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Sure, cooking with ground beef isn't as sexy as cooking with, say, Wagyu beef imported from Japan. But truth is, this ingredient is versatile (and always in stock at your local grocer). But you need to think beyond the tacos and burgers and Grandma's meatloaf, and add these five ground beef recipes to your dinner rotation, stat.

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1. Flatbread

Move over, pizza. This flatbread is topped with seasoned beef and a delightful fresh herb sauce.

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2. Stuffed Peppers

A classic. And one of the most exciting ways to eat your vegetables.

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3. Empanadas

Perfectly seasoned beef on the inside. Golden, flaky (store-bought) crust on the outside.

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4. Tamale Pie

If corn bread and beef chili had a baby…

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5. Swedish Meatballs

You know, the kind you cook in gravy and serve over mashed potatoes?

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