Craving cheeseburgers? Tacos? Anything beefy and cheesy? This week’s June Dairy Month edition of #FunFactFriday is for you. The fact is, beef and dairy together make some AMAZING combinations. Check out this top 10 list of recipes that incorporate both beef and dairy products!
#1. The Good Ole Cheeseburger
There’s not much that needs to be said here. Dairy is the cheese to our burger. Without cheese, our beef patties would be rather lonely. So thank you, dairy industry, for that critical cheeseburger ingredient. Check out this Brown Sugar Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger from McCormick Spices – you know you want it.
Photo courtesy of McCormick’s.
Is there a meatier or cheesier combination anywhere? This delicious beef and dairy combo is sure to please on any night of the week. Find the recipe for the Classic Lasagna pictured below on our Minnesota Beef Pinterest page.
Photo courtesy of Great Grub Delicious Treats.
While cheese and sour cream aren’t necessary in all tacos, I’m a firm believer that they are necessary in a good taco. Wanting a low carb taco option? This clever alternative features shells made from cheese!
Photo courtesy of Homemade Interest.
#4. Beef Stroganoff
Another classic. A little cream cheese, a little beef, a handful of noodles and a couple cans of cream of mushroom go a long way here. Check out this awesome Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff with only ten minutes of prep time!
Photo courtesy of Eazy Peazy Meals.
#5. Philly Cheese Steak
Who said cheese only goes with ground beef?! Up your game and put some cheese on your steak! This Philly Cheese Steak Cheesy Bread from the Recipe Critic is made for a crowd.
Photo courtesy of The Recipe Critic.
#6. Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
I’ll admit that I had never heard of these either, but wow do they ever look good! Tasty and quick to make, these could be your new weeknight go-to.
Photo courtesy of 5 Boys Baker.
#7. Cheesy Beef Goulash
Goulash: A hodgepodge mixture of basically anything. Well, this goulash is a hodgepodge consisting primarily of two great things: Beef and Cheese. You can’t go wrong here.
Photo courtesy of Lilluna.
#8. Reuben Sandwich
Wanting something other than the traditional Reuben sandwich? Try out this fun alternative – Reuben Pinwheel Sandwiches! These would make for a great summer appetizer!
Photo courtesy of E-Recipe Cards.
#9. Cheeseburger Soup
As you may or may not know, it can get rather cold in Minnesota. During those long winter months we sometimes find ourselves missing summer days and grilling burgers outside. This recipe brings the cheeseburger inside in a warm, cheesy meal to enjoy during even the coldest Minnesota days.
Photo courtesy of Life in the Lofthouse.
#10. Million Dollar Spaghetti
This dish could be considered a cousin of lasagna – only easier to make and equally amazing. Meals that can be quickly mixed up and thrown in the oven are always popular, and this one fits the bill perfectly. All it takes is ground beef, spaghetti sauce and noodles, and a few cheeses to create. Give this one a try!
Photo courtesy of Sugar Apron.
If you like this list and want to see more, head to the Minnesota Beef Pinterest account and check out our “Dairy Good Beef Recipes” board for more recipes featuring the iconic (and tasty) beef and dairy duo. In addition, all ten of these recipes can be found in full on the “Dairy Good Beef Recipes” board.
Stay tuned for our final June Dairy Month post with facts about what the cattle industry looks like in Minnesota on next week’s #FunFactFriday.
Did you miss our last post with facts about the nutritional value of these beef and dairy products? No worries, you can check it out right here.
Until next time,