and what we do to the soil will be reflected for multiple generations to come." - Jared Radcliffe, S & R Angus

Meet More Members of the Beef Community:

Jim and Sarah Peterson

Meet Wisconsin beef farmers, Jim and Sarah Peterson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Jim and his daughter Sarah own and operate Hillside Farm where they work together to manage their family farm. The Petersons raise around 600 dairy steers a year, and they raise the majority of their own feed on 300 acres of corn, beans, barley, wheat and oats. They are committed to sustainable farming and regularly incorporate by-products from the local ethanol plant in their cattle feed.

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ESAP 2019 Region 3

raising beef in wisconsin

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 3.4 million cattle and over 27,000 cattle farms and ranches in Wisconsin. Learn more about Wisconsin's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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Wisconsin Fact

While Wisconsin leads the nation in production of snap beans, cranberries, and ginseng, the meat industry is still at the heart of the state. In fact, the Green Bay Packers name originated from a meat packing company.