Cooking Beef for Two Recipes

Browse more than 100 beef recipes perfect for just the two of you. Find recipes for steaks and burgers, beef noodles and stir-fry for your next two-person dinner.

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Runza Casserole For Two

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Tastes like the restaurant but way easier to make! Hamburger and cabbage casserole... and my 4 year old loved it! I've also made this with onion powder, when I forgot to buy an actual onion! Just add a bit to the raw hamburger and then some more when you add the other seasonings.

Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl

Rating: 4 stars 10
This is basically a common Japanese fast food where beef and caramelized onions are served on top of short-grain rice. Perfect when hot, cold, or room temperature. Good for school lunches on hot days.


Rating: 4 stars 71
This is a specialty of Springfield, IL. If you only use one slice of bread and one hamburger patty, it's called a ponyshoe!

California Bounty Beef and Vegetable Noodles

Rating: 4 stars 8
Living in California one can get fresh vegetables year-round. Spiralized vegetables are fun and creative for that special main or side spiced up with some California-made sriracha sauce. This recipe is easily adapted with other vegetables.

Laura's Lush Pasta Mix

Rating: 4 stars 21
Pasta mixed with peppers, steak chunks, mushrooms, onions and tomato, topped with a sauce of your choice!
By Allrecipes Member

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
Steak is pan-seared in a cast iron skillet and finished in the oven.

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 170
This sloppy joe recipe is quick and inexpensive. In addition to putting it on rolls, try this slightly sweet beef mixture over rice, biscuits, or baked potatoes.

Grilled Chili Steak with Garlic-Lime Butter

Rating: 4 stars 2
As we head into grilling season, this is something you should definitely add to the rotation. New York strip steaks are dry-brined with a chili rub, grilled to perfection, and topped with a rich garlic-lime butter providing a flavor profile similar to that of a bowl of chili. Serve with a cold potato salad, baked or barbecued beans, or a green salad if desired.

Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Steak served with a sophisticated but easy pan sauce of shiitake mushrooms, tarragon, white wine, shallot, and butter. Impress your sweetheart with this dish!

Classic Patty Melt

Rating: 5 stars 11
A quick, easy, and basic recipe for patty melts. I used Jewish rye bread but any bread will work as long as it's rye. I double the cheese but feel free to use 1 slice per patty melt.

Ground Beef-Stuffed Butternut Squash

Rating: 5 stars 4
Delicious stuffed butternut squash dish that's full of flavor!
By alohakellygirl

Easy Flat Iron Steak in Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This simple flat iron steak stays tender in a delicious wine sauce, and is a sure jaw dropper.
By Jackie B.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Beef Dinners for Two
From succulent steaks to copycat burgers, these 15 beef recipes are perfect for a date night in.
Chef John's Beef Rouladen
Rating: Unrated 107
"Loved it as is! My German husband thought his grandma was loose in the kitchen again." – sunny.robey
Delicious Grilled Hamburgers
Rating: 4 stars 189

Juicy, smoky grilled hamburgers. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.