Easy Dinner Recipes with Ground Beef include dozens of quick, family-friendly, and absolutely delicious dinner ideas…perfect for busy weeknights!
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 it’s 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 dinner recipes can you (or should you) make with ground beef?
Of course, there are the easy, obvious options 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
- Sloppy Joes
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 recipes 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 35 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).
Don’t forget to bookmark or pin this round-up (<—CLICK HERE!!!) so that you can quickly conjure up some quick and easy ground beef dinner inspiration the next time you’re standing in front of the open refrigerator come 5 o’clock.?
And finally, P.S.! Please keep in mind that the delightful dinner ideas with ground beef that are included in this round-up span back to the early days of zee blog. Which basically means that, while the oldest recipes are certainly delicious and among my longtime favorites (since I was eager to share them early on), it also means that the photos in those posts were a little, how should I say, SUBPAR. Not that I’m a professional photographer these days by any stretch of the imagination, but my photography skills in those early years had a looong way to go…so please don’t judge certain recipes by their ugly pictures.? I’m lookin’ at you, Slow Cooker Meatball Subs.
Ground Beef Skillet Recipes (or One-Pot)
Ground Beef Casseroles (and Bakes)
Ground Beef and Rice Recipes
Ground Beef and Pasta Recipes
Ground Beef Meatballs
Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipes
Ground Beef Sandwiches
Ground Beef Soups
More Ground Beef Recipes