300 Calorie Beef Main Dish Recipes

Find recipes for burgers, sloppy joes, barbecued beef, and more with 300 calories or less per serving, rated & reviewed by home cooks like you.

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Tender Juicy Skirt Steak (Churrasco)

Rating: 4 stars 5
Ever wondered how to get a well-cooked, juicy piece of meat, without butterflying it or cutting down the middle to see if it's done and has a good color? Here you go! Serve with steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, salad, rice, or whatever you fancy.

Andie's Quick 'n Easy Sneaky Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
I cobbled this recipe together from a myriad of online recipes. I couldn't find a more veggie-friendly option, and had BBQ sauce in the fridge. This is a kiddo and grandkid-friendly recipe you can whip up for an in-a-pinch meal... or add it to your regular menu rotation and get those veggies in without a struggle!

Best Burgers Yet

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
I've been working hard on the best burgers for a long time. I've found this relatively simple recipe to be delicious and rich in flavor, with the lard being the secret ingredient. You could substitute another fat, but for best results lard is the answer! Get creative with toppings!

Bren's Italian Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
The perfect addition to any tomato sauce.

Chipotle Barbacoa

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This is as close to a certain big chain's barbacoa meat I have ever made! It is full of intense flavors such as garlic, cayenne, and sweet, smoky chipotle. Make sure you scale down the cayenne and serrano if you can't handle heat because this recipe is packin' lots of it! Serve on corn or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro and topped with lime cilantro rice (from this website), black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Lasagna Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Italian cupcakes.

Lighter Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Low-fat favorite with added fiber.

Mississippi Pot Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 356
Mississippi pot roast is easy to make in the slow cooker with chuck roast, ranch dressing, au jus gravy mix, and pepperoncini peppers.

Air Fryer Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 25
Air fryer meatballs are quick and easy and cook up browned and tender.

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 745
Dried beef in a creamy white sauce with cayenne is a comfort food classic.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Bangin' Smokey Beef Brisket
Rating: Unrated 50
"This was great. We made brisket tacos with it and served it southwest broccoli slaw and beans." – LOVETOCOOK
Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat
Rating: Unrated 1271
"My husband loves this! We especially like the leftovers for tacos or enchiladas." – COLLEEN
Sloppy Joes II
Rating: Unrated 7604
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Rating: 4.5 stars 734

A very simple Chinese stir-fry dish which is fabulous in taste. I saw my husband going for two additional servings of it and I had to remind him to leave some for the rest of the family! Serve with hot steamed rice.