There are many cuts of beef and endless ways to prepare beef recipes. Some of the most popular cuts of beef include beef roast, ground beef,beef stew and beef steak (but it certainly doesn't stop there). Beef can be transformed into hamburgers, chili, casseroles, meatballs, roasts, grilled dishes, sauces and more. Various cuts of beef can be barbequed, broiled, baked, slow-cooked and/or stir-fried - and that's only the beginning. The method of preparation and spices, sauces and herbs you use can also create an endless variety of flavors and a wide variation of beef dishes. Below you will find a collection of recipes for beef dishes that are not only delicious, they're easy to prepare. You can find even more beef recipes in different categories listed throughout this site, such as Appetizers & Snacks, Pasta, Sandwiches, Soups & Stews and Stir-Fry to name a few.
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This Barbecue Meatballs recipe features mini-sized ground beef meatballs are seasoned with a little minced onion, fresh parsley and Worcestershire sauce and are then tenderized with egg, milk and bread crumbs. The sauce is a simple combination of red chili sauce and grape jelly, which combined makes a unique and very flavorful sauce. This recipe makes about 5 dozen tasty meatballs!
Beanie Weenie is one of those quick and easy recipes you can fall back on on when you don't have a lot of time or energy to prepare dinner, but you want something tasty that your kids and you will enjoy. This simple skillet dish also provides great leftovers that heat up in minutes. All you need for this easy ground beef recipe is 1 pound of ground beef, a can of baked beans, a package of weenies and some barbeque sauce!
Beef and Broccoli is a very popular Chinese stir-fry dish, possibly because it has just the right amount of spice to appeal to both the tame and wild at heart. This stir-fry recipe starts with thin tender strips of lean steak and broccoli florets that are briefly soaked in a soy sauce and fresh garlic marinade. The steak is browned and the broccoli is stir-fried to tender-crisp, then a flavorful sauce is stirred into the beef and broccoli. Great over rice!
Beef and Red Wine Sauce is a unique and elegant French pasta dish with fabulous and distinct flavor. Tender ground beef is cooked with finely diced vegetables in a beef-flavored broth with a hint of red wine, then served over a bed of pasta shells and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This dish can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen, then reheated. Truly delicious!
Beef Tostadas are so easy to make and are a great last minute dinner idea. The photo shows these tostadas made with seasoned ground beef, but pork or chicken can be used as well. These tostadas feature layers of sour cream and homemade salsa, and toppings of tomatoes, avocadoes, pepperoncinis, iceberg lettuce and grated Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses - though you can easily customize the toppings to suit your taste.
This Boeuf Bourguignonne recipe (a French term meaning, "Beef Burgundy") features an elegant French beef stew flavored with red wine and beef broth, filled with tender chunks of beef, crisp-cooked bacon pieces, chopped onions, pearl onions (small whole onions), mushrooms and sliced carrots. This particular recipe uses the slow-cooker method, and cooks for 4-6 hours, though you can also cook this on the stovetop.
Burgundy Chili is made with ground beef and chorizo and produces a thick and delicious tomato-flavored broth made with tomato puree, tomato sauce, burgundy, chili powder, red diced red onions and diced jalapenos. After this chili cooks for a minimum of 2 hours, the alcohol in the burgundy evaporates, and a subtle delightful flavor remains, giving this meat stew a unique and delicious taste that all ages will enjoy.
Made with lean ground beef and ground pork, Cajun Meatloaf is full of lively flavor and is made with the perfect blend of spices. This meatloaf recipe is easier than ever to put together, and takes only 1 hour to cook in the oven. Diced bell pepper, onions (green and yellow), celery and jalapenos are sauteed with a mixture of condiments and Cajun-style spices, bringing amazing flavor and moisture to this dish.
Chili Con Carne Loaf is a simple and fun meal to make, yet presents itself with dramatic visual appeal. The filling is warm and tasty and the dough is fluffy with a slight outer crunch. This dish is much like a hot wrapped sandwich, and features a filling made with tender lean ground beef, tomato sauce, diced green chilies, onion, garlic flavoring and a generous helping of grated cheddar cheese above and below the meat filling.
