Florida beef touted for Memorial Day feasts

Posted at 1:42 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 13:42:52-04

Did you know May is Florida Beef Month?

Well, it is, according to the Florida Beef Council.

To celebrate the occasion, Ashley Hughes, resident beef expert with the Florida Beef Council, talks about why beef is considered a perfect ingredient when you are looking for a flavorful protein.

With the Memorial Day Weekend around the corner, the good ole American burger is likely to be a staple at many holiday celebrations.

There are ways to kick up your burger a notch.

Hughes dropped by the ABC Action News Studio Saturday to showcase ways to transform gourmet burgers to a holiday delight.

Here is her recipe for Old South Burgers with Peach Compote:

  • 1 pound of Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 cup of diced peaches, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup of diced sweet onions
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar