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Giveaway: Beef Made Easy

Everytime I sell a beef animal, $1 of that sale goes to a program called The Beef Checkoff. My State Checkoff gets fifty cents and the National Program gets fifty cents. This program is funded by Ranchers just like me all around the country. The point is to use this money to promote and research the beef industry therefore increasing demand for my product. Always a good thing. By law, checkoff funds cannot be used to promote particular breeds nor can they be used to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.

For the most part, I really like this program. Granted, I’ve had my differences with them on my local level, but hopefully everyone learned their lesson and in the future, they will know how to contact me. I now look at that difference as a wonderful learning and growing experience. The Beef Store does offer some really great and fun educational materials. Including:


This week’s giveaway! I’ve wanted one of these posters for about as long as I can remember. Turns out I’m not the only one! I ordered 3 of them and I didn’t even get to keep one for myself! Oh, well, now I have an excuse to place another order and do some more beef related giveaways!

You know the drill. Leave me a comment and next Friday, February 10, I’ll use random.org to pick my winner. Good luck!!!


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Hungarian Short Ribs

*My boyfriend’s Mom gave me this recipe, I changed a few things, but still, I don’t get the credit for this one.

P.S. Go ahead and just double it, except for the beef and onion. That can stay the same. Just trust me on this.

4 lbs beef short ribs
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped coarsely
2 cup water, divided
¼ cup vinegar
1 (15 oz or 2 cups) tomato sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
1 tsp worcheshire sauce
Half package of extra large egg noodles

In a dutch oven brown the ribs in the oil. Remove from the dutch oven and place to the side.

Sauté the onion in the left over vegetable oil/beef goodness until brown.

Put the ribs back into the dutch oven with the onions.

Put 1 cup water, vinegar, tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, and worcheshire sauce. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2 and a half hours or until the meat falls off the bone and is tender.

Cool, uncovered and skim fat and remove the bones.

Stir in the noodles and remaining water (add more water if necessary). Cook for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the noodles are tender. Taste and season if necessary.





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