Jackie Madill with the Washington Beef Commission stopped by this morning with some great grilling recipes you can make for the whole family.
Here are the recipes she showcased. For more great ideas, head to wabeef.org
MEDITERRANEAN BEEF MEATBALL KABOB
Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs2 egg whites or 1 whole egg2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons water2 cloves garlic1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper4 flatbreads (such as naan, lavash or pita bread)Toppings (optional):Chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, chopped red onion, chopped fresh parsley, Tzatziki sauce
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Cook's Tip: For easy cleanup, line bottom of broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil before baking meatballs.
GARDEN GRILL TRI-TIP
Total Recipe Time: 1 to 1-1/4 hoursMarinade Time: 15 minutes to 2 hours
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds)1 small eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices2 small red and/or yellow bell peppers, cut lengthwise into quarters2 medium yellow squash and/or zucchini, cut lengthwise in half1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basilSalt and ground black pepperMarinade:1/3 cup olive oil1/3 cup dry white wine2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon minced garlic
GRILLED ONION CHEESEBURGERS
Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic1 large white or yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oilSalt and pepper4 white or whole wheat hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls, split3 ounces crumbled or shredded cheeae (such as smoked mozzarella, goat cheese, feta, blue cheese)
Any type of sliced cheese may also be used to top burgers, including Cheddar, Swiss, provolone and Gouda. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicatior of Ground Beef doneness. Cook's Tip: If using 95% lean ground beef, add 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs and 1 egg white to ingredients in step 1.