Agriculture + Lifestyle

Summer Grilling Tips and Recipes

Posted on May 1, 2024 12:00 AM

Special Contributor: Caitlin Jackson, of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association

Picture this: poolside, fellowship, cookouts, long days, beautiful sunsets, and whippoorwills singing at night. Summer is easily my favorite time of year – it seems that we are able to slow down and enjoy time together, and almost every weekend is spent with those I love and some form of beef on the grill!

Summertime kicks off grilling season, and I couldn’t think of anything better to sit down at the table to than a steak dinner – pair it with fresh vegetables, and it’s unbeatable. Food is undeniably a huge part of my life, because it also means that I get to share it with people who are closest to me. For Georgia Beef Board, Summer is a great time to share recipes and grilling tips to get everyone in the grilling spirit!

Beef can be intimidating to people who don’t feel like they’ve mastered the grill (myself included), but man – it’s a versatile protein! So, we’ve spent these past few weeks of summer sharing grilling tips as usual, recipes for beef, and rub and marinade instructions to help people like me conquer meals centered around beef.



Gather Around the Grill

America's tastes can vary from sea to shining sea, but this summer our taste buds will unite around steak. So, hoist up your tongs and join your fellow Americans at the grill. Because beef is what's for dinner and dinner with beef is always a great way to celebrate.

What better way to unite a group of people than the grill? In true Georgia fashion, I’ve chosen to highlight a recipe that will blend your favorite burger, grilled to perfection, with sweet, and of course FRESH Georgia peaches! What more could a Georgia girl ask for?  You can find fresh peaches from a Certifed Farm Market near you. 

Old South Burgers with Peach Compote

Old South Burgers with Peach Compote Recipe

To bridge the gap between our dedicated Georgia cattle producers and consumers who want the best for their families, we’ve highlighted Georgia farmers, Cleve and Emilia Jackson of Floyd County. The couple operates Jackson Farms. "I think the most rewarding thing about raising beef cattle and being part of agriculture in general is the opportunity to have an impact on consumers’ lives across the globe on a daily basis when they consume your finished product." explains the Jacksons. They respect the animals that they raise and utilize the information and technologies available to provide a safe, healthy, and wholesome product. Learn more about the Jacksons and meet more Georgia producers just like them!


Beef is what’s for dinner, and dinner will always bring us together.


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