DELICIOUS Dinner Recipes with Ground Beef (Quick + Easy!)

This amazing collection of Dinner Recipes with Ground Beef includes dozens of quick, easy, family-friendly, and absolutely delicious ground beef recipes! From one-pot skillet dinners to cozy casseroles to everything in between, these ground beef dinner ideas are perfect for busy weeknights!

Ground Beef Dinner Ideas, four-photo collage of quick and easy recipes with ground beef.

When dinnertime inevitably rolls around -- oh, you know, every single night -- I have always maintained that it's helpful to have some ground beef on hand. That's because not only is ground beef versatile, but it keeps well in the freezer and is quick to defrost...meaning that ground beef recipes are perfect for those nights when you don't exactly have a dinner plan!

Luckily, with just a pound of lean ground beef and a handful of other fridge and/or pantry staples, you can be quickly on your way to getting an easy, yummy, and wholesome dinner on the table that adults and picky kids alike will enjoy! The question is, what are the very best ground beef dinner recipes that you can (or should) make?!

Of course, there are the obvious, easy ground beef recipes that all of our brains immediately resort to when it's 5 o'clock and we're blankly staring into the fridge, unmotivated and uninspired...

Classic Dinner Ideas with Ground Beef

  1. Tacos
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Chili
  4. Hamburgers
  5. Sloppy Joes
  6. Meatloaf
  7. Meatballs

And I'm going to be honest...my very favorite versions of some-of-the-above classics are indeed included in this round-up. They are classics for a reason!

But there are also lots of unique and tasty new ground beef dinner ideas that you might want to consider adding to your repertoire. From soups to salads to sandwiches to skillet recipes -- and so much more -- I've collected all of my favorites below.

I also plan on adding all of my future ground beef recipes to this round-up...so check back often and watch it grow! I hope you'll find one (or twelve) to try (and hopefully love). You'll never wonder what to make with ground beef again!

(And, pssst...don't forget to bookmark or pin this round-up (<---CLICK HERE!!!) so that you can quickly conjure up some quick and easy recipes with ground beef the next time you're standing in front of the open refrigerator come 5 o'clock!)

Ground Beef Skillet Recipes (or One-Pot)

  1. GROUND BEEF STROGANOFF
Ground Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles on plate.

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Easy + AMAZING Ground Beef Stroganoff
Ground Beef Stroganoff is a delicious, quick and easy version of the classic, loaded with garlicky mushrooms and finished off with a silky sour cream sauce. Making beef stroganoff with ground beef is a delicious shortcut for busy nights!
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  1. GROUND BEEF + BROCCOLI
Ground Beef and Broccoli on plate with rice.
Ground Beef and Broccoli
Ground Beef and Broccoli is one of the BEST ground beef recipes...a healthy, flavorful, quick, and easy skillet dinner that comes together in 15 minutes in just one pan!
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  1. HAMBURGER STEAKS WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY
Aerial view of Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy on plate.
Savory + DELICIOUS Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy is a classic, comforting, quick and easy dinner recipe of mini ground beef patties in a rich, savory, gravy loaded with fresh mushrooms!
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Ground Beef Casseroles (and Bakes)

