Beef Recipes for Small Plates Entertaining

Whether planning a casual gathering or stylish event, small plates are an easy and elegant way to please a crowd. Beef is ideal for entertaining, so serve a variety of simple, yet sophisticated beef bites that are a snap to put together.

We're providing a flavorful collection of appetizers to tantalize your readers. Each beef starter can be prepared in three or four easy steps using a handful of readily available ingredients that showcase a variety of tastes and textures.

Try these recipes and time-saving tips that will make you a faster – and smarter – cook.

Steak Kabobs with Caramelized Onion Relish – Dovetail your prep. While the onion relish simmers in the skillet, cut, season and skewer the steak. We’ve included directions for oven broiling and grilling to offer flexibility. Either way, they’re fabulous dipped into the tangy relish!

Grilled Salsa Steak Appetizer – Start with ready-made salsa for a fast flavor marinade for the steaks. Sort the tortilla chips on a tray and start the assembly line, topping with salsa, grilled steak slices and guacamole. Garnish with cilantro leaves for a flavorful flourish.

Spicy Buffalo-Style Meatballs - Make ground beef meatballs a day or two ahead and refrigerate. Fully reheat on the day of the party, toss with the hot sauce mixture and serve with snappy blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Frozen fully-cooked meatballs are also an option if you’re really pressed for time!

Perfect for times where conversation is key, small plates make the usual cocktail party even more festive with a delightful array of many options. You don’t need to sacrifice time and money to earn rave reviews from your guests!