Great Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef is one of the most versatile ingredients out there, embraced by busy families all over the country. Its quick cooking time means you can have dinner ready in a flash, or you can let things go low and slow.

While burgers immediately come to mind with beef, there’s so much more that can be done. By experimenting with new-to-you seasonings, you can transform ground beef into a spicy meal that is anything but boring. Or utilize vegetables and whole grains to stretch the protein and ensure there’s plenty for the whole family (or for leftover lunches!).

Ground beef is categorized by fat percentage. Generally, a fattier composition is better for recipes like burgers, meatballs and meatloaf. Lean ground beef is excellent for tacos, pastas, soups or any recipe where you typically add liquids.

Try ground beef in our favorite one-dish recipes, and get more inspiration in our weeknight dinners collection.

Beef and Bean Chili
Recipe Rating: 3.74542
Beef Taco Pizza
Recipe Rating: 3.21295
Beef and Bulgur Burgers
Recipe Rating: 3.69859
Cajun Beef Skillet Supper
Recipe Rating: 3.95932
Baked Spinach and Beef Stuffed Shells
Recipe Rating: 2.70728
Olive, Egg and Beef Empanadas
Recipe Rating: 3.55313
Beef and Couscous Lettuce Wraps
Recipe Rating: 3.57931
Green Chile-Cheddar Beef Burgers
Recipe Rating: 3.54753
Lebanese-Style Ground Beef Kabobs
Recipe Rating: 3.68515
Mexican-Style Taco Stew
Recipe Rating: 3.96461
Shortcut Sloppy Joes
Recipe Rating: 3.64321
Cheeseburger Pie
Recipe Rating: 3.53658