Farm families of MS celebrate national beef month | Environment
February is National Beef Month. Did you know that 97% of America’s cattle farms and ranches are family run? That’s right! We have Mississippi Farm Families providing safe beef not only for your family but ours as well.
Improvements in beef production technology have helped the beef industry use fewer resources to feed more people. In Mississippi in 2011 the value of the beef industry was $155 million.
With over 14,500 cattle farms in Mississippi there is a lot of delicious and nutritious beef for you to try in your family meals.
Check out our website at www.growingmississippi.org or follow us on Facebook by searching for Farm Families of Mississippi.
Looking for something for dinner? Try this delicious recipe your family is sure to love!
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 c. soft bread crumbs
¾ c. finely chopped onion
½ c. finely chopped red bell pepper
½ c. frozen corn, thawed
½ c. milk
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 t. salt
1 ½ t. chili powder
1 t. ground cumin
¼ t. pepper
½ c. thick and chunky salsa
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4- inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 1 hour 15 minutes – 1 hour 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
Let stand 10 minutes. Top with salsa; cut into slices.