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Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) teams up with the Pittsburgh Penguins

B. Stark | September 7, 2021

Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) teams up with the Pittsburgh Penguins 

Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) teams up with the Pittsburgh Penguins to highlight ways to “beef up your burger” for upcoming Labor Day weekend celebrations and the kick-off of football tailgate season.

Real, authentic beef burgers are a crowd-favorite whether you’re grilling in the backyard for “homegating” or at the stadium of your favorite football team. Incorporating lean beef as the base of a burger boosts its nutrition profile with 10 essential nutrients including iron, zinc, B-vitamins, plus 25 grams of protein for every three-ounce serving. All are vital nutrients your body needs to thrive. To further amp up the nutrition, flavor and texture of a classic beef burger, PBC’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Director of Channel Marketing and Nutrition Outreach, Beth Stark, RDN, LDN, suggests getting creative with colorful, in-season fruit and vegetable and low-fat dairy toppings, serving burgers on a whole-grain bun or lettuce wrap and pairing it with produce on the side. “They only rules that apply when building your burger is to experiment and have fun! Think outside-the-box with grilled pineapple, red onion or bell pepper, shredded cabbage slaw and or creamy avocado or hummus. I also love using fresh fruit or vegetable salsas to add unexpected flair.”  Beth and Pen’s team chef, Geoff Straub, recently filmed a cooking video to showcase these super simple tips, expert grilling tricks, and a recipe for Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa. Check out the video here to be inspired, then bring this irresistible recipe to your next grilling celebration! Video: To learn more about the nutrition delivered by real beef burgers or how beef plays a key role in a healthy diet, contact Beth Stark, RDN, LDN at [email protected] or visit the Nutrition section of


The Pennsylvania Beef Council is a producer-controlled and funded organization, which administers the Beef Checkoff Program in Pennsylvania. The Beef Checkoff Program assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. Checkoff revenues may be used for promotion, education and research programs to improve the marketing climate for beef.