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Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Serves Up Batch Cooking Basics

K.Swope | March 24, 2020

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Keep healthy meals on the table and stress out of the kitchen with these simple suggestions from

March 24, 2020 - As families adjust to more time at home, the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative is offering tips and ideas for batch cooking and leftovers to ensure meal planning is stress-free and packs a nutritious punch. Planning ahead in the kitchen saves time and money, and can also help families reach daily nutrition goals, even when they’re busy juggling a variety of needs and responsibilities.    

Meal prepping and planning for leftovers is a cinch when you start out strong with perfectly prepared beef. Check out these easy guides from the experts at Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. to get the ball rolling: 

In addition to batch cooking, turning leftovers into “planned-overs” can be a great way to keep things fresh when cooking at home.  Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, these popular dishes from the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. So Long Leftovers recipe collection are sure to be crowd pleasers and can cut down on cooking stress:  

  • Breakfast – Get your day off to a good start with a Beef & Spinach Breakfast Sandwich. Simply pair your leftover steak or roast with eggs, spinach and cheese for a delicious morning meal. 
  • Lunch - Elevate your lunchtime routine with a protein-packed Steak Salad with Dried Cherries. A little bit sweet and a little bit savory, this salad will keep you going through the day.  
  • Dinner - Put those shredded beef leftovers to work for a delicious meal of Cuban Crispy Shredded Beef. When sautéed with peppers, onions and lime juice, and served with rice and beans, leftovers become new again for a delicious family dinner. 
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About the Beef Checkoff

The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff 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. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

About NEBPI, a Subcontractor to the Beef Checkoff

The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) is a subcontractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen's Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.