October is Beef Month in the grand ol’ state of Alabama and has been since 1964 when it was first declared by the then governor. Beef is a big deal in Alabama. In fact, cattle are produced in every single county and represent a $2.5 billion industry here.
The state’s climate and land are ideally suited for growing forages and raising cattle. Right now, there are about 1.34 million head of cattle and calves on Alabama farms.
October is the perfect month to add a few great beef recipes to your recipe box, and I’ve got a few for you to try.
Some folks call perfectly seasoned ground beef patties swimming in a delectable gravy hamburger steaks. Others call them Salisbury steaks. We just call them delicious. While some argue there are a few minor differences between the two, most use the names interchangeably. Regardless, there’s something comforting about hamburger steaks and brown gravy. And we could all use a little extra comfort, right?
Tomato Grits are the perfect landing place for a heaping serving of Slow Cooker Pot Roast. The combination might sound unfamiliar, but tomatoes are a tart complement to super tender beef and savory gravy. What makes this delicious dish even better is its ease. This restaurant-quality meal is on your table in no time at all.
Sloppy Joes are a childhood classic everyone loves, but they don’t have to start with a can.
My Homemade Sloppy Joes call for ingredients you probably already have on hand and taste so much better than the canned stuff.
For something a little different, fill sweet bell pepper halves with the mixture and bake in a casserole dish wrapped tightly with aluminum foil for 20 to 30 minutes; top with cheese.
Easy Hamburger Stroganoff is a quick skillet meal that will make just about everyone happy. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal. If mushrooms aren’t your favorite, simply leave them out.
When you add beef to your meals, you’re adding an excellent source of protein that supplies 10 essential nutrients including B vitamins, zinc and iron that support an active and healthy lifestyle. These delicious recipes will make it even easier. Y’all enjoy!