30-Minute Beef Recipes That Will Quickly Become Family Favorites
Smoky Slider Skewers
Upside-Down Pizza Skillet Casserole
Close your eyes and you might just believe you’re biting into a slice of supreme pizza. Ground beef and turkey sausage make this skillet casserole hearty and protein-rich. A crunchy bread cube “crust,” melted cheese, and topping favorites (olives, onions, mushrooms) give the simple beef dinner all the pizza flavors you know and adore.
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Mediterranean Flat-Iron Steaks
Multitasking is key to finishing this 30-minute steak meal. While the skillet-seared steaks rest (so the juices redistribute), sauté the tomatoes and kale. Add a side of toasted baguette and dinner is served!
Monday Dinner Beef Stew
This hearty 30-minute beef stew is so easy to make you can skip Sunday and make your meat-and-potatoes supper on a Monday. The trick here is to use refrigerated cooked beef tips. Toss with carrots, tiny red potatoes (or try sweet potatoes), and kale. In 20 minutes, your simple beef dinner is ready to serve.
Balsamic-Glazed Flank Steak with Fall Fruit Salsa
Because flank steak is thin and lean, it's one of the best cuts of meat for quick beef recipes. Here we achieve a perfectly cooked steak in minutes by using the broiler. The balsamic glaze and fruit salsa provide a sweet finish to the rich umami flavors of your 30-minute steak meal.
Steak Remoulade Sandwiches
Rub top loin steaks with garlic just prior to grilling to infuse them with flavor. The remoulade sauce is a zippy spread similar to tarter sauce made of mayo, gherkins, capers, and lemon juice. Charred bell pepper slices add to the mouthwatering sandwich party.
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps
Here's a quick ground beef recipe you can make for a light lunch or starter in just 20 minutes. Soy sauce and Sriracha give these Korean-inspired lettuce wraps a kick. Top with peanuts for a crunchy bite.
Saucy Meatball Sandwich
Rather than sweating over a sauté pan on the stove, make a simple beef dinner by baking homemade meatballs in the oven. Our secret for the perfect bun to meatball bite ratio? Scoop out a bit of the bread from the top half to give the sauce and beef room to cozy up.
Lasagna in 30 minutes? Absolutely! This one-pan quick ground beef recipe provides all the same flavors in a fraction of the time. Rich ricotta, tomato sauce, and plenty of egg noodles balance out our skinny swap of using extra-lean ground beef.
Beef Kabobs with Corn and Orzo Salad
Yes, this complete dinner is ready in a half-hour. Enjoy the grilled beef kabobs alongside a fresh pasta salad of orzo, bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes. The zesty lime vinaigrette and cilantro adds a punchy bite.
Skillet Taco Pie
This 30-minute beef recipe tastes just like a taco, only with less mess and made entirely in a skillet. Utilize the leftover broken taco shells at the bottom of the box as a crunchy topper along with fresh tomatoes and lettuce. Serve with extra salsa for added spice.
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Stout, Beef, and Cabbage Stir-Fry
Our quick corned beef recipe will have you enjoying the salt-cured brisket on more than just St. Patty's Day. It will be tempting to sneak a sip of the stout beer you crack open for this recipe, but trust us: You’ll want every last drop in the sauce of this delicious Irish stir-fry.
Gluten-Free Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
Since soy sauce isn't gluten-free, we created a better-than-takeout stir-fry that everyone in the family (even those with gluten intolerance) can enjoy. The easy beef recipe features boneless sirloin steak that's cut into bite-size strips for a speedy cook time.
Related: 33 Amazing Gluten-Free Recipes
Corned Beef and Cabbage Salad
Here's another quick corned beef recipe you'll make on repeat. Take the all-day roast and slim it down into salad form for a diet-friendly—and weeknight schedule appropriate—meal. Toast up rye bread cubes for croutons perfectly fitting for this Swiss cheese-accented salad.
Creamy Beef and Tortellini Soup
Fans of beef stroganoff will adore this 30-minute beef recipe. Mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce help achieve an extra rich umami flavor. Sour cream provides a creamy balance to the broth.
Southwestern Meatball Chili
Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes
Cajun Steak Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries
Steak au Poivre
Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers
Greek Flat Iron Steaks
Olives, tomatoes, lemon peel, and garlic provide the Greek-inspired flavor to our 30-minute steak meal. Simply season the beef with salt, pepper, and rosemary before quickly searing in a skillet. It's the perfect low-carb, protein-packed dinner.
Basil, Beef, and Barley Soup
Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches
Pan-Fried Garlic Steak
This quick steak recipe is going to be a crowd-pleaser. After searing the steak in the skillet, we add a bunch of sliced garlic to the pan for the ultimate topper. Make it a meal by serving with creamy white beans.
Caprese Pasta and Steak
Caprese salad is usually a simple mix of tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Here it becomes a 30-minute steak meal complete with pasta. Store-bought basil pesto is the perfect topping for the dish.