45-Minute Beef Main Dish Recipes

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Mini Meatloaves

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Quick and easy to make. A family favorite. The ketchup and brown sugar give these loaves a tangy flavor.
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Broccoli Beef II

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A wonderful dish to make at home and it tastes like take-out. Beef strips are quickly marinated and then sauteed with broccoli and mushrooms in a rich sauce.

Fabulous Beef Tenderloin

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This beef tenderloin will melt in your mouth. We've had it for both of our Christmas dinners this year (2 families) and got RAVE reviews from everyone. Hard to believe it's so easy to prepare!

Ground Beef 'Wellington' with Fennel

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I took the idea of wrapping beef in pastry from the traditional beef Wellington to make a simpler dish with the kick of fennel seeds and cayenne. I serve these with tomato sauce.

Salisbury Steak

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This recipe has been in my family for years. It's easy to cook, but tastes like it took hours to make! I usually make enough extra sauce to pour over mashed potatoes. YUM!

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

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An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. Traditionally served with hot white rice or potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!

Absolute Best Liver and Onions

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This recipe will turn liver haters into converts. Very simple! The three things that will set your liver above all others are: 1) soak in milk, 2)turn liver as little as possible and 3) don't overcook!

The Best Chicken Fried Steak

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I received this recipe from a co-worker about 5 years ago. This is by far the best chicken fried steak I've ever had. I've made this numerous times for my picky eater son and my southern-raised better half, as well as other family and friends. I get nothing but rave reviews each time.

Meatball Sandwich

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Meatballs in tomato sauce with melted cheese on a lightly toasted baguette.

Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

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A great from-scratch salisbury steak and gravy recipe I found a long time ago. The mushroom and onion gravy is wonderful over mashed potatoes or rice. The gravy is still good without mushrooms. I've made it for my husband that way.

Air Fryer Meatballs

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After cooking meatballs in the air fryer, I will never bake them in the oven again. The insides stay nice and tender while the outsides get a slight crisp on them. The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze for later use. I have included those directions in the notes. Dip meatballs in marinara, if desired.

Air Fryer Meatloaf

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If you have an air fryer, try this simple recipe for meatloaf in under 1 hour.

Inspiration and Ideas

Stuffed Green Peppers II

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An easy and delicious way to prepare green peppers as a main dish.

Filipino Beef Giniling (Afritada Style)

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This dish is one of my favorites to eat. It's a comfort food for me, and I love it. This is my own personal way of making this. It's pretty easy to make and does not take long all. This dish is a Philippine dish, and it is usually eaten with white rice. Contrary to the picture, you will not add peas.

Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage

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This is a huge hit at potluck suppers. You can adjust the spiciness to your own palate. I also think it just gets better the next day!