Chili Mac is a great quick and easy pasta recipe you can throw together when you are too tired to cook or simply don't have the time. Chili Mac is conveniently made with prepackaged macaroni and cheese and canned chili (with no beans) and a few added spices to give it that homemade flavor. This easy dish resembles one of those boxed pasta skillet dishes, though without the preservatives and much more flavor!
Chorizo Chili is a spicy and powerfully flavored chili that features pork chorizo and lean ground beef in a beef and tomato broth seasoned with cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin and white pepper. Though no kidney beans are cooked with the chili, they can certainly be added to the chili once dished up. While many chili recipes use tomato paste as a thickening agent, Chorizo Chili uses dehydrated potato buds.
This savory and mildly sweet Cider-Braised Sausage with Apples recipe is as simple and easy as can be, yet is packed with wonderful flavor! This sausage recipe takes only 20 minutes of simmering in a skillet and features sausages, sautéed sliced onions and sliced apples cooked in seasoned apple cider. Photo shows bratwurst sausages, though smoked sausage, kielbasa style sausage or sweet Italian sausage will work as well.
This Coney Island Chili Dog recipe takes a traditional hot dog and tops it with a chili recipe that is especially designed for topping hot dogs, including the use of a blender for a smoother consistency. Photo shows a quarter-pound all beef frank and a Coney style bun, but you can certainly use any size or type of frank and bun you prefer with this recipe. Believe it or not, this chili recipe also tastes served over spaghetti noodles!
You don't need to wait for a trip to a carnival or fair or the mall food court to enjoy a tasty corn dog! Corn Dogs are incredibly easy to make, and this recipe will give you that same great flavor you know so well and that crispy outer crust with a tender and hot inside that steams when you bite in. Corn Dogs can be made with all beef, turkey or chicken franks, and can be made full size as shown here or as bite-size party appetizers.
Crispy Meatballs Marinara is an Italian meatball recipe that features ground beef and bulk Italian sausage, seasoned with all the right stuff, then coated with Panko bread crumbs and fried until golden and crispy. A very flavorful, quick and easy marinara sauce made with onions, sliced garlic and seasonings is then drizzled over the top, making this dish complete and packed with amazing flavor!
This easy Mexican casserole recipe is perfect for those wanting a dinner that tastes delicious yet takes very little time to prepare. Enchilada Casserole features layers of a simmered ground beef sauce, corn tortillas and plenty of cheddar cheese that bake to a bubbly and golden brown on top. The sauce consists of lean ground beef, onions, diced green chiles, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
This Festive Nachos recipe combines tender lean ground beef, salsa, black beans, avocado and tomato chunks, ripe olives and a hint of chili powder. You can serve this dish with homemade tortilla chips and/or warm corn or flour tortillas for filling. Photo shows Festive Nachos with served with sides of sour cream, pickled jalapenos and Creamy Guacamole. You can kick this nachos recipe up a notch with a few added ingredients.
Golden Onion Burgers are a fun twist to regular hamburgers. Ground beef is seasoned and combined with French fried onions and egg. The ground beef patty is cooked on your outdoor grill, then placed in a roll or crusty bread slices. The grilled patties are topped with sliced tomatoes, fresh green bell pepper rings, a homemade cheddar cheese sauce and crispy French fried onions A colorful and crispy hamburger recipe!
Goulash originated as a Hungarian dish (often called "Hungarian Goulash"), but has become a well-known American dish. Goulash combines a mixture of ingredients that are simmered together, much like soup or stew. This Goulash recipe features ground beef, rice, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes and shredded cabbage, producing a delicious and satisfying meal that can be served alone or over rice or pasta.
This recipe for beef stroganoff features lean ground beef, which makes this skillet dish easy and gives it a wonderful tender texture. Ground Beef Stroganoff features ground beef that is cooked with chopped onions. This beef and onion mixture is then combined with a butter and flour roux and beef broth. Sour cream is stirred just before serving, and this rich and creamy mixture is spooned over your favorite pasta.
