30-Minute Beef Main Dish Recipes

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Marinated Flank Steak

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A wonderful flank steak on the grill recipe I invented that friends just love! My girls think this is great, and it doesn't take long to grill. This also works great when sliced and used for fajitas.
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Easy Grilled Tri Tip

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A great way to quickly grill large cuts of tri-tip beef. You can even make it on a busy weeknight! I've also made this for BBQ parties. It's better than buying a bunch of steaks!

Barbeque Beef Casserole

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A wonderful, quick, and inexpensive recipe for those time crunched dinners. Just throw together and bake. Adjust your seasonings for your own taste.

Beef and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches

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This is my family's favorite sandwich! We like it served with a nice fresh Caesar salad. Don't be intimidated by the extra sharp provolone's smell - it's really awesome when melted into the sandwich!

Quick Beef Stir-Fry

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Quick and easy. I make this on my busiest weeknights.

Creamed Chipped Beef On Toast

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My mom used to make this recipe. It can also be made with 3/4 pound browned, drained hamburger. We called it SOS: Same Ole Stuff. Great comfort food! Either recipe is easy to make and tastes great with a cold beer. Serve over toast.

Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Taking just a little extra time to make this flavorful ground beef makes all the difference in your homemade tacos!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs II

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I got this recipe from my mother-in-law shortly after I was married. Now it is a favorite of our kids. I like to serve it over rice.

Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

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Here is a classic Cuban recipe for ground beef that is typically eaten over white rice. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas. It's delicious with fried ripe plantains.

Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter

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I have never tasted any other steak that came even close to the ones made with this recipe. If you are having steak, don't skimp on flavor to save a few calories. The butter makes this steak melt in your mouth wonderful.
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Chicago-Style Hot Dog

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The Chicago Dog is a Windy City classic, and a big favorite with sports fans! The frank must be all-beef, the bun must be poppyseed, the ingredients must be piled onto the bun in the order specified. And whatever you do, don't spoil the splendor with ketchup!

Basic Salisbury Steaks

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These are delicious steaks my mom used to make when I was growing up. They are easy too! They go great with mashed potatoes or white rice and have a flavorful sauce left over, almost like a gravy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Broccoli Beef

"Super fast and easy to get this on the table. All ready in less than 30 minutes." – ~TxCin~ILove2Ck

Butcher's Steak (Hanger Steak)

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Butcher (or hanger) steak is great pan cooked, broiled, or grilled. It takes to marinades wonderfully, and really can be substituted for any cut of steak. Just be sure to take the time to trim it well.

Steak and Rice

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A meal in itself. A spicy beef and bell pepper combo served over a bed of rice. This recipe is an instant favorite and economical, too.