If you have a package of ground beef on hand, but tired of the same-old recipes here are 18 ground beef recipes to help jump-start your creativity. So, take a browse and find some inspiration – there are lots of great choices!
Ground Beef Recipes
Whether it’s pasta dishes, meatballs, soups, or classic tacos and meatloaf there are so many ways to cook up a package of ground beef. Click on the photo or recipe title to get all the details for each recipe!
FOUR CHEESE MANICOTTI WITH MEAT SAUCE – Girl Gone Gourmet | Manicotti stuffed with mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, and ricotta cheese and baked in a hearty sauce made with San Marzano tomatoes and ground beef. It can be made ahead and kept in the fridge making it a great option for guests or a prep-ahead weeknight dinner.
SWEET POTATO TACO BOWL – My Kitchen Love | I love a great taco bowl and this one with sweet potatoes and beef looks like a must-try. Dress it up with all your favorite taco toppings like avocado, salsa, and cheese.
10-MINUTE BEEF TERIYAKI SKILLET – The Seasoned Mom | This teriyaki beef not only takes ten minutes to make and also has just five ingredients. Serve it with rice and garnish with sliced green onions or wrap it up lettuce-wrap style for a simple weeknight dinner.
SLOW COOKER MEATBALLS – Girl Gone Gourmet | These slow cooker meatballs don’t need any precooking – just mix, roll, and drop them in the slow cooker with the sauce. The tomato sauce is also easy to make although you can substitute your favorite store-bought marinara sauce to make it even easier. These soft and juicy meatballs are freezer-friendly and great for sub sandwiches or served with pasta.
TACO CONES – Two Healthy Kitchens | Taco cones! These are your new grab-and-go dinner idea for busy weeknights or game-day get-togethers. Everything you love about regular tacos but rolled-up cone-style for easy portability.
BAKED PASTA – An Italian In My Kitchen | What might be just another ordinary baked pasta gets a serious creamy upgrade with the addition of a white sauce that’s drizzled over the top of the pasta and meat sauce before it goes in the oven. This looks like such a cozy and comforting dinner.
CHIPOTLE BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS – Girl Gone Gourmet | A savory taco-style filling made with beef and spicy chipotle peppers wrapped up in tender bibb lettuce and topped with a creamy avocado sauce. These chipotle beef lettuce wraps are how I like to do taco night without the tortillas.
BEEF & BACON CABBAGE ROLL STEW – Chef Sous Chef | It’s a little bit sweet and a touch sour and just like traditional cabbage rolls but served up in a cozy soup. Plus there’s bacon in there which is always a good thing.
GROWN-UP SLOPPY JOES – Girl Gone Gourmet | Just like the sloppy joes I ate as a kid, but with a few grown-up twists. First, all of the veggies are roasted to bring out their natural sweetness. The beef and veggies cook in some red wine making these joes a little more sophisticated. So much, in fact, I almost called them “sloppy josephs”.
FRENCH ONION CHEESE STUFFED MEATBALLS – Modern Farm House Eats | These meatballs are a mash-up of two of my favorite things: French onion soup and beef meatballs. Cooked in a red wine gravy and topped with plenty of cheese serve the meatballs with potatoes, rice, or pile them in some soft rolls for a sandwich.
GROUND BEEF, KALE, & SWEET POTATO SKILLET – Garden in the Kitchen | Some nights you need something fast and this ground beef skillet with fresh kale and sweet potatoes is definitely a recipe to add to your must-make list. It has a short ingredient list and takes only 30 minutes to get on the table.
ONE-PAN SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE – Girl Gone Gourmet | Spaghetti bolognese goes from a weekend kitchen project to weeknight go-to dinner thanks to a few key shortcuts that help get dinner on the table in less than an hour. Italian sausage and ground beef cook together in a simple short-cut sauce brightened with a pop of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs. It’s hearty and comforting with minimal clean-up.
STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS – The Suburban Soap Box | These cabbage rolls might not be something you can make from scratch on a weeknight, but you can prep them ahead and freeze them for easy dinners. They are traditional, simple, and look so delicious.
BAKED DOUBLE DECKER TACOS – Girl Gone Gourmet | I’ve been known from time to time to recreate my favorite fast food items at home and these double-decker tacos are one of my favorites. This recipe feeds a crowd and has a lot of short-cuts so they’re pretty easy to make.
CHEESY BAKED MEATBALL SKILLET – Salt and Lavender | More meatballs but this time meatballs baked in a homemade tomato sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. Serve with pasta or go the meatball sandwich route and tuck them into some soft rolls.
SHEET PAN MINI MEATLOAVES – Strawberry Blondie Kitchen | Why make a giant meatloaf that takes forever to bake when you can make individualized meatloaves that bake on a sheet pan along with fresh green beans? Such a great idea.
SALSA VERDE TACO SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Salsa verde taco soup made with fresh tomatillos, green chile, brown rice, and ground beef. It’s a small-batch recipe for two that you can make on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot. It’s garnished just like tacos with a dollop of sour cream and a quick and easy guacamole.