Easy Recipes with Ground Beef

If you have a package of ground beef on hand but are tired of the same-old recipes, here are some fantastic ground beef recipes that are easy to make.

There are many ways to cook up a package of ground beef, whether it’s pasta dishes, meatballs, soups, or comfort food classics. So, take a look and find some recipe inspiration – there are lots of great choices!

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is classic comfort food and a favorite cold weather dinner. A savory ground beef filling with carrots and peas is topped with creamy homemade mashed potatoes.

Beef Burrito Bowls

Easy beef burrito bowls with all the toppings including a creamy burrito sauce and super simple cilantro-lime rice. It’s full of fresh flavors, can be prepped ahead and is ready in 30 minutes!

blue cheese burgers

Blue Cheese Hamburgers

These burgers are topped with bacon, creamy blue cheese sauce, and extra blue cheese crumbles. In other words: yum!

slow cooker meatballs in homemade sauce

Slow Cooker Meatballs

These slow cooker meatballs don’t need any pre-cooking – just mix, roll, and drop them in the slow cooker with the sauce. These soft and juicy meatballs are freezer-friendly and great for sub sandwiches or served with pasta.

Sweet Potato and Ground Beef Enchiladas

These hearty beef and sweet potato enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, savory beef and quick-cooking frozen diced sweet potatoes.

two bowls of salsa verde taco soup garnished with sour cream and guacamole

Salsa Verde Taco Soup for Two

Salsa verde taco soup made with fresh tomatillos, green chile, brown rice, and ground beef. It’s a small-batch recipe for two that leaves you with just enough leftovers for lunch the next day. You can make it in the Instant Pot or on the stove.


Slow Cooker Bolognese

Slow cooker bolognese sauce made with ground beef, pork, crushed tomatoes, and Italian seasonings. It slow cooks in a crockpot for hours until it’s thick and rich – serve it with spaghetti for a cozy, comforting dinner.

photo of a taco salad

Taco Salad with Chili-Spiced Catalina Dressing

This ground beef taco salad is tossed in a simple homemade Catalina dressing with a chili twist. The flavors are bright and fresh and it takes all of 30 minutes to pull it all together.

sweet & spicy meatball bites lined up on a plate

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Homemade beef meatballs simmered in a two-ingredient sauce aren’t just a great appetizer, but a delicious dinner, too. Serve these saucy meatballs over rice, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower mash with a veggie on the side.

Bacon & Goat Cheese sliders with arugula and herb mayonnaise

Bacon & Goat Cheese Sliders

All-beef sliders topped with goat cheese, bacon, and a herbed mayo. Serve them with fries or chips for a fun dinner.

a bowl of no bean chili with toppings.

Slow Cooker Chili

This easy no bean chili recipe cooks in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight dinner. Lean ground beef, peppers, onions, green chile, and chili seasonings simmer for hours – when it’s done, ladle it into bowls with your favorite toppings for a hearty dinner.

close-up photo of a pan of beef penne

30 Minute One Pan Beef Penne

This is easy beef and pasta dinner is ready in about 30 minutes and uses just one pan for easy clean-up!

overhead shot of baked enchiladas in a pan.

Beef and Cheese Enchiladas

Beef and Cheese Enchiladas with a savory ground beef filling rolled up in corn tortillas, topped with enchilada sauce, and finished with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce.

ground beef stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff

This easy beef stroganoff is a hearty and comforting dinner. The beef is simmered in a savory sauce flavored with mushrooms, mustard and sour cream and served with egg noodles.

Why choose when you can have both?

Baked Double Decker Tacos

Double decker tacos with crunchy shells wrapped in soft shells with refried beans and savory beef filling. Bake them in the oven until they’re toasty hot!


Easy Ground Beef Chili

Easy beef chili with ground beef, two kinds of beans, veggies, and spices. Top it with all your favorite garnishes like cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions for a cozy cold-weather dinner!

I hope you found some delicious ground beef recipes to make for dinner tonight!

Happy cooking,


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