It's easier than you think to build a healthful diet with beef. A 3-oz serving of lean beef is about 150 calories on average, yet an excellent source of six nutrients (protein, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, niacin and selenium) and a good source of four nutrients (phosphorous, choline, iron and riboflavin).

Lean beef is a perfect partner for fruits, vegetables and whole grains, making it even easier to enjoy a balanced diet. Pairing produce and whole grains with a favorite food like nutrient-rich lean lines up with Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations while beefing up high-quality protein intake.

All lean beef cuts all have less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol per 3-1/2-oz cooked serving. You might be surprised to learn that many of America’s favorite cuts such as Top Sirloin, Tenderloin (Filet Mignon), Top Loin (Strip) steak and 93 percent lean or leaner Ground Beef are lean. 

Search our recipe database to find the lean beef cut and preparation method that works best for you and your kitchen.