18 One-Dish Beef Recipes

Ideal for busy weeknights, these fuss-free dinners will quickly become recipe box stand-outs. Bonus: Clean-up is a snap.


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Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms & Olives

    Gnocchi capture every drop of the tomato-mushroom broth that flavors this dish. A topping of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest adds freshness.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  to 3 hrs  325°F 
Cook   15 mins 
2/18
Sunday Beef Rib Roast

    This flavorful rib roast goes into the oven under a blanket of rosemary and bacon.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Roast  1 hr 45 mins  to 2 hrs  350°F 
Stand   15 mins 
3/18
Cowboy Chuck Roast with Onion Gravy

    A mixture of diced tomatoes, garlic, onion, and mole sauce tops this flavorful beef roast recipe.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: Four 2-serving portions
Prep   25 mins 
Cook  1 hr 30 mins 
4/18
Skillet Beef Tenderloin

    Looking for a solution for dinner tonight? Try this simple beef-and-veggie medley. "The recipe can go straight from the stove to the table," says Bob Rae, cookware designer and president, Meijer Corporation, and developer of this recipe.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
5/18
Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

    Basic meat and potatoes get bold flavor after simmering in this heady combination of dark beer, onions, thyme, and parsley.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  1 hr  to 1 hr 15 mins 
6/18
Beef and Sweet Potato Pan Roast

    Tender, flavorful beef is combined with white and orange sweet potatoes, and cherry tomatoes. A bright topper of parsley, shredded orange peel, and garlic adds a burst of flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Roast   30 mins  425°F 
Stand   5 mins 
7/18
Martini Brisket

    A splash of vodka and vermouth plus green olives gives this pepper-crusted beef its martini flavors. You may omit the alcohol; the flavor will be good but different.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook  3 hrs 
Stand   10 mins 
8/18
Stove-Top Short Ribs

    Potatoes, tender beef, onion, and carrots simmer in a rich broth to make this delicious supper.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  2 hrs 15 mins 
9/18
Braised Beef with Red Wine Sauce

    Carrots, onion, celery, sweet pepper, and garlic simmer with chunks of beef roast to make a hearty supper they'll love.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cook  1 hr 50 mins 
10/18
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Stew

    A blend of crushed red pepper, tomato paste, red wine, cinnamon, and rosemary flavors this beautiful squash-and-pot-roast stew.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cook  6 hrs on Low or High-heat 3 hours; plus 1-1/2 hours on high-heat setting-1/2 hours
11/18
Skillet Tostadas with Beef

    This delicious dinner takes just 20 minutes to make. You simply fill tostada shells with ground beef, salsa, nacho cheese soup, and beans.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
12/18
Beef in Red Wine Gravy

    For a dinner party-worthy dish, team this tempting wine-simmered beef dish with a crisp tossed salad and crusty bread.

Makes: 5 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook  10 hrs  to 12 hrs (low) or 5-6 hours (high)
13/18
Gingered Beef and Vegetables

    Served alongside hot-cooked rice, this Asian-inspired dish requires just 20 minutes of prep time. Make it with your favorite veggies; we love carrots, sweet red peppers, and snap peas.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  9 hrs  to 10 hrs (low) or 4-1/2 to 5 hours (high)
14/18
Cajun Pot Roast with Maque Chox

    Cajun spices and hot pepper sauce add a fiery kick to this beef roast smothered in sweet peppers and onions.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  8 hrs  to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hr. (high)
15/18
German-Style Beef Roast

    Red wine, chopped dill pickles, and zesty mustard set this succulent beef pot roast apart from the rest.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Slow Cook  8 hrs  to 10 hrs Low or 4 to 5 hours on High
16/18
Spicy Beef Noodle Bowl

    No complicated sauce required for this delicious Asian-inspired dish -- just pick up a bottle of peanut sauce from the market and you'll be set.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
17/18
Spicy Beef Taco Salad

    Black beans and beef add protein to this fresh-tasting taco salad. Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
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