Healthy Beef Dinner Ideas


Healthy Beef Dinner Ideas. This beef dinner ideas list will help you make beef recipes that are nutritious and delicious. Whether you’ve got a celebration coming up or just want to treat yourself, these beef dinner ideas will brighten up your evening. The recipes are simple to make and use fresh ingredients, but be warned: they’re so delicious that you might forget that they’re actually healthy!

Healthy beef recipes

Get inspired by our best ever healthy beef recipes, including succulent roasts, steaks, stews, chillis, curries and healthy spaghetti Bolognese.

Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.148 ratings

Silverside 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

  • Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

    Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.18 ratings

    If you’re looking for a light and healthy dinner then these kebabs are just the ticket – rich in folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C, plus 3 of your 5-a-day

  • Italian-style beef stew

    Healthy beef stew

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.190 ratings

    Try our easy, healthy beef stew recipe that’s packed full of vitamin C. This warming dinner is perfect for chilly nights

  • A plate serving 5-a-day Bolognese

    5-a-day Bolognese

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    Get all five of your five-a-day with this spaghetti Bolognese. The hidden veg in the sauce makes it ideal for kids and you can freeze any leftovers

  • A plate serving balsamic beef with beetroot & rocket

    Balsamic beef with beetroot & rocket

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Combine the rich flavours of balsamic and beetroot in a healthy beef dish that feels indulgent yet is low fat, low calorie and contains three of your five-a-day

  • Healthier beef wellington

    Healthier beef wellington

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Angela Nilsen’s all-time dinner party classic has just one-third of the fat of the traditional recipe

  • Beef & swede casserole

    Beef & swede casserole

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.14 ratings

    This gluten and dairy free casserole is hearty and comforting, packed with chunky meat and veg. Simple to prepare, serve up with seasonal greens

  • Lighter beef stew & dumplings

    Lighter beef stew & dumplings

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.36 ratings

    We’ve cut the calories and fat and boosted the fibre in this comforting casserole by using a lean cut of beef and upping the vegetables

  • Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

    Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.90 ratings

    Whip up a healthy chilli and bean pasta meal that’s full of fibre and vitamin B

  • Big-batch bolognese

    Big-batch bolognese

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.60 ratings

    Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that’s fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal

  • Chilli in pan with herbs and lime wedges

    Healthy chilli

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.61 ratings

    Use chunks of stewing beef in this healthy chilli con carne for a robust and filling dish. Serve with rice and coriander

  • Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.22 ratings

    Don’t reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It’s just as tasty as your favourite Chinese and healthier too.

  • Braised beef with cranberries & spices

    Braised beef with cranberries & spices

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Slow cook beef with cinnamon, saffron, coriander and harissa for a deeply fragrant rustic casserole

  • Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

    Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    A vibrant salad packed with yellow and red peppers, colourful onion, beef cooked to your liking and healthy grains

  • Low-fat moussaka

    Low-fat moussaka

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.48 ratings

    A rich and comforting Greek classic without the calories, what’s not to love?

  • Smoky beef stew

    Smoky beef stew

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Enjoy this simple stew for dinner, then pack into boxes to keep you going for lunches

  • Minced beef cobbler

    Minced beef cobbler

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.47 ratings

    A hearty yet healthy dish that’s perfect for a rainy evening, and it’s low-fat too

  • Quick beef & broccoli one-pot

    Quick beef & broccoli one-pot

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.31 ratings

    Create a delicious beef and broccoli meal in one pot, fast! Contains 2 of your 5-a-day

  • Quick cottage pie

    Quick cottage pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    A quick cottage pie that uses low-fat buttermilk in the mash

  • The ultimate makeover: Burgers

    Healthy burgers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.25 ratings

    Turn a barbecue favourite into a nutritious meal without compromising on taste with our easy healthy burgers

  • Steak supper for two or more

    Steak supper for two or more

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.20 ratings

    End the day with this special steak supper

  • Chilli con carne soup

    Chilli con carne soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    This is a soupy version of a classic chilli – kept mellow so children can enjoy it too

  • Beef schnitzel

    Beef schnitzel

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Junior Good Food readers, Olivia, Grace & Emma, share their child-friendly, pan-fried beef recipe

  • Thai beef salad in a bowl

    Easy Thai beef salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    This substantial salad is packed full of filling and flavour-packed ingredients, yet it’s low-fat and good for you


Healthy Beef Main Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious beef main dish recipes including ground beef, roast beef, stews and beef brisket. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

American Goulash

Rating: 4.5 stars20
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot.
Cheesy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Casserole

Rating: 4 stars11
Ground beef and cauliflower combine to create a hearty weeknight casserole that both kids and adults will love. Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream.

Ground Beef & Pasta Skillet

Rating: 4.5 stars14
Sneak extra vegetables into your child’s day (and yours too!) with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for an extra-healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite.

Skillet Ravioli Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars7
This easy inside-out ravioli lasagna is the ultimate weeknight comfort food–no layering or mixing bowls required. Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the beef. Look for fresh mozzarella balls (also called “pearls”) in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store.
Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans

Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans

Rating: 5 stars1
For a steak that’s deliciously tender, flavorful and not too fatty, we reach for strip (also known as New York strip or shell steak). It has less than half the saturated fat of a rib-eye but is more tender than leaner sirloin. Here, we cook green beans in the same pan used to sear the spiced steak. All those delicious drippings add richness to the beans—plus there’s one less pan to wash!
Biftekia (Spiced Beef Patties)

Biftekia (Spiced Beef Patties)

This style of preparing hamburgers is popular in Greece. The seasoned beef patties stay moist and delicious thanks to the liquid exuded when grating the tomato and onion—be sure not to drain any of it away. Serve with roasted potatoes and a green salad.

Skillet Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 3 stars5
This steak, broccolini and pea dinner is a one-skillet meal that will be on your table in just 25 minutes! The pan drippings combine with mushrooms, broth and grainy mustard to make a thick and delicious sauce.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars4
Upgrade baked beans from classic side dish to a meaty main meal by adding lean ground beef. The final result, a superfast hearty casserole, is an easy and fast dinner option. Ground turkey or even sausage would work nicely in this dish. Just watch the sodium.
Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Rating: 5 stars1
Inspired by stuffed peppers, this soup is ready faster and with fewer dishes too! Have fun with the toppings—we top it with onion, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips here, but salsa, sour cream and corn would also make stellar additions
Mini Meatloaves with Whipped Cauliflower and Green Beans

30-Minute Mini Meatloaves with Whipped Cauliflower & Green Beans

This speedy meatloaf dinner incorporates a number of pantry ingredients and shortcuts like frozen cauliflower and steam-in-the-bag green beans to cut way down on prep time. Baking the meatloaf in a muffin tin reduces cook time by more than half.

Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars9
Slash the calories and carbs of traditional stuffed peppers by swapping white rice for cauliflower “rice.” The riced cauliflower is hearty and won’t turn to mush during baking. Use an assortment of red, yellow, orange and green peppers to make an appealing presentation.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars5
Mounding a classic Philly cheesesteak mixture in a colorful bell pepper and melting cheese on top is an easy way to skip the bread and cut the carbs.
Yes, healthy beef recipes do exist! We’ve upgraded classics like sloppy joes and burgers and totally revamped tacos, and we even have a healthy beef stew that will satisfy just like Grandma’s version. Plus, each healthy meat recipe is under 500 calories, which means you can score loads of flavor and protein without using up your entire daily quota of calories.

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