Has your rotation of go-to meals gotten you bored lately?
It happens to us all: a fridge and freezer full of food, but you’ve got the cooking equivalent of writer’s block. Nothing sounds exciting.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to help you break out of your standard repertoire, follow along for 8 diced beef recipes to spice up your life.
Slow-Cooked Stew With Potatoes and Carrots
No list of this sort would be complete without a good diced beef slow cooker recipe.
This recipe is a simple combination of potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions, and beef as a base. It adds a bit of flour and browning sauce to give it some extra richness.
Try it as is or add additional herbs and spices to create something to your taste.
Carne Picada Tacos
If you’re looking for a good summer diced beef recipe, try Carne picada tacos. They’re a perfect accompaniment for an evening on the patio.
This iteration comes from a great source of Tex-Mex recipes, the Recipe Workbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure recipe – pick from a list of toppings including cilantro, refried beans, queso fresco, Oaxaca cheese, and a variety of salsas.
Thai Beef Noodles
For a very easy beef chunks recipe, try these Thai-style beef noodles. Ready in 15 minutes, it’s filling, fresh, and healthy.
If you want a no-mess meal, this is a good choice. Everything is cooked in the same pan, so it’s about as straightforward as it gets.
Chinese Honey Beef With Sesame Seeds
If you’re looking for beef with a tinge of a different part of Asia, try this Chinese honey beef recipe.
Marinated in honey and soy sauce, the beef takes on a nice sweet tang. Don’t be afraid if you haven’t planned ahead, either – the meat only needs to marinate for 15 minutes.
Plus, there’s a good chance you’ve already got all of the ingredients in your fridge: bell peppers, sesame seeds, bean sprouts, celery, garlic, and ginger.
Braised Beef Tomato and Barley Soup
Another delicious winter warmer, this beef and tomato soup is another easy and healthy option.
The barley rounds out the meal with a complex carbohydrate and the addition of smoked paprika adds a complexity that you’re sure to enjoy.
Chipotle Beef Chili
Diced beef lends a nice texture to this chili recipe.
With chipotle, lime, and coriander, this one works well at any time of year. Serve it as is or put it over rice for a complete meal.
Traditional Beef Bourguignon
Originating in France’s Burgundy region, this recipe is a rich and complex dish to try if you’re not afraid of putting in the work.
Including red wine, bacon (lardons), herbs, shallots, and mushrooms, beef bourguignon typifies the ethos of French cuisine.
One of the best reasons to pull out the grill is making shish kebabs.
About as simple as it gets, all this recipe involves is putting marinated beef, onions, peppers, and mushrooms on a stick and throwing it on the grill. Easy and delicious!
Enjoy Your Diced Beef Recipes
With these 8 great diced beef recipes, you’re sure to find something new to please your palate. Whatever the season, diced beef has its place.
Check out the Recipes section of the site for more great meal ideas for all occasions!