Quick Beef Pho

Traditional Vietnamese Beef Pho can take hours to cook, but not when you use our quick and easy recipe! The secret is replacing sliced beef with fully cooked USDA Keystone Beef. You'll cut prep time and have this tasty soup on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Keystone Beef Pho Recipe
  • 1/2 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef Broth
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (may substitute soy sauce)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 16 oz thick rice stick noodles
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 lime, sliced in wedges
  • Chili sauce or Sriracha for taste
  1. Add the Keystone Beef Broth and 1/2 cup water to a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a low boil. Add Keystone Beef, fish sauce, sugar, ginger and onion to the pan and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Wrap the cloves and star anise in a piece of cheesecloth and tie it into a pouch. Add the pouch to the broth and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Turn heat off. Remove the spice pouch from the broth and discard.
  4. Boil noodles per package directions, drain.
  5. For the Pho assembly: add the noodles between 4 bowls, top with jalapeno, carrots and onion. Add a ladle of broth to each bowl. Add chili sauce, Sriracha or squeeze juice from a lime wedge, if desired.

Balsamic BBQ Beef Sandwich

There are so many tasty BBQ sandwich recipes you could choose from. In fact, we have many right here on our website! For a more "refined" flavor for your summer BBQ, nothing beats the tang of the balsamic vinegar as it blends with the sweet honey.  And because you use fully cooked Keystone Beef, you'll be able to whip up this tasty sandwich in under 15 minutes!

Keystone Balsamic BBQ
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 ciabatta buns
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the honey, balsamic vinegar, water and soy sauce and simmer on low for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in cornstarch and heat another 2 minutes.
  3. Add Keystone Beef, mix well. Heat throughout, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm on toasted ciabatta rolls.

Cheesy Beef Empanadas

Why is this Cheesy Beef Empanadas recipe so easy to make? It's simple. All of the ingredients in this recipe are found in your pantry - especially fully cooked Keystone Beef. It may only take you 35 minutes to prepare this authentic Mexican recipe, but it'll be gone in minutes!

Keystone Meats Beef Emanada
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef drained and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pepper jack, shredded
  • 2 empanada dough or refrigerated pie crusts
  • Egg wash, for brushing
  • Sour cream or guacamole for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add Keystone Beef and cook, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon, for 3 minutes. Mix in cumin and season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and jalapeños and cook until warm throughout, about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Roll one half out to ¼” thick. Using a 4.5" round cookie cutter, cut out rounds. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Lightly moisten outer edge of a dough round with water and place about 2 tablespoons filling in center and top with cheddar and pepper jack. Fold dough in half over filling. Use a fork to crimp edges together. Repeat with remaining filling and dough.
  7. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets and brush with egg wash. Bake until golden and filling is warmed through, about 20 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream or your favorite guacamole.

Bada Bing Beef

With a name like Bada Bing Beef, you know this recipe is going to shake up the family dinner table! The zing of red pepper flakes and garlic while using Keystone Beef instead of regular hamburger makes all the difference! Try this recipe tonight ... deliziosa!

Recipe Winner - Bada Bing beef
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 1 (12 oz) package penne pasta
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced (may substitute one 28 oz can of Italian-style tomatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp parsley as a garnish
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add Keystone Beef, pepper flakes, onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, heavy cream and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes.
  4. Stir cooked pasta into sauce and heat throughly. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately ... enjoy!

Beef Sundae

A sundae for dinner?!? You better believe it! But save the sweet stuff for dessert, our sundae is made from all natural Keystone Beef! Kids will love making their own dinner sundae almost as much as eating it.

Beef Sundae Keystone Meats
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • Mashed potatoes, enough for six
  • 1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese for the topping
  • Cherry tomatoes for the topping
  1. Heat Keystone Beef in medium sauce pan on low, warm throughout. In a separate sauce pan, heat the gravy on low, stirring frequently.
  2. Cook mashed potatoes according to package directions.
  3. In an ice cream bowl, layer warm potatoes, Keystone Beef, gravy and cool sour cream. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and add a cherry tomato on top. Fun and tasty!

BBQ Beef Muffin Bites

We've taken the BBQ beef sandwich and made it a bite-sized, kid-friendly meal! This five-ingredient recipe is a quick and easy solution for those dreaded "what's for dinner?" nights. And because you use fully cooked Keystone Beef, you'll go from prep to the dinner table in under 20 minutes. One-bite, two-bite, three-bite ... more!

Keystone Bbq Beef Bites
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 1-1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 can (10.2 oz) Refrigerated biscuits
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  1. In large nonstick skillet, mix onions, Keystone Beef and BBQ sauce. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot.
  2. Pull each biscuit apart and press one into each of 12 greased regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and sides, forming 1/4-inch rim.
  3. Fill each muffin with beef mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake at 375°F 13 minutes or until edges of the biscuits are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan.

Asian Beef Bites

Before you pick up that takeout menu from the local Chinese restaurant, take a look at our easy and delicious Asian Beef Bites recipe. It's a tasty appetizer that perfectly complements our Chicken Peanut Pad Thai Noodles recipe.

