Whenever I need to whip up a wholesome meal quickly, beef cubes have proven to be my best friend during those times. So, I always have some ready in the freezer because they’re a convenient protein to work with.
Beef cubes and I go way back to when I was just an amateur who would be over the moon after making an edible omelet. Beef cubes were the first animal protein I ever cooked with, and the experience inspired me to elevate and expand my culinary skills.
Whether you want to prepare a quick stir-fry dish or a complex and hearty stew, beef cubes can always be your go-to option. You can season them with basic ingredients and toss them in a pan, skewer them on a grill, or put them in the oven at any time.
No matter how you prepare and cook your beef cubes, you will always end up with a tasty meal that warms your heart. So, here are 27 beef cube recipes to help you make the most of this wonderful ingredient
Let’s begin this culinary journey with a Korean-style instant pot recipe that will only take around ten minutes to prepare and another fifteen minutes to cook.
You will need a pressure cooker for this recipe. The pressure cooker accelerates the cooking process and yields tender meat that just melts in your mouth. This Korean beef recipe represents the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors we love.
The sesame seeds and green onions used for garnish add a nice crunch and freshness to this dish. You can serve it with any rice of your choice; I personally prefer steamed white rice or fried rice with vegetables.
When it’s the end of the month, and there’s not enough money to spare for eating out or ordering from a nice place, these homemade honey garlic steak bites make everything better.
This beef cube recipe can go head-to-head against any fancy restaurant steak dish and is not even difficult or expensive to make. Beef is the traditional choice for this dish, but you can also experiment with other proteins, such as chicken or pork, to create your own unique variation.
The honey garlic glaze adds a caramelized finish to the steak bites, creating a luscious and glossy coating. If you enjoy a kick of spice, add some chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the mix and savor the heat.
Beef Caldereta is a popular Filipino dish that represents the diverse culinary traditions of the Philippines. It is usually prepared for special occasions and celebrations as it is ideal for a festive feast.
This is the first recipe I’ve ever tried from Filipino cuisine, and I was genuinely impressed by the powerful flavors and vibrant presentation. The most interesting ingredient in this beef cube recipe is the liver spread; I never knew something like this even existed.
I love how this dish contains a wide assortment of vegetables, which gives it so much character and depth. Beef Caldereta is quite peppery, but you can adjust the number of Thai chili peppers as per your spice tolerance.
Anything with ‘Swiss’ attached to its name automatically attains an elite-class feel. Everything from Swiss watches to Swiss cheese is outrageously expensive, but luckily, this beef cube recipe does not cost much to recreate at home.
Actually, Easy Swiss Steak with Tomato Gravy has nothing to do with Switzerland (sorry to disappoint), but that doesn’t make this dish any less worthwhile. The name of this dish is derived from a culinary technique called ‘Swissing.’
Swissing is a method employed for tenderizing meat. It is largely used for tough cuts of meat, which are passed through a swissing machine; the meat comes out as tiny cubes.
Picture this – it’s the weekend, and you’re staying in because it’s too cold outside. So, if you’re in the mood for something warm and hearty, you can try making Curried Beef Oven Stew.
You can let the stew cook in the oven while you take care of the usual household chores on your day off. The satiating aroma and heat of the simmering beef stew fills every corner of the house, soothing the nerves.
If you want to know what that feels like, try out this beef cube recipe. Don’t forget to garnish with greens and make some fluffy rice to accompany this heavenly stew.
Hibachi Steak is a famous dish served in traditional Japanese teppanyaki restaurants. The dish is prepared live, so it’s quite the show for customers.
Highly skilled chefs prepare the steak on a hot iron griddle called a teppan. They perform dazzling tricks, showcase impressive knife skills, and often engage with diners while cooking the steak right in front of them, which provides a fun and interactive dining experience.
