Looking for some recipe inspiration for your weeknight dinners, take to work lunches and other menu items that have become a little bit boring, because you seem to keep on making the same things? I was, too, and I specifically wanted to find some new and creative ways to use ground beef. Budget friendly and also a family favorite, beef dishes are some of the most popular around my house for a reason. Easy to cook, super versatile and full of flavor, ground beef recipes should be at the top of everyone’s list. From Asian inspired rice dishes to party food ideas to casseroles you whole family is sure to ask for more of, we have 50 of the best ground beef recipes around to share with you. Try these at home this weekend, we promise they are going to love them. Whether you need healthy menu options or something that freezes well, you will find the perfect beef recipe here. Complete with pretty pictures that show you exactly how to make these dishes, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
1. Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls
If you are looking for an easy meal with beef that offers something a little different from the basic casserole, try this Korean beef and rice dish. The aroma alone is worth the effort to make it, and the flavors will have everyone coming back for seconds. Healthy and affordable, this meal idea is sure to fit your budget. Even my young kids love this beef dish, it is not too spicy at all.
2. One-Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni
If your family loves traditional beef casseroles, this one-pot cheeseburger mac may be the perfect new beed recipe for you. Cheesy, easy and baked all in one pot, this is recipe simplicity at its best. One of the most popular recipes I made recently, my sons have requested I make cheeseburger mac again this weekend. Since it is easy and hardly takes any time to make, I think I shall oblige them!
3. Taco Zucchini Boats
I am gluten free and corn free, but I love tacos!!! That’s why I was so super stoked to find this stuffed zucchini taco recipe. These taco stuffed zucchini boats are loaded with tender ground beef that’s seasoned to perfection, a blend of Mexican cheeses, and delicious fresh tomatoes, cilantro, red onions, and avocado. The greatest thing is, that everyone loves these whether they are gluten-free or not, they are simply delicious!
4. Ground Beef Stroganoff
This simple stovetop beef stroganoff recipe is quick and delicious making it the perfect weeknight meal! It has loads of tender mushrooms add tons of flavor, while I most often use white mushrooms, portabello or cremini are a great addition as well. Ground beef stroganoff is one of those comforting meals that is quick and easy to make, plus it can feed your whole family with a short list of ingredients! How about a hearty meal of beef stroganoff in less than 25 minutes? Count me in, this is perfect for a busy weeknight!
5. Taco Bake
If you need a quick and easy main dish recipe to throw together quickly because you are at ball practices, doctor’s appointments, or other venues late in the day, consider having these ingredients on hand and whip up this easy casserole. You can be ready to eat in about an hour! This is a great recipe to teach your kids how to cook, too. It has so few steps and turns out so wonderfully–they will be greatly encouraged in cooking after making this tasty entree for dinner. This only has seven ingredients so it is an easy recipe even for a novice cook!
6. Best Swedish Meatballs
My kid’s favorite meal in the whole world is Swedish meatballs. This recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it different though, Wostershire sauce. This meal is ready in just 30 minutes and perfect for feeding a hungry family during the week. We loved serving ours over egg noodles, but it would also be great served over mashed potatoes or rice. It is such a classic recipe and this one I believe is the best! I know that it will become a favorite in your family as well.
7. Easy Cheeseburger Gnocchi Skillet
Eating healthy food is important to me, but so is eating good food. I don’t believe to live a healthy life means you have to give up the foods you love. That’s why I love this Easy Cheeseburger Gnocchi Skillet. A few years ago I had gnocchi for the first time. If you have never heard of it please don’t let that stop you from making this recipe. I have a sneaky suspicion you are going to love it!
8. Ground Mongolian Beef
We eat entirely too much take out in our home, so I decided to put my foot down! My husband loves ground Mongolian beef with a sweet and spicy sauce. It is crispy and tender without having to buy steak and it’s done in 20 minutes. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy everyone is, now that we don’t eat takeout anymore, thanks to quick and easy recipes like this.
9. Ground Beef Chili
This easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe is delicious. It’s a quick, comforting, and filling meal that’s perfect to serve the entire family. The recipe is made in one pot. First, the onions, peppers, and garlic are softened with a small amount of beef (or chicken) broth. No need to use oil in this recipe. Then, the ground beef is stirred in and cooked along with the vegetables. The remaining ingredients including the spices, beans, and diced tomatoes are added and simmered on the stove for a short time to allow the flavors to meld and combine together. Enjoy this hearty ground beef chili with toppings of your choice such as low-fat cheese, cilantro, parsley, Greek yogurt, or a low-fat sour cream!
10. Spicy Ground Beef Nachos
The key to these nachos is to give the beef real flavor before you add all the fixings; then everything else just becomes a bonus because the combo of spicy ground beef, melted cheese, and warm tortilla chips is already off the charts. The chipotle seasoning for ground beef tacos has superhero qualities of its own so we are using a variation of that here today. Chipotles give the ground beef incredible flavor and will instantly have you thinking of other ways you can use it.