Best Beef Recipe Round Up

Words: Robyn Samuels

Whether a French classic like Boeuf Bourguignon, or a Goan Vindaloo Curry, beef dishes have blessed our bellies time and again. To show you just how fond we are of this meaty delight, we’re sharing some of our most comforting and mouthwatering beef recipes that are absolutely worth making.

Beef Curry & Stews

Here are a couple of curried and saucy beef recipes for you…

Wagyu Beef Short Rib Ragù with Pap & Spicy Tomato Smoor

Whether you call it ‘smoor’ or ‘bisto’, you will relish in the flavours of this dish. This Wagyu Beef Short Rib Ragù is truly a revelation!

Recipe for Wagyu Beef Short Rib Ragù with Pap & Spicy Tomato Smoor

Beef Meatball Tomato Bredie

A South African comfort food classic, served with succulent meatballs in a beautifully seasoned tomato bredie, all on a bed of herby pap.

Recipe for Beef Meatball Tomato Bredie

Slow Braised Oxtail with Orange, Fennel & Thyme

Slow braising the oxtail in beef stock and red wine infuses maximum flavour and richness into every spoonful of this restaurant-worthy beef recipe.

Recipe for Slow Braised Oxtail with Orange, Fennel & Thyme

Beef Mushroom Stout Stew with Colcannon

A delicious mash-up of delicate yet full-bodied flavours. The Guinness Stout addition helps build flavour and makes the beef ridiculously tender.

Recipe for Beef Mushroom Stout Stew with Colcannon

Pot au Feu

From head to oxtail, this family French classic leaves no beef cut unturned. The rump, shank, short ribs, oxtail and bone marrow all provide rich flavour in this epic beef dish.

Recipe for Pot au Feu

Boeuf Bourguignon

Another French classic and a culinary delight that’s hard to deny. If you’re looking for a beef recipe for colder weather, this stew is the one!

Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon

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beef recipes

Cariema Isaacs’ Goan Beef Vindaloo

A Goan Beef Vindaloo steeped with flavour and an array of spices. The blend of Kashmiri chillies, cumin seeds and cardamom perfectly complement the beef — totally worth biting into a ‘karamonk’.

Recipe for Cariema Isaacs’ Goan Beef Vindaloo

Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums

This Indonesian Short Rib brings everything you could ask from a beef dish. It’s savoury, aromatic, tart, sweet and perfect in just about every way.

Recipe for Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums


Beefy Pies

Whether you prefer your pie with a mash topping or a puff pastry crust is beside the point, what matters is the beefy filling.

beef pie recipes
beef pie recipes

Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan Mash Topping

This Oxtail Pie with a Parmesan Mash Topping is peak comfort food. The fall-off-the-bone oxtail is cooked in tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and beef stock, and is utterly delicious.

Recipe for Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan Mash Topping

Beef Short Rib Pie with Mielie Bread Topping

Everyone knows that the best thing to do with stewed beef is to dip fluffy mielie bread in the sauce — so we decided to combine the two with this Beef Short Rib Pie.

Recipe for Beef Short Rib Pie with Mielie Bread Topping

Classic Beef Wellington

Someone call chef Gordon Ramsay because this beef Welly is succulent, cooked to perfection and has a golden crust that’s bang on!

Recipe for Classic Beef Wellington

Classic Steak & Kidney Pudding

We can’t resist the charms of a pit-stop pie, but this classic homemade version is the ultimate steak and kidney pud. Yum!

Recipe for Classic Steak & Kidney Pudding

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beef recipes

Oxtail Pie with Chive & Red Pepper Savoury Scone Topping

A delicious blend of creamy and rich flavours from the oxtail sauce, with a scone topping that’s a textural delight. If you haven’t tried a scone pie, this recipe is the perfect excuse!

Recipe for Oxtail Pie with Chive & Red Pepper Savoury Scone Topping

Steak & Kidney Cottage Pie

We decided to combine two of our favourites, steak & kidney pie and cottage pie, to create one iconic pie. Your family will love this comforting beef recipe.

Recipe for Steak & Kidney Cottage Pie


Beef Prime Cuts

T-bone, strip steak or fillet? Whatever you want, we’ve got it.

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beef steak recipes

NY Strip Steak with Blue Cheese Bacon Crumble & Onion Rings

Get a taste of New York’s finest with this perfectly cooked strip steak, that’s arguably one of the most tender beef cuts. The blue cheese bacon crumble and onion rings take it to dangerously delicious heights.

Recipe for New York Strip Steak with Blue Cheese Bacon Crumble & Panko Onion Rings

Wagyu Steak Salad with Caramelised Pears, Blue Cheese & Walnuts

Steak and salad will always be a favourite, it just works. Caramelised pears, blue cheese and walnuts provide the perfect pairing of sweet, salty and earthy.

Recipe for Wagyu Denver Steak Salad with Caramelised Pears, Blue Cheese & Walnuts

beef ribs recipes
steak recipes

Old School Coke Beef Short Ribs

Coke and beef ribs — we have yet to meet a better match. Coke not only softens the beef, but also coats it with a tasty marinade when it reduces. If you haven’t tried cooking your beef in Coke, you’re missing out! Definitely one of our best beef recipes.

Recipe for Old School Coke Beef Short Ribs

Fillet Steak with Café au Lait Mushroom Sauce

Like your coffee with a bit of cream and a side of fillet steak? So do we! The classic mushroom sauce gets an upgrade with the addition of rich coffee.

Recipe for Fillet Steak with Café au Lait Mushroom Sauce

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beef recipes

Roast Rib-eye Bone Marrow with Red Wine Sauce

Is there anything more satisfying than sucking bone marrow out of the vessel? The answer is obviously a big fat ‘no’. The red wine sauce just takes the flavours over the edge.

Recipe for Roast Rib-eye Bone Marrow with Red Wine Sauce

T-bone Steak India Pale Ale Onion Rings

This T-bone steak would definitely give any steakhouse a run for their money! It’s succulent, smoky and positively mouthwatering. Also, these onion rings are so good, they should be illegal.

Recipe for T-bone Steak India Pale Ale Onion Rings


Beef Roasts

Feeding a crowd? These beef roasts are sure to impress your guests.

Standing Rib Roast with Brandy Pepper Sauce

A peppery sauce with a hint of sweetness from brandy is the perfect complement to this standing rib roast. If you’re having a dinner feast, this beef recipe is the epitome of show-stopping!

Recipe for Standing Rib Roast with Brandy Pepper Sauce

Roast Beef Brisket with Berry Sauce

Move over turkey and cranberry, this brisket with a tart berry, plum and rhubarb sauce is beyond delicious. Perfect for a good ‘ol Sunday roast.

Recipe for Roast Beef Brisket with Berry Sauce

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beef recipes

Beef Prime Rib with Cape Chamomile & Rosemary Butter

Infusing your beef roast with herbs is a great way to make it more aromatic and even more delicious — this chamomile and rosemary butter does just that!

Recipe for Beef Prime Rib on the Bone with Cape Chamomile & Rosemary Butter

Prime Rib Roast with Smashed Potatoes & Horseradish Cream

Meat and potatoes never tasted so good. The horseradish cream and smashed potatoes are seriously to-die-for!

Recipe for Prime Rib Roast with Smashed Potatoes & Horseradish Cream

Don’t know your fillet from your flank? Check out this Basic Guide to Beef Cuts.

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