Beef burger with molten cheese middle

Summer beef recipes

From sizzling beef skewers and barbecued steak, to short ribs, salads and burgers, we've got plenty of light summer beef recipes for al fresco dining.

11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Take burgers to the next level by stuffing them with cheddar and mozzarella for a gooey centre, and topping them with a dollop of herby burger sauce

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our Asian-inspired dressing

26 mins
Easy
Healthy
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Based on the Brazilian dish churrasco, steak is flavoured with tangy Worcestershire sauce, spices, citrus and garlic

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Take your barbecue beyond the burger with this brilliant beef brisket

6 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy salad is drizzled with a tangy, herby dressing and topped with sliced fillet steak. Low in calories, it's a good source of iron and fibre

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

These tasty spiced skewers work just as well with lamb or chicken. For a vegetarian alternative, use chunky pieces of halloumi cheese

25 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Sticky, tender beef ribs with a subtle oak-smoked flavour are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue

6 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Not just any burger, John Torode's ultimate burger, with a spicy tomato relish and all the trimmings

55 mins
Easy
51 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy beef burritos for a simple midweek supper. The meat filling is also great stuffed into a crispy taco, or as an easy chilli con carne with rice

45 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Hide peas and courgettes in this Italian favourite to up your vegetable intake - great for kids when served with pasta

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy salt beef in a broth with turnips, carrots, potatoes and radishes. A hearty meal for a get-together and with baby veg, the perfect summer one-pot

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you have time the day before, marinate the meat overnight, then, when you're ready, light the barbie and get cooking...

13 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine a few storecupboard spices to make a smoky Mexican spice mix and liven up these beef tacos. Serve with our avocado cream and pickled watermelon

5 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
92 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Reawaken childhood memories of summer holidays with Sara Buenfeld's eat-by-the-sea favourite, the Cornish pasty

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
32 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Sloppy joes are a simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to the minced beef filling for some zing.

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bring some South American sunshine to your barbecue plate with chimichurri rice and cumin spiced sirloin

1 hr
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Pile up burgers with cheese, guacamole, chipotle, salsa and nachos for a fiery and zingy twist on a cheeseburger. The nachos give added crunch

25 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this protein-packed salad in just 25 minutes. Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish

25 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this energising supper for a post-exercise pick-me-up. It supplies iron, vitamin C and fibre, plus an impressive five of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
65 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to make succulent beef burgers with just four ingredients. An easy recipe for perfect homemade patties

30 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This meaty main course from James Martin makes a delicious dinner party dish - barbecue or griddle for a smoky outer crust and a meltingly tender middle

17 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Barbecue bavette steak and drape over Tom's simple tomato, red onion and feta salad. It makes a lovely lunch or light supper in summertime

35 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve these crunchy taco bowls with a choice of toppings for a flavour-packed crowd-pleaser. You won't need plates – just lots of napkins

6 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Think of these beef and chorizo empanadas as a kind of South American pasty. They can be baked or fried and are tasty served with guacamole and sour cream

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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