This recipe is from "Alberta Bison" - we don't just have good beef here! If you haven't tried bison (buffalo), you really should. It has a wonderful taste and it's not gamey at all. My oldest Son actually prefers buffalo burgers over beef burgers and I really like them as well. I see no reason why this wouldn't work with beef. The cooking time completely depends on how you like your meat done; I used the lesser time. Enjoy!