Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with these Delicious Recipes!

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th with a few of these great-tasting recipes created just for you by the culinary team over at Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. You will find a recipe for everyone in this collection, from the Lean Mean Cheeseburgers to the Classic Cheeseburger recipe. Check all of these out, and have a great National Cheeseburger Day!

Caribbean Cheeseburgers with Grilled Pineapple

Imagine a taste of the Caribbean as you bite into these burgers with jerk spices, mango and pineapple. You’re gonna love it.

Click HERE for the full recipe.

Bistro Cheeseburgers

Switch up your usual burger toppings with this French bistro-style cheeseburger recipe. Grilled onions and a tasty Dijon-style mustard sauce top these tasty cheeseburgers.

For the full recipe, click HERE.

Classic Beef Cheeseburgers

Master this classic burger recipe and you’ll be the king (or queen) of the grill from here on out!

Click HERE for the recipe.

Lean Mean Cheeseburgers

Fulfill your burger cravings with these tasty classic beef burgers with added oats and seasonings.

Full recipe HERE.

Zesty Barbecue Cheeseburgers

Who can resist a juicy Ground Beef burger with extra zip from barbecue sauce?

Click HERE for the full recipe.

Maplewood-Smoked Bacon Beef Burgers

What’s not to love about this recipe? Ground Beef patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and cheddar.

Click HERE for the full recipe.

Cheesehead Sliders

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

Full recipe HERE.

Celebrate the Kickoff of Football Season with Chef-Approved Beef Recipes

It’s that time of the year: when we patiently wait for the Arizona temps to drop, pumpkin spice is now in every coffee cup, and the Friday night lights kick on along with our favorite teams competing on Sundays. Whether you’re at the stadium tailgating or entertaining at home, nothing brings people together like a little party with a lot of beef. Check out some of our favorite Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. recipes for tailgating season.

Country-Fried Strip Steak Bites with Hot Sauce White Gravy

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson shares one of his favorite snacks, perfect for an at home tailgate, with this “as seen on GoodMorningAmerica.com” recipe that pairs chicken-fried Strip Steak with a hot sauce gravy.

Check out the full recipe HERE.

Cheesehead Sliders

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

Check out the full recipe HERE.

Aloha Beef Sliders

Ground Beef, pineapple, barbecue sauce and red bell pepper create a meal from the islands.

Check out the full recipe HERE.

Nacho Beef Dip

Ground Beef, salsa and cheese dip meet in the skillet for a family favorite recipe. Try this dip with tortilla chips or veggie strips.

Check out the full recipe HERE.

Big Game Fritos® Pie

Wow your Big Game fans with this perfect on-the-go recipe. Ground Beef chili served in a bag of FRITOS® Corn Chips.

Click here for the full recipe HERE.

Celebrate National Fajita Day with these Tasty Beef Recipes

National Fajita Day is August 18th this year, but in reality, any day is a good day for fajitas! They are easy, convenient, and oh so delicious. We didn’t even talk about their versatility! To help you celebrate this important day (or any other day), we’ve put together a collection of beef fajita recipes sure to satisfy any craving. This recipe collection has everything from quick and easy to traditional to boundary-pushing! Check it out, save the link for later, and enjoy!

Quick Beef Fajitas with Pico de Gallo

Do a little bit of prep and tomorrow’s dinner is basically ready to go. Marinate Flank Steak overnight in lime juice and garlic, then chop up a zesty pico de gallo while the beef is on the grill. Be sure to slice steak against the grain for max tenderness.

For the full recipe, click HERE.

Classic Fajitas

Got a hankering for just classic beef fajitas? This recipe is every bit as easy as ordering from a restaurant. Marinate and grill beef Flank or Skirt steak, serve with peppers and onions. Easy as that.

For the full recipe, click HERE.

Hawaiian Beef Fajita Bowl

Looking for a flavorful lunch on the go? Try this steak and brown rice bowl with peppers and pineapple salsa. Top it off with coconut flakes for a complete island experience.

For the recipe, click HERE.