The intense heat from the flat iron girdle or hotplate helps to sear the steak quickly, resulting in a flavorful caramelized crust while retaining the meat’s juiciness. The steak can be cooked at home using the stir-fry method, and it barely takes 5 minutes.
Beef Masala Curry is a dish that will sweep you off your feet with its potent flavor profile derived from ingredients belonging to the Indian subcontinent. If you love hot and spicy curries and cooking is a hobby you enjoy, this beef cube recipe is a must-have.
If you make it in a pressure cooker, this dish can be ready within thirty minutes. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can still make this in a pot on the stove; however, cooking this way shall take a few hours.
This dish is the nicest thing to have for dinner on a working day. Garnishing with fresh coriander is recommended because it makes the curry taste twice as good.
This beef cube recipe represents a dish commonly served at Japanese restaurants, and the presentation intrigued me to try it. It looks more like a piece of art than a main course dish, which I love.
A well-marbled cut of beef works best for this dish, and you can use any kind of cabbage available locally. Another ingredient in this beef cube recipe that might raise questions is the ‘Kewpie mayonnaise.’
The difference between ordinary and Kewpie mayo is that the former contains whole eggs, whereas the latter is made from egg yolks only. This gives the Kewpie mayo a deeper yellow color and luscious texture.
Who needs Chinese takeout when you can make this beef cube recipe at home? This sweet and sour beefsteak gravy with vegetables will be one of the easiest and most flavorful dishes you will try this year.
Pepper on any kind of protein is always a good combination, so there’s a slim chance of messing that up (only if you accidentally pour too much). This recipe does not specify the kind of pepper used, though I always prefer black over white.
Black pepper is more tasteful and visually appealing to me than white pepper. But if that’s what you prefer, then go for it!
The Irish do not simply excel at pouring a nice, strong drink; Irish-inspired food is just as tantalizing to the taste buds. If you’re craving something meaty and savory, this slow-cooked beef stew is just what you need.
The Irish usually make this dish using lamb, but today is all about beef and breaking stereotypes. Making and adding a roux to the stew is fundamental to this beef cube recipe. The roux helps thicken the stew and add more richness.
I like the Irish Beef Stew poured on pasta, but there are several ways to enjoy it. You can bake an Irish-style bread to go with it if you are an over-achiever.
Chile Colorado is a time-honored Mexican dish that originated in Puebla. The locals cherish it for its robust flavor, which is procured from a combination of dried red chilies, masa harina (which tastes like corn), slow-cooked meat, and various aromatic herbs and spices.
If you’re well acquainted with Mexican cuisine, you’ve probably had the opportunity to try Chile Verde, which is made with green chilies. Chile Colorado is similar but prepared with dried red chilies, which are responsible for its distinctive red color and taste.
There are unlimited options for savoring Chile Colorado. You may utilize it as a filling for tacos, enchiladas, or burritos, or pair it with rice, beans, and tortillas.
I think sandwiches are so underrated and often taken for granted. If someone makes an amazing sandwich, they are not appreciated as much as someone who can make a decent pasta dish.
If you’re swamped by work most days, you cannot deny that sandwiches and coffee are great at keeping you going. No matter how busy you are, you can spare a few minutes to make yourself a nice sandwich.
This beef cube recipe will allow you to view sandwiches in a new light, and it’s beautiful. This is the ultimate sandwich for meat lovers, and a potato salad on the side complements it nicely.
Are you looking for a simple one-pot dish that requires minimal effort to prepare? Look no further than this recipe for Beef Cubes and Vegetables Oven Bag Stew!
Just gather all the ingredients for this beef cube recipe, seal them in an oven bag, and let the oven do the work. Cooking the beef cubes in the oven bag helps retain moisture, which results in tender and juicy meat that melts in your mouth.
This recipe is hassle-free and creates no mess, which makes it ideal for workaholics and nine-to-fivers. It is also highly customizable, so you can try different variations every day of the week.
