Cooking Beef for Two Recipes

Browse more than 100 beef recipes perfect for just the two of you. Find recipes for steaks and burgers, beef noodles and stir-fry for your next two-person dinner.

Staff Picks

Perfect Porterhouse Steak

Rating: 4.41 stars
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Perfectly Grilled Porterhouse Steak. Grilled either indoors or out.

Horseshoe

Rating: 4.04 stars
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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.

Boyfriend Bait Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 4.06 stars
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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.

Armenian Pizzas (Lahmahjoon)

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is a dish my Uncle is famous for, but he has never written the recipe down. Through years of trial and error, I think I have pretty much got it as close as I can! Don't be too exact with your spices though, just flavor as you go to your own tastes--personally, I never measure mine out. These pizzas are great to put in the fridge overnight and grab as a quick lunch the next day with a dollop of plain yogurt on top!

Laura's Lush Pasta Mix

Rating: 4.1 stars
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Pasta mixed with peppers, steak chunks, mushrooms, onions and tomato, topped with a sauce of your choice!

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

Rating: 4.46 stars
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Quick, 45-minute marinade steak, pan-seared with cast iron, finished in oven directly on cast iron skillet.

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This sloppy joe recipe is quick and inexpensive. In addition to putting it on rolls, try this slightly sweet beef mixture over rice, biscuits, or baked potatoes.

Grilled Chili Steak with Garlic-Lime Butter

As we head into grilling season, this is something you should definitely add to the rotation. New York strip steaks are dry-brined with a chili rub, grilled to perfection, and topped with a rich garlic-lime butter providing a flavor profile similar to that of a bowl of chili. Serve with a cold potato salad, baked or barbecued beans, or a green salad if desired.

Chef John's Beef Rouladen

Rating: 4.56 stars
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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.

Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms

Rating: 4.37 stars
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Steak served with a sophisticated but easy pan sauce of shiitake mushrooms, tarragon, white wine, shallot, and butter. Impress your sweetheart with this dish!

Easy Flat Iron Steak in Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
93
This simple flat iron steak stays tender in a delicious wine sauce, and is a sure jaw dropper.

Men Love This Steak

Rating: 4.68 stars
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If you are looking for a special steak for your sweetie, look no further. This takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish; less if you choose to broil instead of BBQ. Flavorful and easy, this steak is tough to beat. I serve this with brown-and-serve sourdough bread or rolls. If you're really hungry, crumble some additional bacon and add a baked potato. Add candles and a bottle of full bodied red wine (like a cabernet from the Alexander Valley) for a romantic evening.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Filet Mignon With Rich Balsamic Glaze
Rating: Unrated
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Date night will never be the same with this easy and flavorful filet mignon recipe.
Ramen Burger
Rating: Unrated
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Inspired by the original ramen burger food craze, you gotta try this version!

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Rating: 4.67 stars
156

This sloppy joe recipe is quick and inexpensive. In addition to putting it on rolls, try this slightly sweet beef mixture over rice, biscuits, or baked potatoes.