Food Safety

You may already know that your burgers should be cooked to a higher tempurature than a steak or roast, but did you know that 160 is the optimal temperature for safe and savory ground beef?

Use an instant-read thermometer to verify cooking temperature.

A 3-oz serving of beef is about 170 calories on average, yet an excellent source of six nutrients (protein, zinc, selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12), and is a good source of four nutrients (phosphorous, iron, riboflavin and choline). A substantial body of evidence shows the nutrients in beef can help satisfy you and maintain a healthy weight, build muscles and fuel a healthy lifestyle.


Flat Iron Steak, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This delicious and hearty salad is perfect for fall time. It's quick and easy to make and full of flavor. It is also an excellent source of protein, B vitamins, zinc, fiber, and iron which means it will be both satisfying and nutritious! Featured on Fox13 Cafe.

What is the Beef Checkoff?

Check out this video where Richard V. Nielson give background on his ranch and the benefits of the Beef Checkoff.

Find out what the Beef Checkoff does for you.


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Get the Skinny on Lean Beef

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and leading health organizations recognize lean meat as a nutrient-rich food and recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet.

Lean beef cuts all have less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol per 3.5-oz cooked serving.

Learn More about Lean Beef

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