Ground beef is an inexpensive ingredient. It cooks quickly and it can be incorporated into many different recipes. If you love being creative in the kitchen, dinner time is a breeze. For others, creating new and exciting meals is no easy feat. Whether you’re a natural chef in the kitchen or a beginner, we have found you some excellent ground beef recipes that you need to try.
These ground beef recipes range from classics such as lasagna, and spaghetti to unique dishes like Big Mac pizza and even a few delicious breakfast recipes too! Plus ground beef freezes well so go ahead and stock up the next time it goes on sale so that you’re fully equipped to try these easy and delicious recipes.
The next time your kids are begging to go to Mc Donalds tell them you have a special dinner surprise and whip together this recipe! Kids love pizza and big macs are one of Mc Donald’s most popular menu items so why not combine the two to create one epic dinner!
This pizza starts with a simple store-bought pizza crust. To create the authentic Big Mac flavor you’ll need tangy dill pickles, Thousand Island salad dressing, mayo, and a few other ingredients. Finally, serve the pizza with shredded lettuce and watch this meal get devoured!
https://www.thisisnotdietfood.com/big-mac-pizza/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THIS IS NOT DIET FOOD
Bundle up the delicious flavors of tacos and stuff it into jumbo pasta shells! This lovely casserole is bound to intrigue every member of your family!
The ground beef mixture is seasoned with taco seasoning and combined with cream cheese to create an irresistible creamy filling. Then that mixture is stuffed into the shells, topped with enchilada sauce and finished with a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese!
https://www.instrupix.com/taco-stuffed-shells-recipe-ground-beef-cream-cheese/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: INSTRUPIX
You can never go wrong with a classic dinner such as shepherd’s pie! It’s incredibly savory and full of amazing flavors.
This simple shepherds pie recipe begins with ground beef, veggies, and delicious gravy. Finish the casserole by topping that lovely filling with cheesy mashed potatoes.
https://www.thewholesomedish.com/the-best-classic-shepherds-pie/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE WHOLESOME DISH
While you think about tacos for dinner start your day off with delicious Mexican cuisine for breakfast! This delicious frittata is cooked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet.
The base of the frittata is of course eggs, however, taco seasoning, ground beef, salsa, and a few other lovely ingredients provide the Mexican flavors! Keep in mind this delicious breakfast comes together in just 30 minutes.
https://realfoodrealdeals.com/mexican-frittata-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL FOOD REAL DEALS
There’s nothing better than watching your favorite show and munching on a bowl of Doritos! So why not incorporate your favorite snack into your dinner.
This delicious beef casserole may be unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. The ground beef is seasoned with salsa and enhanced with sour cream and together these ingredients create an unforgettable creamy filling. The casserole is then topped with crunchy Dorritos and loads of irresistible cheese.
https://www.soulfullymade.com/ground-beef-doritos-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SOULFULLY MADE
These mini burgers are made in a muffin tin and because of that, you can whip up a large batch quickly! They would be great for any family dinner, potluck or birthday party and they certainly get the stamp of approval from the kiddos!
Stuff one half of a burger bun into the muffin tin and top it with ground beef, ketchup, cheese, and bacon! Because you’ll be using pre-cooked ground beef, these delicious cheeseburger cups only require about 5 minutes in the oven! Serve with a pickle slice and a side of fries.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/muffin-tin-cheeseburger-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Skip the drive-thru and make these delicious breakfast sausages! They’re infused with flavors of maple syrup and fresh herbs! Prep these ahead of time so that you can have breakfast ready to go every weekday morning!
While this recipe uses a combination of ground turkey and pork, you can omit one of the meats and replace it with ground beef! You’ll also be provided with instructions to cook the sausage patties on the stove-top, in the oven, as well as instructions on how to freeze them!
https://www.thechunkychef.com/homemade-maple-breakfast-sausage/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHUNKY CHEF
Creating a delicious dinner doesn’t have to be expensive and this tasty casserole proves that. Made with pantry and freezer staples such as ground beef, rice, corn, and broccoli this cheesy casserole will surely please the whole family!
