Easy beef recipes
Try this fragrant beef shin rendang for a weekend dinner. If you find yourself with some leftovers then waste not want not because it’s freezable too.
Rich beef pie with cheesy Marmite cobbler crust
A great big hug of a recipe, with an unctuous slow-cooked beef filling and a cheesy Marmite cobbler crust.
Braised beef and mushroom pie
Rich braised beef is the star ingredient in this next-level pie, best served with buttery mash and plenty of gravy.
Beef is slow-cooked to give a fall-apart, tender texture in this traditional Greek-style stew, boasting layers of rich flavour thanks to red wine, allspice, cloves and cinnamon.
This creamy beef cannelloni is the perfect make-ahead family dinner, as chilling the ragu overnight allows the rich flavours to marry together. Serve alongside a green salad with an Italian-style balsamic salad dressing, or with garlic bread.
Taiwanese beef stir-fry
Erchen Chang’s punchy stir-fry sees beef marinated in honey, soy and oyster sauce, and takes just 15 minutes to cook.
Craft these Jalisco-style tacos with beef braised in a robust charred tomato sauce, featuring three chilli varieties. Pull the meat, stuff it in tortillas, and dip into the smoky juices for the perfect taco night.
Originating from Southern France, this robust pasta dish is made by simmering beef steak and sausages in a rich, chilli powder-laced tomato sauce.
Beef chilli fry
Traditionally eaten with poi, a Goan bread, to mop up the masala, this beef chilli fry is cooked with cinnamon, pepper and ginger. The two-step cooking ensures that the spices add flavour to the beef.
Braised ox cheeks
Slow-cooked beef is combined with punchy soy and mirin flavours to make an aromatic, umami-packed dish. Enjoy it spooned over rice, tossed into noodles, stuffed into steamed buns or even wrapped in Chinese pancakes.
Stroganoff steak and sweet potato wedges
Slather your steak in a creamy, paprika-laced stroganoff sauce and serve with homemade sweet potato wedges for a quick midweek meal for two. Try more steak recipes here.
These pastry treats, originating from Argentina, are filled with beef, tomato, smoked paprika and fiery cayenne.
Balsamic braised beef with cheesy polenta
Take beef shin to the next level by braising in rich balsamic and slow cooking until meltingly tender. Serve with smooth, cheesy polenta for a comforting Sunday lunch.
Mexican slow-cooked beef pasta bake
Slow cook beef shin in Mexican flavours until meltingly tender for the ultimate pasta bake to feed a crowd. Check out more pasta bakes here.
Jamaican beef patties
These Jamaican patties are stuffed with beef, onion, chilli and garlic – a great snack for parties, picnics and lunchboxes.
Bulgogi (Korean BBQ beef)
In this popular Korean dish, beef is marinated in a sweet soy sauce marinade, then served with freshly steamed rice, lettuce leaves, sesame seeds and sliced spring onions.
Beef and red wine stew
Cook pieces of beef shin in herby red wine stock until meltingly tender, then serve with creamy mash for a crowd pleasing weekend meal. Try our slow-cooker beef stew here.
Brisket sandwiches with beer onions and blue cheese
Get your friends over and slow cook this beef brisket for a simple yet filling way to feed a crowd. Serve with sweet onions and creamy blue cheese for extra indulgence.
The perfect steak
Learn how to cook the best steak of your life with the help of olive cookery writer and ex-chef Adam Bush.
Cajun picanha with bean salad
Check out this epic beef recipe with punchy cajun spices and a fresh bean salad. Picanha is also known as the top sirloin cap or the rump cap. Popular in the US and Brazil, it’s a pointed cut, so is great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of beef.
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Classic, easy beef bourguignon to eat now or freeze for later, this French inspired recipe serves 8 people
Beef shin macaroni
This epic slow-cooked beef dish comes from legendary London steak house, Hawksmoor. Beef shin is cooked in red wine and stock until meltingly tender then macaroni and cheese is added and baked to golden, bubbly perfection.
This recipe for beef ramen is comfort in a bowl. It doesn’t have to take hours to make, though. This version is ready in under 30 minutes and comes in at under 500 calories, making it achievable midweek. Try our other noodle soup recipes here.
Beef shin and red wine pie
This beef pie is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Using beef shin keeps the cost down as it’s a cheaper cut. You can easily freeze this ahead for a stress-free weekday meal.
Rib of beef with bone marrow butter
Cooking a huge rib roast can be quite daunting so we love this simplified method and the bone marrow butter takes it to the next level. Ask your butcher to split the bones for you.
Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot
We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, and this Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot is a definite winner. It’s a one-pot, so there’s minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour.
Quick, healthy and packed with flavour, beef pho is easier to make than you think. The Vietnamese have this fragrant noodle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Shanghai fried beef noodles
Ready in just 30 minutes, these Shanghai fried beef noodles make a great, easy meal for two midweek
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