Ground Beef Recipes Your Family Will Request Again and Again
Saucy Meatball Sandwich
Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole
Layers of peppery chorizo bulk up the ground beef filling and give it an extra kick in this Mexican ground beef recipe. It also includes a few other favorite ingredients from south-of-the-border cooking, like fresh corn, pinto beans, and zesty green salsa.
Pasta and Meatballs Meat Loaf
Can't decide between meat loaf and Italian for dinner tonight? Make both! This ground beef recipe features homemade garlic butter and toasted bread crumbs for an irresistible topper. Serve on top of ciabatta or hoagie rolls for open-face sandwiches. The combo of meat loaf and carbs makes the ultimate comfort food.
Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
Do you prefer sausage or ground beef in your spaghetti sauce? Either works marvelously in this Bolognese recipe. A variety of fresh Italian herbs, a splash of wine, and a hint of cream make this recipe stand out from every other spaghetti sauce with ground beef.
Sesame-Garlic Beef Tacos
Turn beef tacos into one of the best ground beef recipes ever by adding some Asian zing with soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar. Finish it with a quick pickled-cucumber slaw, and bite into your new favorite weeknight meal idea. Break out this ground beef taco recipe whenever you need a change from your usual routine or want to change up taco night with Asian-inspired flavors.
Pressure Cooker Chili Mac and Cheese
Classic comfort foods combine in this Southwestern-style update to an easy ground beef recipe. Instead of block cheese, we're using jarred salsa con queso and a shredded Mexican cheese blend to pair with the warm chili seasonings. Bonus: It only takes 15 minutes to cook in your electric pressure cooker!
Enjoy this twist on an all-American classic any time of year. This cozy casserole recipe features all your favorite toppings: pickles, onions, tomatoes, and more. Plus, this ground beef casserole recipe is a simple way to satisfy your burger and fries craving without spending the night flipping patties on the grill.
Spicy Sloppy Joes
Medium or hot salsa adds a touch of heat to this classic ground beef favorite. Simmer the meat and veggie mixture for up to eight hours for a sandwich filling sure to the whole family. Or, if you're in more of a taco salad mood, skip the buns and serve a ground beef taco salad recipe with lettuce, crushed chips, and a dollop of sour cream.
Cabbage Roll Soup
If you love eating those little beef- and rice-stuffed bundles of cabbage but don't feel like taking the time to roll them, get all the same flavors in this soup. The ground beef, tomatoes, and brown rice combine for a comforting bowl of soup perfect for a cold night inside.
Beef and Black Bean Chili
Popular with our Better Homes & Gardens readers since the 1940s, this tried-and-true casserole recipe is perfect for potlucks or a family dinner. Ground beef and veggies are topped with mashed potatoes and shredded cheese before going in the oven.
Give your burger a burst of Asian flavor with the addition of hoisin and Chinese five-spice powder. Ground pork is added to the ground beef in this recipe before getting seared on your indoor grilling pan. Don't skip the grilled pineapple, either. It adds the perfect smoky-sweet finish to every bite.
Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout
Slow-simmered beef is the key to this protein-rich ragout recipe, and gives you more time to go about your day while the flavors develop. Using purchased polenta allows for shortened hands-on time, though you can definitely make your own if you keep cornmeal stocked.
Sloppy Joe Hand Pies
Take the mess out of traditional sloppy joe recipes by turning them into easy-to-eat hand pies. Similar to an empanada, these pastry pockets seal in a filling of savory ground beef, sweet pepper, and pickle. This chili-spiced ground beef recipe is one the whole family will enjoy eating.
That's right, just one pot! For a hassle-free dinner tonight, try this easy spaghetti recipe with ground beef and mushrooms. Rather than tossing together the noodles and sauce at the end, your spaghetti cooks right in the ground beef sauce so you can skip the step of cooking and draining the pasta.
Deep-Dish Cheeseburger Pizza Casserole
Inside-Out Spaghetti Pie
Classic spaghetti and meatballs are getting a whole new look. Instead of mixing meatballs in with your noodles, this ground beef recipe turns them into a meaty "crust." Then you fill the insides with plenty of spaghetti, tomato sauce, and ooey-gooey cheese.
Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole
When you're in the mood for Mexican food, start with this delicious casserole recipe with ground beef. Use the make-ahead directions to prep this ground beef casserole up to 24 hours in advance, then just pop it in the oven when you're ready for dinner.
Step aside sausage and pepperoni, this ground beef pizza is giving traditional pizza recipes a new look. Nothing beats a homemade pizza done right, and this one has made-from-scratch crust and meatballs. Add garlic and Romano cheese to your ground beef to make them even more irresistible.
Mexicali Hamburger Casserole
Pantry ingredients such as bottled salsa and canned corn make this an easy casserole recipe to prepare on even the busiest weeknight. A cornbread topper adds a homey touch. In about an hour, this ground beef casserole is ready to satisfy all the rumbling stomachs at your table.
This Middle Eastern main dish just might become your new favorite comfort food. Traditionally made with ground lamb, substitute ground beef for an equally delicious result. The homemade cheesy cream sauce (with a hint of cinnamon) really makes this ethnic dish unforgettable.
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Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers
Taco Pie with Avocado Pie Crust
Rather than choosing between hard and soft shells, serve this ground beef taco recipe in pie form. Fill a flaky pastry crust (with avocado mixed in) with ground beef, black beans, and plenty of melty cheese. If you want more traditional taco fillings, serve them on top of your slice; try lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.
All-American Cheeseburger Soup
Thick, melty cheese makes this more of a ground beef stew than soup, and it's packed with all the classic burger fixings: pickles, ketchup, and mustard, as well as a side of roasted potato wedges. This ground beef soup recipe tastes so much like a burger that you'll be surprised that you need a spoon.
Baked Beef Ravioli
Rolled Lasagna Florentine
Cheesy spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed pasta rolls turn into a truly special weeknight recipe with ground beef and tomato toppers, plus a handful of melted Parmesan. Serving this ground beef lasagna recipe in rolls instead of layers makes it feel like a special-occasion meal (without much extra prep).
Pizza-Topped Meat Loaf
Why top a pizza with ground beef when you can make a pizza out of ground beef? Rather than a traditional pizza crust, we flattened a meat loaf to create the base for this pizza recipe. Once you top this fun ground beef recipe with fresh tomato slices, mozzarella, and basil, each slice looks like a thick piece of pizza (with a lot less carbs!).