Meatballs, meatloaf, casseroles, and more! Ground beef is one of the quickest, easiest, and most versatile meats available! Whether you want to make a quick and easy meal, a hearty and satisfying dish, or a fancy and flavorful feast, ground beef can do it all. We have compiled 66 ground beef recipes you don’t want to miss. Most people have a few ground beef recipes in their back pocket, whether it’s your mom’s meatloaf, a tasty hamburger recipe, or a meatball dish everyone raves about. But if you’re looking for new ideas, we have plenty of easy ground beef recipes here to get you started. Unleash your inner chef with these fantastic ground beef recipes!
Pesto Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce
Indulge in a delicious homemade Italian pasta dinner with pesto fettuccini and Bolognese sauce, bursting with fresh veggies in every bite. This hearty dish, featuring a homemade beef Bolognese meat sauce and fettuccine pasta, will satisfy your cravings for a flavorful Italian meal.
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Cheeseburger Hot Pockets
Cheeseburger hot pockets make fabulous comfort food! These cheeseburger hand pies with French fry topping aren’t hard to make, and they boast so much flavor plus a charming homemade look.
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Meatball Marinara Subs
Savor the juicy homemade meatballs, tangy marinara sauce, and fluffy brioche buns in Italian meatball marinara subs – a satisfying comfort food that’s perfect for lunch or busy weeknights. These sandwiches are far tastier than the fast-food version and are sure to please anyone, regardless of their Italian heritage.
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Mexican 5 Layer Bean Dip with Ground Beef
This taco dip recipe with ground beef boasts a bean layer, beef layer, tequila lime sour cream layer, pico de gallo layer, and cheese layer. This full-flavoured Mexican layered dip pairs perfectly with your favourite corn chips.
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Roasted Tomato and Meatball Polenta
Meatballs and polenta with garlic roasted tomatoes is a simple-to-make, hearty meal. Easy, comforting weeknight meals like this are perfect for the colder months when you crave something tasty and satisfying.
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One Pot Taco Macaroni and Cheese
Try this taco macaroni and cheese, which combines the best of both worlds with Mexican and Italian flavors in every bite. With a cooking time of just 30 minutes in a single Dutch oven, this dish is perfect for those cooler months when you’re in the mood for something hearty and warming.
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When you’re tired of the same old taco Tuesday, give these taco pinwheels a try! They are unique, amazing, and perfect for dipping. These will become one of your favorite appetizer recipes!
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Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers
Impress your friends this summer with a delicious smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger recipe. These juicy burgers are packed with flavour and perfect for any BBQ or grill night. Add this to your list of dinner ideas!
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Try making these delicious copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs at home and enjoy the same great taste as the ones you find in the store.
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Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites
These air fryer bacon wrapped cheeseburger bites are a perfect appetizer for any occasion, with a quick and easy preparation. Whether you call them bacon wrapped meatballs or meatloaf balls, you’re sure to love their amazing taste!
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Baked Beans with Ground Beef
Prepare a crowd-pleasing BBQ side dish with this flavorful recipe for baked beans with ground beef. Infused with delicious spices and enhanced by the addition of ground beef, these southern-style baked beans are a hit at any gathering, earning you requests for the recipe.
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Tasty BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
Meatloaf needs no introduction but BBQ smoked meatloaf is something you should know about! Seriously, this is an incredible smoker ground beef recipe you can make on a pellet grill or Traeger. The rich, meaty flavour and garlicky tomato meatloaf glaze will make you think you died and went to heaven.
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Crunchy Beef Tortilla Folded Wrap – Tik Tok Recipe
Discover how to fold a tortilla for this special Tik Tok wrap hack. It’s one of the most delicious recipes you can make with ground beef and a tortilla wrap. Use a large flour tortilla if you’re ravenously hungry or smaller tortillas if you prefer. This is a genius way to enclose ground meat, shredded cheese, fresh tomatoes and more in wraps.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
This easy taco pasta is wonderful for dinner and it’s one of the best skill pasta dinner ideas I’ve found. Beef, onion and garlic are dominating flavours in this creamy taco pasta with macaroni noodles.
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Air Fryer Unsloppy Joes Biscuit Pockets
This air fryer version of manwich biscuits seals the tasty beef mixture inside a biscuit for a delicious meal. Manwich biscuits are the readymade sloppy joe sauce and you just need to cook them while these Pillsbury biscuit sloppy joes are homemade. It is just like a hearty hot pocket that the whole family will love!
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Slow Cooker Beef Ramen Noodles
This slow cooker beef ramen noodles is sure to be a huge hit at your dinner table! Its so easy to beef up plain ramen noodles to create a sensational meal, tossed in a mouthwatering sauce that even the kids will love!
