We’ve rounded up our 16 best beef recipes, all of which are pretty easy, and super delicious. These are our favorite ideas for how to cook beef that are anything but boring!
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This easy Chinese stir fry is loaded with tender beef slices and the most delicious stir-fry sauce made with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and beef broth! A quick marinade tenderizes the beef and you will wow your family with its amazing flavor! You can add favorite vegetables like broccoli for a quick restaurant-quality beef and broccoli stir fry.
Grilled beef is tender, juicy, and flavorful. This steak is grilled to caramelized perfection for a satisfying steak dinner you can easily prepare.
Tender and comforting beef tips and noodles are the perfect dish to serve for a Sunday dinner with the family. The beef is simmered low and slow in a creamy sauce and it’s served on a bed of egg noodles. All you need is a side of steamed broccoli or asparagus for a hearty and satisfying meal.
If you’re a fan of shredded beef, you’ll want to give this Mexican shredded beef recipe a try! Also called Machacha, it is full of delicious Mexican flavor and would be the perfect dish to feed a crowd on game day!
The salt-cured corned beef brisket is rubbed with pickling spice, and cooked low and slow in a water bath at 175°F degrees. This Irish staple is sure to be the star of your St. Patrick’s Day feast! Serve it with cabbage or make a warm, cheesy Reuben sandwich.
This is classic Midwestern comfort food that sticks to your ribs. Rich and flavorful, this family favorite recipe is affordable and easy to prepare in the slow cooker!
These beef cheeks are braised low-and-slow with red wine, vegetables and aromatic herbs. This dinner melts in your mouth with delicious beefy flavors, and it’s easy to make in the slow cooker, oven or stovetop!
This is a fiery stir fry of beef, vegetables and peanuts a sweet and savory sauce. It’s an adaptation of kung pao chicken, the Szechuan dish with spicy, mouth-numbing heat. Skip the takeout and make your own at home!
This Chinese favorite is surprisingly easy to make at home in under 30 minutes. It’s loaded with extra-wide ho fun rice noodles, tender beef slices and flavorful vegetables. Then it’s all tossed in a delicious homemade chow fun sauce that tastes like it came from your favorite Chinese restaurant!
This delicious lo mein combines tender beef with noodles and vegetables in a homemade lo mein sauce. This beef lo mein recipe is ready in just 20 minutes for a delicious weeknight dinner that’s so much better than takeout.
Mongolian beef with tender and tender and juicy strips of beef smothered in an irresistible sticky, slightly sweet and savory ginger garlic sauce, just like at P.F. Chang’s. All you need is a few simple ingredients and 20 minutes to make this restaurant favorite at home.
This simple stew has tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef with carrots, onions, and potatoes simmered in a rich sauce. It’s a hearty and satisfying dinner that you can easily make ahead of time.
This lo mein meal prep is one of the easiest and most flavorful meal prep recipes with only 20 minutes of preparation, allowing you to save time and money while making healthier choices on-the-go!
This chow mein is a quick and easy one pot meal loaded with tender beef, flavorful vegetables and fried noodles. It comes together in just 20 minutes for a delicious weeknight dinner the entire family will love…
This Philly cheesesteak Recipe is a classic combination of thinly shaved beef and melted cheese in a soft and crusty roll. It is easy to make at home and rivals the best philly cheesesteaks in Philadelphia!
This is a Southern dish that’s made to impress. Spice it up with some bacon, BBQ sauce, bell pepper, onions and spices! Plus, the homemade sauce will give your baked beans a sweet and spicy flavor boost!
Best Beef Stir Fry Recipe
- 1 1/2 lb flank steak (You can also use skirt steak or flat iron steak)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
- 3 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
- 1/3 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 green onions
- Slice the beef into thin strips that are 2-inch long and 1/4 inch thick (It’s best to cut against the grain). You can freeze the steak for about 30-45 minutes so that it’s much easier to cut into thin slices.
- In a medium bowl, mix together soy sauce and cornstarch.
- Add the beef and let marinate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. (If the marinating time is longer than 1 hour, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.)
- Place a wok or skillet on high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil.
- When the oil is hot, add minced ginger and garlic.
- Once fragrant, stir in marinated beef together with all the sauce. Don’t overcrowd the pan, and cook in small batches if needed.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add brown sugar, beef broth (or water) and green onions and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Remove beef to a plate.
- In the same wok, add another tablespoon of oil, stir-fry the vegetables of your choice for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.
- Add back cooked beef and mix with the vegetables. (You can also add cooked noodles)
- Remove from heat, sprinkle with green onions, serve and enjoy!
- Flank, skirt, or flat iron steak work the best for this recipe.
- If you are short of time, even a 10-minute marinating makes a big difference, so don’t skip this step.
- Wok is best for making Chinese food and works especially well when you need to flash fry the meat at high temperature. If you don’t have a wok, a large skillet will work as well.
- Make sure your wok or skillet is hot enough before adding the beef.