40 Ground Beef Recipes

These 40 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.

sloppy joe with cheese for ground beef recipe round up

Why We Love These Ground Beef Recipes

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 40 Ground Beef Recipes that we love and we hope you do too.

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. 

Any of these recipes are going to make everyday dinners more exciting, but they’re also great for holidays and parties!

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.
Bowl with cabbage roll casserole and green napkin

Cabbage Roll Casserole

This Cabbage Roll Casserole is one of my favorite, easy to make comfort foods! So much easier than making traditional cabbage rolls with all the same flavors you love!

Close up of beefaroni on a plate, garnished with parsley and parmesan, with a fork in the background


Our quick and easy Beefaroni recipe is saucy, meaty and super comforting. This pasta dish is ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Frito Pie casserole on a wood board with napkin

Frito Pie Recipe

This super fun Frito Pie is a fun dinner to make any night of the week! Top with all your favorite taco toppings like sour cream and guacamole!

Teriyaki Meatballs in a bowl with red napkin

Teriyaki Meatball Recipe

This Teriyaki Meatball Recipe is one of our favorite, easy to make dinners! Oven baked, flavorful meatballs tossed in a store-bought teriyaki glaze!

pasta with meat sauce in a white bowl with basil

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

This thick and hearty Bolognese Sauce sauce recipe is sure to become a family favorite! Perfect for meal prepping during the week and for Sunday dinners!

fiesta taco casserole on a black plate with cilantro

Taco Casserole Recipe

This Taco Casserole Recipe brings the party to dinner time! Loaded with seasoned ground beef, beans and cheese, your friends and family are going to come running to the dinner table!

meatball sub on a board with fresh basil

Meatball Sub Recipe

This is the BEST Meatball Sub recipe! We added garlic butter before toasting the sub rolls for an extra punch of flavor. Top with homemade meatballs, sauce and cheese for the best meatball parmesan sandwich ever!

Spaghetti and beef recipe on a plate with fresh parsley

One Pot Spaghetti

This One Pot Spaghetti recipe is a comfort food dinner that’s on the table in 30! No need to boil the pasta separately, making for an easy clean up!

mexican pizza stacked on a plate with sour cream

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

This Taco Bell Mexican Pizza tastes just like the famous, fast food version! Crispy tortillas stuffed with beans and ground beef, topped with tons of gooey melted cheese!

baked tacos with toppings

Baked Tacos

These crispy Baked Tacos are always a favorite dinner! Super crunchy shells stuffed with a cheese, bean and beef filling. Super fun for parties and easy enough for every day meals!

sloppy joe sandwich with melted mozzarella cheese on plate

Italian Sloppy Joes

Make these Italian Sloppy Joes for an easy dinner night or for your next party! Perfect for holidays or game days, and everything can be made ahead of time!

Ground Beef and Broccoli on white rice

Ground Beef and Broccoli

This Ground Beef and Broccoli recipe is SO addicting! Our kids absolutely love this dinner, and they always want seconds. Using ground beef makes this recipe a little easier and a lot more affordable.

Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole is a comfort food dinner recipe with beef and a tater tot crust

Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole

This Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole is such a comforting, easy dinner idea! Crispy tater tots top this beef and vegetable casserole with gravy!

One Pot Beef Goulash

This easy dinner idea is going to become a family favorite! Beefy, creamy pasta shells and red peppers make the ultimate comfort food!

Beef Burgundy Mushroom Soup is a comfort food dinner recipe with beef and mushrooms

Burgundy Beef Soup Recipe

Comfort food dinners like this Burgundy Beef Soup are all I have on my mind these days! Beef, mushrooms and noodles in a delicious, red wine beef broth!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef Stroganoff is one of our favorite comfort food dinners!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef Stroganoff

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff is loaded with beef, mushrooms, pasta and cheese to make a delicious dinner the whole family will love!

Spaghetti with ground beef and mushrooms on a plate

Ground Beef and Mushroom Spaghetti

This Ground Beef and Mushroom Spaghetti is the perfect balance of comfort food and a healthy recipe! Whole wheat spaghetti, lean ground beef and lots of fresh mushrooms tossed in a light cream sauce!

Sloppy Joe Mini Mac Sliders are an easy appetizer recipe with ground beef

Big Mac Sliders

This beef slider recipe has all the flavors of your favorite fast food sandwich! Serve these sandwiches for a fun dinner or appetizers at your next party or game day!

pan of deconstructed lasagna with dollops of ricotta cheese on top

Deconstructed Lasagna

This Deconstructed Lasagna recipe is so much easier than making a traditional lasagna! All the same flavors you love, ready in 30 minutes. A cozy and comforting dinner that everyone will love. 

