Ready to spice up your dinner rotation? We've gathered 49 ground beef recipes beyond the usual burgers and meatloaf. From a hearty hamburger soup to crowd-pleasing taco pasta and aromatic dirty rice, these are all recipes you'll wish you knew about sooner.
Who doesn't love a good taco? This Taco Casserole puts all your favorite taco flavors in one easy-to-make dish. With savory beef, crunchy tortilla chips, and a creamy layer of sour cream, this dish has all the flavors you love.
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Easy Shepherd's Pie
Our easy Shepherd's Pie is comfort food at its finest, perfect for feeding the whole family. Its hearty layers of ground beef, peas and carrots, and fluffy mashed potatoes make it a crowd-pleaser.
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Dirty Rice With Sausages
Dirty Rice with Sausage is a one-pot wonder that'll satisfy even the hungriest of crowds. Ground beef, sausage, and a touch of Cajun seasoning come together in one pot for an easy, flavor-packed meal!
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Juicy ground beef and a medley of fresh veggies are perfectly seasoned and simmer in a flavorful tomato beef broth and then combined with pasta shells. Juicy ground beef and a medley of fresh veggies are perfectly seasoned and simmer in a flavorful tomato beef broth and are combined with pasta shells.
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Pizza Casserole has all the deliciousness of a pizza combined with the comfort of a hearty casserole. It's a blend of meat, cheese, and pasta. We've added an extra twist and turned it into a Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole, combining sweet Italian sausage, beef, bacon, and pepperoni with gooey cheese and tender pasta.
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This Cheesy Meatball Casserole is a hit at any dinner table, full of rich, hearty flavors that will make everyone come back for seconds. It's made with juicy meatballs, a savory marinara sauce, and topped off with a layer of gooey, melted cheese.
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Welcome to the easiest version of the Viral Tiktok Spaghetti pasta recipe. It's the ultimate comfort food – spaghetti, meat, and cheese – transformed into a viral sensation.
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Lasagna Roll-Ups are a fun, creative, and delicious twist on traditional lasagna. A lasagna noodle is rolled around a mouth-watering cheese and meat sauce filling.
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This classic Taco Salad is brimming with vibrant fruit and veggies, seasoned ground beef, savory cheddar cheese, and crunchy tortilla chips served with a creamy and zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing.
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German Frikadellen are delicious pan-fried meatballs made with a mixture of ground beef, onions, and seasonings that are perfect for a quick and tasty meal.
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Beef And Bean Casserole
This quick and easy Cheesy Beef and Bean Casserole is a delicious recipe the whole family will love. Tender beef and beans are baked in a delicious tomato-based sauce and finished with a layer of gooey melted Cheddar cheese.
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Ground Beef Stroganoff
If you're looking for a yummy dinner that doesn't skimp on flavor or require much time or effort, this flavorful Ground Beef Stroganoff is just what you need! Tender ground beef, sautéed onions, and mushrooms simmer in a deliciously rich and creamy 3-ingredient sauce.
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If you're looking for an easy-to-make, delicious comfort food recipe, you will love American Goulash. Perfectly cooked ground beef cooked in a deliciously spiced tomato sauce, with tender pasta, and topped with Cheddar cheese.
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Big Mac Salad
Dive into this irresistible Big Mac Salad that puts a fun twist on a classic fast-food favorite right at your own home. This hearty recipe features ground beef, crisp lettuce, melty cheese, and our copycat Big Mac Sauce, bringing you all the flavors of a Big Mac without the bun!
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Your family will love this delicious, rich, and cheesy Lazy Lasagna recipe. You'll love this recipe because all you need are four simple ingredients.
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BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
BBQ smoked meatloaf is something you should know about! This is an incredible smoker ground beef recipe you can make on a pellet grill or Traeger. The garlicky tomato meatloaf glaze on this smoked meatloaf Traeger dish will make you think you died and went to heaven.
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This Western Burger is packed with beef, bacon, barbecue sauce, and beer-battered onion rings. These burgers are huge and worth every bite. They are simply seasoned, and the mix of toppings makes this dish shine.
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Homemade beefaroni is the perfect alternative to the usual casserole dish for busy weeknights. It’s one of our favorite low-cost meals for the entire family and uses just 3 main ingredients that are all pantry staples.
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Ground Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry
This Ground Beef and Broccoli recipe is a quick weeknight meal that will impress the whole family! Fresh broccoli and browned ground beef are wrapped in a smooth, savory sauce and served with rice.
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This impressive and easy Taco Ring recipe comes together with flaky crescent roll dough, taco meat, cheese, black beans, corn, and all your favorite taco toppings. Perfect for holiday parties, game nights, and Super Bowl parties.
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Meatloaf Recipe In The Oven
This easy meatloaf recipe is everyone’s favorite comfort food. Get your family to enjoy the great taste of meatloaf with this easy-to-follow recipe.
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Ground Beef And Potatoes Skillet
Loaded with veggies and covered in melty cheese, this Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet is a hearty one-pan meal the whole family will love!
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The Loose Meat Sandwich
The loose meat sandwich is a comforting Midwestern classic made with seasoned beef, mustard, and pickles.
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Beef Tortilla Folded Wrap
This beef tortilla folded wrap might or might not be new to you. It was inspired by a TikTok folded tortilla recipe you have perhaps seen. This folded tortilla hack means you can get even more delicious fillings between each fold of your tortilla.
