The Best Gourmet Beef Recipes

Here is a delicious assortment of some of my favorite gourmet beef recipes that will make any carnivore happy.  An assortment of beef cuts are used here in a variety of dishes from an appetizer of beef carpaccio to a holiday prime rib.  

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    Beef Wellington Recipe
    Beef Wellington. Carin Krasner/Getty Images

    Beef Wellington is a classic British dish that is both elegant and delicious.  Instead of being a stale, heavy meal that is typical of old English cooking, Beef Wellington seems almost modern in its presentation and is, in fact, extremely popular today.  Filet Mignon is seared and coated with mushroom duxelles and prosciutto, wrapped in a freshly prepared herb crepe, and finally, wrapped in puff pastry and baked to golden perfection.  This tasting experience is truly magical and will definitely...MORE impress your dinner guests.

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    Coffee Rubbed Steaks
    Coffee Rubbed Steak with Coriander and Black Pepper. Yuichi Sakuraba

    Ground coffee adds a nice complex flavor to meats, especially beef. The stout bitterness of the coffee beans is an excellent choice to stand up to the heartiness of the beef.  This grilled coffee-rubbed steak has great bold flavor that pairs very well with roasted vegetables. 

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    Seared Beef with Smoked Tomato Drizzle

    Branding Iron Beef with Smoked Tomato Drizzle. Andrews McMeel

     Cooked in a cast iron skillet on a hot charcoal grill, this is the Western version of beef carpaccio. The beef gets a delicious char on the outside but is still very rare on the inside. Served chilled and paper-thin on a bed of fresh baby arugula.

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    Salt and Herb-Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Sauce

    Prime Rib with Wine Sauce. Getty Images

     Prime Rib is a very delicious and tender cut of meat. When considering the size of prime rib you will need, figure that each rib will feed two people. If serving 5 or 6 people, purchase a 3 rib roast. If serving 7 or 8 people, purchase a 4 rib roast. If you have a lot of guest, it's better to choose two smaller roasts rather than one large one. A smaller prime rib cooks more evenly than a big one. But, do not choose a roast smaller than 3 lbs. as this will be hard to properly cook unless...MORE you want all of it well done. 

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    Oven Braised Beef Short Ribs

    BBQ Beef Short Ribs. Getty Images/Jacob Snavely

     Braised in a very flavorful marinade of soy sauce and red wine, these beef short ribs are rich and succulent - the meat is tender, falling off the bone. Serve on a bed of polenta or rice.

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    America's Best BBQ
    BBQ Ribs. Andrews McMeel

     This delicious rib recipe is done in Kansas City barbecue style and comes from our friends at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue and Catering (Kansas City, KS). Good ribs take a long time to cook at low heat to get that tender, pull off the bone experience but it's worth the wait.

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    Beef Cheek Braised with Vegetables

    Beef Cheeks Braised with Vegetables. Clarkson Potter

     This is an amazing dish to serve for the family or special guests. The braised beef is very tender and will almost melt in your mouth. The recipe calls for what seems to be a large amount of beef but the cheeks will shrink by about half during braising.

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     This is a very simple recipe that celebrates good beef. It may be used as wonderful starter for a dinner party or as an elegant hors d’oeuvres.

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  • 09 of 11

     There are many, many versions of chili. I like the more traditional versions. This one uses ground beef as well as steak for a nice texture difference. It has a bit of kick. If you like it hotter, just add more chipotle or jalapenos.

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    Rigatoni with Meatballs (Rigatoni con Polpettine)

     Pasta and meatballs are classic comfort food. Here is a great recipe for rigatoni pasta with meatballs that has a wonderful meaty flavor and lots of herbs. The rigatoni, which is larger than penne pasta, really stands up to the heartiness of meatballs.

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     A very delicious take on the steak sandwich - tender grilled Filet Mignon with Chimichurri sauce (a variant of green sauce), goat cheese and roasted sweet red bell peppers on Ciabatta bread.