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Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak
This easy salisbury steak recipe is a classic comfort food that the whole family will love! Juicy steak patties in a savory mushroom gravy with sliced onions and fresh parsley make this the perfect weeknight meal.
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Balsamic Meatballs with Rice Noodles
Slow cooker balsamic meatballs with rice noodles is a recipe that requires very little prep and results in a delicious meal that’s super easy to make. The broth is a bit tangy and savory from the balsamic vinegar and the meatballs are seasoned to perfection.
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This easy Mexican spaghetti is a delicious one-pot meal of noodles cooked in a tomato sauce with beef, poblano peppers, and shredded cheese. It’s a fun way to put a spin on traditional spaghetti by adding Mexican flavors.
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Crock Pot Hot Dog Chili
Perfect for a lazy weekend cookout or a quick weeknight meal, this savory and slightly sweet Crock Pot hot dog chili is made with ground beef, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, and a blend of simple spices. Set it and forget it in the slow cooker, leaving you with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the delicious aroma as it simmers to perfection!
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Easy Skillet Lasagna
Do you have a hankering for comforting classic lasagna but don’t want all the fuss? Then this easy skillet lasagna recipe is for you. In a mere 30 minutes, you can have comforting cheese lasagna for you and your family. A great weeknight meal!
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Red Wine Beef and Bison Cottage Pie
This red wine beef and bison cottage pie recipe is a company-worthy comfort food dish that is perfect for a Sunday dinner when the family gathers. Puffy butter and cheese topped whipped potatoes are over a delicious savory minced meat and vegetable filling, making this memorable meal.
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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
This meatloaf has a bacon wrap that makes it nothing short of delectable. Serve this homestyle meal and anticipate rave reviews for this take on meatloaf.
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Beef Taco Salad Bowls
Making homemade taco salad bowls is so easy and they’re perfect for holding this family-favorite taco salad including seasoned ground beef, black beans, cheese and more! Everything is topped with a creamy lime-cilantro dressing that’ll have everyone finishing their salad!
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Beef Tater Tot-Chos
Crispy tater tots topped with taco-seasoned ground beef and melted cheese is a delicious and fun twist on nachos!! Easy, ready in no time, and perfect for parties.
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All the cowboys, cowgirls, and meat lovers are going to love this easy stew recipe with ground beef, bacon, and sausage! There are also beans, potatoes, and corn simmered in a flavorful chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin broth. Ready in 45 minutes, this is pure hearty comfort food that the whole family will enjoy!
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Like avocados? Then you are going to love these taco stuffed avocados with ground beef, cheese, and more!! Easy, ready in 15 minutes, a family favorite, and perfect for busy weeknights!!
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Easy Air Fryer Gluten Free Beef Taquitos
This is the best air fryer recipe for taquitos and you don’t need any hard to get ingredients either. Whether it’s ‘taco Tuesday’ or not, switch things up by making this easy taquito recipe instead of tacos.
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Easy Skillet Tamale Pie
Tender cornbread tops a beefy mix that is full of tasty Mexican flavors. This tamale pie delivers the flavor you crave without the work of prepping tamales, which we all know can be time consuming!
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Ground Beef Stroganoff
This will becomes one a favourite quick dinner that the whole family loves. Add this tasty ground beef stroganoff to your dinner rotation.
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American Chop Suey
Tomatoes, noodles and ground beef come together to make a comforting and delicious dinner. No matter what you call this, you know it is totally tasty after a long day at work.
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Homemade Hamburger Helper
Skip the box mix and get the iconic dinner time flavor on the table at no time. Homemade hamburger helper is fast, filling and loaded with beefy, cheesy flavor.
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Skillet Spinach Lasagna
This lasagna is made in a skillet with plenty of spinach for a healthier take on a classic comfort food. This cheesy dish is certain to satisfy whenever you crave pasta.
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Hoisin Beef Noodles
Ground beef goes great with noodles for a fast and filling meal idea. This dish tastes as good as take out from your home kitchen.
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Baked Ziti With Meatballs
Baked ziti with meatballs is a classic meal option that has been loved by everyone for years. This recipe makes it easier than ever to make at home. Serve with crusty bread and a salad for an unforgettable feast.
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Ground Beef Hand Pies
These little hand pies are packed with ground beef and spices. They make an awesome dinner or pack them in a lunchbox for a hearty mid day meal.
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Quick Beef Stew
This beef stew uses ground beef for a budget friendly option that the whole family will love. This comes together to make dinner in no time with wholesome ingredients.
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Healthy Taco Salad
This healthy taco salad is so tasty. Make this for a fast weeknight meal , or meal prep it for the best lunches next week.