Beef Chunks in Sour Cream is another slow-cooked beef cube recipe that can be served on mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, or any kind of rice. The beef chunks become incredibly soft and juicy when cooked in sour cream and produce a rich, flavorful gravy.
Sour cream is acidic in nature, so it works great as a meat tenderizer. This dish does not include any special ingredients or culinary techniques, making it convenient to prepare at home.
The tender beef cubes in creamy and tangy gravy are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser; you can easily impress people from all walks of life, regardless of their age group.
Garlic and rosemary are a winning duo in my book, so I highly recommend this recipe. Garlic adds depth and pungency, while rosemary provides an earthy fragrance that enhances the taste of the beef tips.
Beef tips are small, bite-sized pieces of meat, so they cook relatively quickly. As the beef tips cook, the aroma of garlic and rosemary fills the air, creating an inviting atmosphere in your kitchen.
This beef cube recipe is great for serving as the main dish (with rice) at house gatherings or parties. Their bite-sized nature and bold flavors are sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
French Beef Stew, also known as Bourguignon, is a classic dish that highlights the rich culinary heritage of France. This recipe truly impressed me and made me appreciate the artistry of French cooking.
Bourguignon is praised for its profound and complex flavors that come from slow-cooking beef with red wine, aromatics, and herbs. The alliance of these ingredients creates a luscious and savory stew that is too good to be true.
I love the subtle fruity undertone of the stew, which comes from the burgundy wine; it blends nicely with the sweet-smelling herbs. I reserve this recipe for the colder months because of its warm and comforting qualities.
Goulash is the official national dish of Hungary, so it holds a special place in Hungarian culinary culture. This dish dates back to the 9th century when Hungarian shepherds cooked it in cauldrons over an open fire.
This version of the Hungarian Goulash can be cooked on the stove or in an oven, so the traditional slow-cook method applies here too. Simmering the meat with the other ingredients for several hours allows the development of full-bodied flavors and gives the stew a vivid color.
This recipe features a relatively long list of ingredients and steps, so I save it for special occasions. It pairs well with crusty loaves of bread and dumplings, but egg noodles are also a wonderful option.
Sometimes indulging oneself with rich comfort foods and forgetting about the calories is necessary. The Classic Beef Stroganoff is a dish you need to have on your cheat day or whenever you feel like pampering yourself.
This Beef Cube recipe originated in Russia during the 19th century; it is named after the wealthy Stroganov family, who used to be famous for their love of luxurious and decadent dishes.
Wine plays a key role in the traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe, as it adds acidity. However, if you want to make an alcohol-free version, you can use Worcestershire sauce as a substitute.
Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is the kind of dish I could eat daily and never get bored of it. It’s one of the simplest recipes here and easily customizable to one’s tastes.
Well-marbled meat is the best choice for this beef cube recipe because it has a higher fat content. The fat melts during the slow cooking process, adding a wonderful beefy flavor and richness to the broth.
Another important tip to make this dish correctly is to boil your noodles separately; otherwise, the starch from the noodles will mess up the flavor and consistency of the beef broth.
This dish features two of my favorite foods, i.e., beef and potatoes, so obviously it’s good. It’s hard to go wrong with these universally prized ingredients, but this recipe does everything right.
The Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes recipe only requires six ingredients, which you probably have at home right now. You can make this with your own personal touch any time you have no more than half an hour to put together something tasty and filling.
I sometimes add green peas and carrots to the recipe to make it more colorful and nutritious. You can also serve it with a side of rice and a fresh salad to make it a complete meal.
This dish incorporates traditional Moroccan spices and cooking techniques, contributing to an unforgettable dining experience. Kabobs are popular in many cultures worldwide, so I’ve tried recipes from many different cuisines; this one is certainly among the top five.
The spiced bulgur might be something you are not familiar with, so let’s get that covered first. It is a form of cracked wheat that is typically used as cereal to make porridge in West Asian regions.
The spiced version of the bulgur pairs exceptionally well with the Moroccan-style kabobs. It’s an interesting dish you can serve as an entrée and earn extra points for creativity.
