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.


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.

5 Great Appetizers to Keep Your Guests From Getting Hangry

Days of celebration with loved ones are upon us. While we enjoy the closeness of family and friends, entertaining and keeping those close people happy can pose challenging at times. So while your roast is in the oven cooking away, whip up a few appetizers to keep the hangry people happy and cheerful. We’ve listed five of our favorite appetizers for your easy access.


Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

These bad boys tell your guests you slaved over the oven to make them, but you didn’t! Let them be fooled while they enjoy these little delights before dinner. Recipe from Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.

cheesy-pesto-crack-bread-5-copyCheesy Pesto Crack Bread

It’s cheesy. It’s carby. And it’s a hands-on experience. What more could you want out of a delicious appetizer?! Thanks to our friends over at I Wash… You Dry for this delicious idea!

pretzel-snack-mix-2Pretzel Snack Mix

Something easy, but equally delicious and easy to snack on. This will keep anyone from asking, “Is dinner ready yet?” Recipe by the talented Kristine in between.

img_9176editSlow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs

If you want to be guaranteed you are cooking with a good recipe, then you grab one from Damn Delicious. She doesn’t disappoint with these Cocktail Meatballs!


Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Though they may be little, they are mighty! Guests should be encouraged to have more than one and you can always offer up the secret of their nutrition content at the same time. These little guys are only 50 calories a piece and chocked full of zinc, iron, and protein! Recipe from Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.

From everyone here at the Arizona Beef office, we want to wish everyone a great holiday season. And we sincerely hope, we’ve helped to take some stress off your plate with this list of goodies!