Gluten-Free Beef Recipes

Beef stew dinner

If you need to avoid gluten due to Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you may have difficulty branching out beyond a basic steak-and-potatoes style of beef dish. While beef itself contains no gluten, frequently the spices, seasonings and additives that are used in beef recipes do. Try any of these gluten-free recipes to create a new twist on an old family favorite.

Gluten-Free Beef Stew Recipe

This beef stew recipe uses a slow cooker, so it is not only gluten-free and delicious, it is also simple to make.

  • Makes six servings
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 8 - 10 hours
  • Slow cooker setting: low


  • 1 pound stew beef
  • 1 large bunch kale
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bunch fresh dill
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 24-ounce container of gluten-free beef stock, like Pacific Natural Foods


  1. Layer the ingredients into a slow cooker in the order shown. There is no need to brown the beef ahead of time, eliminating the need to flour it.
  2. Set the slow cooker to "low" setting.
  3. Allow the stew to cook for eight to ten hours.

Gluten-Free Meatloaf


While meatloaf traditionally relies on breadcrumbs to get its texture, it can also use other grains, like oatmeal to do the same thing.

  • Makes four servings
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Bake time: 40 minutes
  • Oven temp: 375


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free quick cook oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of fresh vegetables such as spinach or asparagus (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, oats, egg, cheese, oil and spices. Stir until very smooth.
  2. Grease the bottom of the baking pan and spoon on roughly half the mixture so that it covers the bottom of the pan evenly.
  3. Layer on some fresh vegetables if desired.
  4. Spoon the rest of the meatloaf mixture on top of the veggies.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees until lightly browned on top.

Gluten-Free Taco Filling


Traditional taco seasonings rely heavily on gluten-containing fillers. This recipe is savory and flavorful but contains no gluten. Serve it with your favorite gluten-free taco shells.

  • Makes four servings
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed, or other high heat oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small piece of fresh horseradish, grated
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan.
  2. Add the onion and saute over high heat until translucent.
  3. Add the beef and cook until fully browned.
  4. Stir in the tomato, horseradish, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, spices and salsa.
  5. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Serve with your favorite taco sides.

Enjoy All Your Comfort Foods Again

Add traditional recipes back into your repertoire with these gluten-free options. These delicious alternatives will make you wonder why you ever thought you needed gluten in your food in the first place.

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