Healthy Beef Recipes

Find healthy, delicious beef recipes including ground beef, roast beef, stews and beef brisket. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Cheesy Meatball Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 4
This cheesy meatball casserole is a family favorite, with basil adding flavor to the meatballs and grated onion adding moisture. Melted mozzarella cheese tames the spice, but feel free to cut back or eliminate the crushed red pepper if you prefer a milder dish.
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By Liv Dansky

American Goulash

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot.
By Carolyn Casner

Cheesy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Ground beef and cauliflower combine to create a hearty weeknight casserole that both kids and adults will love. Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream.
By Carolyn Casner

Ground Beef & Potatoes Skillet

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
In this healthy ground beef and potatoes recipe, ground beef and potatoes are paired with colorful veggies, including kale, tomato and peppers. Everything is cooked in one skillet, which allows for layers of flavor to build quickly while also cutting back on the number of dishes.
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By John Somerall

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
Like stuffed cabbage? You'll love this easy cabbage soup. It's got all of the classic flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the fuss of stuffing.
By Karen Rankin

Ground Beef & Pasta Skillet

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Add extra vegetables to your day with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for a healthy twist on a dinnertime favorite.
By Carolyn Casner

Beef & Potato Stew

Rating: 5 stars 2
This beef and potato stew is slow-cooked to perfection, with a richly flavored sauce and tender bites of beef and vegetables. You can make this comforting stew ahead of time to serve to guests or to have on hand to reheat as an easy weeknight dinner.
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 14
Now here's a beef short ribs recipe you can serve to company—even on a holiday.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Cheesy Ground Beef & Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
This cheesy ground beef and broccoli casserole is comfort food the whole family can get behind. It's assembled and baked all in one skillet and finished in 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal.
Carolyn Malcoun
By Carolyn Malcoun

Skillet Lasagna

Rating: 4 stars 2
This skillet lasagna takes the hard work of layering the noodles, filling and cheese out of the picture and turns lasagna into a super-easy weeknight meal.
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By Laura Kanya

Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This comforting dish combines tender beef and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, and is served over hot noodles.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 3 stars 4
This veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is mild, so put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños if you're feeding heat-seekers. The quick and easy dinner recipe makes extra cheese sauce—save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts later in the week (see Associated Recipes) or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Easy Sunday Dinners That Start with Ground Beef
Have a pack of ground beef in your fridge and you need to find a way to use it? Try one of these yummy and easy dinner recipes this Sunday.
15 High-Fiber Dinners That Start with Ground Beef
Use that pack of lean ground beef in the fridge to make a filling dinner with one of these delicious recipes.
Beef Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Ginger
Rating: 5 stars 4

All the ingredients for this easy beef stir-fry recipe are cooked in one wok (or skillet), so not only is the meal-prep fast for this healthy dinner, cleanup is quick too. Look for Lee Kum Kee Premium oyster-flavored sauce in the Asian-foods aisle of your grocery store. It has the most concentrated oyster flavor.