What to Make with Beef

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Whether you’re in the midst of a pantry challenge, have purchased a side of beef or want to stock up on certain cuts of beef when it’s on sale, having a repertoire of go-to recipes is essential to making the most of great deals and good food.

Salsa Verde Beef

I could probably do pretty well as a vegetarian except for my love of beef. I would much rather choose beef than any other meat most days. Hubs would probably choose fish or chicken. We’re funny that way.

I love to stock up on certain cuts that regularly go on sale so that I can make a variety of dishes for a great price. In this neck of the woods that would be chuck roast, cross rib roast, tri-tip, top sirloin, and ground beef. I rarely spend more than $2.50/pound on these meats and buy several packages at a time. I either prepare them as “freezer meals” or simply stash the meat in the freezer for another time.

Here are some of our favorite ways with beef:

Mediteranean-Steak Salad

Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Beef Taquitos

Grilled Steak Gyros

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Jane says

    Mmmm. Meatballs and taquitos are two of our favorites! Sometimes the meatballs are italian, sometimes they are like yours and have gravy and go over some potatoes and other times I make an asian sauce and serve over rice.

    Taquitos are a new favorite meal at our house. I figured out how to make them and the kids love them for a quick lunch or for a fun dinner on the weekend.

    I’d be a vegetarian too….except I love bacon too much!

  2. Amy says

    In your Beef Taquitos picture, you have a oh-so-yummy looking salad. It looks like salad greens, tomatoes, and maybe avocado? What kind of dressing do you use/make on salads when you serve Mexican food? That is one thing that has always stumped me!

  3. I never thought of myself as a steak girl until we got our socks (and dinner plates) blessed off with free grassfed steak recently.
    Holy moly it’s amazing.
    Thanks for the meal time inspiration, and the avcoado dressing! I want to try it.

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