45+ Ground Beef Recipes (2024)

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Ground Beef

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I can never have too many ground beef dinner ideas. These recipes will work with any ground meat, like chicken, turkey, bison, or venison. In some cases you can add ground pork or even ground sausage with the ground beef in these recipes!

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Ground beef dinner ideas

Listed here are some of my favorite ground beef dishes, but there are some add-on recipes needed too, like my enchilada sauce, taco seasoning and chili seasoning. From Mexican and Italian inspired dishes to casseroles and skillet meals, I’m sure you’ll find some dinner recipes here that your family will love!

Ground Beef Casseroles

  1. Cowboy Casserole

    This Cowboy Casserole is a simple yet hearty meal. You can add your favorite herbs or season as you wish. The recipe for this cowboy casserole doesn’t include a bunch of seasonings, so you can choose your favorites or just stick with good old-fashioned salt and pepper.

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  2. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

    It doesn't get much tastier than Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole! One of our favorite weeknight dinner recipes, this dish is loaded with cheese and bacon and cooks in less than 30 minutes.

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  3. John Wayne Casserole

    Have you ever heard of John Wayne Casserole? There's an interesting story, but what's important is that this beef and biscuit casserole is delicious!

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  4. Ground Beef Casserole

    Our ground beef casserole includes hamburger meat, onions, and peppers, is flavored with tomatoes, spices, combined with pasta and topped with cheese.

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  5. Shepherd's Pie

    This recipe for Shepherd’s Pie makes a perfect casserole meal for any night of the week.

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  6. Lasagna Roll Ups

    Lasagna roll ups are perfect for prepping ahead of time and freezing, making weeknights a breeze!

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  7. Pizza Lasagna

    Pizza lovers and lasagna fans unite in this tasty casserole!

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  8. Italian Lasagna

    This Italian Lasagna comes from the back of the Creamette lasagna noodle box from years gone by. I've been making this lasagna recipe for over 20 years!

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  9. Chili and Cornbread Stuffed Peppers

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  10. Taco Casserole

    Add a twist to Taco Tuesday and try this delicious Taco Casserole...all the taco fixings in an easy-to-make casserole! It's sure to become a family favorite!

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Mexican Inspired Recipes

  1. Taco Empanadas

    These taco empanadas are super easy to make, kid-friendly, and the perfect way to use up leftover taco meat. Sometimes the most simple meals turn out to be the absolute best.

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  2. Beef and Bean Oven Tacos

    Add these to your Taco Tuesday must-make list because these beef and bean oven tacos are destined to be a family favorite.

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  3. Taco Bell Enchirito Copycat

    Taco Belldescribes this as “a warm, soft flour tortilla wrapped around seasoned ground beef, hearty beans, diced onions, real cheddar cheese, and tangy red sauce”. Now you can make it at home!

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  4. Taco Pasta Salad

    This taco pasta salad is loaded with ground beef, juicy tomatoes, black beans and lots of cheese. Cold pasta salad makes a great dish for your next party!

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  5. Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme

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  6. Loaded Nachos

    Loaded Nachos are a popular game day recipe packed with healthy ingredients and cheesy goodness!

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  7. Beef & Bean Quesadillas

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  8. Mini Taco Bowls

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Ground Beef Dinners

  1. Salisbury Steaks

    If you loved On-cor salisbury steaks as a child, you must try this homemade version!

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  2. Quaker Oats Meatloaf

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  3. The Best Meatloaf Recipe Ever

    Meatloaf is classic comfort food and this recipe is a no-fail, never fall apart, juicy and delicious dinner. The best meatloaf recipe ever.

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  4. Mummy Meatloaf

    Halloween is a fun holiday, and not usually one we celebrate with dinner. But why not? This mummy meatloaf is a great conversation starter!

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Ground Beef Pasta Dishes

  1. Penne Bolognese

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  2. Spaghetti and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

    A tried and true spaghetti and meatballs recipe that's been in the family for years. The smell of the sauce and meatballs alone is enough to make you want to make it over and over again!

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  3. One Pot Sloppy Joe Pasta

    This easy one-pot sloppy joe pasta serves four hungry people or stretches to serve six with salad and bread on the side.