Brown Gravy Meatloaf is an easy meatloaf recipe served with brown gravy

Brown Gravy Meatloaf Recipe

This Brown Gravy Meatloaf Recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll be making it all the time! Serve this beef meatloaf with our simple brown gravy recipe that can be made in just 5 minutes!

fried rice with ground beef, peppers and cheese in a bowl

Philly Cheesesteak Fried Rice

This super tasty fried rice recipe has all the flavors of a Philly Cheesesteak! This is a dinner recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

Beefy Tomato Soup is a total comfort dinner, full of pasta and beef in a creamy tomato broth!

Beefy Tomato Soup

Beefy Tomato Soup is an easy beef and macaroni soup that your whole family will love! This soup is done and on the table in less than 30!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are topped with cheese and filled with beef and beans

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These cheesy, beef and bean stuffed peppers are going to be a hit for dinner or at your next party!

Unstuffed Peppers

This super easy dinner recipe will help get the vegetables in your kids mouths instead of leaving them behind!

close up of ground beef chili in bowl with cheese

Ground Beef Chili Recipe

Our Ground Beef Chili recipe is loved by all! Not too spicy with big, bold flavors. Make a big batch for the week because the leftovers are even better!

Hamburger Lettuce Wraps are a low carb dinner recipe

Hamburger Lettuce Wraps

This delicious, low carb hamburger recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner or even snacks!

These Cheeseburger Meatballs are perfect for appetizers or a fun dinner!

Cheeseburger Meatballs

This fun meatball appetizer recipe is like biting into a loaded cheeseburger…This meatball recipe is perfect for appetizers or a fun dinner!

Classic Meatloaf Recipe is made with beef, pork and veal and topped with a brown sugar and ketchup glaze

Classic Meatloaf Recipe

This Classic Meatloaf Recipe is sure to become a favorite family recipe. This tender meatloaf with a simple, sweet glaze on top brings me back to my childhood!

Quesadillas recipe with a Korean beef filling

Korean Beef Quesadilla Recipe

These super flavorful beef and cheese quesadillas can be served as appetizers or a fun dinner!

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Meatballs are like a cabbage roll in one bite!

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Meatballs

This slow cooker meatball recipe is a great way to get more vegetables in at dinner time! The cabbage is stuffed inside this easy meatball recipe and the sauce is only 3 ingredients!

A slice of taco pie loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, meat and cheese on a green plate

Loaded Taco Pie

This Taco Pie Recipe will turn taco night into a fiesta! A super delicious, easy taco inspired recipe that’s on the dinner table in just 30 minutes!

ground beef taco meat in skillet with serving spoon

Ground Beef Taco Meat

Our Ground Beef Taco Meat recipe eliminates those dry seasoning packets from the store! Done in less than 15 minutes, this taco meat is sure to become a family favorite recipe!

A Baking dish packed with creamy Beef Stuffed Shells in tomato sauce.

Meat Stuffed Shells

Tender pasta packed with juicy ground beef and creamy ricotta cheese makes Beef Stuffed Shells a hearty and comforting meal filled with fresh Italian flavor. Tangy tomato sauce adds brightness to the rich and savory flavors of the filling, bringing this dish into perfect balance.

Skillet Sicilian Beef and Cauliflower with parsley

Skillet Sicilian Beef and Cauliflower

This low carb beef dinner is so full of flavor, it is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Chili dogs with hot dogs stacked on a platter

Hot Dog Chili Recipe

This simple beef chili recipe is perfect for serving on hot dogs, baked potatoes, french fires or nachos!

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

These Cheeseburger Quesadillas are filled with beef, bacon and tons of cheese! This quesadilla recipe is perfect for a family dinner or appetizers with friends!

Ramen noodle bowl with ground beef and sugar snap peas

Ground Beef Ramen Bowls

Make these Ground Beef Ramen Bowls for an easy and delicious dinner at home! Our boys love slurping up these noodle bowls, and you can add any vegetable that you like!

ground beef casserole with potatoes and cheese on top

Sloppy Joe Casserole

This delicious and hearty Sloppy Joe Casserole is sure to please everyone! A saucy ground beef and potato filling topped with lots of cheese!

beef taquitos stacked on a plate with sour cream, salsa and guacamole

Beef Taquitos (Air Fryer, Oven or Pan Fry)

These addicting Beef Taquitos can be made in an air fryer, the oven or pan fried. Crispy tortilla shells stuffed with a cheesy, ground beef filling!

zucchini boats stuffed withe ground beef and cheese

Taco Zucchini Boats

Use up all of your garden zucchini with these Taco Zucchini Boats! Fresh, sweet zucchini stuffed with a beefy, cheesy taco inspired filling!

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1 Response
  1. Erika

    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!

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