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70 Easy Ground Beef Recipes That'll Make Weeknight Meals a Breeze

Double-stuffed taco potatoes? Yes, please.

ground beef recipes meatballs
Brian Woodcock

Cooking on a weeknight can seem almost impossible at times with busy schedules. That's why we've made a list of the best ground beef recipes that aren't just easy to make, but are plenty creative too, so you aren't stuck having the same meal over and over again. Plus, a lot of them are budget-friendly dinners and one dish recipes too, so you can save time on cleaning up . You've had a long day, and the last thing you want to do is cook an elaborate dinner with a million ingredients. Instead, opt for these quick dinner recipes, like the Instant Pot recipe with beef pasta that'll have dinner ready in minutes. Or maybe opt for a slow cooker recipe instead, like the queso meatball sub that'll practically be all done by the time you get home at night. Ground beef recipes tend to contain lots of glorious comfort foods, which we definitely have here, including cheeseburger pizza and lasagna sloppy joes (it's as amazing as it sounds). But we also included healthy recipes too, such as enchilada zucchini boats and yummy lettuce wraps. This list proves that ground beef recipes are anything but boring!

ground beef recipes worcestershire burgers
Brian Woodcock
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Worcestershire-Glazed Burgers

All you really need for these simple burgers is some Worcestershire sauce to give it the right amount of tangy goodness.

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ground beef recipes shepherds pie
The Chunky Chef
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One Skillet Beef Shepherd's Pie

Keep clean up time to a minimum with this easy one skillet Shepherd's pie recipe.

Get the recipe at The Chunky Chef.


ground beef recipes cabbage roll soup
Cooking Classy
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Cabbage Roll Soup

Take all the hassle out of making cabbage rolls with this soup that still delivers the dish's expected comfort food bliss.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.


ground beef recipes instant pot pasta
Damn Delicious
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Instant Pot Beef Pasta

For a quick and easy weeknight meal, this Instant Pot pasta will become your new go-to, since it only takes 20 minutes to cook.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.


ground beef recipes meatball sub
Cooking and Beer
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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs with Parmesan Queso

The classic meatball sub gets a serious upgrade with decadent Parmesan and white cheddar queso poured on top.

Get the recipe at Cooking and Beer.


ground beef recipes queso dip
Spicy Southern Kitchen
6 of 70
Slow Cooker Beef Queso Dip

Break out the Crock-Pot for this easy game day staple that has a jalapeño kick.

Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.


ground beef recipes thai rice bowl
Half Baked Harvest
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Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Bowl

You can whip up this flavor-packed Thai rice bowl in only 20 minutes.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.


ground beef recipes empanadas
Jo Cooks
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Beef Empanadas with Salsa Verde

These empanadas are easier to make than they look, especially if you use store-bought puff pastry.

Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.


ground beef dinner ideas
Spicy Southern Kitchen
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Cheeseburger Pizza

Skip the delivery and make your own pizza at home. Customize the toppings on this fun mashup to your family's preferences.

Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

ground beef dinner ideas bolognese
Half Baked Harvest
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Pesto Bolognese Lasagna

Easy casseroles are absolute lifesavers for busy weeknights. You can even whip this one up ahead of time and pop it in the oven right before dinnertime.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

ground beef dinner recipes ragu
Jo Cooks
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Beef Ragu Pasta

Use your Dutch oven to make this one-pot wonder. It's quick, easy, and comforting—which is everything dinner should be.

Get the recipe at Jo Cooks.


ground beef dinner ideas zucchini
Recipe Runner
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Cheesy Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Don't be fooled by this low-carb dish—it's still plenty filling! Try it out for your next taco Tuesday dinner. It's a yummy way to get everyone in the family eating their vegetables.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

ground beef dinner ideas unstuffed pepper
Cooking Classy
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Unstuffed Pepper Bowls

Although this blogger chose to use cauliflower rice in her loaded bowls, feel free to use white or brown rice to make your own. No matter which base you choose, this fuss-free dinner is super tasty.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

dinner ideas ground beef nachos
Damn Delicious
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One Pot Nacho Beef Skillet

It doesn't get easier—or tastier!—than this one-pot dish.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

dinner ideas ground beef bolognese
The Cookie Rookie
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Easy Beef Bolognese

This Italian-inspired meal is complete with basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

dinner ideas ground beef enchiladas
Gimme Some Oven
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Beef Enchiladas

These easy enchiladas are made with an unbelievably good homemade sauce

Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

dinner ideas ground beef stir fry
The Recipe Critic
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Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry

Skip the takeout and whip up this veggie-loaded stir fry. It's cheaper and tastes so much better.

Get the recipe at The Recipe Critic.

dinner ideas ground beef skillet
Creme de la Crumb
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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Finish off this 30-minute meal with avocado, diced tomatoes, and sliced olives.

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

dinner ideas ground beef cheeseburger
Dinner at the Zoo
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Cheeseburger Pasta

Your family will be asking for this bacon-and-pickle-topped dish again and again.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

dinner ideas ground beef slow cooker
Half Baked Harvest
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Slow Cooker Vodka Bolognese Pasta

This blogger writes to serve her slow cooker recipe over the pasta noodle of your choice.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.


dinner-ideas ground beef lasagna
Recipe Runner
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Lasagna Sloppy Joes

This comfort food mashup is served with a heaping helping of mozzarella cheese.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

Cooking Classy
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Beef Stroganoff

You can't go wrong with this classic pasta—especially when it's filled with caramelized mushrooms, sour cream, and Dijon mustard.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

dinner ideas ground beef wraps
Tastes Better From Scratch
23 of 70
Crispy Southwest Wrap

The best part about these loaded wraps? They make for great lunch leftovers the next day!

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

easy recipes for ground beef-pasta 
Damn Delicious
24 of 70
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food mashup of homemade chili and creamy mac and cheese, made in 30 minutes. Does it get any better?!

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.


easy recipes for ground beef sandwich
Belly Full
25 of 70
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Everyone loves a classic cheesesteak filled with fresh green peppers, onions, and gooey cheese. Pile the mixture on hamburger buns and dinner is served.

Get the recipe at Belly Full.


easy recipes for ground beef pizza
Living Well Mom
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Taco Pizza

Make this dish ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you want a fuss-free family dinner.

Get the recipe at Living Well Mom.


hanger steak dinner recipe
Brian Woodcock
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Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smashed Minty Peas and Grilled Bread

With fresh mint, lime, and ground cumin, this hanger steak recipe is packed with flavor.

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beef tenderloin recipe
Ryan Liebe
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Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower-Pomegranate Salad

The perfect complement to juicy tenderloin? A fresh and tangy pomegranate salad!

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cheeseburger pizza recipe 
Maura McEvoy
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Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza, meet cheeseburger. Tastebuds, meet heaven.

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beef and stout skillet pie 
Photography by Iain Bagwell; Food styling by Simon Andrews; Prop styling by Megan Hedgpeth
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Beef and Stout Skillet Pie

Store-bought crust simplifies this flavorful one-pan beef pie.

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