Beef Main Dish Recipes

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Beef Stroganoff III

Rating: 4.6 stars
2041
I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. This can be served over either rice or noodles. A little work but worth the effort.

Beef Tenderloin with Ginger-Shiitake Brown Butter

Rating: 4.63 stars
38
Asian-inspired flavors with a French technique give this dish its own unique spin. It's easy to make as well!

Blue Cheese Beef Tenderloin

Rating: 4.72 stars
244
This is a recipe for whole beef tenderloin baked and topped with a blue cheese sauce.

Crispy Orange Beef

Rating: 4.47 stars
758
A delicious crispy and sweet, yet mildly spiced beef stir-fry recipe. Great served with steamed rice and broccoli.

Easy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.59 stars
6012
This is a very easy and no fail recipe for meatloaf. It won't take long to make at all, and it's quite good!

Ground Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 4.41 stars
239
My mother was a country cook, plain and simple. But as I have traveled and worked and experienced foods from around the world, I look back and realize that many of the dishes she prepared, while simple, were perfect for that moment. Sometimes we have to put emotion and love in a dish to make it extra-special. The dish I am going to give you today is one like that. Simple and easy, yet full of love and goodness. My mother used to serve this with corn on the cob and cornbread. Very inexpensive and very good as well. Enjoy an Ozark memory...

Abuela's Picadillo

Rating: 4.64 stars
16
This is my grandmother's Cuban picadillo (ground beef hash/chili) recipe which is usually served with white rice, beans and plantains. Picadillo also goes great with mashed potatoes and can be made without the squash. This dish is a favorite at home so I usually make 2 pounds to have leftovers for making empanadas (meat pies) the next day. Picadillo also freezes well. Of course my kids say this is the best picadillo they've ever had and I have to agree!

The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

Rating: 4.52 stars
763
When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.

Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Rating: 4.82 stars
1493
Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork mixture. You can substitute water or beef broth for the milk, if preferred.

Absolute Best Liver and Onions

Rating: 4.65 stars
509
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!

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

Rating: 4.44 stars
15
Quick, 45-minute marinade steak, pan-seared with cast iron, finished in oven directly on cast iron skillet.

Salisbury Steak

Rating: 4.42 stars
3473
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!
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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

"Loved this! Down-to-earth comfort food for the meat and potato crowd. Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out delicious." – KenC

Chef John's Ricotta Meatballs

"This is my recipe of choice now. Loved it!" – Tracy McDowell Roda

Italian Baked Meatballs

Rating: 4.69 stars
24

This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.