  1. GROUND BEEF POT PIE
Beef Pot Pie with missing scoop.
Beef Pot Pie
Beef Pot Pie is a hearty, delicious comfort food recipe featuring savory ground beef and veggies in a flavorful gravy topped by a flaky, buttery pie crust. And if you prefer, it's just as easy to make it with tender cubed beef!
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  1. TAMALE PIE
Tamale Pie recipe served on a plate with avocado tomato salad on the side.
Tamale Pie
Tamale Pie features a zesty, flavorful ground beef filling with a delicious baked topping made of masa. The result is an easy dinner that tastes amazingly like a beef tamale and can easily be made gluten-free!
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  1. FROM-SCRATCH CHEESEBURGER PIE
Aerial view of Cheeseburger Pie without Bisquick.
Cheeseburger Pie without Bisquick
Impossible Cheeseburger Pie without Bisquick is a wholesome, from-scratch twist on the classic recipe featuring seasoned ground beef, grated cheddar cheese, and a homemade topping made with whole wheat flour!
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  1. SKILLET SHEPHERD'S PIE
Aerial view of Easy Shepherd's Pie in skillet.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
Easy Shepherd's Pie is a one-pan dinner loaded with savory ground beef or lamb plus colorful veggies. This skillet Shepherd's Pie recipe is also perfect for using up leftover mashed potatoes!
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  1. TACO BAKE
Taco Bake in casserole dish and bowls topped with avocado tomato salad.
Taco Bake (Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie)
Taco Bake puts a Tex-Mex twist on the comfort food classic of shepherd's pie, with seasoned ground beef and black beans topped with cheesy green chile mashed potatoes and a refreshing avocado tomato salad!
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  1. SKILLET SLOPPY JOE TATER TOT CASSEROLE
Aerial view of Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole in skillet.
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is a quick, easy, family-pleasing weeknight dinner recipe that's made in just one pan!
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  1. CHEESY BEEF + QUINOA BAKE
Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake
Cheesy Beef & Quinoa Bake is a simple, wholesome, easy-to-make casserole featuring just a handful of ingredients including ground beef, quinoa, Greek yogurt, and cheddar...perfect for picky eaters and busy weeknights!
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  1. LOADED MEXICAN CORNBREAD CASSEROLE
Mexican Cornbread Casserole on plate with limes.
Loaded Mexican Cornbread Casserole (Easy + Flavorful!)
Mexican Cornbread Casserole is an easy, comforting dinner featuring a layer of taco-seasoned ground beef mixed with salsa, black beans, corn, and olives, and topped with green chile cheddar cornbread!
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Ground Beef and Rice Recipes

  1. ASIAN GROUND BEEF + RICE SKILLET
One-Pan Asian Ground Beef and Rice recipe in skillet with wooden spoon.
One-Pan Asian Ground Beef and Rice Recipe
This quick and easy Asian ground beef and rice recipe requires a simple list of real ingredients, only one pan, and under 30 minutes from start to finish!
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  1. CHEESY BEEF TACO SKILLET
Taco Hamburger Helper on plate with side salad.
Homemade Taco Hamburger Helper
Taco Hamburger Helper is a quick, easy, one-pan copycat recipe made with just FIVE real, all-natural ingredients in under 30 minutes!
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Ground Beef and Pasta Recipes

  1. ONE-POT SPAGHETTI
One Pot Spaghetti
One Pot Spaghetti is quick and delicious, with only one pot to wash for a family-pleasing dinner. In fact, it's such an easy spaghetti recipe that you'll never make it any other way again!
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  1. EASY CHILI MAC
Chili Mac recipe in skillet topped with melted cheese.
Chili Mac
Chili Mac is a quick, easy, family-friendly dinner recipe featuring ground beef, beans, pasta, and cheese in a zippy tomato sauce made in just one skillet!
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  1. CHEESEBURGER MACARONI
Homemade Hamburger Helper, also known as Cheeseburger Macaroni, in skillet.
BEST Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)
Cheeseburger Macaroni is a creamy, flavorful, copycat recipe of Homemade Hamburger Helper that's comforting, all-natural, and easy to make from scratch!
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  1. ONE-POT TACO PASTA
Taco Pasta in skillet.
Taco Pasta
Loaded with ground beef and pasta, flavored with taco seasoning and salsa, and studded with black beans and corn, this cheesy Taco Pasta quickly comes together in just one pot!
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  1. BEEFY CHEESY TORTELLINI BAKE
Beef Tortellini with ground beef and cheese on serving spoon.
Easy Baked Tortellini (Beefy, Cheesy, AMAZING!)
Baked Tortellini is loaded with cheese tortellini, ground beef, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for an effortless pasta dinner that the whole family will love!
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  1. ONE-POT PIZZA PASTA
Spoon scooping Pizza Pasta out of black pot.
Pizza Pasta
Delicious one-pot Pizza Pasta is an easy, cheesy, comforting dinner recipe loaded with flavor thanks to all of your favorite pizza toppings...and as a bonus, everything gets cooked in just one pot!
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  1. SKILLET LASAGNA
Aerial view of Skillet Lasagna in pan with wooden spoon.
30-Minute Skillet Lasagna
This quick, easy, and yummy 30-minute Skillet Lasagna recipe comes together in just one pan with bowtie pasta, ground beef, tomatoes, and three kinds of cheese!
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  1. BAKED ZITI
Baked Ziti
This easy, from-scratch spin on Baked Ziti is comforting, filling, and just oozing with cheesy goodness!
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  1. SKILLET PASTITSIO
Pastitsio Recipe in a skillet with a wooden spoon.
Easy Pastitsio Recipe
This Easy Pastitsio recipe is a 30-minute, one-pan dinner of creamy, flavorful Greek lasagna -- loaded with ground beef, tomatoes, pasta, and Greek yogurt!
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Ground Beef Meatballs

