This post, Enjoy Beef This Holiday Season + Cooking Tips, is funded by The Beef Checkoff and brought to you by The Motherhood. All opinions in this blog are my own. #BeefUpTheHolidays
Have you noticed the price of beef lately? This season, beef retail prices are down nearly 10 percent from the highest prices in late 2014, making it easier on your wallet. You can expect to be seeing lower prices at the meat case in your grocery retailer. Take advantage of these prices as you shop for roasts, steaks and ground beef this season.
If you ask our family to list their favorite dinners, it includes, cheeseburgers, pot roast, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, beef and barley soup, and steaks. I have really noticed the decrease in the prices of beef and we have been able to take advantage of these discounts and enjoy our favorite meals.
We have even decided that this Christmas Eve we will be enjoying a standing rib roast for dinner because the price was amazing! It’s something I have always wanted to make for our family. It’s the first time I will be making this so I will be checking out The Beef Checkoff. They are the leading authority on all things beef, shares expert tips on how to get the best deals on beef this holiday season and every day. This recipe, Maple Glazed Roast with Roasted Acorn Squash, look like the perfect way to enjoy a roast!
If you are looking for more beef recipes, here are a few that look really delicious: Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs, Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce and Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries.
I have more resources to share with you to make sure you are making delicious beef recipes this holiday season and beyond!
Not sure how long to cook the meat? This oven roasting guide will help take the guess work out of this simple preparation method.
I always struggle to know how many pounds of meat to buy when I’m hosting a dinner. Follow this guide to find out exactly how much beef to buy for your guests, no more, no less. (YAY!) This 52 page eBook is full of so much useful information. My family is going to be impress with all my new beef cooking skills!
My brother in law is a meat manager. I probably bother him too much because I don’t know the difference between different cuts of meats. Now that I have this Interactive Butcher Counter I can pick which beef cut fits my needs! It’s a really cool resource because you can click the image and it will tell you how to cook it and give you recipe suggestions.
Beef storage and handling
- When you’re at the grocery store, pick up beef just before checking out. A good rule of thumb is this: if it will take longer than 30 minutes to get your freshly purchased beef home, consider keeping it in a cold cooler.
- Once you’re home, refrigerate or freeze beef as soon as possible after purchasing, and always place beef packages on the lowest shelf in your refrigerator on a plate or tray to catch any escaping juices.
- For best quality, thaw steaks and roasts in the refrigerator—never at room temperature—and be sure to place the frozen package on a plate or tray to catch any escaping juices during the thawing process. Check out these refrigerator and freezer storage guidelines to ensure maximum quality.
- Tip: You can quickly thaw Ground Beef in your microwave in five minutes or less – just follow these simple steps.
For additional holiday entertaining ideas, check out this recipe collection at beefitswhatsfordinner.com. Our family has their favorite meals but I am ready to try some new dinners made with beef. With this recipe guide I will have a long list of easy-to-make, versatile dishes that bring cheer to any occasion and my wallet will also be happy!
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