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Classic chili gets a twist in this rich and hearty Beer Chili! It’s loaded with ground beef and an assortment of beans in a deliciously seasoned broth with a hint of flavor from your favorite beer.
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Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Some people go to Ikea to buy furniture or other things for the house, but these copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs always remind me of why I love it there! You need to give this recipe for Ikea meatballs a try. I was really excited with how these gluten-free Swedish meatballs turned out. So now you know how to make Swedish meatballs…but can you put together that shelf?!?
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Pesto Fettuccini With Bolognese Sauce
Pesto fettuccini with Bolognese sauce is a delicious pasta dinner bursting with fresh veggies in every bite. It’s a homemade Italian beef Bolognese meat sauce and fettuccine pasta. So, if you love hearty Italian dishes like this fettuccini with pesto and the best Bolognese recipe, I can’t recommend this highly enough!
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A saucy ground beef filling is at the heart of this Tortilla Pie, topped with a gorgeous melted cheese that binds the flavors.
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Imagine tender ground beef simmered in Latin flavorings, along with tomatoes and a good dose of veggies… that’s Mexican Picadillo for you!
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Big Mac Tacos
Big Mac Tacos combines two of everyone’s favorite meals into one delicious recipe. Flour tortillas are loaded with ground beef, cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, and Thousand Island dressing.
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Ground Beef Fajitas
Looking for a quick, easy, and satisfying dinner idea? Try these sizzling ground beef fajitas – from stovetop to table in just 30 minutes!
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Baked Burritos are a delicious and popular Mexican entree. The filling ingredients are tucked into a large flour tortilla and oven-baked to cheesy, beefy perfection. Baking the burritos in the oven gives them a crispy, golden-brown exterior. Here's an added bonus: the burritos can be assembled in advance and then baked when your family is ready to eat.
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Frito Chili Pie
An easy Frito chili pie is one of our favorite fall and winter comfort foods. This is a 25-minute recipe that comes together for an easy, filling, and delicious meal.
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Hoisin Beef Noodles
Hoisin beef noodles are a quick and easy dinner recipe, ready in just 15 minutes. Beef mince is stir-fried before being mixed with thick, sticky Hoisin sauce and soft noodles to create this easy Asian beef mince recipe.
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These Cheeseburger Bowls are perfect for when you're craving the taste of a classic cheeseburger but want to keep it light and fresh! They're quick and easy to make in just 20 minutes.
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Easy Cabbage Stew Recipe
This Easy Cabbage Stew Recipe is a perfect wintery mixture of deliciousness. The stew is light but filling, flavorful but not overbearing, warm, cozy, and Southern comfort at its finest! Plus, it's super easy to make and makes the house smell like a home.
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Air Fryer Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
This easy copycat air fryer Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe is a tasty meal or snack to spice up your regular menu. Here’s how to make it!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Do you know what every party needs? Dip. This is especially true for football parties. Even if you don’t have a party, a tasty dip makes the perfect snack while watching football.
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Zucchini Ground Beef Rice Skillet
This Zucchini Ground Beef Rice Skillet is the perfect weeknight dinner. The combination of ground beef and zucchini makes for a hearty comfort meal. If you know that you’re going to have a busy weeknight and need a recipe in less than 30 minutes, this is the one for you!
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Mexican Chili Con Carne
My Mexican Chili con Carne recipe is loaded with ground beef, flavorful chorizo, and lots of beans for a delightfully comforting meal. This hearty and economical chorizo chili, also known as Frijoles Enchilados, is a quintessential cold-weather dish ideal for serving on game day. It also comes together in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
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Carne Molida con Papas, commonly known as Mexican Picadillo, is a Mexican comfort dish made from a mixture of ground beef, potatoes, and tomatoes. Perfect filling for tacos and gorditas, this 30-minute recipe is my go-to for when I just don’t know what to make for dinner.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with one-pot meals. They’re just so easy! Using only one pot to make something delicious, like this one pot of cheesy taco pasta, means less clean-up. It also means it’s quick and easy to prepare the meal. This one-pot recipe with ground beef is comfort food at its finest!
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Baked Beans With Hamburger
Baked Beans with Hamburger – Southern-style baked beans with hamburger aren’t just a tasty side for a BBQ or potluck; by combining baked beans with ground beef and bacon, it transforms the traditional American side into a filling and complete meal – all you need is a buttery chunk of cornbread!
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Asian Garlic Beef Skillet Meal
Change your typical dinner up and serve this Asian garlic beef skillet meal. Ground beef, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and veggies come together to create a tasty meal the family will love.
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Cabbage Roll Soup
This cabbage roll soup has all the same flavors as classic baked cabbage rolls but with way less work! This unstuffed cabbage soup is hearty, filling, and perfect for an easy dinner.
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Tamale Pie is pure, old-school comfort food! A casserole of saucy, seasoned ground beef with onion, bell peppers, and corn is baked with a cornmeal crust until golden brown and bubbly.
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Cottage pie is a cozy, comforting casserole made with ground beef and vegetables and a delicious layer of cheesy mashed potatoes.
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Kufta in Tahini Sauce
Kufta in Tahini Sauce (or kofta or kefta) is ground meat mixed with parsley, onions, garlic, and spices! Topped with potatoes and Tahini Sauce, it’s a Middle Eastern delight.
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Taco Stuffed Tomatoes
These Taco Stuffed Tomatoes are a great alternative to taco night! Simply stuff all your favorite taco ingredients into the tomato and enjoy!
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