Stuck in a meal prep rut? Here are 30 ground beef meal prep recipes to add to your rotation!
What’s not to love about ground beef? It’s cheap, and it absorbs flavors beautifully.
Oh, and it keeps well in the fridge for up to 4 days, to be exact. It’s the perfect candidate for meal prep.
Its versatility is off the charts, to boot. You’ll never run out of things to make when you have ground beef. The possibilities are endless: meatballs, chili, stir-fries, soups, stews, pasta sauces.
Ready? Here are ground beef meal prep recipes the whole family will enjoy. Let’s dive right in.
This Whole30 and Paleo-friendly meal prep dish is packed with good-for-you ingredients. Think grass-fed ground beef, carrots, bell peppers, and cauliflower rice, all tied together with a zingy sauce.
Did I mention it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and ready in 30 minutes? Even if you’re not on the Whole30 train, these bowls hit the spot.
Not a cauliflower rice fan? No problem. Feel free to swap it out.
Need a hearty meal prep recipe? Try ground beef with beans and quinoa. It’s a healthy, filling choice for your week’s lunches and dinners.
Ground beef, kidney beans, and kale-quinoa make a robust, portable meal. Protein comes from beef, beans, and quinoa. Carbs? Check, thanks to beans and quinoa. Plus, peppers and kale add a veggie punch. There’s no need for sides. This meal is the full package.
Looking for a quick lunch fix? Try Korean ground beef meal prep bowls. Ready in less than 30 minutes, they’re perfect for your work week.
They’re low-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, and oh-so-tasty. They’re easy to make and even easier to devour.
They’re only 6.3 grams of net carbs per serving, to boot. They’re also dairy-free, low-carb, paleo, and Whole30-approved. What more can you ask for?
Want a twist on a classic? Try Philly cheesesteak meal prep with ground beef. It’s a no-fuss version of the traditional sandwich.
It uses ground beef, not shaved steak. But it keeps the traditional flavors: green pepper, onions, mushrooms, and melted Provolone.
You get all the taste and none of the heaviness. It’s great for a light meal!
Looking for a zesty meal prep? Try easy honey sriracha meatballs. Packed with flavor, they’re the ideal lunch or dinner.
Sweet yet tangy, these meatballs are incredibly moist and delicious. Plus, they’re baked, not fried.
Tip: Go for pre-cooked brown rice from Costco. It’s such a time-saver.
A burger bowl meets loaded nacho fries in this recipe. Crispy fries topped with perfectly seasoned ground beef are smothered in Shake Shack sauce.
And it doesn’t end there. The bowls are piled high with fresh tomatoes, onion, lettuce, pickles, and cheese. They’re the definition of yum.
This one-pot cheeseburger pasta offers all the cheesy, meaty goodness of classic Hamburger Helper. But it’s so much easier to make since it all comes together in one pot. Easy prep and easy cleanup is a win-win!
Here’s a tip: hot dog relish is the secret. It’s a dill pickle relish mixed with yellow mustard, lending that authentic hamburger taste.
Elevate your weeknight meals with this easy-to-make dish, ready in just 30 minutes! This chili mac is yet another one-pot wonder loaded with flavor and texture.
It’s packed with beans, ground beef, cheese, and macaroni. This dish is hearty, comforting, and so delicious.
This Crockpot hamburger soup is a mix of veggies, ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, broth, and seasonings. Together, they create a healthy comfort soup no one can resist.
It’s not only hearty but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30-approved. It’s a breeze to make, too. Just prep it ahead, freeze it, then drop it in the slow cooker when you’re ready.
Each serving packs 3-4 servings of vegetables, 7 grams of fiber, and 24 grams of protein. Now that’s a wholesome meal!
10. Beef Taco Bowls
Here’s your next favorite meal prep idea: beef taco bowls. This recipe makes a taco in a bowl or a taco salad without lettuce.
The bowls are filled with beef taco meat, cilantro-lime rice, pico de gallo, and a spicy Greek yogurt sauce. They’re a treat for the tastebuds.
It’s a well-balanced meal complete with protein, veggies, grains, and healthy fats. These bowls are naturally gluten-free, packed with veggies, and simply delicious.
Cheesy beefy burritos will be your freezer’s new best friend. They’re the perfect make-ahead dish, ready to deliver a quick lunch or dinner.
Make a big batch and store them in the freezer for grab-and-go meals! Prepare them on a Sunday, and then reheat them during the week.
12. McCormick Chili
McCormick Chili couldn’t be any easier! In just 25 minutes, you have a satisfying lunch or dinner. It’s perfect when you’re craving comfort food.
With six common pantry ingredients, your aromatic chili with beef, beans, and spices is ready. It has the same punch as a slow-cooked chili but comes together much quicker.
American goulash is a heartwarming, savory dish everyone loves. It’s simple yet incredibly rich. Ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a tomato base come together. It’s all seasoned just right for a savory punch.
And the best part? It’s budget-friendly and cooks in one pot! I often prep this on Sundays to enjoy throughout the week.
Looking for a low-carb lunch that doesn’t skimp on flavor? Try these spaghetti squash and meatball meal prep bowls. The meatballs are juicy, flavor-packed, and low-carb since the recipe ditches the breadcrumbs.
