These Easy Ground Beef Recipes are great dinner recipes for any night of the week! They don’t take long to make, they taste amazing and they’re guaranteed to be dinners that you make on repeat.
We’re huge fans of ground beef. It’s such a fun and practical meat to have around the house, and you can use it to make almost any style of cuisine. So we decided to throw together a round up of some of our favorite easy ground beef recipes.
These are recipes that you can make any night of the week, usually with ingredients you already have in your pantry. They won’t take long or make a big mess, and the end result is a delicious and often nutritious meal.
You’ve got to give these easy ground beef recipes a try. They’re as fun to eat as they are quick to make!
Why Cook With Ground Beef?
Here are a few reasons why ground beef is one of our go-to ingredients.
- It’s easy. Ground beef is so simple, in the best way. You don’t need to baby it, or worry about nailing a specific temperature. You just cook it for a few minutes until hot all the way through, and you’re ready to go.
- It’s versatile. As you’ll see in the round up of easy ground beef recipes, it’s used in nearly every cuisine. Whatever kind of food you’re craving, you can probably use ground beef as your protein.
- It’s affordable. Ground beef is also one of the cheapest types of meat at the grocery store. If you want an affordable source of protein, it’s a great option.
Tips for Success
Here are a few tricks and tips to get the most out of your ground beef.
- Get some color on it. Don’t be afraid of cooking with a high temperature when cooking your ground beef, and don’t feel like you need to constantly stir it. Just like a steak, ground beef is best when it gets a little color on it.
- It can take seasoning. You can put a lot of seasoning on ground beef. Don’t be shy with the salt or the spices when cooking with ground beef!
- Cook off the liquid. There’s often a bit of liquid in ground beef, and it can easily mess up a recipe. When cooking the beef, make sure to either pour off the liquid as it leaks out of the meat, or cook the beef long enough that the liquid evaporates.
30 Easy Ground Beef Recipes
These ground beef recipes are fun, easy, and packed with flavor. They don't take long to make, and you'll love them!
A staple of Chinese takeout food, you can’t beat a good beef and broccoli recipe. This recipe is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet, with rich beef and fresh broccoli. You’ve got to try it.
Oh yeah. This recipe is absolutely as fun as it sounds, and it’s as comforting as it sounds, too. It’s ground beef with veggies and seasonings, topped with a row of crispy tater tots. If that doesn’t excite you, we don’t know what will.
Stroganoff is an all-time great way to use beef. It usually uses cuts of steak rather than ground beef, but keeping the ground beef in larger chunks is a great way to get a similar result at a much lower price point.
It’s no surprise that beef goes well with peppers and tomatoes, and this goulash is all about that. It’s so easy to make – all you need is one pot, and about 20 minutes.
Soup isn’t the first thing you think of with ground beef, but trust us when we say that this recipe is fantastic. It’s so hearty, with ground beef, carrots, mushrooms, and tomato paste, and it’s bursting with flavor from the herbs and spices.
We’re huge fans of cooking ground beef in the slow cooker, where it can absorb so much flavor. This stroganoff, which is packed full of herbs, mushrooms, cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese, is a perfect recipe.
These have all the flavor and charm of your favorite fast food burger, but you don’t need to worry about shaping burger patties. Just cook up a batch of ground beef, and pile it on buns with all the right toppings, and you have a perfect bite of food.
Does this one really require an explanation? It’s one of the most timeless foods of all time. Pasta, sauce, cheese, spices, and ground beef. What more could you ask for?
Meatloaf sometimes has a bad reputation, but it shouldn’t. When made right, it’s so juicy, tender, comforting, and flavorful. This recipe is incredibly moist, thanks in part to the amazing gravy that goes on top of it.
Cheesesteak is a perfect food. Fried rice is a perfect food. So why not combine them? Sure, they may not be foods that traditionally go together, but don’t know it until you try it … and I promise you, once you try it, you’ll want to keep trying it!
It probably goes without saying that we’re a big cheeseburger household. But sometimes it’s nice to mix it up a little bit. This chowder has everything we love about cheeseburgers, but in soup form! It’s as fun (and delicious) as it sounds.
I’m not sure that there’s a more comforting food in the world than this soup. Tomatoes and beef are a timeless combination, and this soup is so rich and thick that it almost tastes more like a stew.
It goes without saying that ground beef in Mexican food is a home run. These stuffed peppers are such a fun preparation for juicy, flavorful, cheesy beef.
Stuffed peppers are great, but you know what else is, too? Unstuffed peppers! These have all the same flavors, cooked up into a rich sauce that goes perfectly on top of rice or noodles.
No list of ground beef recipes would be complete without a staple chili recipe. If you need a chili recipe in your life, look no further than this one.
Want all the amazing flavor and beefiness of a burger, but without the carbs of a bun? These protein style lettuce wraps are made for you. They’re one of our favorite ways to eat burgers.
Cheeseburgers and meatballs are two of the best things that you can make with ground beef. So why not combine the two? These are basically meatballs made out of everything that you would put in a burger, down to the sauce. They are a whole bunch of fun.
If you need a good, authentic meatloaf recipe that will remind you of home, look no further than this classic meatloaf recipe. Packed full of spices and seasonings, this recipe has everything that we love about a good American meatloaf.
This recipe is a fun example of how powerful fusion can be. Mixing Korean and Mexican cuisines results in one of the most intensely flavorful ground beef recipes we’ve ever made.
These vegetable-stuffed meatballs cook for 8 hours in their own sauce. The end result is a meatball that is unbelievably juicy, tender, and packed with flavor.
Pie crust meets ground beef taco filling. Is this as good as it sounds? Nope. It’s even better.
Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason. There are few foods that can compete with a good ground beef taco. This recipe is impeccably seasoned, and is perfectly spicy, herbaceous, and salty.
If it isn’t yet clear, we think ground beef and pasta is a match made in heaven. These stuffed shells don’t just have meat, but they also have three types of cheese, spinach, lots of herbs and spices, and hearty marinara sauce.
This recipe has a whole lot going on. It’s bursting with Sicilian flavors, as the beef and cauliflower are seasoned with parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. It’s a party in your mouth!
Chili cheese dogs are an iconic food for a reason, and in our opinion there’s a specific kind of chili that goes best on hot dogs. This recipe is that chili. It’s perfect for a chili cheese dog.
It’s always a good sign when every word in a recipe is a perfect food group by itself. We love bacon and bet you do too. We love cheeseburgers and bet you do too. We love quesadillas and bet you do too. Why not add the three together?
Ramen is an excellent comfort food. If you buy it in a restaurant, you’re more likely to see strips of steak than ground beef, but when making it at home, it’s great to use ground beef. This recipe is super easy, but has so much flavor.
A true meat and potatoes casserole! This Sloppy Joe Casserole is so hearty, comforting and delicious, they'll come running to the dinner table!
Taquitos are such a fun food to eat, and they’re also a super fun food to make! The secret to this recipe is the green chilies, which go so well with the beef and melty cheese.
Thus is a super fun and delicious recipe. The base is zucchini, but it’s filled with ground beef, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and taco seasonings. Talk about a lot of flavor!
Tried your Brown Gravy Meatloaf. My hubby said it was the best meatloaf and gravy he ever had. He even ate leftovers the next day.
Thank you. Delicious!