Lasagna Sandwiches feature soft sandwich buns filled with a mixture of lean ground beef and ground pork sausage, seasoned with tomato sauce, herbs and spices and a blend of mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. The bun tops are cut off, the insides hollowed-out and the meat and cheese mixture is placed inside. Mozzarella cheese is sprinkled over the top, the bun tops replaced, then they're wrapped in foil and baked.
This Meatball Stew recipe features seasoned ground beef meatballs, potatoes, celery and carrots in a savory thickened broth, together creating a comfort food that warms and satisfies. The meatballs are seasoned with onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and fresh parsley and are mixed with egg and bread crumbs to help hold them together as they cook, while giving the gravy-style broth intensified flavor as it cooks.
Meatballs with Cherry Sauce features cocktail-sized meatballs made with lean ground beef and bulk pork sausage combined with fresh parsley, fine bread crumbs, milk, egg and diced onion. Once browned, the meatballs are stirred into a divine dark cherry sauce made from pureed canned pitted dark cherries, ground ginger, cloves, cinnamon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and vinegar. Mildly sweet and tangy!
This festive Mexican Meatloaf recipe is a wonderful variation of meatloaf and features the fabulous flavors of Mexico by combining chorizo, green chiles, corn, cilantro, stewed tomatoes and cornmeal. This mildly spicy meatloaf is also accompanied by a delicious Creamy Salsa made with a simple combination of sour cream and salsa verde, giving this dish the perfect complimentary flavor!
Norwegian Meatballs (also referred to as Kjøttboller in Norwegian cuisine) feature browned meatballs that slow-cook in a beef broth. When the meatballs are ready to serve, heavy cream is combined with the broth, creating a creamy, savory sauce. This sauce is briefly heated until thickened, then poured over the meatballs, which are then topped with chopped fresh parsley. This dish is great served as appetizers or a main course.
Pasta with Beef and Red Wine Sauce is a unique and elegant French pasta dish with fabulous and distinct flavor. Tender ground beef is cooked with finely diced vegetables in a beef-flavored broth with a hint of red wine, then served over a bed of pasta shells and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This dish can be made in advance and refrigerated or frozen, then reheated. Truly delicious!
Penne Bolognese is a delightful pasta dish made with lean ground beef and diced vegetables, herbs and Parmesan cheese in a tomato-based sauce . It is easy to prepare and only requires a little dicing of onions, carrots and celery. The rest is simply a matter of browning the ground beef and allowing it to simmer in the wonderful flavors of the sauce. The sauce is tossed with Penne pasta, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Polynesian Meatballs are wonderful served as an appetizer for any event, or as a main course over rice. These Hawaiian style meatballs are made with a mixture of lean ground beef, rolled oats, diced water chestnuts, egg, milk and spices and are browned in the skillet in just minutes. A sweet and tart Polynesian Sauce is then poured over the meatballs, giving them the final touch of that recognizable wonderful Polynesian flavor!
Polynesian Teriyaki Burgers feature tender and juicy beef patties marinated in a flavorful sauce that combines soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh ginger root and Worcestershire sauce. These burgers are topped with thinly sliced fresh green bell pepper rings and tomato slices, which go perfectly with the Polynesian theme and add freshness and wonderful crunch. The marinade is also used for basting, giving these patties added flavor.
Porcupine Meatballs in Chili Sauce is a tasty meatball recipe made with a mixture of lean ground beef, rice, diced celery, onions, green bell pepper and egg, along with a flavorful combination of seasonings. The richly red sauce is amazing in and of itself, made with a generous amount of tomato juice seasoned with chili powder, cumin, molasses and garlic. These meatballs can be made in 1 to 2-inch sized-meatballs.
