Beef Shares Easy Recipes Featuring Pantry and Freezer Staples

During these challenging times due to COVID-19, it’s important to reduce trips to the grocery store yet make the most of groceries with simple and satisfying beef recipes. While South Dakota families are spending more time at home, the beef checkoff is here to help by sharing beef recipes using common freezer and pantry staples. Some of these options include: 

Beef and Egg Breakfast Mugs – Four basic ingredients and a mug is all that is needed for this recipe.

Beef Quesadillas – This complete meal can be table ready with just five ingredients and 30 minutes.       

Beef Jerky Trail Mix –   A convenient and customizable snack with as few as four ingredients. 

Classic Beef Meatloaf – This simple meal calls for fewer than 10 pantry staples and 1.5 pounds of ground beef. 

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs – This classic meatball recipe is a family favorite dinner staple.

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council’s All About Family page has a wide variety of meal solutions including recipes that use common staples many families already have in their pantries and freezers.   

In addition to these simple recipes, check out for a full collection of cooking lessons. With detailed instructions and tips for a dozen different cooking methods, from grilling to pressure cooking, these cooking lessons are a great resource for all levels of home chefs. 

For more information contact Holly Swee, RD, LN, Director of Nutrition and Consumer Information for the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, 605-224-4722, or