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
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Sloppy Joe Pizza

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

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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.

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Meatballs with Chutney

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eight-Layer Casserole

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

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Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One-Pot Spaghetti

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

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Sloppy Joe Meatballs

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

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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.

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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.

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Chipotle Chili

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

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Meatball Cassoulet

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

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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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