There are lots of different diced beef recipes depending on the cut of beef you use. Quick-cooking cuts such as beef rump steak are ideal for dicing and threading onto skewers to make tasty kebabs. For slow cooker recipes, it’s best to make your own diced beef using cuts that are suited to long slow cooking, such as beef chuck steak or gravy beef. Cut the beef into 3cm pieces, trimming if necessary. Slow cooked diced beef stews, casseroles and curries are delicious as they are and make fantastic pie fillings too. To save time, you can also use bought diced beef in these recipes.
Diced beef recipes
1. Air fryer curry beef kebabs
Looking for easy dinner recipes to cook in your air fryer? Try these sizzling skewers made with diced beef rump steak and mixed veggies brushed with korma curry paste. No air fryer? Cook them on a hot barbecue or chargrill, turning, for 7 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
2. Sri Lankan style spiced coconut slow cooked beef & potato curry
Add this to your collection of easy diced beef slow cooker recipes. Cut chuck steak or gravy beef into 3cm pieces and brown in a frying pan before adding to the slow cooker with potatoes and curry sauce. Cook for 4 hours on low then serve with rice and coriander.
3. Curtis Stone’s Mexican-style chilli beef stew with street corn
Diced beef makes a great chunky chilli con carne, and this one is the real deal. Cook diced chuck or gravy beef slowly on the stovetop in a sauce made with charred chillies and ground spices. Enjoy with steamed rice and chargrilled corn coated in creamy mayo and crumbled fetta.
4. Slow cooker beef stroganoff
Stroganoff is one of the top beef recipes and it makes a perfect diced beef slow cooker recipe too. Add browned beef to the slow cooker with veggies, stock and seasonings. Cook for 4 hours on low, then stir in sour cream and Worcestershire sauce for the classic stroganoff flavour.
5. Slow cooker beef with cheesy dumplings
This diced beef slow cooker recipe is a classic beef, bacon and mushroom stew with an extra comforting spin. Similar to a savoury scone dough, the dumpling mix is made with flour, polenta, cheese, buttermilk and fresh herbs. Bake it on top of the beef for a delicious cheesy crust.
6. Chunky beef and Guinness pie
Think diced beef, think pie – it’s ideal in chunky beef pie fillings. Make a slow-cooked beef and Guinness casserole in the oven, then spoon into a dish, top with puff pastry and bake for a delicious family pie. Or use the recipe to make mini pies in individual baking dishes.
7. Curtis Stone’s beef and Guinness stew
For this hearty all-in-one Irish dinner, the beef is slow-cooked first on the stovetop in stock, Guinness and red wine. Then the veggies are browned and added to the pot for the last 40 minutes of cooking so they don’t overcook. It’s delicious with crisp fresh cabbage and sliced sourdough.
8. Massaman beef and potato curry
This classic Thai curry is best made with diced beef that’s cooked slowly until fall-apart tender. Make this slow cooker diced beef curry with bought curry paste, or go all out and make your own Massaman curry paste from scratch. With chunky potatoes and roasted peanuts, it's warming and comforting.
9. Beef vindaloo
Here’s a simple diced beef recipe for curry night at home. All you need is diced beef, onion, sweet potato and tomatoes plus vindaloo paste and water. Cook slowly on the stovetop, adding sweet potato near the end of cooking so it holds its shape. Serve with rice and chilli.
10. Beef and beer slow cooked pies
Here’s a different way to turn a slow-cooked beef stew into a diced beef pie. While the beef is simmering on the stovetop, bake crispy herbed potato stacks in the oven. Then divide the stew among individual baking dishes, top each with a potato stack and finish in the oven.