what can i cook with beef

Beef: Its definitely whats for dinner tonight. If youve found yourself in an inevitable cooking rut (or reaching for the takeout menu), searing up a juicy steak, simmering chuck roast in a massaman curry, or even just frying up a classic cheeseburger will quickly liven up any weeknight. With so many cuts to consider, our best beef recipes mean you could truly have a new hearty and filling meal every night of the month and then some!

No matter which cut you choose (even if you go the ultra-simple ground beef route), you cant deny how versatile beef is. And if youre new to cooking beef (or even just a little bit intimidated by it), its way simpler than youd expect. Some cuts like short ribs, beef tenderloin, and corned beef brisket benefit from slower braises and roasts (which means minimal babysitting), while steaks cook up fast and really benefit from keeping things super-simple.

Speaking of steaks, every member of Team Delish has their own favorite cut of steak, and we think each home cook should have a killer steak technique in their back pocket. Not sure which cut of steak to grill? Weve got a guide to all the kinds of steak every home cook should know, including favorites like filet mignon, strip steak (which we love for steak and eggs), and sirloin (especially in our steak au poivre soup recipe). At the end of the day, nothing beats cooking a steak on a hot skillet, good flaky salt, and simply listening for that beautiful sizzle. We have a pretty good feeling youll be a grill-master in no time! Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Beef stew is a cold weather essential. While its a perfect meal all on its own, we also love beef stew served over some al dente egg noodles. Want something a little heartier? Try ladling a bit of stew over some garlic mash.

Amish Beef & Noodles

The Amish have made many amazing contributions to the world of food (pies, friendship bread, haystack dinners, Amish peanut butter… the list goes on!), but no dish is more iconic than beef and noodles. Chunks of juicy slow-cooked beef mingling with tender egg noodles in a rich broth? It’s comfort in a bowl.

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Roast beef might sound fancy and complicated to make, but its actually quite simple! With a good piece of meat and some simple herbs, you can have roast beef thats way more tender and flavorful than the store-bought kind. Pair it with pillowy mashed potatoes smothered in your favorite gravy.

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Akin to a Puerto Rican lasagna, pastelón layers up crispy fried sweet plantains with melty mozzarella cheese and picadillo, a mix of ground beef, tomatoes, sofrito, herbs, briny olives, and a pop of sweetness from raisins. It takes a bit to prepare all the elements, but it’s worth it for this sweet and savory dish you can easily serve to a crowd.

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Whenever we crave steak, this dish is always what we want to make. It comes together quickly and is so full of flavor. It makes us forget chicken fettuccine Alfredo ever existed. If you want the steak without the pasta, may we suggest Cajun butter steak?

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Featuring a spicy tomato broth studded with bacon, kielbasa sausage, ground beef, potatoes, pinto beans, and corn, a bowl of this stew is sure to keep you full from dusk til dawn, whether thats roping cattle on the ranch or schlepping from yoga to the office to cooking dinner after work. Serve this with buttered cornbread instead of tortilla chips for an even more filling meal.

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Looking for an indulgent, protein-packed breakfast? Look no further. This super-savory dish is delicious with herb-roasted potatoes or crispy hash browns, but if youre on a low-carb kick, try it with cabbage hash browns instead.

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Pappardelle is a classic choice for Bolognese and is often sold as fresh pasta instead of dried. You can of course venture to make your own fresh pasta or use your own favorite kind of noodles. There are no rules here, except for one: Top the whole thing with lots of fresh Parmesan.

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Hamburger steak is similar to Salisbury steak in that both are covered in an onion and mushroom gravy, but what separates this version from Salisbury steak is a more simply-flavored patty mixture and the omission of tomato-based ingredients like tomato paste and ketchup, resulting in an unadulterated, beefier bite.

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If youve always been intimidated by preparing beef tenderloin—dont be. This roast is actually surprisingly easy to make and is the perfect centerpiece to any special occasion dinner. Served with our creamy horseradish sauce, this dish is sure to become a staple main dish next to your roasted potatoes and veggie sides.

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A fusion between Thai, Indian, and Malaysian cuisines, this mildly sweet curry features tender braised beef, potatoes, and onions simmered in a richly spiced, aromatic coconut broth. Served over rice, there’s nothing more satisfying and delicious.

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This homemade sloppy Joe recipe is the ultimate comforting weeknight win. Particularly if you find yourself asking, “How far can I stretch this package of ground beef?” Six servings, one skillet, and it’s on the table in 30 minutes.

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A double-purpose chimichurri acts as a marinade for the steak and a finishing sauce for these bowls; the not-too-spicy jalapeño sauce provides a tangy, creamy counterpoint—plus, its versatility means it can go on anything and everything.

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If you do it right, homemade beef bourguignon is a labor of love. Its certainly not a quick weeknight dinner. BUT that doesnt mean its hard. Heres the basic rundown: Sauté bacon, sear beef in bacon fat (yum!), add veggies and stir to coat with flour, add wine and broth, transfer to oven, bake until beef is super-tender, make Julia Child proud.

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Air Fryer Beef & Broccoli

what can i cook with beef

This classic Chinese-American dish features tender strips of beef, perfectly cooked broccoli florets, and a savory-sweet sauce. Bonus: Since it only takes 30 minutes, it might be even faster than takeout!

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Some people like to make their own puff pastry for their beef Wellington. Those people are crazy. Well, maybe not crazy, but definitely overachievers. Weve found that not only is store-bought puff pastry much more convenient, but its also incredibly delicious. Were particularly fond of this brand, and honestly dont think we could make a better version if we tried.

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Thinking beef for dinner? Weve got you covered. These easy recipes are all you need for making a delicious meal.

Before moving ahead check this this slow-cooker carne asada recipe is perfect for the days when you’re around the house, checking off your cleaning list, or binging Netflix.

My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the two things together to make this steak salad recipe. The sweet-tartness of dried cranberries pairs deliciously with the cheese, creamy avocado and balsamic vinegar. It’s irresistible! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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FAQ

What do you cook beef to?

The USDA recommends steaks and roasts be cooked to 145°F (medium) and then rested for at least 3 minutes. To ensure food safety, ground beef should be cooked to a minimum 160°F (well done).

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