Whether you’re on a budget or you’re just looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe, ground beef is the perfect choice! Cut down on your weekday stress and enjoy more delicious dinner ideas using ground beef. It might surprise you how versatile ground beef is for making dinner!
When you think of ground beef, your first thought might be of tacos or burgers. Sure, those are classic dinner ideas using ground beef, and we love them, too (especially these Korean Sesame burgers); but what about when you want a meal that will last you all week in leftovers? You can put ground beef in anything you want, from pasta dishes like lasagna, spaghetti, or bolognese to skillet dinners and even soups!
Reasons to make Ground Beef Recipes
There are a lot of reasons to make your favorite dinner ideas using ground beef. To name a few…
- Ground beef is budget friendly! You can save money on your weekly dinner recipes by cooking with ground beef. Purchase lean ground beef to get more for your dollar, or grind it yourself to save even more money! If you’re not comfortable grinding your own beef, ask the butcher to do it for you.
- Ground beef is versatile, making it an easy way to add protein to your favorite dinner recipes!
- Last but not least, cooking ground beef is easy! It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to make simple and delicious dinner ideas using ground beef.
Feeling inspired to make more ground beef recipes? We’ll share some of our favorites with you!
1. Ground Beef Chili Recipe
You might think that you need to reserve the whole day for making chili, but that isn’t true for our Ground Beef Chili Recipe! You can have this delicious dinner on the table in just over 30 minutes!
2. Ground Beef Stroganoff Skillet Recipe
One of our personal favorite ground beef recipes is our Ground Beef Stroganoff Skillet Recipe! It’s ready in just 30 minutes, and because it uses ground beef instead of beef strips, it’s a budget-friendly recipe, too!
3. Mexican Lasagna with Corn Tortillas
Our Mexican Lasagna with Corn Tortillas is LOADED with flavor from green chilies, ooey, gooey cheese, and, of course, ground beef! The best part is that this easy ground beef recipe makes great leftovers, too.
4. Sweet Jamaican Burgers
It’s easy to make a delicious burger when you’re using Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef. These Sweet Jamaican Burgers, flavored with jerk spices, mango nectar, and a little cider vinegar, are no exception!
5. Taco Zucchini Boats
6. Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy
We’re big fans of this recipe for Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy from The View from Great Island. The ground beef hamburger steaks are easy to make, and the rich bacon and mushroom gravy will have you feeling full and happy!
7. Peruvian Beef Noodle Soup (Sopa Criolla)
Ground beef is a great addition to soup, too! We personally love this recipe for Peruvian Beef Noodle Soup (Sopa Criolla) from Beyond Mere Sustenance. It’s packed with flavor and is ready in just half an hour!
8. Grilled Meatballs and Spaghetti
That’s right! GRILLED meatballs! A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures grills the ground beef meatballs used in this recipe for Grilled Meatballs and Spaghetti, and it’s incredible. We really recommend trying it out the next time you make spaghetti and meatballs!
9. Low Carb Mongolian Beef Meatballs
We’re all for adding more low carb recipes to our home menus, especially when they remind us of the takeout food we know and love! This recipe for Low Carb Mongolian Beef Meatballs from My Life Cookbook will satisfy your craving for takeout food. You’ll want to make them again and again!
10. Paleo Sloppy Joes
We love these Paleo Sloppy Joes from One Clever Chef. Not only are they delicious, but they’re super easy to make, and are on the table in just 20 minutes! The next time you’re craving a good old fashioned ground beef sloppy joe, try this recipe. You won’t be disappointed!
11. Weekday Ragu with Veggies
If you’re wanting a ground beef recipe with pasta, you’re going to want to try this Weekday Ragu with Veggies from My Kitchen Love. It’s packed with flavor from the ground beef and veggies, and you can easily make it in either your slow cooker or your instant pot!
12. Easy Make-Ahead Baked Ziti
We love a good baked ziti. This Easy Make-Ahead Baked Ziti, using both ground beef and sausage, is one of our favorites! Plus, Grits and Pinecones made sure this recipe is freezer-friendly, making it perfect for leftovers.
13. Instant Pot Chili
14. Taco Pita Pizza
If your household has taco and pizza nights, why not try combining them? This Taco Pita Pizza from The Nutrition Adventure is ready in less than 30 minutes, and is topped with everything there is to love about a good taco recipe.
15. Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese
16. Chinese Style Curry with Juicy Meatballs
This recipe from Kitchen Sanctuary for Chinese Style Curry with Juicy Meatballs is so delicious that you’ll have a hard time believing how easy it is to make! Made with mild or hot curry powder, turmeric, and Chinese five spice, this is one flavorful curry recipe.
17. Easy Cheeseburger Gnocchi Skillet
Poached Egg Burger with Caramelized Onions
Looking for more Dinner Ideas Using Ground Beef? Try our favorite Sunday Supper recipes, including this Poached Egg Burger with Caramelized Onions!
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