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    The 35 BEST Beef Recipes

    Do you want some great Beef Recipes? You have come to the right place! You can do so much with that piece of beef, be it a steak or roast or even ground beef.

    You can do quick sear like our garlic butter steak bites, or some great stews like classic Guinness beef stew or more exotic dishes maafe or beef kheema.

    Some mouth watering skillets, chilis and soups, or stuff your veggies with beef. It’s so versatile and fun to create so many wonderful beef dishes.

    This list of Beef Recipes has it all and more. You are going to have fun cooking all these great classics and new flavors for your family.

    Cook your way through all these fantastic beef recipe ideas, and you’ll never wonder “how to cook beef?” again!

    The BEST Beef Recipes.

    1. Steak Pizzaiola

    Steak Pizzaiola is an amazingly flavorful Neopolitan dish featuring tender steak in a perfectly seasoned tomato sauce.  Try your steak the old school Italian way. It’s absolutely delicious, and every bite you will make a nod or two to heavenly skies.

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    2. Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - gorgonzola steak skillet.

    This Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet is sure to become a new family favorite. It’s a super easy restaurant quality meal that is an absolute flavor bomb!

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    3. Greek Moussaka

    Moussaka is an iconic layered eggplant casserole eaten in the eastern Mediterranean region. The most famous version, which we are cooking today, comes from Greece. While moussaka does take a bit of time and attention, it’s not complicated. Save this one for a special Sunday supper or company meal. You’ll get rave reviews.

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    4. Barbacoa Beef Lettuce Wraps

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - barbacoa.

    Are you craving some Chipotle tonight? You don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with these Barbacoa Beef. This goes great in lettuce wraps, tacos, burritos and bowls.

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    5. Japanese Beef Curry

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Japanese curry.

    This Japanese Beef Curry has a milder and sweeter flavor than the curries of India and the Caribbean, but it’s equally packed with flavor.

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    6. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    Here’s everyone’s childhood favorite, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. It’s such a classic, easy and loved by everyone.

    This recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. Everyone will have fun twirling those noodles when this comes to the table.

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    7. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - zucchini boats.

    These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta. They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite.

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    8. Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Greek meatballs.

    These football shaped Greek style meatballs, Soutzoukakia, are smothered in a cinnamon-y wine enhanced tomato sauce laced with cumin. You’re gonna keep coming back to this one!

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    9. Puerto Rican Picadillo

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - picadillo.

    Picadillo is classic Latin ground beef dish popular in many latin countries. This Puerto Rican version bursting with flavors is one of my favorites. It’s so versatile, great in tacos, burritos, empanadas or alongside rice and plantains.

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    10. Greek Steak Salad Bowl

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Greek steak salad.

    Packed with colorful, crunchy veggies, protein, whole grain, and yummy feta cheese, this Greek Steak Salad Bowl is sure to leave you satisfied!

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    11. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Korean ground beef bowl.

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy. Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick!

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    12. Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Mediterranean stuffed peppers.

    These colorful Stuffed Peppers are packed with your favorite Mediterranean flavors like feta cheese, kalamata olives and pine nuts. Impress your guests with these fancy treats… but don’t tell them how easy they are!

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    13. Jamaican Style Pepper Steak

    This Jamaican Pepper Steak is a spin off of the popular Chinese dish, this time featuring tender beef and peppers braised in a flavorful and tangy sauce.

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    14. Smoky Chipotle Chili

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - chipotle chili.

    Rich and hearty, with a layer of smokiness from chipotle peppers, this chili will keep you warm on winter nights. Make a big batch, it’s even better as leftovers!

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    15. Classic Reuben Sandwich

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Reuben sandwich.

    Let’s talk about Reuben… Cheeesy, Goooey, Crunchy, Ooozy!! It’s not just your regular sandwich. This is a true classic made possible by an eclectic mix of ingredients that work together beautifully and harmoniously. It’s piled high with fall apart, succulent corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, nutty Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. Yumm…

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    16. The BEST Mongolian Beef

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Mongolian beef.

    Mongolian Beef – Melt in your mouth tender strips of beef stir fried in a silky velvety sauce. You can stir fry this in less time than a trip to the takeout place! Or for other options, try the crock pot or instant pot methods.

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    17. Johnny Marzetti (A Midwest Classic)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Johnny Marzetti.

