MyPlate-Inspired Beef Recipes

Enjoy our favorite MyPlate-inspired beef recipes, which use beef as a nutritious choice to incorporate more protein into your healthy diet.

Nutritious Beef Recipes

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Nutritious Beef Recipes

Cooking Light is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to thousands of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov. Find recipes at http://pinterest.com/MyPlateRecipes/.

Getting enough protein is an essential part of healthy eating. MyPlate recommends choosing lean meats and ground beef that are at least 90% lean. Trimming or draining fat from meat and removing skin from poultry is also a great way to cut fat and calories.

First up: Just saying Carne Asada Taco with Avocado Pico de Gallo makes our mouths water. Squeeze fresh lime juice over tacos and enjoy.

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Beef Tenderloin with Mustard and Herbs

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Beef Tenderloin with Mustard and Herbs

For this dish, grill the beef tenderloin first, and then coat it in the mustard and herb mixture for bright, fresh flavors. Serve with grilled polenta and a simple salad.

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Quick Beef Stroganoff

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Quick Beef Stroganoff

Make a classic family favorite in a fraction of the time. Best of all, this comforting dinner dish comes in at less than 400 calories per serving.

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Classic Beef Shish Kebabs

Classic Beef Shish Kebabs

The trick with this shish kebab recipe is to cook the beef separately from the vegetables so nothing overcooks. You can prepare this recipe on a grill pan, but you’ll need to cook the kebabs in batches.

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Beef Tenderloin with Cherry-Black Pepper Sauce

Photo: John Autry

Beef Tenderloin with Cherry-Black Pepper Sauce

Entertaining? Pop the beef tenderloin in the oven as guests arrive, and make the cherry-black pepper sauce just before they're seated.

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Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)

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Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)

Bulgogi, beef barbecue, is one of the most popular Korean dishes. Serve over rice and lettuce for a complete meal.

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Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Balsamic Green Beans

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Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Balsamic Green Beans

We pair simply seasoned beef tenderloin with a flavorful sauté of fresh green beans, onions, shallots, garlic, and balsamic vinegar–all for under 250 calories per serving.

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Beef Pot Roast and Gravy

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Beef Pot Roast and Gravy

A classic pot roast with gravy is the “gateway” recipe to using your pressure cooker–it’s quick, and you’re rewarded with a hearty dish in a fraction of the time.

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Beef Carnitas Tacos

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Beef Carnitas Tacos

These simple tacos are an ideal showcase for tender Beef Carnitas–tender, slowly cooked, inexpensive beef stew meat that will win you over with its great flavor and versatility.

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Maple and Soy-Glazed Flank Steak

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Maple and Soy-Glazed Flank Steak

Make use of a budget-friendly cut of meat by marinating in a rich Asian marinade, which serves double-duty in this delicious recipe.

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Caramelized Onion-and-Blue Cheese Mini Burgers

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Caramelized Onion-and-Blue Cheese Mini Burgers

Small but loaded with flavor: Caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, and sirloin fill your mouth with sweetness and pungency.

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Beef and Bacon Pizza

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Beef and Bacon Pizza

This meat-lover’s pizza is equally pleasing as a family dinner or for a casual party. For the best flavor, shred and grate the cheeses yourself.

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Espresso-Grilled Tenderloin Steaks

Photo: Randy Mayor

Espresso-Grilled Tenderloin Steaks

Try a new twist on the usual weeknight steak dinner. Pair with steamed veggies or a side of rice.

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Classic “Prime” Rib

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Classic “Prime” Rib

This classic is all about technique–roast at a low temperature to ensure gently cooked meat with a medium-rare center. Keep the seasoning simple to allow the meat to star.

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Filet Mignon with Arugula Salad

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Filet Mignon with Arugula Salad

Arugula, a peppery salad green, makes a tasty bed for pan-seared steak. Asiago bread is a fitting accompaniment for a complete meal.

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Steak Diane

Steak Diane

This steak Diane recipe will impress your family and guests with very little effort. For an easy side of roasted potatoes, start with precut potato wedges.

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Beef Soba Noodles with Spinach and Coconut-Curry Vinaigrette

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Beef Soba Noodles with Spinach and Coconut-Curry Vinaigrette

"Bloom" the ginger, garlic, and curry powder by warming them in oil to round out flavors in this Asian-inspired, dinner dish.

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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Photo: John Autry

Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

Master the art of stir-fry with this beef-based, Asian-inspired dish. If presliced beef is not available, ask your butcher to thinly slice flank steak or boneless sirloin steak.

