Looking for beef recipe ideas for dinner? Planning out how to use that bulk beef you got on sale?
Have no fear, we’ve got some of the best tasting beef recipes you can make all in one place! No matter how you want to cook your beef, we’ve got a recipe for it!
Beef Recipe Ingredients (Things you’ll want to have on hand)
- Your Choice of Beef Cuts (ground beef, steak, roast, etc)
- Seasonings of Choice (Head Country Seasoning, McCormick Packet Seasonings, etc)
- Vegetables of Choice (Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots)
Ways to Save Money on Beef
Beef might look a bit expensive, and it can be if you aren’t paying attention to the prices. We’ve got some great tips on how to save money on beef in addition to recipes that you can use for multiple cuts of beef!
- Buy in Bulk – You can buy a “tube” of 5lbs or 10lbs at your local Walmart store. You can then section this out for your meals and place it into Ziploc Gallon Freezer Bags, throw it in the freezer and save it for later in the week.
- Skip the Pretty Packaging – You pay more for the Styrofoam packages of ground beef than you do buying the rolls of ground beef.
- Buy Discounted Meat – Most grocery stores mark down meat as it gets closer to the sell-by date. You can purchase it and freeze it or put it into your meal plan for that week to use it quickly.
Check out 7 Easy Frugal Meals for Families
Beef Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein – Avoid the cost of expensive take-out and make your own beef and broccoli at home! An extra perk is this cooks up in 30 minutes or less!
Beef Stroganoff – It takes just 30 minutes to make this filling meal! Adding in the pasta helps this meal feed more for less! This is one you can also use leftover meat from other meals and give it new life!
Mexican Steak Salad – This recipe can be made in just 20 minutes! A super easy to make steak with seasonings, veggies, and even a dressing to boot!
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes – Everyone loves a good messy sloppy joe and now you can add in another classic favorite, the Philly Cheesesteak! These are mouthwatering just looking at the recipe! It takes just 30 minutes to go from prep to plate!
Skillet Beef Nachos – Nachos are an easy-to-make food that can be scaled to feed a lot, therefore it’s perfect for large or small families! Don’t forget you can get chips at your local dollar store (mix it up and use nacho dorito chips too)
Air Fryer Beef Recipes
Air Fryer Loaded Mini Meatloaf – Another recipe you can make in your new best kitchen gadget! These take just 10-12 minutes to make! You can “load” them however you like with your favorite cheese, seasonings and more!
Air Fryer Cheesy Beef Pastelillo – These are a quick an healthy way to create a great dinner! It takes less than 12 minutes to cook up a batch!
Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
Slow Cooker Pot Roast – Slow Cooker recipes are always a hit in every family, plus the cook is appreciative of them because it’s less time standing over a stove right? This recipe makes 6 servings and can be adjusted to basic ingredients to save time and money.
Slow Cooker Deep Dish Lasagna – Feeding a large family? This recipe is good to go! This recipe can feed 12-18 people in one round. Plus all the ingredients are super store brand-friendly!
Slow Cooker Beef Ragu – Simplify this recipe down to make it frugal friendly and it still comes out amazing! Served with pasta it helps complete a filling meal!
Instant Pot Beef Recipes
Poor Man’s Stew (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker) – While the name may throw you off this is actually a perfect way to use up leftovers in the fridge! This isn’t your traditional stew because instead of more expensive cuts of meat you use just regular ground beef!
Instant Pot Beef Roast – This recipe calls for about 2lbs of roast beef so you will need to adjust up or down depending on the weight of your roast.
Gluten-Free Instant Pot Beef Stew – For those needing Gluten-free options, here’s an easy-to-follow and healthy Instant Pot recipe to follow! 8 ingredients complete this meal (you can adjust for allergies and seasonings).
Stove Top/Oven Beef Recipes
Whole30 Beef Burrito Bowls – A Whole30 friendly way to enjoy a healthy meal. Utilizing the seasonings from the meat you also cook the veggies in the sauce/juice after you’ve cooked the meat which adds to the flavor!
Barbacoa Beef Salad Bowls – This is a great walk-through of how to thoroughly cook this type of meat! Plus you can just shred it and use it for multiple meals (cook it ahead and freeze it for other meals).
Leftover Steak Stir Fry – While this is based on leftover steak it can be adjusted to use whatever leftover beef cuts you have. Coupled with new veggies it gives you a whole new meal!
Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy – Amazing step by step instructions on how to create these mouth-watering salisbury steaks but even better is this can become a super frugal and budget friendly recipe too! Use up ground beef and combine seasonings and fillers to complete this whole meal!
Beef Enchiladas – This recipe has an easy to follow video to show you how to create this delicious meal! Enchiladas are perfect for larger families as you can make large batches and freeze leftovers!
French Onion Beef Brisket – So brisket is a slightly more expensive cut of beef BUT if you can catch it on sale or clearance then grab it! You can literally make any meal with it! Add a filler of rice or potatoes and vegetables and it’s an amazing meal!
Korean Beef Bowls – If you want to mix dinner up and add in a new cuisine, these Korean Beef Bowls are prefect! Plus with this recipe you learn how to make a homemade Korean ginger garlic sauce (which goes amazing on so many foods).
Frybread Navajo Tacos – Frybread is amazing! In addition, add it with just about any meal and it gives it that extra taste that completes the meal, plus it’s very filling! This taco and frybread combo is sure to win the whole family over and have them asking for it to be added to the menu!