    Who is Johnny Marzetti? One hearty and nostalgic American casserole, that’s who. You might call him by another name, but you know this one!

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    18. Grillades ‘n’ Grits

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Grillades and grits.

    Grillades ‘n’ Grits, a Creole classic. Tender medallions of meat simmered in a tomato based gravy over creamy, cheesy grits. You’re in for a real treat with this one!

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    19. Bistec Encebollado (Steak & Onions)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - bistec encebollado.

    Bistec Encebollado, simply meaning steak and onions in Spanish. If you don’t know Bistec Encebollado… well, it’s about time you learn this Latin flavor bomb!

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    20. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers 

    These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner that transforms your favorite sandwich into a low carb delight!

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    21. Flank Steak Fajitas

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - fajitas.

    These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for a fun meal with this one!

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    22. Guinness Beef Stew (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - beef stew.

    Who doesn’t like a nice steaming pot of stew? Melt in your mouth beef, hearty veggies, and an amazing Guinness stout based gravy. So comforting!

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    23. Birria (Mexican Beef Stew)

    Birria… Get ready for a very delicious and popular Mexican stew full of savory, earthy and spicy seasonings, with fall apart meat cooked good old slow and low for hours. 

    This Birria de Res, aka Beef Birria, is so rich and flavorful, all thanks to your patience, as you cook it for hours in a broth of famous Mexican chili peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and a few seasonings…

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    24. Birria Tacos

    Birria Tacos, AKA Quesabirria, are the ultimate taco experience. If there is a King or Queen of tacos, this is it. 

    All those amazing flavors coming from shredded tender meat mixed in with melty cheese and fried to crunchy perfection, taken to next level when dunked into Birria consommé…

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    25. Easy Cheesy Taco Skillet

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - taco skillet.

    This quick & easy taco skillet is loaded with flavors and topped with melty cheese. It’s a great weeknight meal or Game Day crowd pleaser.

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    26. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - garlic butter steak bites.

    Take your beef to a new level with these tasty pan seared garlic butter steak bites. Perfectly cooked bite sized morsels of tender steak drenched in garlicky butter.

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    27. Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - Swedish meatballs.

    These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!

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    28. Meaty Cabbage Soup

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - meaty cabbage soup.

    This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies. Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every time.

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    29. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - maafe.

    This West African peanut stew, Maafe (or Mafe), is loaded with rich savory flavors. Any meat of your choice goes great in this perfectly spiced peanut butter and tomato based sauce.

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    30. Yakamein (New Orleans’ Ol’ Sober)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - yakamein.

    Ya-Ka-Mein… Never heard of it? Well, you’re not alone. It is one of New Orleans’s best-kept secrets. Yakamein is not quite pho, not quite ramen and definitely not just soup. It’s not like anything you’ve ever had before. It’s a meal in a bowl. It’s full of warmth and BOLD, born as a mash up of Creole flavors with Asian soup noodles. 

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    31. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - loco moco.

    Loco Moco is a fun, yet delicious, Hawaiian dish where a heap of rice is topped with a beef patty, smothered with gravy, and finished with a sunny side up egg. How cool!

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    32. Beef Kheema (Indian Ground Beef with Peas)

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - kheema.

    Kheema… One of the beloved ground meat dishes from India and Pakistan. This is one of the curry fixes you need in your life every now and then. It’s one of the quickest curried meats you can whip up when planning an Indian night at your place. It can range from mild to medium to hot and spicy… just the way you like it.

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    33. Ground Beef Tacos

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - ground beef tacos.

    Taco, Taco! How many can you have at one time? These ground beef tacos are a fun, super easy dinner the whole family will love. You won’t even want to wait till Tuesday!

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    34. Beef Tagine

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - tagine.

    Beef Tagine is a popular stew from Morocco with amazing flavors thanks to the earthy and exotic spices. It’s an alluring labor of love that takes hours to slowly cook and simmer. It’s not your regular stew by any standard.

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    35. Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - steak flatbread.

    This Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread not only looks gorgeous (making it a perfect contender for all entertaining and special occasions), this happens super fast. About 20 minute fast…

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    36. Beijing Beef

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - beijing beef.