Shaking Beef, also known as “Bo Luc Lac,” is a Vietnamese dish native to the city of Hue. Bo translates to ‘cow’ as in beef, and Luc Lac means ‘shaking and tossing,’ which explains the dish’s name.
This recipe features tender cubes of beef that are marinated and stir-fried until they develop a flavorful crust. The pan is shaken vigorously during the cooking process.
If you’re wondering why the beef is shaken and whether it’s important, you’re asking the right questions. The shaking does not affect the overall flavor of the dish, but it does help the beef cubes attain a quick sear on all sides (and it’s fun!).
If someone made this dish for me, I’d happily put a ring on their finger. This beef cube recipe melds the smoky flavors of homemade barbeque sauce with tender, slow-cooked beef, resulting in a mouthwatering masterpiece.
Slow braising involves cooking the beef at a low temperature for an extended period. This allows the beef to reach its melting point and fully absorb the flavors of the ingredients surrounding it.
You may adjust the ingredients of the sauce so that it’s better suited to your tastes. These beef bites can be enjoyed in various ways besides serving them with rice. One of my favorites is to use them as a topping on loaded fries.
I discovered this beef cube recipe last year, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. It’s an easy dish you can recreate within an hour and see it disappear within minutes.
Kids love this dish to pieces, and I don’t blame them because it also awakens the child in me. Put this on a plate of noodles, and it instantly becomes a makeshift lasagna that is also chunky and tastier.
What makes this dish even better is the homemade tomato sauce, but you can also use your favorite store-bought pasta sauce. You can also put your Italian Parmesan Crusted Cube steaks on top of garlic bread. It’s a match made in heaven.
I always try to include at least one air-fryer recipe in all my lists because they are trending and have become a vital aspect of a healthy lifestyle. The Air Fryer Steak Bites can be prepared in about half an hour, and they are more than you could ask for.
This recipe is not only convenient but also economical. If you’ve been on a tight budget lately, this is the type of homemade food that could make your life easier.
The steak bites work great in a sandwich, in your instant ramen, or even on a salad. You can also store them in the fridge for up to three days.
If you like bold and spicy flavors, the Cajun Butter Steak Bites and you are meant for each other. This beef cube recipe utilizes the high-heat cooking method, which seals in the meat’s natural juices and results in amazingly succulent bites.
This dish can be prepared within minutes; you only need beef cubes (any tender cut), Cajun seasoning, cooking oil, and garlic. This recipe includes making the Cajun seasoning at home, but using a ready-made one from the shop is okay too.
I usually serve the Cajun bites with a side of roasted vegetables. It’s a delicious and nutritious meal you can have at any time of the day.
Beef Trinchado is a dish that belongs to Portuguese cuisine but also highlights some influences from African cuisine. This beef cube recipe is much loved in South Africa and Mozambique due to its diverse heritage.
The dish gets its name from the flavorful Trinchado sauce, which has several variations created by people of different regions. In this recipe, we have red wine to add depth to the flavor profile and peri-peri to make it hot and spicy.
The slow-cooking method is suggested mainly because it helps get away with cheaper cuts of meat. With slow-cooked meats, it’s hard to distinguish between different meat qualities.
Teriyaki Glazed Beef Skewers with Pineapple
- 500 grams of beef cubes (any tender cut)
- 300 grams of pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp red chili flakes (optional)
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 6 wooden skewers (soaked in water)
- In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger-garlic paste, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to prepare the teriyaki marinade.
- Place the beef cubes in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki marinade over them.
- Mix the beef cubes in the marinade with your hand or spoon, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Cover the dish and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Preheat your oven grill or grill pan on a medium-high flame.
- Prepare your skewers by alternating between marinated beef cubes and pineapple chunks.
- Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
- Baste the skewers with the remaining marinade as they cook and develop a glossy glaze.
- Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.