The 71 Best Ground Beef Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
There’s a pound of ground beef in the fridge, and now the choice is yours: Will you make burgers for the millionth time, or will you shake things up and try something new? Here, 71 of the best ground beef recipes we could find.
2. tex-mex taco salad
Way more exciting than your typical turkey sandwich for lunch.
4. Italian Wedding Soup
Make a huge batch, then freeze it and save it for a rainy day.
5. Classic Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers
Best of all, there’s only one dish to do.
6. 30-Minute Asian Basil Beef and Mango Noodle Salad
It’s ground chuck at its classiest.
7. Taco Chili Pasta Bake
Hmm, should we cook chili tonight or pasta? Ehh, let’s cook both.
9. Ground Beef Flatbread with Herb Sauce
We never thought we’d say this, but let’s skip pizza night and try this instead.
10. Ravioli Lasagna
Forget lasagna noodles. In this dish, we layer ravioli (meat, cheese, mushroom--whatever kind you're feeling) for the most epic baked pasta dish ever. Trust us, this ravioli lasagna recipe will be your new dinner go-to.
11. Mexican Ground Beef Casserole with Rice
Who’s ready for a fiesta?
13. Taco Cups
Taco shells? Yawn.
14. Corn Bread Tamale Pie
We’ve never turned down a meal made in a skillet.
15. Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti
Cream cheese and pasta, together at last.
16. Swedish Meatballs
Serve 'em on rice, noodles or veggies.
17. One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs
Guys, this lazy cook's one-pan spaghetti and meatballs recipe is a total game changer. The next time you want to get dinner on the table with ease—and not deal with a million dirty dishes--we've got you covered.
18. loaded whole30 sweet potato fries
Why eat plain, old fries when you could whip up these babies?
19. Mini Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
Fact: Everything’s better when you wrap it in bacon.
21. Skillet Ground Beef Nacho Dip
Whip up this deliciousness in half an hour.
22. Meatballs Al Forno
Eat 'em for dinner, then save a few for sandwiches tomorrow.
25. One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
We just found our signature winter dish.
26. Ground Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce
Ooey, gooey and ready in 30 minutes.
28. Beef Puttanesca Pizza
Use pre-made pizza dough and it’ll be ready in half an hour.
31. Ground Beef Grilled Cheese
Hint: Try dipping it in tomato soup.
32. Beef Cabbage Roll Casserole
It’s so satisfying, you’ll barely notice you got a full serving of veggies.
34. Beef Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowls
Your guests will be so impressed.
37. 20-Minute Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Bowls
Sorry, pad Thai. We’re officially over you.
38. Creamy Taco Soup
This creamy, spicy soup is surprisingly dairy-free thanks to coconut cream. (Bonus, it's Whole30 compliant.)
39. SPICY GROUND BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS
Taco Tuesday called, and it wants a diet-friendly upgrade. The lettuce wraps are—dare we say?—tastier than any store-bought tortillas.
40. KOREAN-INSPIRED GROUND BEEF AND KIMCHI BOWLS
With very little effort, you can have a flavor-packed and diet-friendly dinner on the table. (We're talking 25 minutes, friends.) Store-bought kimchi is clever like that.
41. STUFFED SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOATS
They’re filling, nutritious and easy enough to whip up on a weeknight. Just don’t skip the avocado and pico de gallo toppings; they’re the cherry on top.
42. BREAKFAST MEATLOAF WITH BACON
Meatloaf for breakfast is totally a thing, and it’s surprisingly easy to whip up. Prep everything the night before so you can wake up and barely lift a finger while you sip your morning coffee.
43. SUN-DRIED TOMATO CHEESY MEATBALLS
Not complaining about the level of cheese here.
44. CHEESEBURGER SALAD
No sad desk salad for you—not with all those glorious toppings. We promise you won’t even miss the mushy hamburger bun.
45. INSTANT POT GROUND BEEF AND PASTA
Beefaroni gets an adult upgrade with the super-simple Bolognese-like recipe that takes about ten minutes with your pressure cooker. Cue up Netflix because this dish will give all sorts of cuddle weeknight in feels.
46. Ancho Beef Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Come to mama.
47. WHOLE30 CHILI
This delicious chili has no beans which makes it Whole30 compliant. It's still packed full of hearty flavors though, so we promise you won’t miss them.
48. LOW-CARB SLOPPY JOES
We’re suckers for a lettuce wrap, and even more so for a freezer-friendly dinner. Make a double batch so you can have a quick meal ready in a pinch.
49. TACO ZOODLE ‘SPAGHETTI’
This combo is surprisingly delicious.
50. One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
Delicious Italian feast, anyone?
51. Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice
Eat your heart out, Chipotle.
52. CAULIFLOWER AND GROUND BEEF HASH
We’d happily enjoy this 25-minute, five-ingredient dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s that satisfying. Eat your heart out, scrambled eggs.
53. BEST EVER ITALIAN MEATBALLS WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE
They’re keto, Paleo, Whole30 and best served over a bed of low-carb zoodles. Make a bunch and stash them in the freezer for whenever you have a craving.
54. Crock-Pot Beef Chili
We like ours loaded with sour cream and cheese.
55. TACO SALAD WITH CREAMY CILANTRO DRESSING
Now that’s a salad.
56. HAMBURGER SOUP
Not only is it a one-pot meal that makes excellent leftovers; it’s also the best way to sneak in some extra veggies.
57. CABBAGE BEEF SKILLET
All the carne.
58. Polenta and Meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs? Yawn. It’s time to give your weekly dinner staple a much-needed makeover. Enter hearty polenta and meatballs, a classy twist on an old favorite. Best of all, it costs only $15 to whip up four servings.
59. ONE-POT CHEESY TACO SKILLET
Our favorite kind of fiesta is one that requires no dishes.
60. Keto Guacamole Burger Bites
Presenting keto guacamole burger bites: bacon-wrapped mini meatballs topped with plenty of avocado. We’re not on the keto diet (confession), but we’ll still have three.
61. QUICK THAI GREEN CURRY BEEF AND VEGGIE BOWLS
Ready in less than 30 minutes.
62. Cheese Shell Taco Cups
Where we’re going, we don’t need tortillas.
64. LOW-CARB NACHOS
Grain-free, nacho heaven. Bonus: they're gluten-free and keto approved.
65. Quinoa Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
The kids will devour these.
66. EASY PALEO MEATLOAF
It’s a classic for a reason, and now it’s on your diet. Instead of bread crumbs, this meatloaf uses coconut flour as a low-carb binder (so it won’t completely fall apart when you cut yourself a slice).
67. Beef, Spinach and Mozzarella One-Pot Bake
Almost no dishes? Sounds like music to our ears.
68. EASY KOREAN GROUND BEEF BOWLS
They’re as good as your go-to takeout spot, but so much healthier. The chopsticks are optional, but highly encouraged.
69. Lasagna Soup
You love lasagna. You love soup. So for dinner tonight, why the heck not try a fun mash-up of the two greatest meals on earth? Just don’t skimp on the cheese.
70. Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd's pie as a concept is pretty awesome: beef stew baked with a layer of mashed potatoes on top. Our version not only tastes rich and flavorful (thanks to Guinness in the stew) but it looks pretty darn great, too. It's worthy of being served at casual family meals and weekend dinner parties alike.
71. Taco Lasagna
It freezes well, too.