Southern Beef Main Dish Recipes

Looking for Southern beef recipes? Allrecipes has more than 30 recipes for chicken fried steak, BBQ, hamburgers, and skillet dinners, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Bourbon Street Rib-Eye Steak

Rating: 4 stars 128
After eating this style of steak in a restaurant a few times, I worked on making my own marinade. The results are tender and do not have an overbearing bourbon taste. This marinade is very different from the only other one I have seen on this site.

Chicken Fried Steak Cuban Style

Rating: 4 stars 58
Delicious and tasty chicken fried steaks with a zesty Latin touch.

Elaine's Sweet and Tangy Loose Beef BBQ

Rating: 4.5 stars 280
This recipe is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creation. I researched several BBQ recipes online and in my cookbooks and combined bits and pieces of different things I liked about them. The result was a wonderful and tangy loose BBQ for sandwiches that is very easy to make and takes little hands-on time. My in-laws who are in their 70s both said it was the best BBQ they had ever had. It was awesome!

Chicken Fried Steak I

Rating: 4 stars 187
Breaded and deep fried beef cutlets are known as chicken fried steak because of the similarity in cooking method to fried chicken. This is a family recipe that we have used for years. Vegetable oil may be used in place of shortening for frying.

Cuban Ropa Vieja

Rating: 4.5 stars 729
Slow-cooked shredded beef in a tomato sauce. Delicious with rice and beans.

Smothered Hamburger Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 101
Warning: can become habit-forming and a weekly regular on your kitchen table. Good change of pace from traditional burgers, great served with mashed potatoes or rice. It's so easy to tweak and add your own twist to this meal. Good Southern comfort food.

N'Awlins Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
Momma's Peppers...Whenever my mother prepares this Stuffed Bell Pepper dish, everyone in the family finds an excuse to 'drop by' for a visit to my parents' home. Being a fourth generation native New Orleanian, my mother offers a plate of food to anyone who stops by for a visit...that's why this recipe makes twelve servings!
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Oklahoma Brisket

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
This is absolutely fabulous and so easy. Brisket that isn't dried out can be so good. The bar-b-que sauce is also wonderful and can be used for other meat dishes.

Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Pork Sausage Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
My grandmother use to make this for my grandfather. She passed the recipe down to my mom who use to make this for our family, but especially for my father who absolutely LOVED this! I now make this for my husband! I serve this with buttered corn and smashed garlic potatoes!

Southern Skillet Dinner

Rating: 4 stars 54
This is an awesome dinner on a cold winter night. It is inexpensive and a great way for the kids to take in some vegetables without any fuss. It's great served with warm bread and butter.

The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 1449
This chicken fried steak recipe is a Southern dish your family will love!

Ground Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 376
This simple, homey ground beef and cabbage recipe will remind you of home!

Inspiration and Ideas

Oxtails with Gravy
Rating: Unrated 166
Oxtails cooked in a delicious savory broth until fall-of-the-bone tender.
Country-Style Steak
Rating: Unrated 458
Mmmm...mmm... This is the recipe that my momma passed down to me. Born and raised in the South, and my momma was raised on a farm, so my family knows a lot about southern cookin'. With this recipe, don't be shy to add other spices to it. This goes great with mashed potatoes, green beans and sweet tea. You can use the gravy from the steak for the mashed potatoes.
Slow Roasted BBQ Beef Roast
Rating: 4.5 stars 21

Three words describe this roast: juicy, tender, flavorful.