    This Beijing Beef is based off of the hugely popular Panda Express dish. Crispy beef strips with onion and red bell pepper in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce with just a touch of heat.

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    37. Carbonnade Flamande

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - carbonnade flamande.

    Carbonnade Flamande is a super hearty beef and beer stew from Belgium. This is one pot sure to keep you cozy!

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    38. Ropa Vieja

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - ropa vieja.

    Ropa Vieja is a TRUE Cuban Classic!! Beloved throughout the generations, this rustic and humble Latin dish is very popular not only in Cuba, but many of its neighboring Spanish speaking countries.

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    39. Albondigas Soup

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - albondigas soup.

    Albondigas Soup – This one is legit Delicious. This is the soup for your soul. Plump meatballs floating in a hearty tomato infused flavorful broth, loaded with tons of veggies. That’s sopa de albondigas for you.

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    40. Surf and Turf Shrimp and Grits

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - shrimp and grits.

    We’ve just taken Shrimp and Grits to a whole new level… we’ve made it Surf and Turf! Now that’s some fancy comfort food! It combines our popular garlic butter steak bites with plump sautéed shrimp, all atop a bed of creamy blue cheese grits.

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    41. Brunswick Stew

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - brunswick stew.

    Brunswick stew – a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.

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    42. Korean Beef Tacos

    The 25 BEST Beef Recipes - korean tacos.

    Korean Beef Tacos, aka Bulgogi Tacos… You would want them tonight. Just listen to me…Thinly sliced, juicy tender steak marinated in a sweet and savory marinade then flash cooked to give you a Flavor Bomb! That’s Bulgogi for you.

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    43. Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

    Carne Guisada is a Latin flavor bomb of a stew. Melt in your mouth tender chunks of beef along with veggies and plenty of flavor enhancers.

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    44. Bò Lúc Lắc (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

    Let’s shake up your night with our Bo Luc Lac!! Yes, it’s in the name. This popular Vietnamese shaking beef is a beloved stir fry dish that comes sizzling hot to the table. 

    Bo Luc Lac could be your salad appetizer over a bed of lettuce or watercress with fresh tomatoes and cucumber, or it can be a complete meal with their favorite red tomato rice and fried eggs.

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    45. Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

    Keftedes are beautifully flavored Greek meatballs that are slightly crispy, and totally delicious!

    They’re often served as part of a mezze platter with pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce.

    If you agree that there can never be too many types of meatballs, it’s time to add these keftedes to your cookbook!

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    46. Salisbury Steak

    If you’re craving classic comfort food, this easy Salisbury Steak recipe is the way to go! Perfectly seasoned ground beef patty smothered in mushroom gravy.

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    47. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)

    Japchae is a unique Korean glass noodle stir fry that is often served at special occasions, and is also popular at parties and pot lucks.

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    48.Taco Casserole

    Tacos get transformed into a hot dish, aka Casserole… Taco Casserole!! Everyone’s favorite hand held meal gets a cozy comfort food make over. 

    Get ready for a really Out Of This World Delicious ground beef casserole. This 9×13 dinner is a real crowd pleaser.

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    Have fun trying all these varied and new flavors with your beef. They are absolutely mouth watering and delicious. Whatever recipe, quick stir fry or something that takes hours to braise and stew, it’s going to be one awesome dinner with your friends and family.

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    Beef recipes.

    The 35 BEST Ways to Cook Beef

    This great collection of easy Beef Recipes will give you a ton of options when when you're craving red meat. For a hearty start, try this chipotle chili:

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 lb ground pork
    • 2 15.5 oz cans beans (I used kidney and pinto)
    • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
    • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 4 chipotle peppers, canned in adobo sauce
    • 2 cups beef broth
    • 1 small onion
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1 jalapeño
    • 3 Tbsp chili powder
    • 2 Tbsp cumin powder
    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • Salt, 1 tsp + to taste

    Instructions

    1. Heat cooking oil over medium high heat in a dutch oven. Add chopped onions, garlic and jalapeño. Sauté about 5 minutes.
    2. Add meat, plus 1 tsp salt, and sauté until browned, about 10 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin and mix well.
    3. Chop chipotles and add to pot, along with remaining ingredients. Mix, and bring to low boil.
    4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, at least 45 minutes. Taste occasionally and add additional salt or spices if desired.

    Notes

    1. Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!

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