Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – I’m sending us out of Beef Month with a bang! EP 423

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - I’m sending us out of Beef Month with a bang! EP 423

Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!

I’m sending us out of Beef Month with a bang! Thanks for joining me today on Ranch Raised!

I thought it was only fitting to celebrate Beef Month with a final beef recipe. This is my smoked roast beef recipe, of which I made over 25 pounds for our branding day dinner! I’m just going to consider it our lunch meat replacement around here.

Boneless roast like the Pike’s Peak or Tri-tip are preferred. But I smoked a bunch of chuck roasts for branding it worked just fine.

I seasoned the roast generously with Rick’s Seasoning Salt of course, but you use your favorite rub or blend. I placed it on the smoker at 250 degrees. For one 3-4 pound roast it will take around 4 hours to reach an internal temp of 160 degrees! I then let them cool overnight and I ran them through the meat slicer the next day. I rewarmed the sliced, smoked roast beef in beef broth in the crock pot or roaster.

I also like the idea of cubing some of the smoked meat up to throw in hashbrowns for a hearty breakfast. And how about smoked beef salad sandwiches! YUM!

As we celebrate May as beef month, let’s make it USA beef month! If you would like to support your local cattle producer and friendly neighborhood meat locker but you don’t know how to find them, a good place to start is by visiting www.usabeef.org.


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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.

Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.

You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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