Healthy BBQ & Grilled Beef Recipes

Find healthy, delicious BBQ & grilled beef recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Cutting the steak immediately after cooking breaks all the rules on meat cookery, but in this recipe we do it intentionally in order to capture the juices and incorporate them into the dressing. Serve this grilled flank steak recipe with crusty bread to soak up the deliciousness.

Jalapeño Popper Burgers

We've taken a simple burger recipe and made it pop with an easy three-ingredient jalapeño cheese topping. Ground sirloin is lean ground beef made exclusively from the center loin cut. It has less connective tissue than regular ground beef for a super-tender burger.

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy take on burgers and fries swaps in chopped mushrooms for some of the meat in the burger patties, to cut back on calories and saturated fat.

Grilled Beef & Vegetable Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars
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These easy grilled beef & vegetable kebabs are not only delicious--they're economical too. Tri-tip is an inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef that takes beautifully to cooking over an open flame. Thread it onto skewers with colorful veggies and marinate for up to eight hours before cooking on the grill or over your campfire. Either way, it's a healthy and tasty summer meal.

Southwest Flank Steak with Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Tart, fruity tomatillos make a delicious salsa that complements this Southwestern-inspired flank steak.

Grilled Steak with Pepper Relish for Two

Here, we toss colorful bell peppers in a balsamic-herb vinaigrette and grill them in a foil packet at the same time as the steak for a no-fuss dinner for two. Serve with corn on the cob.

Caesar Salad with Grilled Steak

Traditional Caesar salad dressing uses egg yolk to make it creamy. Here we use mayo instead for the same rich results without the raw egg.
By Carolyn Casner

Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Salad

Transform steak into a nutritious meal by serving it atop this lively Southwest-inspired salad recipe. If you make the dressing when you marinate the steak, this meal comes together quickly.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn-Tomato Relish

Rating: 4 stars
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Corn, tomato and basil scream summer, but simplicity makes this easy dinner recipe perfect for the season. Serve the grilled skirt steak and relish with salad greens for a quick and healthy dinner you'll want to make over and over.

Hawaiian Steak Fajitas with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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Prepeeled pineapple, presliced peppers and onions and fresh pico de gallo help this quick, healthy dinner recipe come together in a flash. Chicken tenders are a good substitute for the steak if you prefer. Blend up some margaritas and call it a party.

Pizza Sliders

Mini burgers make a fun, kid-friendly meal. Italian herbs, marinara and melty mozz give them the appeal of pizza.

Grilled Filet Mignon with Vegetable Kebabs

Rating: 4.8 stars
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You might be tempted to save beef filet for special occasions, but this low-fat cut is actually perfect weekday fare: it cooks up fast, stays juicy and carries other flavors perfectly. The kebabs are a wonderful mix of lemon, herbs and fresh vegetables.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Filet Mignon with Vegetables

You might be tempted to save beef filet for special occasions, but this low-fat cut is actually perfect weekday fare: it cooks up fast, stays juicy and carries other flavors perfectly.

Essential Grill Guide for Meat and More

A handy chart with marinating and grilling times for chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, salmon, tofu and more popular proteins.

Steak & Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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Originally from Uruguay and Argentina, chimichurri is a sauce or marinade with the main ingredients being fresh parsley and garlic. In this recipe it is paired with grilled steak, zucchini and tomato skewers.