Friday, February 4, 2022

Super Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Our super easy ground beef recipes are quick and easy to make with a pound of hamburger. Find new ideas for delicious ground beef meals!

collage: recipes with ground beef
When you have a pound or two of ground beef in your fridge, it can feel overwhelming to come up with a creative, new way to use it.

For example, when your family has a favorite burger recipe, it’s easy to make it your go-to meal. But, you make it so often that after a while, your family doesn’t love it as much. They start asking you to make something new.<

When this happens, it can take some creative thinking to realize that ground beef meals go way beyond burgers and chili.

Not to worry, we’ve done the thinking for you! All you have to do is browse through these meal ideas and find some new favorites to make!

Super Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Before you scroll through the recipes, here are some things you’ll want to think about:

  • Will younger kids be at the table? If so, you may want to consider making something that’s easy for little hands to hold. Finger foods are a toddler’s favorite!
  • How many people will you be serving? If you’re feeding a crowd and aren’t in the mood for chili, consider making a double batch of your favorite meatloaf or sloppy joes.
  • How much time do you have to cook? If you need to make a meal in a hurry, look for ground beef recipes that you can make in an Instant Pot. Or, if you can’t be near the kitchen, it’s the perfect time to make a crockpot ground beef recipe.
Are you ready? Click on the bold link below each image to get the recipe.

Hamburger Casseroles

Taco Lasagna on a plate

Taco Lasagna has layers of tortillas, ground beef, and south-of-the-border flavors. Prep this fabulous, easy casserole recipe in 15 minutes!

Meat Lover’s Pizza Pasta in a casserole dish

Meat Lover’s Pizza Pasta is exactly what I like to make when we’re craving pizza on a busy weeknight. It’s loaded with ooey gooey cheese, twisty pasta, seasoned beef, pepperoni, sausage and bacon… Need I say more?

Super Easy Stovetop Ground Beef Meals

Mexican Rice Casserole in a skillet

Skillet Taco Rice is a super easy ground beef recipe for a weeknight dinner that comes together in a single pan, and in just 30 minutes. A family favorite featuring your favorite Mexican flavors - you can't beat that!

Taco Spaghetti in a Dutch oven

Taco Spaghetti features your favorite taco flavors in pasta form. Make this cheesy, fiesta-licious, super easy ground beef recipe in under 30 minutes!

Salisbury steak with gravy

Salisbury steak with creamy mushroom gravy is hearty, classic comfort food. Make this recipe for a one-pan meal in under 30 minutes!

american goulash in a pot

One Pot American Goulash is an easy ground beef meal that is ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Bursting with great flavors this very cheesy pasta dinner is absolutely delectable.

scoop of ground beef macaroni

Cheeseburger Macaroni is loaded with flavorful seasoned ground beef, tender pasta and ooey gooey cheese! This dish not only packs a ton of flavor but can be made in one pan from start to finish. It is like the Hamburger Helper that my mom used to make. But this homemade version is so much better!

skillet of Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls have the comforting flavor of traditional cabbage rolls, but without all the work! This a perfect one-pot weeknight dinner idea.

Cheese Skillet Lasagna

3 Cheese Skillet Lasagna is loaded with fresh hamburger and so much cheese, you will be making this again and again. Just 30 minutes from prep to plate. It is sure to become one of your favorite super easy ground beef recipes!

Ground Beef Meatballs and Meatloaves

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf on mashed potatoes and veggies

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf creates a flavorful, juicy loaf, just like the restaurant version. Make this comfort food meal tonight!

Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatloaf on a cutting board

Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatloaf is bursting with bold steak flavors and is comfort food at its best! This ground beef recipe is over the top! Stuffing meatloaf with cheese and covering it in delicious brown sugar ketchup glaze with thick cut bacon on the top!

stack of Italian Herb Baked Meatballs

Italian Herb Baked Meatballs are perfect for pasta dinners, sandwiches, or appetizers! Skip the mess of pan frying and oven bake them instead!

Bowl of Creamy Swedish Meatballs

Creamy Swedish Meatballs are a traditional Swedish dish with perfectly browned, flavorful homemade ground beef meatballs coated in a rich cream sauce. Move over IKEA<

Crockpot Ground Beef Recipes

ladle of Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Crockpot Taco Soup combines seasoned beef with beans and veggies for an easy, filling meal. Make it in the crockpot, then add your favorite toppings!

slow cooker chili recipe

This simple and super easy slow cooker chili recipe with ground beef is perfect to feed a crowd! This meal is fully loaded with meat, beans, and just the right amount of heat to make your tongue tingle.

We hope these super easy ground beef recipes are going to become favorites of yours!


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collage: recipes with ground beef

Originally published March 2013, updated and republished February 2022

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