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Simple Beef Recipes That You Can Make Right Now

Simple Beef Recipes That You Can Make Right Now

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Preparing a good meal doesn’t always have to be too complex. You shouldn’t have to go hungry for hours when there are simple beef recipes you can make within a short period. From taco casseroles to beef shepherd’s pie, easy chili and noodle skillet, there is a recipe here for you to try.

Ever have a hankering for some delicious, juicy beef that is so good you just want to sink your teeth into it? You're hungry for something made of beef, but don't know what dish will satisfy that craving best. You need ideas on what to make tonight or tomorrow night, or whenever you're feeling the beef. It doesn't have to be fancy, just good. This article is about making beef recipes right now. It's not complicated and they are all affordable. All the ingredients can be found at any grocery store.  There are many more great recipes in this article.  Here are some great dishes that are easy to prepare if you have some time, but also work as simple weeknight dinners.

Easy Taco Casserole

This delicious beef casserole is made with ingredients you probably already have. We could say among popular ground beef recipes, this is quite simple. It calls for beef, corn tortillas, salsa, taco seasoning, and cheese. You might want to top it off with some sour cream or crushed tortilla chips. To prepare, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, cook the ground beef until done, and drain. Mix together taco seasoning with water as directed on the package and mix into ground beef along with a cup of salsa. Next, you will layer corn tortillas in a well-greased baking dish, top with meat mixture and shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. After then, it's ready to eat!

Beef and Noodle Skillet

It's a one-pan wonder! This dish is ready in under an hour, so it makes a great weeknight dinner. As the name says, this skillet includes both beef and noodles. It also has carrots, onion, garlic powder, milk, pepper, and salt. Start by cooking the ground beef until done, then add in onion and garlic powder. Next mix together milk, pepper, and salt with a whisk to create a sauce that you will pour into the skillet. Finally, rest noodles over everything, cover with foil or lid, reduce heat to medium-low, cook for 10 minutes or until the noodles are soft, then remove the lid and let it cook another 3 minutes or until most of the liquid is cooked down. Serve this beefy goodness while hot!

Easy Chili

Why not just dump everything into a pot to make chili? This simple method doesn't require much preparation at all. You can use any type of ground meat in this chili recipe, but ground beef is recommended. All you need is a can of chili beans, a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, a can of tomato sauce, an envelope of taco seasoning mix, and water. Brown the meat in a large pot over medium heat until it's no longer pink, then drain any excess grease. Add all of the ingredients to the pot and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. This chili is perfect with shredded cheese, sour cream, and/or Fritos on top.

Beef and Broccoli

This dish is a little fancier than the others, but it's still simple to make. You would just need to get flank steak, broccoli florets, garlic, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Start by mixing together soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar in a bowl. Then cook the flank steak to your desired doneness in a skillet over medium-high heat. You will pour your marinade into the pan once it's done if you want to eat it medium-rare or let the marinade reduce down in the pan. Remove from heat and set aside. Next, add broccoli florets to the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender. Add the beef back in along with any juices and serve over cooked rice.

Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie

This is another classic dish that anyone can make. Some ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, garlic powder, dried thyme, and parsley flakes, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, potatoes (mashed), milk/cream/half & half/or sour cream for topping, and cheddar cheese would be needed to get this ready. To prepare, cook the ground beef until browned. Next, sauté carrots, onion, and celery in a pan until tender.

Add garlic powder, thyme, parsley flakes, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt to ground beef while it continues cooking on medium heat. Combine all ingredients into a large casserole dish and layer the potatoes over the top. If desired, you can add milk, cream, half & half, or sour cream for a richer topping. Finally, bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes and then remove from heat. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes so you don't burn your tongue, then enjoy!

Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes, Leeks, and Brussels Sprouts

If you love meatloaf but are tired of the same old thing, then you'll definitely wanna try this recipe. You will need beef (lean), leeks, potatoes, Brussels sprouts (halved), ground black pepper, fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried thyme), salt (to taste), and eggs. The first step is to parboil the potatoes until they are halfway cooked. Then pan fry the leeks in a very small amount of oil until tender. Add some salt to the potatoes while they continue cooking.

Mix ground beef with thyme, salt, and pepper. Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and sauté Brussels sprouts in a small amount of oil until tender-crisp. Now add the meatloaf mix into the skillet and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. In a large bowl, add cooked potatoes and leeks and five eggs. Then add the meatloaf mix into the bowl with the vegetables and mix together until everything is well combined. Pour mixture into a 9x9 baking dish and bake in the heated oven for 25 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Let it sit for some minutes before serving.

So there you have it! Simple beef recipes that you can make right now. Whether you're in the mood for something classic, like chili or shepherd's pie, or something a little more modern, like mini meatloaves, there's definitely a recipe here for you. And all of these recipes are perfect for busy weeknights.


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