Summer beef recipes from burgers to steak, to set-it-and-forget it meals made in your crockpot.
The thing about summer for me (beyond the heat) is that I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. There are too many fun activities jammed into a few short beautiful months. That’s why, when summer rolls around, you’ll find me outside grilling a sirloin or making a quick summer casserole to throw in the oven. I’ve even started to rely on my Crockpot. Because what is easier than throwing ingredients in and letting them do the work for you?
Sure, chicken is fine. But the below delicious meals go above and beyond the traditional. (And everyone knows that beef is what’s for dinner!) So go ahead, sprinkle some creativity into your summer!
16 Summer Beef Recipes
Tangy Tzatziki Pasta Salad
Pasta salad leftovers might be the best kind of leftovers. It never lasts long, but when it does, I swear it tastes better the next day. This easy recipe has all the makings for a perfect recipe: fresh garlic cloves, olives, and crumbled feta cheese.
If you’re doing a cookout with a few different cold salads, try pairing this with our Mediterranean cucumber salad.
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak
If you’re looking for a little surf and turf, you can pair this steak with another Texas Roadhouse fave: Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp.
Easy BBQ Short Ribs
Combine the best of both worlds: short ribs, the best ribs, and BBQ. Try a sweet and tangy Dr. Pepper sauce alongside for dipping. One of our favorite summer beed recipes!
15-Minute Korean Beef with Broccoli
Made in 15 minutes flat and packed with flavor. And yes, it’s totally fine to use frozen broccoli in this recipe! Finish your fast and yummy meal with some homemade Korean strawberry milk.
P.F. Chang’s Beef Lettuce Wraps
When it’s just too hot to eat carbs, wrap your protein up in delicious tender butter lettuce. Finish it off with one of these many summer cookies.
Fast Beef Fajitas
Follow our tasty marinade recipe, or use your favorite store bought one. The key here is to keep it simple. Have a few more minutes to spare? Make our tasty Chipotle fajita veggies to round out your meal.
Grilled Pineapple Beef Kebobs (Skewers)
For a tropical twist on dinner, try these delicious and easy pineapple, pepper and beef kebabs. If you’re looking to go all out with the summer vibes, serve them up alongside a batch of tropical sangria.
Teriyaki Hamburger with Grilled Pineapple
Another pineapple-infused summer meal. The salty pairing of teriyaki sauce with the sweetness of the fruit on this burger hits all your tastebuds. Need a side? Make these crispy frozen waffles fries in your air fryer. Not your typical cheeseburger, huh?
Walking Taco Casserole
This easy summer beef recipe is made with ground beef and Fritos or tortilla chips. Sneak whatever veggies you need into this hearty and filling summer casserole.
Chipotle Lime Shredded Beef Tacos
Serve with a sprinkling of cilantro, my personal favorite herb. The lime and Chipotle mix is perfection. Pair it with our Redneck Caviar recipe.
Nothing says fast and delicious (and tired of cooking) like sloppy joes. This recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. Then pick one of these 41 recipes to serve with your sloppy joe lunch or dinner.
Sizzle steak is perfect for summer because it’s the meal that keeps on giving. From fajitas to stir fry. Serve your preparation of sizzle steak alongside your favorite russet potatoes. Just remember, with sizzle steak, it’s all about the marinade 😉
Leftover Taco Meat Recipes
From taco bowls with corn, red onion and savory meat to stuffed pepper soup or a summer beef casserole, there are dozens of ways to use leftover taco meat.
Summer Beef Stew
If you’ve never heard of Mulligan’s stew, then you’re missing out. Stew might not scream warm weather to you, but most of the ingredients in this dish you probably already have hanging out at the bottom of your fridge. Or in the side door (we see you Worcestershire sauce!)
Leftover Ground Beef Recipes
I won’t ask because I already know. If you’re anything like me, you always have leftover ground beef after a cookout or BBQ. It’s unavoidable. So try one of our delicious recipes while also cutting down on food waste.
Moroccan Beef with Honey Spice and Couscous
The sweet and savory tender beef in this recipe is what does it. Cooked to perfection. The flavor is out of this world. Not a fan of couscous, substitute it with rice or one of our many Russet potato recipes.