21 Fuss-Free Ground Beef Recipes

Pull a package of ground beef from your freezer and start cooking. These easy-to-fix dinners are endlessly satisfying and delicious.

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Sloppy Joe Pizza
Sloppy Joe Pizza

    Two family favorites come together in this hearty, seven-ingredient supper.

Vegetable-Beef Potpie

    With refrigerated pizza dough and staples such as canned tomatoes and ground beef, this classic comfort dish is easy to whip up at the last minute.

Meatballs with Chutney

    Toss broiled meatballs with a tangy chutney and blue cheese for a dinner that's bursting with flavor.

All-American Cheeseburger Soup

    Cheese, ground beef, and onion satisfy that craving for a classic burger and a hearty soup. We even included the pickle, ketchup, and mustard, and a side of roasted potato wedges.

Mini Meat Loaves with Green Beans

    These mini meat loaves are seasoned with fresh basil and topped with tangy tomato sauce and lots of mozzarella cheese. Green beans, which get a touch of heat from crushed red pepper, make a delicious side dish.

Potato-Topped Beef Bowl

    This is comfort food at its finest. Ground beef and mixed veggies are topped with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese.

Eight-Layer Casserole

    Perfect for potlucks or dinner tonight, this casserole features a cheesy topping and layers of ground beef, noodles, spinach, and tomatoes.

Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

    A layer of polenta and olive tapenade topping adds a gourmet touch to slow-simmered beef.

Skillet Tostadas with Beef

    This delicious dinner takes just 20 minutes to make. Simply fill tostada shells with ground beef, salsa, nacho cheese soup, and beans.

Meat Loaf

    Our time-honored meat loaf gives options galore. Mix and match sage, basil, or oregano with beef, pork, or lamb. Opt for our brown sugar-ketchup topper or simply substitute 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce.

Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes

    Medium or hot salsa adds a touch of heat to this classic favorite. Simmer the meat-and-veggie mixture for up to eight hours for a sandwich filling that's sure to please any crowd.

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese

    With a thick, full-bodied meat sauce famous in the ancient city of Bologna, Italy, this lasagna recipe is a Better Homes and Gardens favorite.

Beef and Olive Empanaditas

    This Mexican-inspired starter is sure to be a hit. Press down around the edges of the turnovers with a fork (before baking) to keep the filling from oozing out.

Beef and Cabbage Wraps

    For minimal fuss, season these five-ingredient wraps with bottled barbecue sauce. Cut calories by making them with ground turkey instead of beef.

One-Pot Spaghetti

    For a hassle-free dinner tonight, try this delicious recipe. It's sure to become a family favorite.

Sloppy Joe Meatballs

    Meatballs take on the irresistible flavors of classic Sloppy Joe sandwiches in this delicious recipe.

Upside-Down Pizza Casserole

    This four-ingredient casserole takes just 35 minutes to make, from start to finish. Ground beef makes it nice and hearty, while store-bought biscuits make a quick and easy topper.

Enchilada Meat Loaf

    This recipe combines a Mexican classic with an all-American comfort food. The result? An irresistible combo of spicy ground beef and corn bread topped with cheese and salsa.

Chipotle Chili

    Chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce give this bean-and-hominy blend a rich, smoky flavor.

Meatball Cassoulet

    Navy or cannelloni (white kidney) beans are tasty alternatives to the Great Northerns used in this recipe.

Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

    Ground beef and pantry-ready ingredients such as salsa and canned corn make this one-dish dinner nice and easy. A corn bread topper adds a homey touch.

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