October 21, 2018

View as List 7 Healthy Beef Dishes

  • Raw meat with fresh vegetables and rosemary

    Beef is an excellent source of protein and the amino acids that are essential for building muscle and bone. It is also a great source of B vitamins and iron. There are several tasty cuts of lean beef, which have substantially less of the saturated fat normally associated with red meat. You can also increase the healthfulness factor by sticking to the grass-fed varieties of beef that are increasingly available in grocery stores. Here, seven delicious recipes from simple steaks to salads and stews.

  • 1

    Simple Broiled Flank Steak

    Beef fillet

    The sweet-tart glaze of currant jelly and lemon is all you need for a very flavorful, superfast steak. Cook the steak under the broiler quickly and make sure to slice it against the grain.

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  • 2

    West African-Style Beef Stew

    Portion of traditional Beef stew

    Peanut butter and sweet potatoes helped us name this stew—the nuts add deep richness in flavor and the potatoes thicken the broth. Garlicky and with a little kick of spicy pepper, this is a very satisfying cold-weather dish.

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  • 3

    Beef Braciole

    beef steaks served with broccoli

    Stuffed meat rolls are called involtini in Italian. Here, meat is wrapped around broccoli and parmesan and then braised. If you can’t find the braciole cut, you can make your own by pounding slices of top round slightly with a small heavy skillet.

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  • 4

    Ginger-Grilled Sirloin Salad with Watercress

    watercress and red pepper salad

    This salad is colorful and packed with nutrients. The steak is marinated in Asian-influenced flavors and should be sliced as thinly as possible.

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  • 5

    Thai-Style Beef and Noodle Salad

    Thai beef salad with peppers and noodles

    This Thai-restaurant staple has the sour-salty-sweet-spicy flavor combinations native to that cuisine.

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  • 6

    Beer-Braised Beef Stew

    Traditional french beef goulash

    A superfast and super-satisfying beef stew, this calls for leaner beef than is typically used and is ready in about an hour.

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  • 7

    Smart Beef Meatloaf

    meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green beans

    Two key tips make this meatloaf “smart”: stretch the ground beef with turkey and add sautéed mushrooms and bulgur to “beef” up the texture. The result is moist, healthful, and delicious.

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