Beef For Dinner

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Beef for dinner. We’ve all heard this as a delicious treat to look forward to. For some it’s high on the list, and for others it might be an unusual option. However tonight we’re going to be serving up a feast that can only be described as PURE BEEF…! Have you ever tried Beef For Dinner? It’s so good! But it takes a lot of time to make. What do you do when you want Beef For Dinner, but don’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen?

Beef recipes

Make the most of beef cuts in various recipes. Use mince for cottage pie, stewing cuts for one-pots like beef stroganoff and fillets or sirloins for a Sunday roast.

  • Roast beef with red wine & banana shallotsA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratingsSucculent roast topside of beef, made especially irresistible with a mustard crust, piquant shallots and red wine enriched gravy
  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravyA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.150 ratingsSilverside and topside are cheaper and leaner cuts of meat, well-suited to slow-cooking. The stock and juices make a great sauce when combined with caramelised onions
  • Roast beef sirloin & béarnaise dauphinoiseA star rating of 5 out of 5.1 ratingWow guests with an intensely flavoursome, peppered sirloin joint. Serve alongside our potatoes dauphinoise, enriched with tarragon, shallots and gruyère
  • Beef, leek & swede Cumberland pieA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratingsWith a golden swede, creamy potato and crunchy breadcrumb topping, this twist on a Cumberland pie is sure to become a warming winter staple
  • Beef stroganoffA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.213 ratingsMake a classic beef stroganoff with steak and mushrooms for a tasty midweek meal. Garnish with parsley and serve with pappardelle pasta or rice.
  • Next level steak & ale pieA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.41 ratingsDiscover the secret ingredients that take the humble steak and ale pie to new levels. But, be warned: one slice just won’t be enough
  • Beef bulgogi stir-fryA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratingsQuicker than a takeaway and so much better for you, this low-calorie stir-fry is easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes
  • Ale-glazed beef fillet with a crispy onion crustA star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratingsForget traditional turkey – try Tommy’s quick beef fillet for an alternative Christmas main. It’s a showstopping dish that’s easy to make
  • Easy roast beefA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.77 ratingsThis easy roast beef recipe with carrots and a simple gravy is ideal for a stunning Sunday dinner for the family. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare
  • Cottage pieA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.847 ratingsThis great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • Beef goulashA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.134 ratingsMake this hearty beef goulash to feed the family on chilly nights. Stir in the soured cream and parsley for an indulgent, crowd-pleasing supper
  • Beef cannelloniA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.68 ratingsThis is easier than you think to make and is so delicious, make double and pop one in the freezer
  • Next level beef stroganoffA star rating of 4.4 out of 5.48 ratingsLearn the secret to tender beef in our next-level beef stroganoff. We’ve given the flavour a boost with porcini powder to give the dish the wow factor
  • Rich raguA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.56 ratingsA rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
  • Beef & vegetable casseroleA star rating of 4.9 out of 5.563 ratingsA traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy – an ideal recipe for cheap cuts, as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish
  • Beef stroganoff with herby pastaA star rating of 4.5 out of 5.192 ratingsIf you usually serve beef stroganoff with rice, try it with pappardelle pasta instead – it works beautifully with the creamy sauce
  • Beef wellingtonA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.253 ratingsGordon Ramsay’s version of the classic steak dish – a showstopping centrepiece on a special occasion
  • Slow-cooker beef pot roastA star rating of 4.3 out of 5.126 ratingsGet this beef brisket in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, so that come evening-time your Sunday dinner is an absolute breeze. Perfect for busy family weekends
  • Beef & beetroot curryA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.52 ratingsThis vibrant purple root adds a welcome dash of colour and some healthy nutrients to an Indian spice pot
  • Beef bourguignon with celeriac mashA star rating of 4.8 out of 5.200 ratingsThis sumptuous, step-by-step recipe for slow-cooked stew from Gordon Ramsay makes a great winter supper
  • Healthy beef chow meinA star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratingsSwap your weekly takeaway for this healthy beef chow mein – it’s quick to cook and low in fat and calories
  • Muffin-topped winter beef stewA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.175 ratingsMuffin on stew? You’d better believe it – think of it as a lighter alternative to suet dumplings
  • Crispy chilli beefA star rating of 4.6 out of 5.364 ratingsDitch the takeaway and whip up this Chinese-inspired flash-fried steak with a sweet gingery sauce and red peppers
  • Spiced roast beef with red wine gravyA star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratingsMarinade your fillet with peppercorn, fennel and mustard seeds then roast until rare – the gravy is gluten-free too!

