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13 Easy Beef Recipes

From Tri-Tip to Oxtail, you can’t go wrong with American-raised beef here in the FarmHER Kitchen! Now…let’s talk about beef!

Beef is an amazing and versatile ingredient, celebrated for its rich flavor and adaptability in countless culinary traditions. From juicy steaks and hearty stews to delicate carpaccio and savory stir-fries, beef can be prepared in a myriad of ways to suit any palate. Its diverse cuts, ranging from tenderloin to brisket, offer different textures and flavors, making it a staple in global cuisines. Whether grilled, roasted, braised, or sautéed, beef’s ability to absorb and enhance the flavors of herbs, spices, and marinades makes it a beloved choice for both simple home-cooked meals and gourmet dishes.

How many RanchHERs raise beef across the United States?

Women have a growing and important role in the American beef industry industry. There are about 729,000 beef producers in the United States, representing a vital part of our agricultural landscape. What’s really exciting is that around 14 percent of U.S. beef producers are RanchHERs! This diversity brings new perspectives and strengths, making the world of beef production even more dynamic and resilient.

How much beef does the U.S. produce annually?

The United States is one of the world’s leading beef producers, producing approximately 27 billion pounds of beef annually. This substantial production supports both domestic consumption and export markets, contributing significantly to the country’s agricultural economy. The extensive beef industry in the U.S. involves numerous cattle farms, feedlots, and processing facilities, ensuring a steady supply of beef to meet the demands of consumers and businesses alike.

What is the most popular cut of beef in the world?

Ground beef is the most popular cut of meat in the world due to its incredible versatility, affordability, and convenience. It serves as the foundation for a wide array of beloved dishes, from classic hamburgers and meatballs to tacos, lasagna, and shepherd’s pie.

According to, over 475 million pounds of chuck-based ground beef were sold at retail in 2022, generating approximately $2.2 billion in sales. Ground chuck dominates the beef market, accounting for around 20% of all ground beef sold and surpassing ground round, the second most popular choice, by 386 million pounds. These figures highlight ground chuck’s strong preference among consumers and its significant role in the beef industry.

Below you’ll find a round-up of mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare beef recipes to keep things interesting around your farm kitchen. Let us know some of your favorites in the comments!

Overhead shot of chef preparing ribeye with butter, thyme and garlic. Keto diet.
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Beef Recipes for Breakfast

Eating beef for breakfast is a hearty and satisfying way to start the day. Whether it’s a classic steak and eggs, a savory beef hash, or a protein-packed breakfast burrito with ground beef, incorporating beef into your morning meal can provide lasting energy and essential nutrients. Here are a few quick & easy beef recipes to add variety to your breakfast routine and keep you full and fueled throughout the day!

Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip Biscuit Sandwich
Recipe by FarmHER Kitchen

Put your leftover Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip Steak to excellent use with a mouthwatering spin on breakfast staples (plus, steak!) You’ve got to try our recipe for Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip Steak Biscuit Sandwich.

Photo by Sean Koehler

Spicy Beef Chorizo Breakfast Strata
Recipe by & RFD-TV

Enjoy a hearty and flavorful breakfast with this Spicy Beef Chorizo Breakfast Strata recipe, featuring layers of savory beef chorizo, eggs, and cheese. Perfect for a special brunch or meal prep, this easy-to-make recipe combines bold spices and satisfying ingredients for a delicious start to your day.

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Easy Beef Main Dish Recipes

With beef, the possibilities are endless. By utilizing the diverse cuts of meat available from local ranchers, there are always new, unique flavors and textures to explore. When it comes to dinner main dishes, you can always switch things up with beef. Bookmark these easy beef main dishes to add to your family’s dinner rotation to mix and match with an endless list of side dishes.

Smoked Beef Short Ribs
Recipe by The Slow-Roasted Italian

The Slow-Roasted Italian’s recipe for Smoked Beef Ribs produces meat slow-cooked to perfection with a rich, smoky flavor that leaves you craving more. This easy-to-follow recipe guarantees tender, juicy ribs every time, making it the perfect choice for your next barbecue or family dinner.

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa in the Instant Pot
Recipe by Chicken Fried Kitchen

Craving Chipotle’s delicious Barbacoa meat but don’t want to drive to town and pay a ransom for it? Grab your Instant Pot and get cooking with this yummy Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa recipe from Chicken Fried Kitchen, delivering tender, slow-cooked beef infused with bold spices perfect for tacos, burritos, or rice bowls in half the time. This easy beef recipe delivers rich, savory flavors to elevate your homemade meals.

Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Tomato Relish
Recipe by XOXO Bella

You can’t go wrong with Beef Tenderloin! Savor the elegance of this prime cut with XOXO Bella’s recipe for Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Tomato Relish. Here, the tenderloin pairs perfectly with a fresh tomato relish for a delightful burst of flavor, balancing the richness of the beef with the tangy acidity of the tomato. This gourmet recipe is simple to prepare and ideal for impressing guests with a restaurant-quality meal at home.

