14 Impressive Beef Recipes To Make For Your Family + Guests
We can't always cook for three hours, but there are some moments in life worth making time for. Having friends or family over for a special dinner is certainly worth taking the time to do something special.
Beef dishes always bring something special to the table. Its inherent bold flavor, heft and hearty flavors it adds to dishes is always sure to be a crowd pleaser. Cook your beef in a special way, and you won't just be delivering something delicious, it'll no doubt also be quite impressive. So go ahead and try any of these recipes, and you'll be giving your guests something to talk about.
1 Oriental Beef Steak Recipe
This hearty chunk of beef steak is infused with the complex flavors of spicy-sweet Sriracha, aromatic ginger, nutty sesame oil, and umami-packed soy sauce. Plus, it only takes forty minutes to make!
2 Grilled Beef Ribs Recipe
When used in cooking, root beer helps tenderize and infuse a sweet anise flavor. It's even better with smooth, flavorful garlic mashed potatoes. This recipe is perfect for a grilling session out in the balcony or backyard.
3 Holiday Beef Stew Recipe
This beef stew recipe takes three whole hours of simmering-and boy, is it worth it. Thanks to the gentle heat, the vibrant umami flavors are well-preserved while completely tenderizing the beef shanks and beef tendon. It's not just the sweet onions, aromatic garlic, tart tomatoes, and Italian seasoning that makes this dish special: it also has a secret ingredient that gives it a nutty, earthy flavor! Can you guess what it is?
4 Beef Wellington Recipe
A thin pastry crust doesn't just add buttery crispiness to this roast beef, it also helps keep that beef perfectly tender and moist. Liver spread and pesto also amp up the flavor to this beefy dish. Just don't forget to rest the beef well before cutting it up. You don't want to lose all that juiciness!
5 Morcon Recipe
This traditional Filipino beef recipe, stuffed with carrots, chorizo, pickles, eggs, and cheese, is baked to perfection. The key to the perfect morcon? Take the time to marinate the beef properly in the lemon juice and soy sauce.
6 Bacon-Wrapped Beef Recipe
These beautiful cuts of beef rump are infused with sweet and sour balsamic vinegar, aromatic garlic, and rosemary. What makes it a sure win though is how it's wrapped in delicious bacon. Can you believe it only takes thirty minutes to make?
7 Beef and Eggplant Lasagna Recipe
This isn't your usual lasagna recipe: this one is quite a conversation piece. Juicy, silky, and sweet eggplants are layered between delicious tender beef.
8 Lengua Estofado Recipe
Lengua is always extremely tender and meaty-there's just no way people won't love this dish! Just make sure you give this special cut of beef the time it deserves!
9 Red Wine Beef Stew Recipe
Beef shanks are tenderized and flavored with a generous amount of dry red wine. It's given that natural, earthy sweetness thanks to the carrots and heartiness potatoes it's cooked with. Every creamy, tender, and meaty bite is sure to send you to heaven.
10 Beer-Braised Beef Recipe
You need to be braising your meat more! In the first stage, the beef is browned, triggering the Maillard reaction which brings out the beef's flavor before it's simmered for hours which perfectly tenderizes the beef.
11 Cheesy Beef Empanada Recipe
Saucy, cheesy beef explodes from this crispy empanada's crust. It takes a little effort to make these beautiful pies, but they're sure to please anyone who takes a bite. It's also the perfect little snack for your guests to take home! No time for all the prep? Fill and shape your empanadas, flour them generously, and keep them in the freezer for up to a week in advance.
12 Thai Beef Curry Stew Recipe
This is not your usual homemade curry. It's infused with Thai flavors. Fish sauce and beef stock give it a delicious flavor while coconut milk adds a nutty creaminess, spicy green curry paste adds a complex heat, green beans add crunch, and the lime brightens all those flavors with its fresh, acidic fruitiness.
While you're slow cooking this dish for forty-five minutes, why not make a quick appetizer?
13 Pastelon (Beef and Sweet Plantain Lasagna) Recipe
Talk about unique lasagna! Apart from eggplant lasagna, you can also use sweet, tender plantains to make a beefy, delicious lasagna. This recipe also has more to it than you can imagine: garlic longganisa, juicy tomatoes, and creamy, stretchy cheese!
14 Blue Cheese Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Tickle your guests' taste buds with this delicious, creamy recipe. The ribeye steak's umami is complemented and further brought out by the creamy, blue cheese sauce. There's nothing quite like this addicting recipe.
What beef recipe are you going to try out? Whatever recipe you choose, it's sure to be a showstopper that will be quite the conversation piece. We have to warn you though, the minute everyone digs in, nobody's going to be talking. Everyone will be too busy enjoying every single bite!
Want to make sure that your beef recipe is absolute perfection? Check this list of recipes out that also has a bunch of tips.
Want to cook a beef recipe that's always impressive but not as difficult to make as you think it is? Make a delicious steak with a creamy mashed potato side. Click here to learn how and here for more information. Just make sure you get the best cut you can find!