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Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner – 21 Easy Recipes

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Today I’m sharing easy ground beef recipes for dinner with only a few ingredients! These quick ground beef recipes will give you ideas for quick weeknight meals.

If you’re anything like me, you may have a freezer full of beef to use. I mean, I do live in the Midwest and we are known to be lovers of meat and potatoes.

But sometimes I find myself staring into white paper wrapped packages of ground beef. And try as I may, I cannot, for the life of me, decide which easy ground beef dinner recipe to make with it. 

By the way…if, by chance, you forgot to thaw your ground beef in advance as I have once or thirty times, you need my hack for Instant Pot frozen ground beef

ground beef

Maybe it’s because there are too many options.

What should I make with this ground beef? Tacos? Meatballs? Hamburger Soup? Burgers? Enchiladas?

I could keep going here, but think you catch my drift.

So this post is for those who are looking for ground beef recipes or as some call it hamburger recipes.

And we need someone to tell us what to make with all that ground beef.

When you’re puzzled with “what’s for dinner??” I hope you’ll think of me and this post.

A mom at preschool told me about this recipe, John Wayne Casserole. Is it light? No. But it’s delicious nevertheless!

1. Meatballs – Make them Italian, Swedish, as appetizers, as a freezer meal. I even make Grilled Meatballs! Go ahead, just make them!

2. Sloppy Joes – A Midwest tradition, sometimes called loose meat sandwiches. If you’re in Iowa you may call them something entirely different. But these ground beef sandwiches are kid approved, easy to make, and always hit the spot!

sloppy joe sandwiches

Recipes with ground beef and potatoes

3. Shepherd’s Pie – It’s meat + gravy + veggies and mashed potatoes. Comfort food at its best

4. Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Peas from our BFF, Ree. It’s impossible to not love her, isn’t it??!?

Recipes with ground beef and pasta

5. Lasagna Cups are one of our family favorites! They’re easier to make and they’re lower in carbs.

They taste good even at room temperature or cold, so leftovers, if there are any, are perfect for lunch too! Handheld lasagna, who would have thought??? 

easy lasagna cups

6. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni from Meatloaf and Melodrama looks delish!

7. Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce – Instant Pot lovers, this ground beef recipe is for you! One pot is all you’ll have to wash after making a batch of my scrumptious, meaty spaghetti!

instant pot spaghetti with meat sauce

Soup Recipes Using Ground Beef

8. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup – Make a batch of Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup for the ultimate comfort food! This healthier version of soup is made with ground beef, potatoes, and loads of freshly shredded cheddar cheese!

9. My recipe for homemade chili has recipe instructions for the Instant Pot, the Slow Cooker AND the stovetop so not matter your preference, I’ve got you covered!

classic chili recipe instant pot

10. Taco Soup from Dinner Then Dessert has corn, beef, beans and seasoning. Sounds good to me!

11. Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup has all the flavors of stuffed peppers but in easy to make soup form. Delish!

One of the beautiful things about making pressure cooker stuffed pepper soup is that it cooks in minutes instead of hours. What you’re left with is a delicious, hearty soup.

More Easy Ground Beef Recipes

12. Individual Meat Pies can be made in advance, and frozen for later. Come to think of it, they’d be a great tractor meal!!

pin it for later

13. Meatloaf – Who better to get the recipe from than the Beef Association? Plus, you can use the leftovers for lunch as a meatloaf sandwich!

15. Tacos are ALWAYS a winner in my book. I would eat tacos for breakfast if I could. Oh wait, I probably have!  Use my homemade taco seasoning to save yourself some money AND use ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

16. One Pot Chili Mac – our family adores this easy ground beef recipe for dinner! It’s chili seasoned hamburger plus macaroni and cheese. So good, it’s always a good option for a weeknight meal or when you want to pull ingredients from your pantry.

one pot chili mac on plate

17. Muffin Tin Meatloaves – delicious, homemade comfort food at its best. These meatloaf muffins are an easy dinner loved by the whole family!

meatloaf in a muffin tin

18. Keto Meatloaf Muffins – low carb and quick cooking. What’s not to love?

19. Batch Taco Meat – make a triple batch of taco meat. Eat some now, freeze some for later!!!

20. Enchilada Meatballs – Tried it, loved it. Enough said! Farmers will be happy with this recipe. They’ll make with beef and pork.

21. Healthy Meat Sauce with Vegetables is one of our family favorites. Ground beef, tomatoes and vegetables make this a healthier spin on classic spaghetti.

Serve with pasta or cooked spaghetti squash.

The next time you can’t decide what to make with ground beef, remember me. Or at the very least, this post!

More Recipes Your Family will Love!

Have more easy ground beef recipes for dinner ideas? Comment below and I’ll add them to the list!

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easy ground beef recipes for dinner
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