I, even at my skinniest, have had high cholesterol and when dh got tested he had it as well (not as high as mine though). I do all the major things, like buy 2% cheese, etc. but rarely do I buy any beef anymore. I will buy lean pork, and we do the turkey everything: Turkey burgers, turkey sausage, turkey breakfast sausage, turkey meatballs (homemade), and I make sure it's the low fat turkey - yes there is a high fat version that is not much better for you than ground beef.
Also I never buy ground beef anymore, it's always the low fat ground turkey (Costco has good prices on the good stuff), we don't do pork bacon anymore either, it's Jenny-O Turkey bacon - which surprisingly, dh really likes. I was going to buy 'real' bacon for BLT's and now since they like it so well I'm not going to bother, I'll just go with the turkey version. Jenny - O is the only one I'll buy though, it is the lower fat one but it has a great taste.
So my fridge and freezer are completely Beef free. Does anyone even eat real beef anymore?!