Our Best 30-Minute Beef Recipes

From fancy steak suppers to simple pasta tosses, these meals are so good -- and so simple to make, even on hectic weeknights.


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Beef & Baby Spuds with Tomato-Olive Ragout

    Top steaks and potatoes with a warm relish of cherry tomatoes, garlic, green olives, and fresh oregano.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
2/22
Caprese Pasta and Steak

    Make a meal out of this fresh Caprese salad by adding pasta and steak. Store-bought basil pesto is the perfect topping for the dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Beef and Bean Stir-Fry

    Searching for a quick dinner? Try a stir-fry. This one pairs strips of beef with broccoli florets, carrots, onions, and beans in a tangy orange-soy dressing.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
4/22
Meatball and Pineapple Hoagies

    For a fun twist on the traditional meatball sub, skip the sauce and cover meatballs with pineapple and chutney. Crushed red pepper adds just the right amount of spicy to balance the sweet.

Makes: 4 servings
Cook   11 mins 
Start to Finish   20 mins 
5/22
Flat Iron Steak with BBQ Beans

    Flat iron steak gets a kick with fajita seasoning. Pair it with barbecue-sauce-covered baked beans and corn bread.

Makes: 4 servings
Grill   8 mins  to  15 mins 
6/22
Skillet Beef Tenderloin

    Thick cuts of beef are cooked on the skillet and topped with a shallot-cognac sauce. Braised Swiss is a healthy addition to the meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
7/22
Pan-Fried Garlic Steak and Potatoes

    For a spur-of-the-moment steak dinner, top skillet-cooked cuts of beef with potatoes and grape tomatoes cooked with fragrant garlic.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
8/22
Beef and Tapenade Open-Face Sandwiches

    Sourdough bread topped with a creamy Dijon-and-mayonnaise blend is the perfect base for roast beef, tomatoes, and spinach. Bold-flavor olive tapenade is this recipe's secret ingredient.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   10 mins 
9/22
Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, and New Potatoes

    A few shortcuts -- such as microwaving the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage before roasting -- will help you cook a corned beef and cabbage dinner in under 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
10/22
Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches

    Precooked herbed beef roast is the base for this flavorful meal. Pile on sweet peppers and provolone cheese for a sandwich so saucy it requires a fork and knife.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
11/22
Beef and Blue Cheese Wraps

    Thyme-mustard mayo, sweet red peppers, and blue cheese add delicious flavor to this tender beef sandwich. Grill wraps before serving for a slight crunch.

Makes: 4 servings
12/22
Pan-Fried Garlic Steak

    This skillet-cooked steak is a crowd pleaser. Make it a meal by serving with garlicky white beans.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
13/22
Greek-Style Steak & Tomato Salad

    Seasoned steak tops ripe tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, crisp radishes, and salty feta cheese.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   10 mins 
Stand   5 mins 
14/22
Mustard-Crusted Steaks with Herb Butter

    Spread coarse-grain mustard on top of thick steaks before broiling to spice up your meat. A drizzle of thyme- and rosemary-infused butter adds richness and flavor.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
15/22
Gingered Beef & Broccoli Salad Bowl

    Beef and broccoli stir-fried in ginger vinaigrette add flavor to salad greens with crispy red pepper strips. Use bottled salad dressing to save time.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
16/22
Basil, Beef, and Barley Soup

    This hearty stew is filled with chunks of sirloin, tomatoes, carrots, and barley.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
17/22
Beef and Blue Pizza

    For a change on pizza night, cover your pie with slices of roast beef, sweet pepper, red onion, and blue cheese.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   18 mins 
18/22
Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries

    Cut your cooking time in half by using packaged, cooked beef pot roast and building from there. Sweet cherries, red pepper, onion, and sage add flavor, while balsamic vinegar gives this pot roast great depth.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
19/22
Cajun Steak Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries

    Skillet-cooked steak covered in Cajun seasoning makes a great sandwich when topped with a ketchup-and-molasses mayo. Heat up a bag of frozen sweet potato fries for a speedy side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
20/22
Steak au Poivre

    A little butter helps sear cracked black pepper into the steak, while a cream-base sauce made with brandy and beef broth tames the peppery bite.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
21/22
Sweet and Spicy Edamame-Beef Stir-Fry

    Quick-cooking rice pouches and frozen veggies are a great base for fast stir-fries. Combine with strips of sirloin and a sauce made of hoisin, vinegar, and chili paste.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
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