Asian Keystone Pork Bites
  • 1/2 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix Keystone Beef, cabbage, carrots, oniones, soy sauce, chili sauce, and ginger.
  3. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Separate dough into 8 biscuits and add each biscuit to the cookie sheet one inch apart.
  4. Spoon 1 rounded spoonful of the mixture onto center of each biscuit round; stretch biscuit dough up around ball to cover completely. Pinch edges together and twist the top to seal.
  5. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Quick Southwestern Beef Soup

This robust and colorful soup is packed with everything you look for after a long snowy winter day. And when you use Keystone Beef, you'll go from stovetop to tabletop in under 15 minutes.

Keystone Southwestern Beef Soup
  • 1 can (28 oz.)of Keystone Beef, drained
  • 2 cups Keystone Beef Broth
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream, optional
  1. Heat a small nonstick Dutch oven over medium-heat.
  2. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  3. Add onion, garlic, Keystone Beef, and jalapeño to pan; sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add broth and next five ingredients; bring to a boil.
  5. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until rice is cooked.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and add sour cream (optional).
  7. Serve!

Lazy Sunday Shredded Beef Chili

Sometimes you just don't want to cook. We get that. In fact, many of our recipes are developed with that in mind! This simple, yet delicious recipe was submitted by Donna G. - a true lover of Keystone Meats.

Keystone Quick Lazy Sunday Shredded Beef Chili
  • 1 can (28 oz.) Keystone Beef, drained and mixed
  • 2 cans mild chili beans
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 package mild chili seasoning
  • 1/2 cup dehydrated onions or 1/2 cup fresh chopped onions
  • 1 tsp. jarred garlic or 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  1. As you open and empty cans, use a small amount of water (a half of a can) to rinse all the cans and add water to the pot.
  2. If you use fresh onion & garlic, add a small amount of oil (1 tsp.) to your pot and sauté onions and garlic for about 4 minutes, do not let garlic burn, stir frequently.
  3. Add chili beans and tomato and shredded beef. Add dehydrated onions and garlic and the ketchup. Mix well, add packet of chili seasoning and a 1/2 cup of beef broth. Over medium to low heat, bring mixture to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes to let flavors

Beef and Kale Power Bowl

Our Power Bowl is a quick meal focused around the superfoods -- kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts and, of course, Keystone Beef. This recipe is a mix of powerful antioxidants that will satisfy you physically and mentally.

Keystone beef and broccoli power bowl
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained and mixed
  • 1 bunch broccoli, trimmed
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 bunch curly kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 8 oz. brussels sprouts, trimmed, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup hummus (Optional for Keto Users)
  • 1 avocado, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • Optional: Crushed red pepper flakes (for serving)
  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Toss broccoli with 1 tbsp. oil on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt. Roast, turning occasionally, until crisp-tender and charred in spots, 8 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
  3. Whisk shallot, vinegar, mustard, and remaining 4 tbsp. oil in a large bowl until emulsified; season with salt. Add kale and brussels sprouts and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Massage kale until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add roasted broccoli and toss again.
  5. Swipe some hummus along the inside of each bowl with a spoon. Divide salad among bowls and add an avocado wedge and Keystone Beef. Top with chives and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

Skillet Beef Hash

Skillet Beef Hash, one of our one-skillet recipes, cooks as easily on top of the stove as it does over a campfire. And because the main ingredients in this recipe are fully cooked, you'll have dinner ready in under 15 minutes!

One-skillet beef hash is perfect for the campfire
  • 1 can (28oz) Keystone Beef, undrained
  • 4 tbsp liquid from can of Keystone Beef
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 cans (15 oz) potatoes, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add 4 tablespoons of broth from Keystone Beef to medium skillet set over medium heat. Add in the onions and garlic, cook until tender about 3 minutes.
  2. Add diced potatoes and Keystone Beef and cook until the beef is heated throughout - about 10 minutes. Stirring frequently. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Quick Vegetable Beef Soup

This Quick Vegetable Soup is great for parents looking for an easy yet healthy dish, perfect for all seasons! Plus, in about 20 minutes you’ll have a meal from stove to table. All your bases are covered with protein, vegetables and a warm, rich broth to satisfy everyone at the dinner table.

  • 1 can (28oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 1 can (27oz) Keystone Beef Broth
  • 2 tsp Keystone Beef Soup Base with 2 cups of water
  • 1 can (15oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 bag (2lb) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (46oz) vegetable juice
  1. Empty drained Keystone Beef into a large pot. Shred beef with a fork.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve with crackers.

Beef Taco Salad

Shake up your Taco Tuesday with a beef taco salad. It’s made with our fully cooked ground beef, so there’s no cooking required! Warm, tasty and quick to satisfy everyone!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Ground Beef, drained
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 (8oz) package cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Heat Keystone Ground Beef in a skillet. Toss all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Top with tortilla chips and your favorite Mexican toppings (sour cream, guacamole, hot sauce and salsa). Prep time is under 20 minutes!