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Thai Steak Salad

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Thai Steak Salad

Lots of veggies and herbs pack this flavorful salad. It’s quick to prepare and would be delicious with grilled chicken or lamb, if you prefer.

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Grilled Steak with Fresh Mango Salsa

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Grilled Steak with Fresh Mango Salsa

Ready in just 40 minutes, this beef-based dish uses mango salsa for an unusual blend of textures and tastes that will have you coming back for more.

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Southwest Burger

Photo: Christina Holmes

Southwest Burger

Chile peppers and cacti are staple ingredients in Southwestern cooking. Here I mixed a sweet-smoky ancho chile paste with bottom notes of earthy cumin into the beef patty. For a condiment, I started with nopales (cactus paddles) to give deep green veggie flavor. Jicama adds hearty crunch, while lime juice and cilantro brighten it all up. -Tiffany Vickers Davis, Test Kichen Manager

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Seared Steaks with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Seared Steaks with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Rich cherry sauce complements steak in this 40-minute dish.

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Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango and Chile Salad

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Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango and Chile Salad

For a more kid-friendly dish, substitute red bell pepper for the jalapeño in the salad.

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Beef Noodle Soup

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Beef Noodle Soup

If you have the time, freeze the steak for 20 minutes prior to preparation for easier slicing.

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Flank Steak with Tomato-Balsamic Sauce

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Flank Steak with Tomato-Balsamic Sauce

This sauce is also tasty with sautéed chicken breasts or pork chops.

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Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps

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Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps

Give traditional lettuce wraps a kick in the tastebuds with the addition of zesty spiced steak.

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Steak with Lemon-Herb Pesto and Spinach Salad

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Steak with Lemon-Herb Pesto and Spinach Salad

Be sure to put some of the pesto aside for a later weeknight dinner. It's herbaceous flavor pairs well with beef, chicken, and fish.

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Brazilian Feijoada

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Brazilian Feijoada

Feijoada (pronounced fay-ZWAH-da) is a delicious stew of pork and black beans that's traditionally served over rice with fresh orange slices. In Brazil, this dish is often served on special occasions, but preparing it in a slow cooker makes it possible to serve this rich dish on the busiest weeknights.

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Herb-Rubbed New York Strip with Sautéed Peas and Carrots

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Herb-Rubbed New York Strip with Sautéed Peas and Carrots

Bacon lends the peas and carrots in this dish a lovely smoky flavor.

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Beef Tenderloin, Swiss Chard, and Caramelized Fennel Tacos

Photo: Brian Woodcock

Beef Tenderloin, Swiss Chard, and Caramelized Fennel Tacos

The chard makes a wonderful peppery, lightly bitter complement to the sweet fennel. Look for crema Mexicana in the supermarket dairy section or at ethnic markets, or substitute crème fraîche.

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Seared Steak with Braised Leeks

Photo: Jason Wallis

Seared Steak with Braised Leeks

If you want a more budget-friendly option, swap in some stemmed kale for the Swiss chard.

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Braised Beef with Onion, Sweet Potato, and Parsnip

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Braised Beef with Onion, Sweet Potato, and Parsnip

Revamp classic pot roast with parsnip and sweet potatoes.

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Cremini Mushroom Meat Loaf

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Cremini Mushroom Meat Loaf

With over 17g of protein and ready in under an hour, this lightened-up comfort food is a filling and satisfying dish for any night of the week.

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Seared Steaks with Red Wine, Mushrooms, and Onions

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr 

Seared Steaks with Red Wine, Mushrooms, and Onions

Finished with a rosemary, onion, red wine, and mushroom sauce, these seared steaks are an easy entrée that pair well with blue cheese mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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Chili and Coffee-Rubbed Eye of Round

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Chili and Coffee-Rubbed Eye of Round

In this deli-style roast beef, bold ingredients blanket the exterior of a lean but flavorful cut—eye of round.

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Flank Steak Tacos with Slaw

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Flank Steak Tacos with Slaw

We love the color and slightly bitter edge of radicchio, but you can sub shredded green cabbage for a milder flavor.

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Photo: Brian Woodcock

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers range in heat level from quite spicy to rather mild, and there's no way to know what you're getting until you take a bite. If your peppers are too hot, cool off with a dollop of sour cream.

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Watch: How To Tame Hot Pepper

Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry

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Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Spring's favorite vegetable shines in this quick stir-fry. Serve with precooked jasmine rice, available in pouches on the rice aisle.

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Five-Spice Orange Beef and Broccoli

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Five-Spice Orange Beef and Broccoli

Orange rind and five-spice powder perfume the dish with sweet notes that are countered by a hit of red pepper heat.

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