Cooking Beef for Two Recipes

Browse more than 100 beef recipes perfect for just the two of you. Find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

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Beef Steaks

Perfect Porterhouse Steak

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Perfectly Grilled Porterhouse Steak. Grilled either indoors or out.
Everyday Cooking


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Every time we visit Springfield, Illinois we have to eat one of their famous horseshoes. The cheese sauce is a little different depending on where you stop to eat, seems everyone has their own way of making it. But we love them all. If you only use one slice of bread and one hamburger patty it is called a ponyshoe. This recipe can also be made with chicken tenders in place of the hamburger patties.
Beef Stroganoff

Boyfriend Bait Beef Stroganoff

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Every woman needs a secret, killer recipe for the first time she cooks for a guy. May I offer this proven recipe? Serve over noodles or white rice.
Rib-Eye Steak

Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

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This beautiful marinade adds an exquisite flavor to these already tender steaks. The final result will be so tender and juicy, it will melt in your mouth.
Pasta Main Dishes

Laura's Lush Pasta Mix

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Pasta mixed with peppers, steak chunks, mushrooms, onions and tomato, topped with a sauce of your choice!
Sirloin Steak

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

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Quick, 45-minute marinade steak, pan-seared with cast iron, finished in oven directly on cast iron skillet.

Oven-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Herb Pan Sauce

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A steakhouse quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Swanson® Beef Stock, fresh herbs and a bit of cream combine to make a sophisticated pan sauce for quality beef tenderloin steaks.
Sponsored By Swansons
Fried Rice

Thai-Inspired Beef Fried Rice

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Ground beef and fragrant jasmine rice are tossed with bright Thai flavors to make a quick meal for two. Adjust the chili peppers to your family's tastes.
German Recipes

Chef John's Beef Rouladen

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For something that looks and tastes as impressive as this beef rouladen, it's actually one of the simplest stuffed meat recipes I know. You can pretty much use any cheap cut of beef; I used round steak, but rump, chuck, flap meat, and other similar cuts will work work.
Sponsored By Food Wishes
Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

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This is an elegant and quick romantic dinner for two. Wonderful served with steamed asparagus and baby red potatoes.

Delicious Grilled Hamburgers

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Juicy, smoky grilled hamburgers. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.
Filet Mignon

Surf and Turf for Two

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This is a simple way to make a special dinner any night of the week. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Serve shrimp alongside steaks with your favorite sides.

Inspiration and Ideas

Filet Mignon With Rich Balsamic Glaze

Date night will never be the same with this easy and flavorful filet mignon recipe.

Ramen Burger

Inspired by the original ramen burger food craze, you gotta try this version!

Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms

Rating: Unrated

Steak served with a sophisticated but easy pan sauce of shiitake mushrooms, tarragon, white wine, shallot, and butter. Impress your sweetheart with this dish!