  1. SWEDISH MEATBALLS
Swedish Meatballs on plate with noodles, sauce, lingonberries, and parsley.
The BEST Easy Homemade Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Meatballs are made from scratch, baked in the oven, and then simmered in a skillet of homemade sauce. Served over noodles or mashed potatoes, smothered in Swedish meatball sauce, and garnished with parsley and a dollop of lingonberry jam, this Swedish meatball recipe is an easy, delicious, family-pleasing dinner!
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  1. PARMESAN MEATBALLS
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Parmesan Meatballs
Tender, juicy baked meatballs are simmered in marinara and smothered with cheese in this easy-to-make, family-pleasing skillet dinner of Parmesan Meatballs, delicious over pasta or piled on sub sandwiches!
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  1. HAWAIIAN MEATBALLS
Hawaiian Meatballs on platter of rice.
Hawaiian Meatballs
Hawaiian Meatballs feature tender homemade meatballs smothered with a sweet and sticky, Polynesian-inspired pineapple sauce for a quick and easy dinner!
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  1. PORCUPINE MEATBALLS
Porcupine Meatballs spooned onto plate.
Porcupine Meatballs (Quick, Easy, From-Scratch)
Porcupine Meatballs are a quick and easy retro classic, with simple ingredients including ground beef and rice in a creamy, from-scratch tomato sauce!
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Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipes

  1. MINI MEATLOAF MUFFINS
Mini Meatloaf recipe, featuring two meatloaf muffins on a plate.
Mini Meatloaf Muffins
This Mini Meatloaf recipe is an easy, yummy, family-favorite dinner of tender meatloaf muffins with flavorful glaze that cook in a fraction of the time thanks to muffin pans!
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  1. MEXICAN MEATLOAF MUFFINS
Mexican Meatloaf with Taco Seasoning
Mexican Meatloaf Muffins
Mexican Meatloaf Muffins are simple to make, quick to cook, and full of zesty flavor from homemade taco seasoning and salsa!
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  1. ITALIAN MEATLOAF MUFFINS
Italian Meatloaf "Cupcakes" with Mashed Potato Frosting ~ savory meatloaf is flavored with Parmesan, Italian herbs, and marinara sauce, baked in a muffin pan, and then topped with seasoned mashed potatoes in these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat, mini meatloaves | FiveHeartHome.com
Italian Meatloaf Muffins
Italian Meatloaf Muffins feature savory meatloaf flavored with Parmesan, Italian herbs, and marinara sauce, baked in a muffin pan, and then topped with seasoned mashed potatoes for an easy and fun dinner!
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Ground Beef Sandwiches

