12 Favorite & Creative Beef Dishes

Not only can beef be what’s for dinner, but it can be a star attraction in just about any meal! Take this versatile protein to the next level with 12 of my best beef recipes! They feature classic dishes as well as a few elevated surprises. Each one is crafted with the busy home cook in mind.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - beef braised in red wine
Serves
8

beef braised in red wine

Just like the traditional braises, this beef calls for the beef to be seared first in a Dutch oven and then baked with a delicious red wine sauce, during the long cooking the meat absorbs the wonderful flavors of tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, beef stock, butter and margarine, which entirely permeate the sauce.

ChefBear Complete Meals - beef roulanden
Serves
4

beef roulanden

Beef rouladen, a classic German recipe, is the ultimate hearty entrée. First you brown the seasoned beef steak rolls, then simmer in broth and lastly serve atop a creamy sauce. Serve this dish with the traditional German potato dumplings or braised red cabbage.

ChefBear Complete Meals - chocolate & chipotle chili
Serves
8

chocolate & chipotle chili

Ancient Aztecs discovered the phenomenal flavors of blending sweet cocoa with spicy peppers. My yummy chili recipe capitalizes on the idea with tender beef, beans, onions, and tomatoes. Dark cocoa, chocolate, and chocolate beer provide the bitter-sweet nuances while the chilies bring on the heat.

ChefBear Complete Meals - creamy slow cooker mushroom beef
Serves
6

creamy slow cooker mushroom beef

Slow cookers are ideal for preparing fork-tender beef recipes, like my easy mushroom & beef. It features juicy beef chunks and plump button mushrooms in a savory apple-infused sauce. It makes a comforting dish that is perfect when you want an easy & satisfying meal.

ChefBear Complete Meals - filipino-style adobo short ribs
Serves
1

filipino-style adobo short ribs

Here is my version of adobo, a classic dish from the Philippines that features meat & veggies braised in a savory sauce. The vinegar gives the dish a pleasant tanginess that is complemented by the sweet coconut milk. The tender ribs fall off the bone.

ChefBear Complete Meals - homemade beef samosas
Serves
12

homemade beef samosas

Stuffed pastries are specialties in most cuisines, including the savory samosas from India. These tasty pockets are easy to make and stuff with a spicy beef filling, while not a typical filling for a samosa they are incredibly delicious. Feel free to substitute lamb, or make them completely veggie.

ChefBear Complete Meals - hungarian goulash soup
Serves
4

hungarian goulash soup

This hearty goulash soup is spiked with sweet Hungarian paprika and root vegetables. This hearty entrée is a complete meal when paired with butter noodles and a slice of crusty rye bread. This is a perfect dish for cold winter evenings, and is sure to please your family.

ChefBear Complete Meals - korean bulgogi sandwich
Serves
4

korean bulgogi sandwich

Many Asian cuisines combine tender cuts of meat with thick, sweet and savory sauces resulting in delicious BBQ. This sandwich, represents one of the best representations of fusion between sandwiches and Asian inspired BBQ. The addition of fresh jalapenos and garlicky mayonnaise send this sandwich over the top.

ChefBear Complete Meals - low carb stuffed peppers
Serves
4

low carb stuffed peppers

In this Italian-inspired stuffed bell pepper recipe, ground beef, mushrooms, tomato sauce, Mozzarella and Italian seasoning make a quick, yet scrumptious filling for the low carb stuffed peppers. Serve as a dinner along with a salad.

ChefBear Complete Meals - moms celery seed brisket
Serves
8

moms celery seed brisket

A comparatively low-priced and naturally tough cut of beef, a brisket needs to be cooked low and slow, for several hours. Here we pair the brisket with a sweet, tangy & smoky sauce, that complements the rich flavors of the meat. For a complete meal, serve with a simple green salad.