New cookbooklet showcases all-time beef favorites

Aug 23, 2013
by WLJ

Forty of the Beef Checkoff Program’s best recent recipes have been highlighted in a new 80-page cookbooklet now available. “Our All-Time Favorites:

Fabulous and Nutritious Lean Beef Recipes” was coordinated by the Federation of State Beef Councils for use by state beef councils nationwide in their outreach to nutrition and health professionals, as well as consumer audiences.

Recipes in the booklet are divided into several categories, including breakfast; salads; soups; stews and chilis; small plates and appetizers; sandwiches and burgers; grilling; skillet dishes and stir-fries; and slow cooking. Each of the recipes has been triple tested in the Beef Checkoff’s test kitchen. Nutrition information is also included.

The durable 6.25x9-inch full-color booklet contains photos of the recipes and handy cooking information. It is spiral bound and UV coated for repeated kitchen use, and includes a fold-out page that can be used as a place marker.

Development of the booklet was a collaborative effort of Checkoff professionals in the culinary, food communications, nutrition and Federation services areas.

“The booklet features recipes with a wide variety of flavor profiles and cooking methods,” according to Don Waite, senior director, federation state services at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. “They are recipes the entire family can enjoy all day long. This makes a great gift, as it is a terrific kitchen tool and resource for cooks everywhere.”

In addition to being available from state beef council offices, the booklet can be purchased for $5.99, plus shipping and handling, at — WLJ