Sunday is a time to unwind and also to get ahead on tasks for the coming week. It’s often a time to get together with friends and family, and many of us see Sunday dinners as an opportunity to make a meal that takes more time to cook than you can spare on a weeknight. One perfect example? A delicious beef dinner. Luckily, we have plenty of beef dinner ideas that are well-suited to weekend cooking: They’re perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons and include a mix of recipes that simmer slowly on the stovetop, braise in the oven, or use the pressure cooker to tenderize tougher cuts of beef. Short on time but still want a delicious beef dinner? We even have a few that come together quickly.
As for our favorites beef dinner ideas? We tend to like recipes that are versatile. Consider the Chile-Braised Beef, Two Ways, pictured here. This chuck-roast dish is inspired by birria, a traditional dish from the Jalisco region of Mexico. It’s a recipe, like several in this gallery, that has mostly hands-off. The meat cooks for over two hours in an onion-, tomato-, and chile-infused broth. Whether you opt to serve it in soup form or as a filling for tortillas, this beef will be fork-tender and delicious to eat as your weekend nears its end.
We have plenty of other delicious beef dinner recipes to choose from, too. Whether you prefer to go the familiar route with a traditional stew, a meatloaf from our test kitchen team, or put a twist on an all-around favorite like as meatballs, our best beef dinner ideas will ensure you’re able to satisfy everyone’s cravings for a warming, comforting meal come Sunday evening.