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Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili
Serve this slow cooker chili over a bed of noodles for a really unique take on dinner. This recipe has a spicy addition that makes it completely one of a kind.
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Puerto Rican Picadillo
This dish is made with ground beef, tomato sauce, olives and plenty of spices to make a hearty and healthy dinner that has Puerto Rican flavors. This is a fuss free recipe for easy meals.
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Big Mac Salad
Bring Big Mac flavor to your next salad. You can get the falvor you crave without the bun for a healthier option that is just as tasty.
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Jamacian Grilled Beef Patties
Mix plenty of Caribbean curry powder into this recipe for a delectable dinner option that you can prepare on the grill, smoker or in the oven.
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Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes stuffed with beefy chili makes for one yummy way to get dinner on the table. This recipe is healthy, hearty and so satisfying. Top with sour cream, cheese, onions or even radishes for a great combo of flavors.
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Beef Zucchini Enchiladas
Adding zucchini to your next batch of enchiladas is a great way to pack healthy ingredients in. This recipe is cheesy, flavorful and so satisfying.
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Cheesy Ground Beef Sliders
These sandwiches might be small in size, but they are packed with cheesy ground beef for a big, bold flavor you are sure to love.
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Ground Beef Stir Fry with Rainbow Veggies
Have you ever added ground beef to a stir fry? This recipe is colorful, loaded with flavor, and best of all is so easy to whip up on a busy night.
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Meat Roll Stephanie
This is not your mama’s meatloaf! It has all kinds of things in the middle like eggs and pickles! Make this for a different twist on serving ground beef for dinner.
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Spicy Turkish Meatballs
Get a taste of Turkey in your meal rotation with this flavorful spicy beef kofta recipe. These little meatballs pack a whole lot of flavor in every bite.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps
These Asian lettuce wraps are low in carbs but trust me, they are loaded with delectable flavors for a healthier meal.
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Meatballs without Breadcrumbs and Eggs
These meatballs without eggs and breadcrumbs are next level! They are easy to make and juicy, tender perfection.
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Umami Beef and Pork Burgers
Juicy beef and pork burgers recipe, made with ground pork and beef, seasoned with miso and seasonings for some extra umami flavor.
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Italian Stuffed Meatloaf
This is not your mama’s meatloaf. It has big, bold Italian flavors mixed in for a comfort food dinner that everyone will love. The corn and red pepper add ins give this dish so much texture.
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Easy Hamburger Soup
Easy hamburger soup is loaded with sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, and fire-roasted tomatoes. It can be ready in under 30 minutes and lasts well in the fridge for lunches during the week.
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If you have a big appetite for meat and cheese, then you have to make these cheeseburger subs! They are perfect for a hearty meal and the special sauce is out of this world good!
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Classic Patty Melt
Classic patty melt recipe with buttered and toasted rye bread, juicy burger patty, succulent grilled onions, and melted swiss cheese that goes great with fries or homemade chips.
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Cumin Beef Fried Rice
A quick and easy beef fried rice recipe made with ground beef, eggs, leftover rice and seasoned with cumin that can be made as a side or a meal.
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Mushroom Swiss Burgers
Mushrooms and swiss are a classic combination for burgers. This recipe gets 5 star ratings every time for an unforgettable dinner option. Serve with fries or a salad for a full meal.
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Tangy, sweet and salty flavors combine in this super easy ground beef dish. If you have rice already made, dinner will be on the table in no time.
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Thai Ground Beef with Basil
Cure your craving for thai food at home, with this easy and tasty meal idea. Basil and ground beef are perfect partners for coconut rice to create a great at home meal.
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Ground Beef and Gravy
This recipe is so simple that anyone can make it. It tastes so good that everyone will want to make it! This is simple comfort food that satisfies with common kitchen ingredients.
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These easy tostadas have so much flavor in every bite. Make these for a fast and filling dinner that you can add your favorite toppings to.
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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
This shepherd’s pie is absolutely perfect with a sweet potato topping and plenty of ground beef tucked inside. Make this for a hearty dinner that is cozy and tasty.
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Pizza Pasta Casserole
This take on pizza is extra tasty! Make this when you need to feed a crowd, or those nights that you can’t decide between pizza and pasta!
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Easy Beef Enchiladas
This easy enchilada bake is just the place to tuck ground beef and cheese for a budget friendly and tasty dinner. Top these with salsa, sour cream, lettuce or whatever you like!
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Rigatoni al Forno
This pasta is made with simple ingredients like cheese, beef and sauce, but it is baked to perfection. Serve this with a salad and crusty bread for the ultimate easy comfort food.
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Taco Charcuterie Board
This spread has something for everyone, no matter what you like on your tacos! This makes dinner an event, that is loaded with great flavor!
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