Santa-Maria Style Tri-Tip Steak
Recipe by FarmHER Kitchen

Want to make juicy, tender steak to feed a group in an hour or less? Look no further than the classic California Cut, Tri-Tip Steak, grilled just like they do in the Santa Maria Valley. You’ll love grilling up Sean & Raquel Gottsch Koehler’s mouthwatering recipe for Santa Maria-style Tri-Tip Steak. It’s one of their family’s favorite ways to eat beef. Set aside some of that precious meat for leftovers. There’s no better way to use them than FarmHER Kitchen’s recipe for Santa Maria-Style Tri-Tip Biscuit Sandwiches!

Photo by Sean Koehler

Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef’s ability to absorb flavors from spices and sauces makes it endlessly adaptable in countless cuisines and recipes. Its popularity also comes from its low cost compared to other cuts, allowing people from all walks of life to enjoy its rich, satisfying taste without sacrificing any amazing flavor. Since ground beef cooks quickly and is great for meal prep and freezer meals, making it the perfect choice for busy farm families.

Easy Dutch-Oven Lasagna
Recipe by Kelly Neil

Enjoy a comforting and hearty Dutch Oven Lasagna, combining layers of rich meat sauce, creamy cheese, and tender noodles, all baked to perfection without the fuss. This easy, one-pot recipe from Kelly Neil is perfect for family dinners and gatherings, delivering a classic Italian flavor with minimal cleanup.

Walking Taco Casserole
Recipe by Simply Made Eats

Transform dinner with Simply Made Eat’s Walking Taco Casserole, a fun and delicious twist on the classic taco. This easy-to-make recipe transforms taco night into a convenient, crowd-pleasing casserole perfect for busy weeknights.

Easy Air Fryer Cheeseburger Wraps
Recipe by The Munchy Goddess

We think The Munchy Goddess’ Easy Air Fryer Cheeseburger Wraps will become a staple in your kitchen. Why? It’s the perfect quick and delicious meal, combining juicy beef, melted cheese, and fresh veggies in a crispy wrap. This easy, healthier alternative to traditional cheeseburgers is perfect for satisfying cravings. No grill necessary.

Mini Meatloaf
Recipe by Cinnamon & Sage Co.

Get classic meatloaf on the table in a fraction of the time by cooking up individual servings! Cinnamon & Sage Co.’s Mini Meatloaves combine crispy ground beef with a tangy glaze for a home-cooked meal everyone will love. Mini Meatloaves are individually portioned and packed with savory flavors, making them perfect for family dinners or meal prep.

Beef Recipes from Around the World

Whether it’s slow-cooked, grilled, or stir-fried, beef brings joy to tables in all corners of the globe, uniting people through the shared pleasure of a delicious meal. Here are a few beef recipes from around the world that celebrate the diversity and range of beef as a beloved ingredient.

Authentic Slow Cooker Birria (Birria de Res)
Recipe by Muy Bueno Blog

Savor the rich and authentic flavors of Birria de Res, a traditional Mexican beef stew slow-cooked to tender perfection with a blend of bold spices. Ideal for tacos or enjoying on its own, this recipe from Muy Bueno Blog offers a deliciously hearty and flavorful dining experience that can be achieved with your trusty slow cooker.


Jamaican Oxtail Stew With Butterbeans
Recipe by The Peasant’s Daughter

This authentic recipe from The Peasant’s Daughter for Jamaican Oxtail Stew with Butterbeans delivers the taste of the Caribbean right to your kitchen. hearty and flavorful, this oxtail stew features tender, slow-cooked beef in a rich blend of spices, vegetables, and beans. It’s perfect for a comforting and satisfying meal that helps utilize and uplift every cut of beef.

The Absolute Best Beef Ragu
Recipe by Cuisine & Travel

Discover the ultimate comfort food with Cuisine & Travel’s Absolute Best Beef Ragu Recipe. Tender beef is simmered to perfection with tomatoes and aromatic herbs for a rich and satisfying pasta sauce. This classic Italian dish delivers comfort and depth of flavor that’s guaranteed to impress.

Boeuf Bourguignon – Beef Stewed with Mushrooms, Red Wine and Bacon
Recipe by XOXO Bella

Indulge in the classic Rench comfort food Boeuf Bourguignon. Tender beef is stewed with aromatic vegetables, herbs, and a rich red wine sauce for a hearty and flavorful dish. Perfect for special occasions or cozy dinners, this timeless recipe by XOXO Bella transports your taste buds to France.

Best-Ever Beef Shish Kabobs
Recipe by Unicorns in the Kitchen

Combining marinated beef, vegetables, and flavorful spices enjoyed across the Mediterranean, Unicorn in the Kitchen’s Best-Ever Beef Shish Kabobs delivers a delicious, satisfying meal that can be cooked indoors or outdoors. Whether you’re firing up the grill for a backyard BBQ or gearing up for a quiet evening at home, this versatile dish doesn’t disappoint.

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