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  4. Spaghetti Pie

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  5. Baked Ziti

    Baked ziti is an easy dinnertime recipe that everyone will love. It comes together quickly and is made with common ingredients. It tastes similar to lasagna but without all the fuss.

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Chili, Soups & Stews

  1. Homemade Chili

    This super easy homemade chili recipe is perfect as is, or use it as a starter recipe to make your own fabulous culinary creation. Homemade seasoning too!

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  2. Oven Chili Dogs

    Hot dogs topped with a simple and flavorful chili, pepper jack cheese, and fresh green onions - these oven chili dogs are always a crowd favorite!

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  3. Chili Mac

    A hot, hearty bowl of chili mac is great for dinner or when friends come over to watch the game!

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  4. 3 Bean Chili

    Three Bean Chili is a delicious weeknight meal and awesome as leftovers. Great for packing into containers and taking to work for lunch.

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  5. Amanda's Meatball Soup

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  6. Hamburger Stew

    Hearty, delicious, simple and comforting. This hamburger stew has an Italian twist and is delicious served with warm bread!

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Sandwiches & Appetizers

  1. Slow Cooker BBQ Meatball Subs

    Easy slow cooker BBQ meatball subs are a great way to switch up the dinner routine. The meatballs cook low and slow in a simple homemade BBQ sauce so when it's time for dinner just toast some rolls and top with some melty cheese. Psst! Want to make it even easier? Just substitute your favorite jarred BBQ sauce for the homemade recipe listed below.

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  2. Guinea Grinder: Iowa State Fair Food

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  3. Best Ever Burgers

    If you love burgers as much as we do, you know that your condiments can totally make or break the meal. We love this special sauce that turns ordinary hamburgers into the best ever burgers!

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  4. Meatball Stuffed Biscuits

    These meatball stuffed biscuits are a flaky treat with a meaty surprise in the center! Serve with marinara sauce for a delicious appetizer.

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  5. Zucchini Boats

    Stuffedzucchini boats are a savory and delicious dinner packed with lean protein and a healthy serving of vegetables. Stuffed zucchini = low-carb dinner!

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Mixes & Sauces for Ground Beef Meals

  1. Homemade Hamburger Buns

    I enjoy making bread, so when I started seeing recipes around the Internet for homemade hamburger buns, I knew I wanted to try it.

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  2. Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Time to ditch the grocery store taco seasoning packets. Make your own homemade taco seasoning mix and you'll never turn back. It tastes that much better!

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  3. Make Your Own Chili Seasoning

    Making your own homemade chili seasoning is easy to do and tastes so much better than those prepackaged envelopes!

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  4. Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    This Homemade Enchilada Sauce is full of flavor and compliments any style of enchilada- whether it be pork, chicken, beef or vegetarian style!

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What are you cooking up with ground beef? I’d love to hear about your favorite recipe ideas.

This post originally appeared here on Sep 15, 2015.

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Amanda Davis is the entrepreneurial mom of four grown children and four step children. She and her husband, Chef Antoine, love to cook together creating recipes for this blog. Amanda also make kid's crafts and creates decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also a craft book author five times over and product developer as well as the owner of FunFamilyCrafts.com. You can find her on social media by using the buttons to the left!

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  1. Cindy says

    I did not go through these yet but I noticed you asked for ideas. My hubby (so do I) like my ‘taco mix’ dinner. I have bowl/plate semi-strong plastic plates (I think I got them at Dollar Tree many years ago, well they are basically a deep dish plate with a section for dip. I cook up the ground beef and put the taco seasoning in. I put a layer of bite size corn chips on the plate part. I put a layer of shredded cheese on the chips. I put a layer of the beef on the cheese. I add another layer of cheese (because to me there is no such thing as too much cheese) :) I put sour cream in the dip section and most likely you will need a spoon or fork once the beef makes the chips soft. We do not like anything else on our tacos but you can add whatever toppings you like. My son and hubby have asked for that specifically many times. Quick, one pan, easy and little mess (if you are careful). I hope this not a duplicate idea.


    • Amanda Formaro says

      Oh yum, sounds very similar to what I do when we have tacos. I prefer to just use tortilla chips instead of making an actual taco with a shell. So I pill my ingredients onto chips and eat them like nachos. Yours sounds great, thanks so much for sharing!


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