There are 29 cuts of beef that meet government guidelines for "lean." A 3 oz. serving of a T-Bone Steak has 8.2 grams of fat vs. a Skinless Chicken Thigh that has 9.2 grams of fat for the same 3 oz. serving.
Enjoy these recipes from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. "Beef, It's What's For Dinner!"
Beef Pepper Steak
1 lb. beef top round or top sirloin steak, cut
3/4-in. thick or flank steak
1/2 cup prepared Italian dressing
Salt and Pepper
2 large bell peppers, any color, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 onion, cut into 1/8-inch wedges
Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8-inch thick strips. Place beef and 1/3 cup Italian dressing in food-safe plastic bag; turn beef to coat. Reserve remaining dressing for vegetables. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 3 minutes to 2 hours. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade.
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef. Season beef with salt and pepper; keep warm. Wipe skillet with paper towel.
Heat remaining Italian dressing in same skillet until hot. Add peppers and onion. Stir-fry 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return beef and juices to skillet. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, sliced thin, separated into rings
1 small green or red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
Heat oven to 400. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper; cook until beef is not pink and vegetables are crisp-tender, breaking beef up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Top with beef mixture, then cheese. Bake in 400 oven 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Beef Cowboy Beans
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 can (16-oz.) baked beans
1 can (15-1/2 oz.) Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup prepared steak sauce
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Brown ground beef with bell pepper and onion in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking beef up into 1-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.