Beef starters

    For savoury nibbles or a more filling first course, check out our beef starter recipes. Find Asian beef coleslaw, beef skewers, beef samosas, cocktail meatballs, Moroccan mince parcels, beef carpaccio and loads more.

    46 recipes



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    61 reviews

    Once they have been put together you can either fry them or steam them; both ways are delicious.

    Recipe by: Donna

    97 reviews

    These delicious little meatballs are a great party nibble at Christmas.

    Recipe by: Sarah

    1 review

    These crostini are an appetising mix of tender thin slices of finest Scotch beef and rich beetroot and orange chutney. They make quite a substantial, delicious pre dinner canapé or as a starter with a salad garnish. They are easy to make and all the ingredients can be store cupboard or freezer, so you’ll never be caught out again if unexpected guests turn up or people are hungrier than expected!

    Recipe by: LP

    1 review

    These puff pastry parcels, filled with a mix of beef, veggies, coconut and curry, are great for serving at get-togethers or as a snack. Mine tend to look a little "rustic", but at least they then look homemade, rather than shop-bought!

    Recipe by: hayley_newcastle

    42 reviews

    This goes great with houmous on the side! It makes a delicious Christmas starter.

    Recipe by: r1v

    175 reviews

    Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savoury, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

    Recipe by: Donna-Maree

    34 reviews

    Doner Kebab, a traditional dish made with seasoned meat and a tahini sauce, is enjoyed in many parts of the Middle East.

    Recipe by: ROSE90

    56 reviews

    A really quick-yet-elegant party nibble - perfect for Christmas and New Year's parties.

    Recipe by: KerriJ

    1 review

    Mexican style spicy beef mince with tortilla chips, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Yummy. Great for sharing as a platter or made as individual servings.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

    66 reviews

    These mouth-watering barbecued beef skewers make fantastic starters or nibbles at barbecue parties. They can be cooked under the grill, as well. Marinated to perfection with hoisin sauce, lime, honey, garlic, sesame oil, root ginger and chill.

    Recipe by: Pat Conley

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