Easy and Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Zucchini-Noodle Lasagna
We love ground beef! The versatile meat is so easy to cook with -- and if you use lean ground beef, it can be healthy, too. This collection of easy ground beef recipes, including grilled burgers and chili, will please everyone at the table. Plus, each recipe is prepped in 30 minutes or less and fits your healthy eating plan.

Eggplant-Beef Pasta Bake

This yummy make-ahead casserole is full of tomatoes, eggplant, and ground beef and topped with lots of gooey cheese. Best of all, you can freeze this dish for up to 4 months, so you'll always have a delicious and healthy dinner ready.

Grilled Herb Burgers

Mix ground beef with turkey for a leaner, delicious burger. A blend of freshly snipped herbs and garlic puts a fresh spin on this classic grilled hamburger recipe.

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Instead of your go-to casserole this week, take a walk on the exotic side with this healthy Moroccan-inspired dish. Pumpkin and a handful of spices add a just-sweet flavor to the beef, which is topped with a craveworthy cornbreadlike crust.

Beef Taco Pie

This easy Mexican casserole is just like eating a taco -- only you don't have to worry about the filling falling out! This yummy taco pie will definitely be a family favorite.

Pesto Burgers with Spaghetti Squash

Juicy pesto burgers rest on a bed of spaghetti squash for a delicious and healthy dinner recipe. Grilled peppers and onions give this dish an added burst of smoky flavor.

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Chili Pasta Skillet

Grab your skillet! This so-easy recipe is going to be requested often. Ground beef, macaroni, tomato sauce, and red kidney beans are the perfect combination -- especially when topped with bubbling cheese.

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Be careful -- these lettuce wraps are hot! Ground beef is seasoned with soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil for a spicy filling. If that's not enough heat, you can drizzle more sriracha on top alongside red sweet peppers and peanuts.

Cheeseburger Soup

It's hard to resist your favorite melty cheeseburger turned into a warming soup -- especially when it's good for you! Extra lean ground beef keeps this creamy soup lower in fat and calories, while a few big handfuls of spinach boost the vitamin A content.

Gnocchi and Meatball Bake

Forget spaghetti and meatballs -- have gnocchi and meatballs! Potato gnocchi provide a hearty base, while mouthwatering homemade meatballs add protein to this healthy casserole.

Spicy Sloppy Joes

It's easy to make sloppy joes a little lighter. Start with lean ground beef, and add flavor and nutrients with fresh veggies. Using salsa for the sauce slims down the calories and turns up the heat.

Meat Loaf

A juicy, warm meat loaf is comfort food at its finest. For a healthy meat loaf everyone will love, use fresh vegetables, a blend of sweet and savory sauces, and high-quality ground beef. We opted for a mixture of ground chuck and sirloin.

Cooked ground beef is super helpful to keep on hand giving you the ability to whip up a family-friendly meal in minutes. Watch as we show you how to brown ground beef using our easy tips for perfectly cooked beef.

3 Must-Try Tips for Cooking Ground Beef

The first step of any ground beef recipe is cooking the meat well. It might seem simple, but with our tips, your ground beef will be even more delicious.

Beef and Black Bean Chili

This all-star chili contains a smoky secret: Cocoa powder adds richness and complements spicier flavors like cumin and paprika. A wholesome base of black beans and lean ground beef makes this chili recipe a guaranteed win at the dinner table.

Greek Feta Burgers

Lean ground beef and fresh vegetables will have you feeling good about indulging in a freshly cooked burger. Filled with feta cheese and smeared with a fresh cucumber sauce, these healthy burgers will be the star at your next cookout.

Spicy Buffalo Tacos

We have your new go-to taco recipe! Ground beef, kidney beans, and black beans ensure this entree is full of protein, while fresh poblano chile peppers add heat.

Greek Pita Pizzas

Enjoy a pizza pie piled high with luscious tomatoes, crumbly feta cheese, and rosemary-seasoned ground beef. The Mediterranean flavors pair perfectly with hearty and time-saving pita bread crust.

Beef and Vegetable Biscuit Bake

This healthy ground beef recipe is perfect for both veggie-lovers and meat-lovers. Packed with Brussels sprouts, carrots, and extra-lean ground beef and topped with warm biscuits, this easy recipe will please everyone at the table.

Make classic hamburger casserole with the right cut of meat. We'll guide you through the options at your local meat counter.

Choosing the Right Ground Beef

If you're trying to eat healthy, the ground beef section at your grocery store can seem like a danger zone. Use our video to find the right meat for your diet.

Spaghetti Squash with Chili

It's possible to beef up chili, and we did it. Tossing a classic, beefy chili over spaghetti squash makes this easy recipe twice as hearty and delicious.

Adobo Black Bean Chili

Chile peppers in adobo sauce lend their smoky bite to this Southwest-style chili recipe. Hearty beans and vegetables provide this healthy recipe with 10 grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein to ensure a power-packed dinner or lunch.

Beef and Cabbage Wraps

If you're longing for the smoky flavors of a summer barbecue, try our easy one-dish wrap. Sweet corn, tangy ground beef, and crunchy coleslaw combine for a lighter take on barbecue.

Kansas City Steak Soup

We used ground sirloin, then blended Worcestershire and steak sauces into the broth to give this soup recipe the essence of a steak dinner. Frozen veggies add lots of nutrients and make it a snap to prepare.

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna

Say hello to layers of cheese and zucchini -- aka your new favorite dish. Our veggie-packed version of classic lasagna blends seasoned ground beef and melty mozzarella with portobello mushrooms and fennel for a truly great dinner idea.

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