First, be sure to cook the ground beef and frozen broccoli on the stovetop. Then simply toss the remaining ingredients into a casserole dish and finish by baking the dinner in the oven.
https://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.com/beef-rice-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE DIARY OF A REAL HOUSEWIFE
Want a quick and easy weeknight meal that won’t displease your children? This hamburger helper is here to the rescue!
This budget-friendly meal is so easy to prepare thanks to the Instant Pot! This handy kitchen gadget has amazing features like a sautee mode to cook the ground beef and a pressure cook mode to cook the entire meal quickly.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-weeknight-instant-pot-copycat-hamburger-helper/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Why eat hashbrowns as a side when you can combine them with other enticing ingredients to create one unforgettable breakfast! This breakfast recipe is the true definition of comfort food.
Seasoned potatoes are combined with hamburger, veggies, and loads of ooey-gooey cheese! Cook the potatoes first and then using the same skillet, cook the hamburger second. In the end, all the ingredients come together and finish cooking in the oven.
https://www.gonnawantseconds.com/easy-hamburger-hash/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GONNA WANT SECONDS
If you have a craving for a Philly cheesesteak be sure to whip up this delicious casserole! Instead of enjoying meat on a bun, you’ll combine the flavors you love about Philly cheesesteak with comforting pasta.
This two-step recipe requires that you cook the pasta and beef on the stovetop first then finish the meal by baking it in the oven. While this sounds like extra work, the meal will still come together quickly and better yet your family will go crazy for it!
https://www.wineandglue.com/philly-cheese-steak-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WINE AND GLUE
If you tell your kids they’re having a salad for dinner they’re probably going to run away from the dinner table. However, tell them this “salad” has Doritos in it and watch them come running back.
This insanely delicious taco salad is loaded with delicious flavors and exciting texture. They’re bound to request this type of salad again!
https://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/taco-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JULIE’S EATS AND TREATS
You may be used to enjoying meatloaf for dinner but have you ever thought to have it for breakfast? This delicious recipe puts a fun spin on a classic and creates a breakfast fit for champions!
This meatloaf is made from a combination of ground beef, breakfast sausage, and bacon! In addition to the meat, it’s seasoned with fresh herbs, mushrooms, and onions! As a bonus, this breakfast recipe is paleo, whole30, and keto diet approved!
https://realsimplegood.com/breakfast-meatloaf-with-bacon/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL SIMPLE GOOD
Empanadas are the more sophisticated and healthier option to store-bought pizza pockets. Instead of pizza ingredients, these empanadas are filled with cheesy ground beef!
Your kids will love them and you’ll feel good about feeding it to them. These taste lovely on their own but serve well with a side of salsa and sour cream!
https://neighborfoodblog.com/2017/08/cheesy-ground-beef-empanadas.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NEIGHBOR FOOD
An easy and very filling dish that only takes one skillet to create! Anybody else in favor of minimal dishes?
Add some guacamole to take this amazing recipe to the next level, or some fresh local veggies to make it come alive. Better yet, this delicious dinner comes together in just 35 minutes.
http://www.iwashyoudry.com/one-skillet-mexican-beef-and-rice/ PHOTOS & RECIPE HERE: I WASH YOU DRY
Serve this delicious casserole and watch your kiddos be pleasantly surprised that they get to dig into tater tots for breakfast! This casserole is so savory, and oh so cheesy that you’ll be craving it time and time again.
The beef is seasoned with a lovely mixture of Worcestershire sauce, whole milk, and beef broth. This comforting casserole would also be a great addition to any brunch!
https://dinnerthendessert.com/tater-tot-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNER THEN DESSERT
Picky eaters won’t be able to say no to this tasty meal! After all, you can never go wrong with noodles and cheese. Throw in some ground beef and you have yourself a full meal.
While this dinner may be simple, it yields a ton of flavor. Some of these lovely flavors are provided by minced garlic, tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning!
