Beef Recipes

All hail the cow. Beef's intense flavor - earthy richness cut with a pleasant mineral tang - makes it the perfect centerpiece in a variety of dishes, since it can hold its own against bold tastes. Beef recipes call for a wide range of different cuts and price points. You can make a hearty <a href="/recipes/beef/stew/popular/">beef stew</a> from relatively inexpensive cuts, but a <a href="/recipes/beef/prime-rib/popular/">prime rib</a> is going to cost you. Don't forget about <a href="/recipes/beef/roast/popular/">roast beef recipes</a> - there's nothing like a pot roast or <a href="/recipes/beef/brisket/popular/">brisket</a> for a Sunday supper. <a href="/recipes/beef/ground/popular/">Ground beef</a>, too, has its place in the kitchen. It's the star of family meals like Sloppy Joes, spaghetti with meat sauce, taco night and many types of casseroles. Higher fat content (15 to 20 percent) is best if you're making <a href="/recipes/burgers/hamburgers/popular/">burgers</a>, otherwise, leaner blends will give you all the flavor you need.

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Savory Shepherd's Pie

From Midwest Living

Traditionally, shepherd¿s pie was a way to use leftover roast beef. Our shortcut recipe uses packaged beef roast.

Savory Shepherd's Pie

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

From Midwest Living

Talk about easy! Thanks to convenience foods, these sliders come together in minutes.

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

From Midwest Living

We used ground beef, jarred salsa, beans, and potatoes to make this soup extra satisfying. Omit the meat to create a hearty vegetarian dish.

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Firehouse Beef Roast

From Midwest Living

This hearty, slow-cooked beef makes its own gravy as it roasts in the oven. Potatoes and baby carrots cook alongside the beef to make this dish a complete meal. The recipe comes from Greg Drazkowski of Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Firehouse Beef Roast

Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Dry Rib Rub

From Midwest Living

When life calls for a celebration, prime rib comes to the rescue. The homemade spice rub is delicious on the beef in this elegant entree, but it also complements more affordable cuts of beef, or even pork or chicken.

Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Dry Rib Rub

Kathy's Meat Pie

From Midwest Living

Pie for dinner? Yes, please! Kathy Maanika of Escanaba, Michigan, shares her family recipe.

Kathy's Meat Pie

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

From Midwest Living

At the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, cheddar and mushrooms flavor indulgent steaks.

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

From Midwest Living

These huge sandwiches and their kicky sauce will satisfy the hungriest of your crew. To trim preparation time, substitute an 18-ounce package of frozen cooked meatballs (about 32 meatballs) for the homemade ones. Stir the frozen meatballs into the sauce to coat, then cook as directed.

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

From Heart-Healthy Living

Cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and dried fruits flavor this hearty beef stew. Make it in your slow cooker the next time you need a delicious dinner waiting at home for you.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

From Midwest Living

Cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and dried fruits are what give this stew its interesting North African angle. The serve-along? Couscous, of course--a quintessential Moroccan staple.

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Slow Cooker German-Style Beef Roast

From Midwest Living

Tangy beef, flavored with red wine, dill pickles and mustard, will make any fan of German food raise a glass and say ¿Prost!¿ Serve the pot roast over tender noodles or spaetzle, tiny egg noodles available at specialty or European supermarkets.

Slow Cooker German-Style Beef Roast

Polenta Beef Stew

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian seasoning flavors the meat in this beef and vegetable stew recipe served with light and creamy polenta.

Polenta Beef Stew

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sliced polenta on the bottom and a spoonful of pesto or olive tapenade on top add a gourmet angle to this slow-simmered beef recipe.

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

Baked Beef Ravioli

From Better Homes and Gardens

Baked Beef Ravioli

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole

Guadalupe Beef Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Guadalupe Beef Pie

Taco Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

This slow cooker chili tastes like a taco so kids will love it. Top it with cheese or sprinkle with corn chips for a fun lunch or dinner.

Taco Chili

Skillet Tostadas with Beef

From Better Homes and Gardens

When your family craves a Mexican main dish, try these quick-and-easy skillet tostadas made with ground beef and nacho cheese soup.

Skillet Tostadas with Beef

Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef over a bed of fresh herbs, like the sprigs of rosemary, oregano, and thyme in this recipe, infuses the meat with fragrance.

Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef over a bed of herbs infuses the meat with fragrance and flavor. Serve with mushroom tumble and spicy horseradish cream sauce.

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Herb-Garlic Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-Garlic Beef Tenderloin

Rosemary Beef Tenderloin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner is simple. Just brush the meat with a Dijon mustard mix and pop it in the oven. Make it even more elegant by tucking in slices of garlic and herb goat cheese.

Rosemary Beef Tenderloin

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

From Better Homes and Gardens

A zesty rub and spicy pesto topping adds pizzazz to simple grilled steak.

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto

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