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Creative beef recipes to change up your dinner routine

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October 20, 2021
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Creative beef recipes to change up your dinner routine

In 2020, Americans collectively consumed 27.6 billion pounds of beef. That's a lot of steaks and hamburgers!

High in protein, iron, and zinc, dietitians say that moderate amounts of beef can be consumed as a part of a healthy diet. Some cuts (ie those with less fat content) and some preparations (ie those that aren't fried) are deemed healthier than others, but healthy doesn't have to be boring. 

Here Stacker's compiled a list of Beef recipes from Allrecipes, none of which are boring, and all of which are high in flavor and originality.

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World's Best Lasagna

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 75 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Meatloaf

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Homemade Chili

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 13 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 23 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 6 hrs 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 12 hrs
- Total: 12 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Million-Dollar Spaghetti

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easiest Pot Roast Ever

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs 5 mins
- Total: 6 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Flavorized Slow Cooker Meatloaf

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 meatloaf
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Mexican Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma's Vegetable Soup

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sloppy Joes II

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Salisbury Steak

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Ziti I

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 20 mins
- Total: 1 hr 75 mins
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 30 meatballs
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic Goulash

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Stuffed Peppers

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Absolute Best Liver and Onions

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mississippi Pot Roast

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Spaghetti

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 Servings
- Number of ingredients: 28
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 9 hrs
- Total: 9 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 22 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 steaks
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Homemade Chili

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Best Damn Chili

- Prep: 35 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 28
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quick Beef Stir-Fry

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Chili II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Meatballs

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 cabbage rolls
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Just Like Wendy's® Chili

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
- Total: 1 hr 35 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Reuben Sandwich II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 sandwiches
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Italian Baked Meatballs

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 30 1-ounce meatballs
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hamburger Potato Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Traditional Sauerbraten

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Additional: 2 days
- Total: 2 days
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef Stew VI

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Simple Beef Stroganoff

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 12 hrs
- Total: 12 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 bowls
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 9 hrs
- Total: 9 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic Meatloaf

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 1 meatloaf
- Number of ingredients: 19
- Read more about the recipe here

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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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