There are so many ways to use meat and ground meat recipes mean you can grind any kind of meat and turn it into the most delicious dishes. Whether you’re working with beef, chicken or lamb, or even a more unusual ground meat or combination of more than one, there are some easy ground meat recipes you’ll want to make, and then make again and again!
Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Recipe
A good Swedish meatball recipe with a creamy gravy means you can avoid the Ikea crowds and make them yourself at home. And you can put these together without a complicated diagram or having two screws left over at the end!
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Yummy Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl – 15 Minute Meal
Pork egg roll in a bowl is a low-carb alternative to traditional egg rolls. This is an easy recipe with ground pork, veggies and other flavours which is sure to satisfy a craving for Asian food. I love this easy one pan meal. If you want something quick and simple for a busy weeknight dinner, consider this 15 minute meal!
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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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Air Fryer 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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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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Potstickers – Pork Dumplings with Sesame Sauce
Potstickers are such a wonderful treat! These bite-sized pork dumplings are simple to prepare, and they come with a delicious sesame dipping sauce. Potstickers are also known as dumplings or gyoza, and there are plenty of tasty varieties you can make, including sweet and savoury.
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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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Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Kale Skillet
urkey pairs with sweet potatoes, garlic, shallot, lime, cheese, and more, for this super-simple turkey skillet dinner. You only need one pan to make it, which also means less washing up for you afterwards. So however you look at it, this yummy low carb meal is a real winner!
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Chicken Sausage Rolls
Chicken sausage wrapped in flaky pastry and sprinkled with sesame seeds makes a great use for ground meat. This recipe is a tasty appetizer, packs well in a lunch box, or you can snack on it in the afternoon instead of reaching for a bag of chips.
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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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Italian Wedding Soup
Enjoy a filling and tasty Italian wedding soup made from scratch with chicken meatballs and acini de pepe pasta. This traditional Italian soup is hearty and fresh, perfect for a comforting meal.
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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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Air Fryer Egg Roll Wrappers
Are egg rolls gluten free? Well, perhaps a better question would be are egg roll wrappers gluten free? And the answer is no, not usually. But this easy recipe shows you how to make gluten free egg roll wrappers which taste great!
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Jalapeno Popper Meatballs
All the flavors of jalapeno poppers wrapped up into a tasty meatball with a surprise cheese-filled center.
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Korean Meatloaf with Korean BBQ Glaze
Korean Meatloaf: All the crave-able flavors of Korean barbecue in a comfort-food meatloaf with a sweet and tangy Korean glaze. This ain’t your momma’s meatloaf!
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Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe
Put a Mexican twist on your pasta with this taco stuffed shells recipe which takes tender noodles and packs them full of all the tasty flavors of seasoned tacos.
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Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
Everyone’s favorite messy meal is now even better with the addition of plenty of melty cheese in this Texas toast sloppy Joes recipe.
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Turkey Pumpkin Chili
This healthy chili recipe is going to be a fall favorite. It uses pumpkin and ground turkey for a healthy version of a classic soup.Top with avocado slices or sour cream if you like.
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Meatball Sub Casserole
All of the best parts of meatball subs are packed into a casserole form. Use ground chicken for a healthy and tasty option that pairs perfectly with tomato sauce and plenty of cheese.
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Taco Gnocchi Skillet
Use chicken, turkey or pork to make this spicy taco dish. It has pillowy soft gnocchi, crunchy tortilla strips and plenty of veggies for a one dish dinner.
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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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Italian Sausage Pasta
Sausage, sweet peppers, and ground sausage come together to make one creamy pasta dish that everyone will love. Serve this with crusty Italian bread for a 45 minute meal that hits the spot on a weeknight.
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Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs make such an elegant appetizer. Add thin slices of cucumber for a flavorful addition that sets this appetizer off just right.
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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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Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes
Use ground turkey to make a classic dinner option like sloppy joes even healthier. These are fast, filling and destined to be a family favorite. A delicious way to use a pack of ground meat!
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Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Make meatballs with pineapple, turkey and teriyaki for a flavorful option that everyone will love. Serve these with pineapple rice for a meal that has a delectable tropical vibe. A favorite way to use a pack of ground meat!
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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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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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Lemon Chicken Meatballs
Ground chicken meatballs made with parmesan cheese and lemon are such a tasty twist on dinner. Serve these with fresh veggies like onions and tomatoes for a fresh meal.
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Greek Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers
This take on stuffed peppers is perfect for anyone who loves greek food. These use ground chicken and feta to bring bold flavor to your mealtime.
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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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Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Load leafy lettuce up with spiced ground chicken for a healthy and delicious meal idea. These are perfect for summer meals when it is almost too hot to eat as they won’t weigh you down. A delicious way to use a pack of ground meat!
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German Ground Pork and Cheesy Leek Soup
If you like leeks you are going to want to make this soup right away. It has so many wonderful , distinctly German flavors blended together that it provides a trip exclusively for your tastebuds with every bite.
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Spicy Cumin Burgers
Pack some ground turkey into a patty form and add plenty of spices to make one amazing meal. These are not your mamas burgers, but they are absolutely delicious!
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Ground Turkey Teriyaki
These turkey teriyaki bowls pack so much flavor into each bite. They have coconut rice, plenty of veggies and lean, spicy turkey for a one bowl dinner everyone will love.
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Chinese Ants Climbing a Tree
Ground pork, tender noodles and chunks of buttery asparagus make this easy dish unforgettable. You are going to love this combination of flavors for a unique dinner option.
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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups
This recipe for tasty lettuce cups cuts the sodium down for a healtier option that tastes just as good as take out. You will love these for summer lunches.
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Cranberry Orange Pork Balls
Cranberries, sweet potatoes, oranges and pork are an intriguing combination. I know you are going to love the flavor at the first bite. These unique meatballs are a great fall treat to share at a party as an appetizer, or to incorporate into a family meal.
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Chicken Parm Burgers
If you can’t resist chicken parmesan, then these are the burgers for you! Use ground chicken for a juicy, lean burger that will taste just right with plenty of cheese and tomato sauce. A tasty way to use a pack of ground meat!
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