The beef that you eat comes from our families to yours. More than 97% of cattle ranches in the United States are family owned and operated. The families that raise beef are dedicated to caring for their animals, land, and continuing the traditions that generations before them began. Cattle harvest the grass on the hillside and convert it into a nutrient dense food source for us to enjoy. More than two-thirds of land used for grazing in the United States is not suitable for raising crops, however, cattle are able to graze the grass and provide us with beef.
For more information on how cattle are raised and the people who raise them visit www.explorebeef.org
Congratulations to our
2016 Cattleman and CattleWoman of the Year . . .
Dr. Russell Dickson and Gay Gardella
Thank you for all you have done for our industry!
ZESTY CHEESE BURGERS
..ON THE GRILL CUZ IT’S TOOOOO HOT TO COOK!
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, divided
- 4 slices white Cheddar, pepper Jack, smoked Gouda or provolone cheese
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns or pretzel rolls, split, toasted
- Lettuce leaves, tomato slices and red onion slices
- Combine Ground Beef, onion and 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 1 minute before burgers are done, brush with remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce and top with cheese.
- Line bottom half of each bun with lettuce leaves, tomato and red onion slices, as desired; top with burger. Close sandwiches.
- Test Kitchen Tips
- Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ZESTY BBQ CHEESEBURGERS
Recipe from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com
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