Easy, Tasty Dinners to Make with Any Kind of Beef

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There’s a reason beef has a regular place in our weekly meal plans (several reasons, actually!). Beef is an incredibly versatile and affordable option (depending on how you shop) that can be cooked into many different types of dinners. We all know ground beef can be easily turned into dozens of recipes, including burgers , stir-fries, and casseroles. If a meaty steak is what you’re after, it’s surprisingly fast to cook up on the stovetop. And large, tough cuts of beef, like a top round or chuck roast, are ideal for slow roasts and stews (preferably in the slow cooker or Instant Pot).

Whatever you have on hand and whether you’re budgeting money or time, here are 35 tasty beef recipes that have something for everyone.

Ground Beef Recipes

Not only is a pack of ground beef totally budget-friendly, but it can be used for so many different meals. Take your pick between casseroles, tacos, stir fry, soup, and more.

Taco Soup

Soup + tacos = one dreamy bowl that rivals even the best chili.

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Cowboy Casserole

This ultra-comforting casserole is packed with lots of melty cheddar and topped with a crispy layer of tater tots.

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Easy, Creamy Beef and Shells

If you grew up loving Hamburger Helper, you’re going to love this quick and easy from-scratch version of cheesy beef and shells.

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Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet

Meet your new dinner favorite — a one-pot pasta riff on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

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Easy Ground Beef Tacos

These easy ground beef tacos are a winning weeknight dinner loaded with moist, flavorful beef and your favorite toppings.

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Weeknight Cabbage Rolls

A weeknight version of the traditional savory meat-and-rice filling rolled up in tender cabbage

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Ground Beef Taco Casserole

This recipe is everything you love about classic ground beef tacos baked into an easy casserole, then topped with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheddar.

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One-Pot Weeknight Beef Stroganoff

Tender noodles, ground beef, and mushrooms are all cooked together in a single pot for this weeknight-friendly spin on the classic.

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Crispy Orange Ground Beef & Veggies

Inspired by a takeout favorite, this weeknight recipe partners crispy ground beef with stir-fried veggies and a sticky-sweet orange sauce.

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Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice

We’ve paired up beef and broccoli with another takeout staple, fried rice, resulting in a one-pan meal loaded with crisp-tender broccoli, savory ground beef, and fragrant, garlicky rice.

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How to make the best roast beef dinner – with time plan!

It can take a little planning to make sure everything is on the table at the same time, but nothing can beat a home-cooked roast beef dinner! Today I’m going to show you how to achieve that with a step-by-step plan.

Overhead image of roast beef dinner

I started making roast dinners about 29 years ago. I know that makes me sound REALLY old, but actually I was just 11 when my mum got me started and taught me how with the aid of a big ole’ list. I honestly think learning to juggle multiple elements of a meal so early on is what gave me confidence in the kitchen and kick started my passion for everything food!

I wanted to share my full plan for making a roast dinner with you guys. You can find the steps in the recipe card below, and I’ve also got a free printable guide that includes times for every single step.

We’re having:

Roast beef:

Tall image of Roast beef on a board with roast potatoes

Yorkshire Puddings:

Roast potatoes with salt and fresh thyme leaves

Crispy Roast potatoes:

Cauliflower cheese with spoonful taken out

Easy cauliflower cheese:

Bowl of steamed carrots with butter and black pepper

Simple buttered carrots:

Beef gravy in white jug surrounded by beef and potatoes

And Rich, beef gravy (and plenty of it!):

I have created separate recipes for each of these roast dinner components that I’ve been publishing over the last day or so, so you can pull them out to use with any meal. This is where I want to pull it all together so we can make sure everything is finished on time and cooked perfectly.

Overhead of joint of roast beef with roast potatoes

One of the things that’s kind of tricky about cooking roast beef, Yorkshires, roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese, is that they all need the oven – and some of those at different temperatures!

But we’re going to give the beef a long resting time (don’t worry – it will stay warm, and the extra resting times means it will be lovely and juicy), so the roasties and yorkshires have enough time to get crispy, and the cauliflower cheese has the time to turn golden and bubbly.

Gravy being poured onto a roast beef dinner

I know there are a lot of steps there, but I really hope it helps you to prepare an awesome roast beef dinner!

I know this post has got you drooling for more roast Dinners then check out our Roast Dinner Category for more roast dinner deliciousness.  We’ve got Roast Pork with ULTIMATE crispy crackling, our super popular Roast PotatoesHomemade Apple Sauce, a Roast Lamb Shoulder and if you’re looking for a simple one-pot method, I also have a one-pot slow cooker roast beef and vegetable recipe with rich gravy.

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