  1. HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES
Closeup of Sloppy Joe recipe that's easy and the best, made with a homemade sloppy joe sauce, piled on a bun on a plate with sides.
The VERY BEST Sloppy Joe Recipe
The VERY BEST Sloppy Joe recipe is delicious, quick, and easy to make. A scrumptious homemade sloppy joe sauce made with real ingredients puts it over the top. Hundreds of rave reviews agree that these Homemade Sloppy Joes are fantastic!
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  1. TACO (TEX-MEX) SLOPPY JOES
Taco Sloppy Joe sandwich on a plate with grape tomatoes on side
Taco Sloppy Joes
Taco Sloppy Joes are jazzed up with salsa, taco seasoning, black beans, and corn in this zesty twist on the classic dinner sandwiches!
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  1. ULTIMATE STUFFED CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Cheeseburger Sliders on a plate.
ULTIMATE Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders
These Ultimate Cheeseburger Sliders make the perfect gameday grilling grub, featuring pepper jack-stuffed mini burger patties topped with buttery mushrooms, creamy avocado, and crisp spinach!
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  1. SLOW COOKER MEATBALL SUBS
Crockpot Meatball Subs on plate.
Easy + DELICIOUS Crockpot Meatball Subs
Crockpot Meatball Subs effortlessly come together in the slow cooker for flavorful, saucy, cheesy sandwiches that the whole family will love! With just a few simple ingredients, this meatball sub recipe is homemade, easy, and delicious!
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Ground Beef Soups

  1. EASY HAMBURGER VEGGIE SOUP
Close-up of Hamburger Vegetable Soup in bowl.
Hamburger Vegetable Soup ~ Easy & Healthy!
Hamburger Vegetable Soup is a hearty, wholesome soup brimming with lean ground beef, plenty of veggies, and loads of flavor for a complete meal in just one pot. And as a bonus, it's quick and easy to make!
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  1. TORTELLINI LASAGNA SOUP
Bowl of Tortellini Lasagna Soup.
Tortellini Lasagna Soup
20-Minute Tortellini Lasagna Soup is a flavorful stovetop recipe featuring ground beef, herbs, and Parmesan in a marinara-based broth!
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  1. SLOW COOKER BEEFY 3-BEAN CHILI
3 Bean Chili in white bowl.
The BEST 3-Bean Chili
3 Bean Chili is a chunky, flavorful, hearty bowl of comfort food goodness loaded with savory ground beef and three kinds of beans...and it's easy to make on the stovetop or in the slow cooker!
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  1. HOMEMADE CHILI
Chili Seasoning in jar and used to make chili recipe.
Chili Seasoning
Make your own Chili Seasoning in bulk to have on hand any time you want to whip up a quick pot of chili! Not only does it taste great, but since you control the ingredients, there are none of the icky preservatives that can be found in store-bought mix.
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More Ground Beef Recipes

  1. INSTANT POT EGG ROLL IN A BOWL
Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl ~ a hearty, healthy, delicious recipe of egg roll "filling" without the wrapper, that effortlessly comes together in mere minutes in the pressure cooker! | FiveHeartHome.com
Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl
This delicious Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is a hearty, healthy meal of egg roll "filling" without the wrapper, and it effortlessly comes together in mere minutes in the Instant Pot!
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  1. ULTIMATE TACO SALAD
Ultimate Taco Salad ~ an explosion of contrasting flavors and textures, from spicy taco meat and velvety black beans to acidic tomatoes and crisp fresh corn, all topped with crunchy tortilla chips and a creamy, cilantro-flecked Avocado Ranch Dressing! | FiveHeartHome.com
Ultimate Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
This Ultimate Taco Salad is an explosion of contrasting flavors and textures, from spicy taco meat and velvety black beans to acidic tomatoes and crisp fresh corn, all topped with crunchy tortilla chips and a creamy, cilantro-flecked Avocado Ranch Dressing.
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  1. FRENCH BREAD TACO PIZZA
French Bread Taco Pizza sliced on cutting board
French Bread Taco Pizza
French Bread Taco Pizza features refried beans, salsa, taco meat, and cheese layered on a French bread crust, baked until piping hot, and then topped with cool, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and sour cream!
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I hope this collection of scrumptious, family-pleasing, EASY ground beef recipes makes your dinner planning a little easier...and your dinnertime a lot more enjoyable!

Just let me know if you can think of other ground beef dinner ideas that you'd like me to develop recipes for and add to this list! 🙂

Easy Ground Beef Recipes, four-photo collage of what to make with ground beef, including sloppy joes, egg roll in a bowl, meatballs, and salisbury steaks.

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  1. We've tried several of these ground beef recipes so far and enjoyed them all. I especially love that tortellini soup! This is a great collection.