Beef Fajita Salad with Salsa Verde

While beef fajitas are already packed with loads of nutrients, if you want to up your veggie intake just a little more, this is the recipe for you! All the flavors of Flank Steak fajitas served on a crunchy bed of greens make for a colorful and peppery salad.

For the full recipe, click HERE.

Beef Recipes for the Hot Days of Summer

Hot days are here, and lighter dishes that utilize the grill are preferred by many during these warmer summer months. Save the link to this post because you are going to want to reference these beef recipes that are on the lighter side and use the grill. So you keep the heat outdoors, where it belongs. Check out some of our favorite salad recipes and even a special recipe to help use leftover hamburgers from your family cookout in four ways.

Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad

Could this recipe get any better? Grilled steak and grilled watermelon? We don’t think so. Watermelon and steak are grilled and served with a bright and colorful salad. This recipe is perfect for summertime.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Grilled Beef, Summer Squash and Onion Salad

Savor the flavors of the summer with this salad topped with grilled beef Strip Steak, red onions, yellow squash, zucchini and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Champagne Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

Grilled steak and peppers grace the top of this salad, which is spiked with a champagne vinaigrette.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Burger on a Salad Four Ways

Try a nutritious twist on an American favorite! This recipe offers four variations to a tasty burger salad. A cooked Ground Beef patty on top of greens with toppings. How easy is that?

Click HERE for the recipe.

For more recipes like these, check out www.BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com.


Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Celebrates the Fourth of July with Savory Steak Recipes

Denver, CO (June 30, 2022) – Dressing in red, white, and blue and rounding up the sparklers is all part of the fun of Independence Day, but what’s really going to light up the holiday – is steak on the grill. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., funded by the Beef Checkoff, is here with ideas for using leftovers from the Fourth for delicious meals to keep the celebration going all week long.

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If you’re looking for something light and fresh after a night of watching fireworks, this Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad recipe makes for the perfect meal. Grilled watermelon, cherry tomatoes, and red onion give it color, but grilled slices of steak from the night before pack this salad with protein. Just toss it together with your favorite dressing and some feta cheese and you instantly have a hassle-free, summertime favorite.

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Another mouthwatering meal to make use of those Fourth of July leftovers are these Sirloin Sandwiches with Red Onion Marmalade. A hoagie bun filled with slices of grilled top sirloin steak with creamy goat cheese and homemade red onion marmalade will get your tastebuds booming with flavor.

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And to top off the week, this Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza gives a delectable new take on everyone’s favorite pie. Featuring slices of grilled sirloin steak, pesto, tomatoes and arugula, this pizza aims for new heights when it comes to repurposing a nice, juicy steak.

So, fire up the grill and plan to hang on to those leftovers, because these three recipes are just a few examples of how you can celebrate big.

For more ideas on what to do with leftovers from the Fourth of July, visit BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.

Best Big Game Beef Appetizers

The big football game is coming up and we want you to bring the best dish to the party! We’ve listed a few of our favorite appetizers here so they’re easy to find. Make sure you make your shopping list and take home the big win, for the best appetizer that is.

Beef in a Blanket

Chef Brooke Williamson offers a beefy twist on the tailgating classic, Pigs in a Blanket, with Beef in a Blanket featuring Braised Beef Short Ribs and a Gochujang Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Bite-Size Sweet and Spicy Beef Ribs

Impress your party guests with these sweet and spicy bite-size beef ribs. Using Country-Style Ribs, chili garlic sauce and brown sugar, this recipe will be a big hit!

Nacho Beef Dip

Ground Beef, salsa and cheese dip meet in the skillet for a family favorite recipe. Try this dip with tortilla chips or veggie strips.

Flaky Beef-Stuffed Pinwheels

Wow your friends with this delicious beef appetizer. Fully-cooked beef Pot Roast from your grocery store is mixed with cheese and wrapped in puff pastry. Even though you take a short cut, you can take all the credit.

If you use one of these delicious recipes be sure to take a photo and share it on social media. Tag us so we can see what you created!

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For more recipes like these, check out BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com.

