Kids' Beef Recipes

Looking for beef family recipes? Allrecipes has more than 9 trusted kid-favorite beef recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Rating: 4.55 stars
This recipe goes together quickly and does not need a lot of time in the slow cooker. It's a delicious way to add flavor to ground beef and the children love it! The gravy is delightful served over mashed potatoes.

Johnny Marzetti Casserole

Rating: 4.41 stars
Kids love this buffet-ready casserole dish. My mother-in-law used to make a simpler version of this for my husband when he was growing up. This version pushes the flavor profile a bit. I prefer to have this dish sit overnight before baking as the flavors improve and the pasta absorbs some of the sauce so the consistency is just right.

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a Mexican version of the Shepherd's Pie that is so popular in the UK. I decided to try this one night when I did not have any mashed potatoes. Its cheap, quick and easy...and my kids loved it! Serve with a tossed green salad for a great family meal!

Best Beef and Broccoli

Rating: 4.29 stars
I've had this recipe for years. It's a great way to use leftover beef or you can buy an inexpensive cut and do it from scratch. My kids love it because of the soup. Tenderize the steak with a mallet prior to cooking, if desired.

Ruby Drive Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.47 stars
I get requests to make this for every neighborhood get together. Thanks to my mother in law for this recipe made with ketchup and salsa! Super easy and delicious!

Taco in a Bag

Rating: 4.63 stars
I love Taco in a Bag! I had this recipe at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. My family loves them too! The chip bag serves as a shell for the tacos.

Swen's Smokehouse Beef Jerky

Rating: 4.69 stars
While messing around one night trying to figure out a new recipe my husband created this and everyone loved it!

Dog Food Dip

Rating: 4.48 stars
This dip recipe was given to me by a co-worker some 15 or more years ago. She made it for potlucks at work, and it was always gone from the nurse's station before the rest of the food was put out! It's a simple mixture of beef and cheese, but it should always be made a day in advance to allow the flavors to blend. Serve with your favorite corn chips.

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Barbecue

Rating: 4.25 stars
Good served on buns, and great chili for hot dogs.

Chef John's Beef Sliders

Rating: 4.66 stars
Sliders are a small version of a hamburger. A little trick helps you to get them all the same size so they cook evenly and look very professional. Do a couple of tests to determine your perfect degree of doneness and cook all the burgers the same amount of time.

Simple Beef Tips and Noodles

Rating: 4.13 stars
This is one of my family favorites; it's a great starter recipe for using a pressure cooker. It is wonderful any time of year, but we like it best in the cooler weather. Very quick and easy to make after a day at work. It can also be made in a slow cooker.

Alphabet Soup

Rating: 4.31 stars
A quick and easy vegetable soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Impossibly Easy Taco Pie

No taco shells are needed for enjoying the great taco flavor of this easy main-dish pie.

Pepperidge Farm® Sloppy Giuseppe's

Beef, veal and pork simmered with onion, garlic and Prego® Flavored with Meat Italian Sauce, spooned onto Pepperidge Farm® Garlic Bread and topped with Cheddar cheese. These sandwiches are great with cole slaw, pickles and chips. For dessert serve vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet.

Island Burger

Thousand Island dressing is the perfect burger condiment - made with mayonnaise, ketchup and sweet pickle, it includes all the best burger condiments in one bottle! Spread this on your bun, top each with a well-seasoned burger, and tuck in to a great tasting dinner any night of the week.