Hearty Beef & Noodles

This warm and hearty dish is great for long winter nights. The rich flavors from Keystone's beef will please the whole family. The cooking time and prep time is minimal, freeing your evening to other important tasks...like spending time with your family! Our all natural beef is made with only two ingredients, making this a delicious but simple meal to prepare and enjoy!

Beef and Noodles
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, shredded
  • 3 cans (27 oz) Keystone Beef Broth or 1/2 (8 oz) jar Keystone Beef Soup Base
  • 16 oz bag egg noodles
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  1. Bring beef with juices and broth to a boil in a large pan.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp of flour to a bag of noodles and shake through.
  3. Add noodles (with flour) to beef and broth.
  4. Reduce heat, stir and simmer until noodles are tender.
  5. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Stir-Fry Beef and Broccoli

Bring an Asian-style dish to your dinner table and impress even the pickiest eaters with this Stir-Fry Beef and Broccoli recipe. With Keystone's fully cooked beef, the prep time is cut in half, which makes this dish perfect for busy parents or college students. This all natural recipe is both healthy and delicious way to add some spice to dinner time.

beef and broccoli
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 package (16oz) broccoli
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil/vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  1. Mix water, cornstarch and soy sauce together.
  2. Cut Keystone Beef into bite-size pieces.
  3. Heat 12-inch skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot.
  4. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat side.
  5. Add Keystone Beef, ginger and garlic powder; stir-fry about 3 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli; stir-fry 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in orange juice; heat to boiling.
  8. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir about 1 minute or until thickened.
  9. Serve with rice.

Hearty Beef Stew

Perfect for cold winter nights, this beef stew will warm parent’s and children’s bellies after playing in the snow. Keystones all natural beef and flavorful beef broth makes this recipe quick, easy and delicious. Warm, hearty vegetables and beef stew from prep to table in less than 20 minutes.

beef stew keystone
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 1 can (27 oz) Keystone Beef Broth
  • 1 bag frozen vegetables
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar (Optional for Keto Diet)
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Add broth from Keystone Beef and enough Keystone Beef broth to equal 32 oz. to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add Keystone beef and all ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. May be made up to 2 days ahead of time.

Beef Pierogi

In the time it takes to heat up frozen pierogies, you can be serving your family fresh made pierogis just like grandma used to make! We've taken the Old World traditional flavors you love by using simple ingredients like wonton wrappers and fully cooked Keystone Beef to cut prep time in half.

Easy beef pierogis
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, partially drained
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package frozen wonton wrappers, thawed and covered with damp towel to keep from drying out
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  1. Heat skillet over med-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft and golden, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add Keystone Beef with about half of the broth from the can. Shred with a fork and cook until heated through. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  3. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  4. Beat egg with water in a bowl for an egg wash and brush edges of wrapper. Place 2 Tbsp. of filling in the center, fold in half and press edges lightly to seal.
  5. Bring salted pot of water to boil and cook pierogi until they float, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.
  6. Transfer pierogi to skillet heated with butter. Cook pierogi in batches on medium heat until lightly browned.

Beefy Rice, Corn and Cheesy Cornbread

This flavorful cornbread is a nice complement to any Mexican-style dinner. Add a half cup of diced jalapeños and kick it up a notch! A special thank you to Maryjo R. one of our “Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest” finalists!

  • 2 cans (14 oz) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg. Uncle Ben’s mixed rice, prepared
  • 2 cans mexican corn
  • 1 can Manwich
  • 1 pkg. (2 cups) mexican shredded cheese
  • 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  3. Pour Keystone Ground Beef, Manwich and rice in a skillet to warm throughout.
  4. Place a layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 13x15 pan, followed by a layer of corn. Repeat once more.
  5. Top with shredded cheese.
  6. Prepare cornbread according to the package.
  7. Spread batter on top of cheese. Bake until cornbread is golden brown.

Beefy Potato Fritters

We’ve taken the common potato fritter and “queued” it up with Keystone Beef and BBQ sauce to make a robust side dish that’s perfect for any time of the year! A special thank you to Candy B. one of our “Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest” finalists!

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Keystone Beef, finely chopped
  • 3 medium (5 to 6 oz each) potatoes, shredded
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (both white and green parts)
  • 1/4 cup bottled or homemade hickory barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  1. Place Keystone Beef, potatoes, onion and barbecue sauce in a large mixing bowl and mix well to evenly combine ingredients.
  2. Divide into 4 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot (but not smoking).
  4. Add balls and flatten each with a spatula to become a fritter shape. Fry 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden in color.
  5. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve hot.

Beef and Gorgonzola Tarragon Salad

Although this may be one of our simplest salad recipes, it has a nice complexity of taste when the Gorgonzola cheese blends with the Tarragon! A special thank you to Sherri W. one of our “Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest” finalists!

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 4 cups artisan lettuce
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 4 oz tarragon dressing
  • 2-4 oz gorgonzola cheese, shredded
  1. Add lettuce and radishes to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in dressing and toss. Make sure all lettuce leaves are evenly coated.
  3. Plate salad on 4 salad plates. Top each plate with beef and gorgonzola cheese.