Rosy Beef Stew derives its name from the rosy red color of this slow cooker dish as well as its unique flavor. This tasty stew has a thicker consistency than the traditional beef stew and is served over egg noodles much like beef stroganoff. Rosy Beef Stew is made with diced carrots, potatoes, red pepper, parsnips and pearl onions with bite-size chunks of stewing beef (pork, chicken or turkey may be used instead of beef.)
Shepherd's Pie (also sometimes referred to as Cottage Pie) is a great way to combine meat and potatoes into one tasty casserole dish. This traditional and easy Shepherd's Pie recipe features lean ground beef combined with diced carrots, celery and onions, minced garlic and an assortment of seasonings. (You can also add peas to this recipe if desired.) The attractive pattern on top is simply created with the tines of a fork.
This Smoky Sloppy Joes recipe offers a great twist from traditional sloppy joes recipes! The "smoky" portion of this recipe is provided by the smoky sausage links.. Ground beef is browned with some chopped onions, then combined with sliced smoky sausage. The beef and sausage mixture is simmered in afull-flavored sauce made wth canned tomatoes and tomato paste, seasoned with chili powder, a bay leaf and some salt and pepper.
This is no ordinary plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs! The flavors in the marinara alone are marvelous, and the meatballs are tender with a wonderful blend of ingredients that take this spaghetti recipe over the top! Taking a little extra time to let this homemade marinara sauce simmer in your kitchen rather than grabbing a jar or two of pasta sauce from the store is well worth the effort! This spaghetti dish is also fabulous reheated!
Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs are seasoned with plenty of garlic and a hint of cayenne pepper, and are nicely held together with a couple slices of bread that have soaked in an egg and milk mixture. Once browned, a fabulous sauce flavored with apple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and some ground ginger is quickly whipped up on the stove then combined with the meatballs, giving them lively flavor and a beautiful glisten.
This easy Stuffed Peppers recipe features seasoned lean ground beef and rice combined with a tomato sauce made with sautéed diced onion, diced bell pepper and minced garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and assorted seasonings that give this sauce fabulous full flavor. The sauce is used in the meat mixture as well as spooned over the tops of each pepper before baking, along with shredded cheddar cheese.
Swedish Meatballs can be served as appetizers or as a main course with rice, pasta or even potatoes. To make these meatballs as appetizers, simply form them into bite-size balls and serve with toothpicks on the side if desired. Guests can dip each ball into the creamy and delicious sauce that gives these meatballs their famous flavor. This recipe is straightforward and easy, and is always a big hit with all ages!
Taco Casserole takes very little effort to make, tastes great and is enjoyed by all ages. This easy casserole recipe is made with ground beef with some seasonings, a can of chili with beans, your favorite salsa, cheddar cheese and corn or tortilla chips. This dish will satisfy big hunger at a very reasonable cost! Taco Casserole tastes great accompanied by sour cream and any salsa of your choice as well as avocado, lettuce and tomatoes.
This recipe for Taco Meat Seasoning is shown here made with ground beef, but this recipe can be can also be used with pork or chicken, as well as steak, whether ground or cut bite-size chunks or shredded. It has the perfect amount of spice and adds enormous flavor to any of these meats. This meat seasoning recipe can be used for tacos, tostadas, taquitos, burritos or any other dish that calls for adding meat to soft or fried tortillas.
Though this dish is called "Tamale Pie," it's really a casserole in disquise. The meat filling in this tasty Mexican casserole recipe consists of a tomato and chili-flavored sauce made with sautéed onions, green bell pepper and garlic. Corn kernels are added and the meat filling is poured over a wonderful cornmeal crust flavored with butter and Parmesan cheese. More cornmeal crust is added to the top, becoming crispy and delicious!
This easy Teriyaki Steak Strips recipe features a teriyaki marinade made with a combination of pineapple juice, white or rice vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil brown sugar, honey, garlic and fresh ginger root, and can be used as both a marinade and a dipping sauce. These teriyaki steak strips can be cooked on an indoor grill or under the broiler, though if weather permits, an outdoor grill will provide that undeniable smoky flavor.