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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.

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2. Tex-mex Taco Salad

Way more exciting than your typical turkey sandwich for lunch.

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4. Italian Wedding Soup

Make a huge batch, then freeze it and save it for a rainy day.


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.

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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.

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12. Ground Beef Empanadas

Freeze a batch for up to three months.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

27. Lasagna Soup

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

28. Beef Puttanesca Pizza

Use pre-made pizza dough and it’ll be ready in half an hour.

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30. Cheeseburger Gnocchi

It sounds weird, but trust us. It works.

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32. Beef Cabbage Roll Casserole

It’s so satisfying, you’ll barely notice you got a full serving of veggies.

33. Beef Tortellini Bake

Bookmark this one for a cold winter night.

37. 20-minute Thai Basil Beef And Lemongrass Rice Bowls

Sorry, pad Thai. We’re officially over you.

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38. Creamy Taco Soup

This creamy, spicy soup is surprisingly dairy-free thanks to coconut cream. (Bonus, it's Whole30 compliant.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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43. Sun-dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs

Not complaining about the level of cheese here.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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49. Taco Zoodle ‘spaghetti’

This combo is surprisingly delicious.

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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.

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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.

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54. Crock-pot Beef Chili

We like ours loaded with sour cream and cheese.

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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.

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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. 

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59. One-pot Cheesy Taco Skillet

Our favorite kind of fiesta is one that requires no dishes.

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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.

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62. Cheese Shell Taco Cups

Where we’re going, we don’t need tortillas.

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63. Baked Coconut-curry Meatballs

Half Baked Harvest blogger Tieghan Gerard knows a thing or two about photo-worthy, mouthwatering dinners. This tasty dish can be made with lamb or pork and it's ready in 30-minutes of less, which means it's quick enough for busy weeknights.

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64. Low-carb Nachos

Grain-free, nacho heaven. Bonus: they're gluten-free and keto approved.

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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).

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67. Beef, Spinach And Mozzarella One-pot Bake

Almost no dishes? Sounds like music to our ears.

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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.

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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.

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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.