Nothing says summer quite like the smell and sound of real beef sizzling on the grill, and there’s no better time to enjoy a juicy burger than on May 28 for National Beef Burger Day.
National Beef Burger Day, previously known as National Hamburger Day, is all about honoring America’s favorite grilling protein – beef! According to Google, hamburgers were one of the most searched recipes in last month, and that makes sense because today’s consumers are eating beef more frequently than ever before. More than 95 percent of consumers are eating beef, and more than 70 percent of consumers say they are consuming beef at least weekly or more, according to the Consumer Beef Tracker managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.
Join in on the fun, showcase your talents and share a photo of your favorite real beef burger and use the hashtag #BeefBurgerBrag, as well as tag @BeefItsWhatsForDinner on Facebook. Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. will be giving away a grilling pack to several lucky beef burger lovers in appreciation for sharing their #BeefBurgerBrag. The contest closes May 29, and winners will be announced on June 1!
Those looking for inspiration can find a bonanza of mouthwatering burger recipes at www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. The most popular burger recipes on the site include:
1. Lean Mean Cheeseburger: The most searched for burger recipe on BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com, this burger will keep you feeling full and fit with 93 percent lean ground beef, oats, low fat cheese and a whole wheat bun.
2. Classic Beef Cheeseburgers: A simple crowd pleaser sure to make even the pickiest of eaters happy at mealtime.
3. Zesty Barbecue Cheeseburgers: This recipe kicks the classic burger up a notch with the addition of barbecue sauce.
4. Deli Burgers: This burger recipe mixes things up with the addition of corned beef, mustard and swiss cheese on rye bread.
5. Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa: Spicy, sweet and oh-so-simple, this burger has a peppery boost from jerk seasoning, but finishes cool thanks to freshly chopped mango salsa.
6. Maple-Bacon Beer Burger: Maple and beer team up to take this classic bacon cheeseburger to the next level. For more mouthwatering recipes, cooking lessons and beefy burger inspiration, visit www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com.
About the Idaho Beef Council The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) is a state organization representing Idaho's beef ranchers. As of January 1, 2020, Idaho had 2.49 million head of cattle valued at $2.639 billion, making it the state's second largest agricultural industry behind dairy. IBC was created in 1967 by the Idaho legislature as a marketing organization to increase consumer demand for beef. It is funded by the beef checkoff program - a $1.50 per head assessment on the sale of cattle in Idaho. The funds generated from this are used to support promotion, research and education programs at home and abroad.
The Idaho Beef Council Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the state's industry sectors: Cow/Calf Producers, CattleWomen Producers, Dairy Farmers, Cattle Feeders, and Livestock Markets. IBC board members are nominated by their respective organizations and appointed by the Governor for a three-year term.
For more information, visit www.idbeef.org.