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/beef-noodle-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNER AT THE ZOO
Sloppy joes are another timeless meal. They’re meaty, saucy and perfect for busy weeknights, picnics, and parties! Once again the Instant Pot comes to the rescue and helps you make a delicious meal to feed the whole family quickly.
You’ll begin this recipe by browning the meat using the saute function followed by adding the remainder of the ingredients. You only need to pressure cook this meal for 5 minutes which brings it from pot to table very quickly!
https://www.shesaved.com/2017/05/instant-pot-sloppy-joes.html/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SHE SAVED
Tired of same old scrambled eggs? Make breakfast time exciting again by introducing this delicious scrambled egg and ground beef casserole!
You’ll be pleased to discover that this casserole is filled with veggies but also has enough cheese to make it irresistibly good! As a bonus, you can even prepare the casserole the night before so come morning all you have to do is toss it in the oven.
https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/scrambled-egg-and-ground-beef-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BROOKLYN FARM GIRL
Combine the flavors of two popular favorites and create one unforgettable meal! This recipe morphs sloppy joes with grilled cheese to create a family-friendly casserole.
Before baking the casserole in the oven, you’ll need to prepare the ground beef and sloppy joe sauce on the stove-top. Rest-assured this recipe still comes together quickly and effortlessly.
https://www.thisisnotdietfood.com/sloppy-joe-grilled-cheese-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THIS IS NOT DIET FOOD
Do you love stuffed cabbage rolls but despise the preparation they require? Then we encourage you to try our savory unstuffed cabbage roll soup!
You’ll experience all the same flavors you know and love but without all the work! Better yet, this recipe is low carb and keto-diet approved.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-low-carb-unstuffed-cabbage-roll-soup/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Carbs are seriously comforting and are great in moderation, however, if you’re looking to cut back on a few carbs but don’t want to sacrifice flavor, then look no further! This cauliflower and ground beef hash dish is calling your name!
Cauliflower is an excellent substitute for potatoes because they have a similar texture. Aside from the cauliflower, you’ll only need 4 ingredients!
https://gluesticksgumdrops.com/cauliflower-ground-beef-hash-low-carb-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GLUE STICKS & GUMDROPS
Cheesy ground beef quesadillas have your busy weeknights covered. This kid-friendly meal comes together in 30 minutes or less!
Before assembling the quesadillas, you’ll need to cook the ground beef in a skillet. The ground beef mixture is made with ground beef, spinach, tomato paste, and delicious seasonings.
https://themom100.com/recipe/cheesy-ground-beef-quesadillas/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE MOM 100
The next time you have tacos for dinner save your leftover taco meat and enjoy it the next day for breakfast! This delicious Tex Mex hash is an eggcelent egg-free breakfast option (pun intended)!
If you don’t have leftover taco meat, don’t fret! There are instructions on how to complete this dish using raw ground beef. This tasty breakfast is booming with healthy ingredients and loaded with alluring flavors.
http://therealfoodrds.com/tex-mex-sweet-potato-hash/?mc_cid=86231c9cb4&mc_eid=5eeef89645 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE REAL FOOD DIETITIANS
This is another fun twist on a classic sloppy joe recipe. Instead of bread, you’ll enjoy your sloppy joe filling with delicious pasta.
This sloppy joe casserole is seasoned with a few different ingredients. Some of these include Worschestire sauce, brown sugar, ground mustard, and a few other flavorful ingredients. All in all, it still comes together quickly and can be ready in about 30 minutes!
https://www.culinaryhill.com/one-pot-sloppy-joe-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CULINARY HILL
Stuffed peppers is an awesome healthy option for dinner but why not enjoy it for breakfast or for brunch! It’s loaded with wholesome ingredients and is an excellent balance of grains, veggies, and protein!
This savory skillet is essentially the deconstructed version of a stuffed pepper. You’ll love that this is a one-pan recipe and that comes together in 30 minutes or less!
https://iwashyoudry.com/ground-beef-stuffed-pepper-skillet/?fbclid=IwAR3JFCOlMd6nlwDd7hlOrp_uJMP0SDS7Ajvf3GyKWzmSmuPjxjkE26apxHE PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I WASH YOU DRY
Your favorite family meal just got a heck of a lot easier! This spaghetti casserole is effortlessly prepared in the slow cooker.
