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15 Easy Ground Beef and Potato Recipes

Left it to the last minute? These ground beef and potato recipes make incredibly rich and hearty dishes in no time!

Ground beef and potatoes have a lot in common. They’re both delicious, quick-cooking, versatile, and easy on the wallet.

Picadillo with Ground Beef, Carrots and Potatoes
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And they pair perfectly with each other!

So it doesn’t come as a surprise why there are tons of recipes that combine the two.

It’s one of the easiest ways to make a complete meal that’s both scrumptious and filling. 

Whether you’re craving shepherd’s pie, meatloaf cupcakes, or Filipino picadillo, you’ve come to the right place.

This roundup of ground beef and potato recipes will leave you wanting more of this dynamic duo.

1. Ground Beef and Potatoes

Let’s start off with a simple dish that never disappoints. 

A mix of seasoned ground beef, diced potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers, this dish is as packed with flavor as it is with color.

Not only is it delectable but highly versatile, to boot.

Serve it over rice, use it as a taco or burrito filling, and top it on nachos, you name it.

Personally, I like to serve this dish on a bed of rice and finish it off with a runny egg and a dollop of sour cream. Delish.

2. Ground Beef Potato Hash

Here’s another incredibly quick and easy dish you can serve any meal of the day, any day of the week.

Ground beef potato hash is exactly as advertised: a mix of ground beef and hash potatoes.

With just a bit of Worcestershire sauce, spices, and seasonings, you’ll transform this simple dish.

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Your family will beg you to make it again and again.

To make it extra filling, top the dish with runny eggs! The golden yolks will make for an umami-rich sauce.

3. Cheesy Ground Beef and Hashbrown Casserole

If you’re looking for a dish that can feed a hungry crowd, you’ve just found one.

This casserole is ground beef and potatoes at the bottom and tons of oozy cheese on top.

The only problem here is that your guests will surely ask for seconds.

Consider making more than one batch. Don’t worry, I’m sure there’ll be no leftovers.

And even if there were, it’s fine, because this casserole freezes well.

4. Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes and Cheese

Here’s another casserole recipe I’m sure your whole family will drool over.

I know this for a fact. I’ve served this dish to my family and friends several times now, and it’s always been a hit.

It’s really not that surprising, though. I mean, how can you go wrong with ground beef, potatoes, and cheese?

Those three ingredients are dangerously addictive when combined! 

For this recipe, you can choose between diced, hash, or mashed potatoes. Talk about versatile.

5. Filipino-style Picadillo with Potatoes

I’m a firm believer that Filipino cuisine has some of the best dishes to offer.

It deserves to be in the spotlight as much as other more well-known cuisines do.

Picadillo is a simple dish made of ground beef, diced potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and get this, raisins.

Yup! Filipinos love the combination of savory and sweet ingredients, hence the pruney addition.

If you’re not a fan of raisins in cookies, perhaps you’ll like them in this dish? Don’t knock it until you try it! 

6. Slow Cooker Beef and Potatoes Au Gratin

If you’re looking for flavor, I’ll give you flavor! 

This dish is already delicious by merely being a combination of ground beef, potatoes, and cheese.

Taking the flavors to the next level are spices and seasonings.

These spices definitely bring on the heat! But don’t worry, it’s still mild enough to serve to the kids.

Garnish the au gratin with parsley for a touch of color and a bright, herbaceous flavor.

7. Shepherd’s Pie

This crustless pie is a staple in British cooking, and I completely understand why.

Despite the absence of a flaky crust, the shepherd’s pie still manages to be phenomenal.

It’s ground beef and vegetables at the bottom and a bed of mashed potatoes on top.

Whoever came up with this concept deserves an award.

To make your shepherd’s pie extra special, sprinkle it with shredded cheese and broil it for 1-2 minutes. Yum.

8. Traditional Moussaka with Eggplants (Aubergines) and Potatoes

If you’ve never had moussaka before, take this as the sign to try it. Trust me, you’re missing out!

With its layers of potatoes, ground beef, eggplant, and a heavenly cream sauce on top, it’s truly divine.

It’s the kind of dish you can’t just have one serving of, despite it being super filling.

9. BEST Hamburger Potato Casserole

It’s hamburger in casserole form, so it’s impossible not to fall in love with such a masterpiece.

With layers of scalloped potatoes, cream sauce, ground beef, and cheese, this is what casserole dreams are made of!

While it has a similar flavor profile to a hamburger, I say it’s better, thanks to the starchy potatoes.

10. Cottage Pie

You’re probably wondering what the difference is between cottage and shepherd’s pie. Don’t worry, I did the research for you.

Their composition (ground meat + mashed potatoes) and flavor profile are very similar. But the difference lies in the meat.

A traditional shepherd’s pie uses ground lamb, while the cottage pie features ground beef. 

I love this cottage pie in particular because the mashed potatoes are flecked with shredded cheddar cheese.

This simple addition makes the dish 10 times richer and more delectable.

11. Meatloaf Cupcakes With Mashed Potato

How adorable are these meatloaf cupcakes?

They’re not just meatloaf cupcakes… they’re meatloaf cupcakes topped with a mashed potato frosting. 

Seriously, the ingenuity of this recipe is unparalleled.

As a bonus, it’s surprisingly easy to make.

It’s basically just like making meatloaf, but instead of forming the mixture into a loaf, you put it in a muffin tin.

12. The BEST Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tots are already perfect on their own. Just imagine how they taste if you turned them into a cheesy casserole.

Or better yet, don’t just imagine and actually make the dish.

This casserole has ground beef and cream at the bottom.

Then, there’s shredded cheese in the middle and crispy golden tots on top. How awesome is that?

13. Loaded Nacho Fries

Fries are great, but loaded nacho fries are next level. 

The dish is made with crinkle-cut fries overloaded with ground beef, tomatoes, and cheese sauce! I’m not drooling, you’re drooling.

Oh, and by the way, these nacho fries happen to be gluten-free.

14. Meat Patties with Potatoes (Cutlets)

This dish is a cross between meatloaf, burger patties, and mashed potatoes. And it’s beyond phenomenal!

With one patty, you get the goodness of a juicy burger, hearty mashed potatoes, and a sweet and savory meatloaf.

Who could ask for more?

15. Curried Ground Beef with Peas and Potatoes

Give the classic ground beef and potato dish an Indian twist! You only need to add one thing: curry.

It’s just one extra ingredient, but the flavor it brings will blow your tastebuds away!

It’s rich, wonderfully spicy, and just plain delicious.

15 Ways to Cook Ground Beef and Potatoes

For easy, yummy meals, try these ground beef and potato recipes! From casserole to shepherd’s pie to meatloaf, you can’t go wrong with this combo.


  • Ground Beef and Potatoes

  • Ground Beef Potato Hash

  • Cheesy Ground Beef and Hashbrown Casserole

  • Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes and Cheese

  • Filipino-style Picadillo with Potatoes

  • Slow Cooker Beef and Potatoes Au Gratin

  • Shepherd’s Pie

  • Traditional Moussaka with Eggplants (Aubergines) and Potatoes

  • BEST Hamburger Potato Casserole

  • Cottage Pie

  • Meatloaf Cupcakes With Mashed Potato

  • The BEST Tater Tot Casserole

  • Loaded Nacho Fries

  • Meat Patties with Potatoes (Cutlets)

  • Curried Ground Beef with Peas and Potatoes


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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