Summer is such a great time to host a backyard cookout, and if you’re looking for some delicious summer BBQ beef recipes to add to your menu, we have got you covered!
Get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy some of these super easy recipes for mouth-watering dishes with your friends and family. Whether you prefer a classic steak or something more unique like beef kabobs, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Cooking for a crowd? Beef is also a great idea because many recipes are so simple to prepare.
Grilling beef is a great way to add flavor and texture to your dishes. From juicy and tender steaks to smoky and savory burgers, there are endless possibilities when you have beef on the menu.
You can experiment with different marinades, rubs, and sauces to create your own signature dish. We’ve rounded up these tasty beef main dish recipes from the top food bloggers on the Internet!
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- Delicious Desserts for any Summer Party
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Flavorful Beef Recipes for Your Outdoor Summer Gathering
Bacon-Infused Beef Burgers With Fresh Ground Beef
From Drugstore Divas
These aren’t just your regular run-of-the-mill hamburgers. They’re made of freshly ground beef and bacon for a result we think you’ll find to be juicy and delicious.
Smoked Pellet Grill Brisket (Texas Style)
From Burrata and Bubbles
Brisket is one cut of beef that’s usually so tender you can easily cut it with a fork. What better main course is there to serve at your next summer barbeque?
Easy Smoked Burgers
From Burrata and Bubbles
Smoked hamburgers are the perfect choice for an outdoor summer party. Add some potato salad, baked beans, and lemonade and you’ve got a meal that is sure to get compliments.
Beef Fajita Tacos with Chili-Lime Marinade
From Sweet Tea + Thyme
How about tacos for a summer barbeque on a Tuesday — or any other day of the week, for that matter? We think these look amazing!
Smoked Prime Rib Recipe
From Sweat Tea + Thyme
Smoking prime rib takes time, but we think it’s worth it! This recipe has all the tips you’ll need to cook the perfect meal for your friends or family this summer.
Smoked Chili (Over The Top)
From Erica’s Recipes
Have you ever made chili with meat that has been smoked right over the top of it? Here, you’ll find out just how to do it for just the right blend of flavors.
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
From The Short Order Cook
A summer party with smoked beef short ribs? Yes, please! These ribs looked like they could literally melt in your mouth, and we bet your family and guests will ask for seconds when you serve them.
Easy Marinated Grilled Bavette Steak with Chimichurri
From Big Delicious Life
Whatever kind of gathering you’re having — or not! — when you serve this steak we think you’ll impress. And more than likely you already have most of the ingredients on hand, other than the steak.
How To Cook A Perfectly Grilled Ribeye
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a well-cooked steak. The tips in this recipe are certain to help you cook yours to perfection!
From Two Cloves Kitchen
You can cook and eat this meat in a tortilla with veggies, salsa, and other fixin’s, or by itself with a side dish. It’s totally up to you, but either way, we think it will be the hit of any party.
The Best BBQ Hamburger Recipe
From Homemade Heather
Are you looking for the perfect barbeque hamburger recipe for a picnic or outdoor party? After you taste this one, your search just might be over.
Easy Stuffed Burgers
From Simply Stacie
While this is yet another hamburger recipe, these easy-to-make burger patties are stuffed with delicious veggies and cheese. You’ll also find other stuffing tips and ideas when you follow the link above.
Sriracha Mayo Burgers
From Cinnamon & Sage Co.
If you like spicy food, these burgers might just be a new favorite for you and your whole family. There’s also a chance you’ll have most of the items you need on hand already.
Marinated Beef Kabobs + Awesome Beef Marinade Recipe
From Blackberry Babe
This recipe for meat and veggie skewers is easy to make for your next summer cookout. You can even switch up the veggies to include whatever you like.
BBQ Baked Beans with Ground Beef
From Cooking Up Memories
No barbeque would be complete without baked beans, and this dish is full of ground beef for a hearty side — or even as a main dish!
Crock Pot Barbeque Burgers
From Dizzy Busy & Hungry
When your summer schedule is full of work, ball games, camping, and other activities, you may need a weeknight meal that you can fix and mostly forget about. This one is a great choice. When it’s time to eat, just add buns, a few chips, a salad, or another side and you’ve got a complete meal.
BBQ Bacon Burgers
From Homemade in the Kitchen
Try these burgers for an amazing barbeque experience! They’re made with ground beef, bacon, BBQ sauce, cheese, and your favorite condiments for a burger taste that’s like no other.
Broiled Flank Steak (with Corn Salsa)
From Tamara Ray
We think this flank steak with corn salsa looks mouth-watering! So colorful and, as a bonus, it appears to be easy to make. Why not give it a try for your next outdoor party?
Beef, Fig and Red Onion Balsamic Skewers
From Every Last Bite
Give your taste buds a treat — along with everyone else’s — for the next backyard barbeque you host by tossing these kabobs on the grill. They’re Paleo-friendly as well as being grain, gluten, and dairy free.
Grilled Steak Salad with Feta
From Smells Like Delish
A healthy salad filled with fresh greens, vegetables, steak, and feta cheese with a tangy light dressing is a wonderful addition to any summer party or small gathering.
Easy Italian Steaks On The Grill
From Saporito Kitchen
After marinating them, you can throw these steaks on the grill and have a meal ready in almost no time. Add a salad or your favorite side and you’ve got an easy, complete meal after a busy day.
Favorite Flat Iron Steak Marinade
From Mae’s Menu
If you love a tender, juicy steak, this one is a great choice for almost any cut of beef. It’s perfect for Memorial Day or any other holiday event as well as an ordinary weekday evening meal.
Grilled Steak with Avocado Sauce
From Life’s Ambrosia
Have you ever served meat with avocado sauce before? The spices used for this grilled steak give you a bit of Southwest flavor, but the avocado sauce is a wonderful compliment.
From Avidly Ravenous
Sometimes it’s tricky to cook hamburgers on the grill and get them done without drying them out. But this recipe provides juicy bite after juicy bite. We think your family and friends will love them.
Truffle Burger with Brie and Mushrooms
From Christina’s Cucina
When you want to serve hamburgers that aren’t just ordinary ole’ burgers, take a closer look at this recipe. It does take a few ingredients you may not keep on hand at all times, but we think the efforts of getting them will be worth it when everyone asks for more.
Jeanne Sloan is a farm wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two who was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but was transformed into a country girl at the age of eight when her parents moved the family to Kansas. You can read more from Jeanne Sloan at mid-lifemusings.com where she writes about whatever strikes her fancy, including advice, recipes, and more.
Acknowledgment: This round-up of recipes and photos from other bloggers was made with their full and express permission to share. We’re grateful to them for sharing their creativity and talent and we encourage you to visit each of their websites for many more recipes like these.