Even though it’s a lighter dish, you won’t go hungry. Each serving delivers a hefty 28 grams of protein. It’s like enjoying your favorite pasta dish, but without the guilt.
You can bake the meatballs directly in the meal prep containers. It’s such a time-saver, plus it requires less cleaning up!
15. Easy Beef Bowls
These beef bowls are a winner. Tender ground beef soaks up a mouth-watering sauce with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
This dish is Korean-inspired, with a bit of a Chinese hoisin sauce. It’s not quite authentic Asian, but it’s so satisfying!
This ground beef dish is the perfect balance of simple, affordable, and scrumptious. Your weeknight dinner just got upgraded in just 30 minutes!
These ground beef bowls are a vibrant expedition of flavors right at your dining table.
The magical seasoning mix is the star of the show. A hint of saffron and robust spices infuses the ground beef with that authentic Middle Eastern essence.
These bowls aren’t just dinner, they’re a cultural experience.
Here’s a fun take on classic stuffed peppers. The recipe has all the comfort and robust flavor of stuffed peppers but without the fuss of stuffing.
Think of it more as a comfort food stir-fry packed with zucchini and tomatoes. It’s chock-full of veggies, but it’s so delicious you won’t even notice. Plus, the leftovers taste just as impressive.
Serve it with your favorite rice or side, and you have a killer meal prep.
Shake up your usual dinner routine with this ground beef casserole! This dish takes humble ground beef and turns it into a flavor-packed sensation.
It starts with browned ground beef with onions, peppers, garlic, and Rotel tomatoes. Add a layer of this delightful mix over pasta and a mouth-watering cheesy sauce. Boom, you have a bubbly casserole you’ll crave for days.
Kickstart your mornings with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast with this breakfast taco scramble.
This dish features smoky sweet potato hash, seasoned beef, fluffy scrambled eggs, and refreshing salsa. This combination screams flavor! And it’s also compliant with Whole30 and Paleo diets. Now, that’s what I call a breakfast win.
Calling all cheese and beef lovers! Here’s a meal sure to satisfy your cravings and become a household favorite. Ground beef and ooey-gooey cheese are sandwiched in tortillas and toasted until crisp and golden.
They’re easy to make and versatile. You can add as many or as few fillings as you want.
How about some good, old-fashioned comfort food for dinner tonight? This beef lasagna casserole is a fusion of hearty pasta, gooey cheese, and savory ground beef.
And the fun cherry on top? The recipe replaces traditional pasta with fun shapes to add joy to your plate.
What also sets this version apart is it’s so much easier to make than the classic dish. Ready to go in under an hour, this gluten-free recipe is a lifesaver for weekday meal prep.
It’s Tuesday night, and you’re craving a taco but also something warm and hearty. What do you do? Easy, you make taco soup!
This Crockpot taco soup recipe is a game-changer for those busy weeknights. It’s a true crowd-pleaser, even for the pickiest of eaters in your family.
Prepare a quick and nourishing meal with this 30-minute vegetable and ground beef skillet recipe.
It’s packed with fresh veggies and grass-fed ground beef. It’s delicious and good for you.
Make it your own by adding your favorite vegetables and protein sources. In just one skillet and 30 minutes, you’ll have a delicious meal. As a bonus, it caters to various dietary restrictions.
This beef stir-fry with soba noodles is a quick and customizable meal prep option. Ready in 30 minutes, it’s perfect for dinner or weekly meal prepping.
The dish combines soba noodles, ground beef, broccoli, carrots, and a flavorful sauce. Goodbye takeout, hello homemade goodness!
These Korean beef lettuce wraps are another delectable and fuss-free meal prep option. This flavorful dish features savory, sweet, and mildly spicy ground beef in crunchy lettuce wraps.
Enjoy this delightful creation in 30 minutes and conveniently reheat it throughout the week.
Indulge in the comforting flavors of Cracker Barrel meatloaf!
Meatloaf often gets a bad reputation thanks to lackluster cafeteria versions. However, when made with love and a few simple tips, it becomes a beloved comfort food. You can count on this copycat recipe for that.
These mozzarella-stuffed meatballs are an irresistible twist on a classic favorite.
What sets them apart is the delightful surprise of oozing mozzarella cheese at the center. It offers a burst of texture and flavor in every bite!
This low-carb cheeseburger skillet brings together extra lean ground beef, crispy bacon, and a medley of three cheeses. Topped off with a simple yet irresistible burger sauce, it’s a satisfying dish perfect for meal prep.
Enjoy all the classic cheeseburger flavors in a convenient and low-carb format!
Prepare to be amazed by the deliciousness of Lipton onion soup meatloaf. With just one packet of onion soup mix, this recipe takes meatloaf to a new level.
Pair it with classic sides like mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, or sweet potato fries.
This recipe yields plenty of leftovers! Make creative meals like meatloaf sandwiches, chili, or spaghetti.
Spice up your meal with this ground kung pao beef!
This delectable dish combines ground beef with garlic, ginger, and red chili peppers. The result is a fiery blend of spice and savory goodness.
Pair it with steamed rice to create a hearty meal and enjoy.
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