Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Shares Kid-Friendly Meal Solutions

Beef Checkoff provides easy beef recipes for children and parents cooking at home

DENVER - April 3, 2020 - As Americans are spending more time at home, parents may be looking for meal inspiration to keep the whole family happy. The Beef Checkoff is here with recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy and even make together. Some of these family favorites include:

  • Personal Beef Pizzas – These individual pizzas call for only four base ingredients and can be customized by each family member based on available ingredients.


  • Chuckwagon Beef & Pasta Skillet – With some common pantry staples and kid-friendly shaped pasta, if you have it, this recipe is quick, easy and sure to satisfy event he pickiest of eaters.  


  • Cheeseburger Mac – Three simple ingredients and 30 minutes is all that is needed for this filling family dish.


“ is a great resource for kid-friendly options that can be made with kitchen staples many families may already have on hand,” said Alisa Harrison, senior vice president of Global Marketing and Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. “These family favorites can help simplify dinner (or lunch or snack) time with easy prep and flavors that satisfy the whole family.”

In addition to these kid-friendly recipes, check out for easy recipes that call for five ingredients or less and affordable meals under $15 as well as a full collection of cooking lessons and even  virtual farm and ranch tours. From detailed instructions and tips for a dozen different cooking methods to interactive videos of life on the farm and ranch, there’s something for everyone.


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 NCBA, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor 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.