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: https://youtu.be/zI01XNgSEBI 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 www.pabeef.org.
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.