Beef Enchiladas with Kailee Zimmerman

As a fifth generation Arizonan, I love life in the desert and am captivated with the culture of the Southwest. The cactus dotted landscape, beautiful sunsets and mountains create a landscape that is like none other. It feels that the last bit of the “Old West” is preserved here.


Not only do I love the landscape and tradition of the Southwest, but I also love the food! Much of the food is shaped by hispanic culture and my family grew up eating a lot of that food. One of my favorite meals is beef enchiladas. They are a staple at my house, but they also remind me of
one of my favorite traditions. We have enchiladas and celebrate “Feliz Navidad” every Christmas Eve with all of my extended family.


Our favorite enchilada recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. I’ll share some tips that we learned from making these enchiladas, but make sure to check out the full recipe at the bottom of this post!


One of the most important parts of the enchiladas is the red sauce.

The base of the sauce is a canned red enchilada sauce, and flour, canola oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chicken broth, and cilantro is also added to it. All of these ingredients are mixed together and heated till they come to a boil. When the ingredients are boiling, turn down the heat and let the sauce simmer for 30-45 minutes.


Now it’s time for the star of the show! The yummy, beef filling!

Cook the Ground Beef in a skillet until it is about halfway done. When it is halfway done, add in a chopped onion, green chiles, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix this all together and cook until the Ground Beef is browned all of the way through. Ground Beef should be cooked to a safe and savory 160ºF.


Next, it’s time to cook the tortillas. These enchiladas are wrapped in corn tortillas, but I love flour tortillas and usually use those. Choose whichever you prefer!


Time to assemble the enchiladas! Put some spoonfuls of red sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish and spread evenly on the bottom. Using tongs, dip both sides of the tortilla into the red sauce. Put the beef filling and grated cheese in the tortilla, wrap and place in your casserole dish.


Repeat until your dish is full.


Top with extra red sauce, plenty of cheese and some cilantro.


Cook at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, until the cheese is melted.


While I love this recipe, it’s the tradition and memories behind it that mean even more to me. Food has a way of bringing people together and it is even better when beef is the star of the show!


Check out the full recipe and read a fun story by The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, here: Simple Perfect Enchiladas.

Beef: The Ultimate Meat Substitute

Beef is the king of protein because it’s chock-full of zinc, iron, protein, and B vitamins plus 6 other essential nutrients, making it the ultimate “meat substitute.” Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. put their creative juices to work along with celebrity chefs and came up with some recipes to make beef the substitute of popular “other” dishes. Think Beef in a Blanket, Beef Parmesan, and Cowlamari. Explore these recipes and more below and then try them at home!

Beef in a Blanket with Chef Brooke Williamson

Chef Brooke Williamson offers a beefy twist on the tailgating classic, Pigs in a Blanket, with Beef in a Blanket featuring Braised Beef Short Ribs and a Gochujang Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Link to video HERE.

Beef Parmesan WITH CHEF CARRIE BAIRD

Chef Carrie Baird beefs up a tried-and-true crowd pleaser turning Chicken Parmesan into Beef Parmesan.

Link to video HERE.

Cowlarmari with Chef Lamar Moore

Lamar Moore is one of Chicago’s favorite chefs, but he knows that squid isn’t always so popular. Watch him replace surf with turf and turn Calamari into Cowlamari.

Link to video HERE.

Maple-Mustard Glazed Ribeye Roast with CHEF HUGH ACHESON

Chef Hugh Acheson uses maple syrup to put a Canadian twist on Glazed Ham for a juicy maple-mustard glazed Ribeye Roast.

Link to video HERE.

All photos and videos courtesy of Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.

Summer Beef Recipe Round Up

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to try something new and delicious in the kitchen or on the grill. Here is a round up of some of our favorites from www.BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com.

Hawaiian Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Pineapple Salad

Pretend you’re in a tropical location and put this on the grill. Ribeye Steaks are spiced up with cilantro, cumin and ground red pepper and served with a simple salad of pineapple, red pepper and lime. Link here.