The only prep work required is to cook the meat sauce on the stovetop! Then, throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker, set it and forget it! In a few hours, you’ll have a lovely family meal ready to dig into!
https://www.thechunkychef.com/easy-crockpot-spaghetti-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHUNKY CHEF
Have you ever cooked with plantains before? If you haven’t, step outside of your comfort zone and give this delicious breakfast a try!
This grain-free breakfast is loaded with nutrients and amazing flavor. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors and is ready in just 15 minutes!
https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-spicy-sweet-plantain-and-beef-hash/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PALEO RUNNING MOMMA
You can never go wrong with a warm bowl of chili. It’s perfect for cold wintery days, game day, and to feed a crowd! This Instant Pot recipe is so easy to make and it’s thriving in enticing flavors and textures.
This recipe requires simple ingredients most of which you’ll have on hand. Further, this meal only requires 15 minutes of preparation and 15 minutes to cook which means you can have a wholesome meal ready in no time!
https://platedcravings.com/instant-pot-chili-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PLATED CRAVINGS
Get your family really excited by announcing you’ll be having burritos for breakfast! This awesome recipe proves that you can indulge in a delicious breakfast even during busy weekdays!
The secret is to assemble and freeze! While this recipe uses ground pork, you can simply swap it out for ground beef! Make these delicious burritos ahead of time and then heat them up in the microwave when you get to work.
https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/freezer_breakfast_burritos_with_sausage_eggs_and_salsa_verde/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLY RECIPES
It is true, kids love mac and cheese! What is not to love? It’s cheesy, comforting and most importantly, simple! However, surprise your kids with a cheeseburger mac and cheese and watch them fall in love with this food all over again.
This cheesy mac and cheese is made with seasoned ground beef, macaroni pasta and loads of ooey-gooey cheese! As a bonus, this is another excellent quick and easy dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes!
https://bestrecipebox.com/cheeseburger-mac-and-cheese/?fbclid=IwAR1xSs5B-C1tqVrJDaeUbiXilzg2HCRi33b7GcBEtL1XO-YqerJ8Z7kMlZ8 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BEST RECIPE BOX
If you’re looking for a healthy dinner that doesn’t sacrifice flavor, then look no further. This low-carb meal is full of flavor and texture and will certainly satisfy your belly.
Make a bunch of these on Sunday night to bring to work with you for the whole week. Lunch? Done! Add some veggies in with your ground beef or add them afterward as a topping.
http://gimmedelicious.com/2016/10/28/beef-stuffed-zucchini-boats/ PHOTOS & RECIPE HERE: Gimme Delicious
Lasagna is a delicious dish to make but it can be very time-consuming. When you’re in a hurry to get dinner made, especially for guests, you want to maintain quality without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Our deconstructed lasagna features all the components of regular lasagna but instead of layering them on top of each other, you toss it all in the pot without a second thought. This is so easy!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-deconstructed-lasagna/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
The next time you find yourself craving a Big Mac burger head home and whip together this delicious homemade version. Better yet, this is a slider recipe which is not only great for dinner but perfect for parties too.
The homemade ground beef patties are easy to make and pair wonderfully with our Copycat Big Mac Sauce. Further, if you need a low-carb version, simply omit the bun!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/insanely-delicious-copycat-big-mac-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Philly cheesesteaks are often a crowd favorite. Don’t binge on your diet when that craving hits because with this recipe you can indulge in the same flavors but without all the carbs.
A bell pepper will substitute a bun and will hold all the alluring ingredients you love about Philly cheesesteaks. Mushrooms, ground beef, minced onion, and diced bell pepper make up the filling. The bold flavoring comes from Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and crushed tomatoes. Lastly, shredded cheese is mixed in before baking to give it a gooey irresistible texture.
https://www.eatwell101.com/cheese-steak-stuffed-peppers-recipe PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EAT WELL 101