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#NationalHamburgerDay- Build a Better Burger!


If you haven’t heard it by now, we’re happy to say “Happy National Hamburger Day!” ¬†We don’t feel as though a designated day to enjoy a juicy burger is necessary, but we won’t say no to it either! ūüôā Burgers are a part of Americana. It’s what we do and it’s who we are! Farmers and ranchers across the country pour their heart and souls into the beef they produce, assuring that we can feel confident putting a safe and wholesome product on the table to nourish our families.

Burgers often get pegged as an indulgence meal or guilt-food. ¬†While there are certainly some versions out there that can be, burgers can also be a very healthy, light and nutrient-rich meal! ¬†We all have our grilling methods and go-to toppings for burgers, but here are a few steps to consider the next time you’re building your burger.

Step 1: Select your Ground Beef patty.  Try 93% lean or leaner Ground Beef, plus an egg white and a dash bread crumbs.
Step 2: Mix ingredients together and form into patties.  Add some mini sliders for the kids, too!
Step 3: Place onto the grill at medium heat.  Cook for 7-9 Minutes for 1/2 inch thick patties, flipping only once!
Step 4: Grab your meat thermometer and check the internal cooking temperature by inserting it horizontally into the thickest part of the burger (medium 160¬į).
Step 5: Try and avoid pressing down onto the burgers- savor the juicy flavor!
Step 6: Choose fresh condiments to top off our perfected patty! Some favorites in our house; garden tomatoes, sliced avocado, red onion and jalape√Īos! Cutting back on carbohydrates? ¬†Grab your fork and enjoy your burger bun-less or use a butter lettuce or romaine leaf and make a delicious and refreshing wrap!

See these steps in action here:

Ready to fire up the grill and make your best burger yet?!¬†Here’s some tasty inspiration!
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Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

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We are nearly two weeks into Beef Month and we hope you’re having as much fun celebrating as we are! ¬†Between cooking demonstrations, farm tours, recipe sampling and the protein challenge– we’ve been busy promoting all things beef and we’ve got more great events ahead! Check out our event calendar to see if we’ll be near you this May!

I’ve been busy traveling around to local retailers promoting healthy beef picnics, just in time for outdoor summer grilling! ¬† Eating dinner on the deck or picnic-style in our yard is something I always look forward to this time of year. ¬†My daughter loves having “pin-yicks” and helping me carry¬†our food and¬†dishes¬†outside for dinner. ¬†Memories made around the dinner -or picnic- table are ones you and your family will¬†cherish for a lifetime. ¬†Summer is a busy time of year for us all. ¬†Be sure to make time to dine, rather than just eat with your family.

Today’s featured blog recipe is perfect for summer grilling. ¬†It’s the recipe I’ve been featuring in our grocery store promotions and it’s been a big hit! ¬†It uses¬†a simple, yet flavorful marinade and fresh, colorful fruit with tender chunks of Top Sirloin. ¬†This recipe, along with grilled vegetables, a fresh quinoa salad and low-fat frozen yogurt pops as desert would be¬†a great way to enjoy outdoor dining as well and a nutrient-rich and well-rounded meal.

Citrus- Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

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