Grilled Top Round Steak with Parmesan Asparagus

Try out a cut often overlooked with this recipe. After soaking in a tasty vinegar-garlic marinade, this Top Round Steak is grilled alongside fresh asparagus. Link here.

Salad Shakers

Trying to keep it on the healthier side this summer? Shake up your lunch and dinner routine. Mix your favorite salad ingredients with Ground Beef on top. Link here.

Mediterranean Beef and Salad Pita

Traditional ingredients like feta, olives and pita bread give this salad a Mediterranean twist. The addition of Ground Beef gives it a boost of power-packed protein. Link here.

Barbecue Chipotle Burgers

Burgers are always a safe bet for a family cookout, but try this recipe to shake up the same ole’ same ole’. Whip up your own beer-based barbecue sauce, then slather it on a perfectly prepared Ground Beef patty. Serve it all up in a “bun” of delicious Texas Toast. Link here.

St. Louis Burgers

There’s a new burger in town! Try our St. Louis burger, featuring Ground Beef, cheese ravioli, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese. Link here.

Classic Smoked Beef Brisket

Do you have a smoker sitting at home but not quite sure what to do with it? Check this out. Sliced or shredded, this smoked Brisket is great on its own or in a variety of applications. Link here.

Smoked Tri-Tip Street Tacos

Now you know how to use the smoker, here’s an idea for the end product. Smoked and roasted Tri-Tip is unexpected in a street taco. Try this flavorful version with your favorite toppings for a satisfying meal. Link here.

For even more recipe ideas, check out www.BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com.

Beef and Chorizo Burger, Flavors of Arizona by Chiles and Smoke

What’s more Arizona than a cheeseburger topped with beef chorizo and grilled nopales? We can’t think of much. Brad, Phoenix-based master BBQ chef of Chiles and Smoke, is bringing us another delicious recipe and this time it’s to highlight National Beef Burger Day. Check out his blog here and be sure to bookmark or save this page for future use. Brad’s helpful step-by-step tutorial video is at the end of the recipe.

Brad Prose, of Chiles and Smoke, created a delicious recipe National Beef Burger Day.
Beef and Chorizo Burger
  • Author: Brad Prose
  •  Prep Time: 10
  •  Cook Time: 10
  •  Total Time: 20
  •  Yield: 2–3 1x
  •  Category: Beef
  •  Method: Griddle
  •  Cuisine: Burger

Description

Arizona inspires this beef and chorizo burger, topped with charred nopales, creamy muenster cheese, and refreshing cilantro crema.

Ingredients
Cilantro-Lime Crema
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/8 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste
Beef and Chorizo Burger
  • 2 cactus paddles (nopales) trimmed and washed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 fresh chorizo
  • 2 beef burgers, 3-4oz each (80/20 preferred)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 slices muenster cheese
  • 2 buns, brioche
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients together for the crema. Season and adjust. Keep in the fridge until needed.
  2. Preheat the heating surface to medium-high heat. If using a flat top or griddle, set up a 2-zone area with the second side at low.
  3. Lightly salt and sear the nopales for 3-4 minutes per side until lightly charred. Flip as needed. When cooked, remove from heat and slice into thin strips.
  4. Cook the chorizo. Stir frequently, making sure it crisps but doesn’t burn. Right before it’s finished, stir in the nopales to mix together. Remove from heat. If using a flat top or griddle, move to the cooler side.
  5. Toast the buns. We have that delicious chorizo fat for a reason.
  6. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder together. Season one side of the beef burger and sear it on the griddle, face down. Season the top of the burger. Allow it to crisp up on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Flip when you have a nice crust and continue to cook until patty reaches 160°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
  7. Divide the chorizo and cactus into small piles to go onto the burger. Place a slice of the muenster cheese on each pile. The cheese will melt, holding everything together. Slide this pile on top of the burger and continue to cook until the preferred temperature.
  8. Build your buns with the crema, and then the burger and toppings.

Notes

Brad recommends using a lighter bun, such as brioche or white bread. The burger and toppings are heavier and rich so you want to make sure the bun isn’t as well.