Hip Tips on Beef + Bold & Spicy Steak Marinade Recipe

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This post is sponsored on behalf of Beef It’s What’s For Dinner through The Motherhood. They provided information for this post, however all opinions remain 100% my own.


Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner
I grew up in Idaho, the potato state. Naturally, I am a meat and potatoes girl. My meat of choice would definitely be beef. I absolutely love a good steak, tender roast or a fire grilled hamburger. Up until last week, I didn’t know as much about beef as I thought I did. For example, did you know that all beef is grass fed to begin with and then the last little bit they are either grass or grain fed? I just assumed that grain fed cows were always grain fed. This was interesting for me to know as I only purchase grass fed beef.   You can see more on the infographic below.  I’m excited to share some interesting facts about beef as well as a steak marinade recipe that is a crowd pleaser at our house.


Grass Fed Beef Infographic


Cuts of Beef
I’ll admit that I’ve never been very adventurous when it comes to cuts of beef because I simply didn’t know better. I’ve stuck to ground beef, sirloin steaks, rump roasts and a few other cuts. Once you understand the cut, it makes it easier to buy them.


Cuts of Beef #KnowYourBeef


The Interactive Butcher Counter is a free tool that helps you select the right cut, provides nutritional information, gives the recommended cooking information and links you directly to recipes.


Nutrients in Beef
Beef is packed with protein as well as other nutrients that your body needs. I knew about the protein, but it also has B vitamins, Iron and more. Plus, many cuts are lean and have less fat. Think cuts like Sirloin, Flank Steak, Strip Steak and 93% lean ground beef.


Beef For Dinner


Freezing Beef
One other know your beef item that I appreciated was freezing beef. I prepare freezer meals and also like to buy in bulk when I see a good sale on beef. I also have always wondered if it is safe to refreeze beef when I’ve already thawed it out. Here are recommendations when it comes to freezing


  • For freezing, first remove from the overwrap and put the meat in a freezer-safe bag. Squeeze all of the air out that you can before zipping it up and freezing it. You can safely freeze up from 6-12 months. If you want to freeze already cooked beef, you can freeze up to 2-3 months.
  • Beef can be refrozen, as long as it was thawed properly in the first place. If you defrosted it properly in the refrigerator, then it’s ok to put back in the freezer.


This last weekend, hubby grilled up some amazing Kansas City Strip Steaks.  It is from the short loin of the cow and was easily one of the most tender steaks I’ve had.  I knew it would be more tender from the graphic that I saw above because it is  a center cut.  It was so so good.   Below you will find the recipe for the marinade used on the steaks.


#Knowyourbeef Steak Marinade Recipe


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Bold & Spidy Steak Marinade Recipe
Cuisine: Main
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Serves: 4
A delicious marinade for steaks
  • 4 - Kansas City Strip Steaks (Or any other steak of choosing)
  • 4½ tsp A.1. Dry Rub, Bold Original
  • ¾ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  1. Mix together dry rub, worcestershire sauce and cajun seasoning.
  2. Rub onto steaks
  3. Place in ziplock bag
  4. Refrigerate and let marinate for 4-8 hours
  5. Grill when meat is done marinating


Steak Marinade Recipe



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  1. 14

    This looks delicious. I’m such a freak when it comes to cooking beef like that though, never knowing if I cook it enough. Can’t wait to be around others that LOVE to cook beef for me. 🙂
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  2. 15

    Wow this sounds amazing, we are huge fans of beef!
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  3. 16

    I grew up in Idaho too. We always had beef on the table because one grandpa had cows and the other was a butcher. I love having the cut knowledge tool. Very helpful.
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  4. 17

    YUMMMMM! Pinning this RIGHT NOW!
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    Maryann D. says:

    I am not a big steak person, but my husband is. I would really like to try this marinade for him. It seems tasty and I do need ideas like this!

  6. 19

    Even though I do a fair amount of cooking, I’m always learning new things! I love the infographics.

  7. 20

    I LOVE a good New York Strip…there was some restaurant in Vinings, GA that made the most mouth-watering steak that I still remember it 14 years later….I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant…
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  8. 21

    My dad always said “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner” growing up, and reading just that line filled me with some serious nostalgia.
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  9. 22
    Stephanie says:

    This sounds yummy! I bet my husband would love it.

  10. 23

    I grew up on Steak and potatoes so i’m not that picky.
    As long as it’s seasoned just right and cooked the way I want it I don’t care what cut it is!
    We use ground sirloin instead of chuck. That’s the only part I’m a little fussy about.
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  11. 24

    I had no clue about the different cuts, thanks for educating me. We love beef.
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  12. 25

    These are great tips. Every year we pick up an entire butchered cow, so we’ve learned all the dos and don’ts for freezing over the years.
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  13. 26

    I’ve never really looked at the breakdown of where the cuts came from. That’s really interesting.
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  14. 27

    Oh I love filet mignon. We eat steak quite often. yum!
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