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30 Best Ground Beef Recipes

Looking for quick and easy meals the whole family will love? These easy ground beef recipes make dinner a snap!

From classics like burgers to tasty casseroles, these simple meals are perfect for busy weeknights. 

And you can’t forget about sloppy joes! Stick around to the end to check out my amazing recipe below.

Sloppy Joe with Chips sitting on a white plate, pickles in the background
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Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner Tonight

Dinner is simple when you have a pack of ground beef in the fridge!

Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger, lasagna, meatloaf, taco soup, cheeseburger pizza, or a hearty bowl of chili, I’ve got you covered.

These delicious hamburger meat recipes will have dinner on the table in a flash!

Hamburger with Fresh Vegetables

1. Lipton Onion Soup Burgers

Lipton onion soup mix is such a versatile seasoning that should be kept on hand at all times.

This recipe infuses onion soup mix right into the hamburger patty for a burst of flavor.

You’ll never make burgers the same way ever again after trying this recipe!

Spaghetti and Meatballs

2. Ina Garten’s Real Meatballs and Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic ground beef recipe. But do you want to take it up a level? Make it Ina Garten style.

Hand-crafted succulent meatballs are resting on a mound of tender spaghetti smothered in pasta sauce.

It’s an Italian masterpiece.

Homemade Ground Beef Meatloaf

3. Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a classic dish that everyone loves, so it’s a good idea to have a solid recipe in your back pocket.

The seasoning is a combination of onion, bell pepper, and canned diced tomatoes. Those are mixed with ground beef, oats, and an egg.

The topping is my personal favorite: a mixture of ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard! Simple, yet delicious.

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Wendy's Chili

4. Chili

If you want Wendy’s chili without ever leaving your home, this copycat chili recipe will warm you up from the inside out!

With flavors from the chili seasoning, diced tomatoes with green chiles, and bell pepper, no one will have any complaints. 

Sometimes toppings are my favorite part of chili. You can use chips, avocado, salsa, sour cream, and, of course, cheese.

Barilla Lasagna

5. Lasagna

This next recipe comes from my very own vault, and I must say, I’m very proud of it.

This lasagna is so creamy, cheesy, and saucy that you’ll want to lick the plate!

It’s not even that hard to make. With my simplified recipe, you’ll have perfect lasagna in just 1 hour.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

6. Homemade Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are the ultimate comfort food. One bite of this heartwarming meal is enough to make anyone smile. 

But these aren’t your typical grade-school cafeteria sandwiches. They’re so much better than that! 

Ground beef, peppers, and onions come coated in a mouthwatering homemade savory sauce. It takes this classic up a notch.

Homemade Stuffed Bell Peppers

7. Stuffed Bell Peppers

Every home cook needs a classic stuffed bell pepper recipe for those chilly winter nights. 

It’s rich and meaty and doesn’t skimp on the cheese. 

With fresh herbs and colorful peppers, it’s the perfect meal when you need a little comfort food.

Appetizing Porcupine Meatballs with Herbs

8. Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine meatballs have it all. It’s like an entire dinner in one prickly little package.

Think of it like stuffed green peppers, sans the pepper. It pairs ground beef with tender rice in a rich sauce.

Adding rice to your meatballs makes them even more filling and satisfying, and they’re so fun to make.

Beef Enchiladas

9. Beef Enchiladas

Beef enchiladas are the perfect recipe for ground beef. It looks so tantalizing in a casserole dish, and they go fast!

Inside each tortilla is a heavily spiced Tex-Mex-inspired beef mixture with plenty of cheese. Smothered in a homemade sauce, they’re beyond mouthwatering. 

The whole family will devour it!

Super Nachos

10. Super Nachos

Super nachos are the perfect appetizer and meal alike. They come loaded with the works, making them plenty filling. 

Tortilla chips get a generous topping of seasoned ground beef, cheddar, sour cream, salsa, and more.

It’s quick, easy, customizable, and flavor-packed.

Korean beef bowl

11. Korean Beef Bowls

Short on time? You can get this ground beef dinner on the table in just 25 minutes.

Better yet, it’s insanely delicious. The tender ground beef, colorful veggies, umami sauce, and fluffy rice taste like takeout.

They’re so good, everyone will ask for seconds.

Baked Ziti

12. Baked Ziti

Ziti is a family favorite that’s been around for generations. One bite and you’ll instantly see why.

Tender pasta comes drenched in a rich ground beef sauce with tons of melted cheese. 

It’s simple to prepare and impressive enough for guests. So whip it up whenever you need a cozy meal for a crowd.

Serving of Cowboy cornbread with ground beef, beans and corn.

13. Cowboy Cornbread

What if cheeseburgers and shepherd’s pie combined their forces? This cowboy cornbread delivers serious cheeseburger vibes with a cornbread topping. 

Inside this delightful pie is a mixture of ground beef, creamed corn, and oh-so-much cheese. 

To top it off is a cornbread crust that brings all those savory flavors together. Yeehaw!

Cheesy and Meaty Baked Rigatoni Pasta

14. Baked Rigatoni Pasta

If you need to feed an army, this baked rigatoni pasta recipe needs to be in your dinner rotation. 

It’s so easy to whip together in a flash, and it’s so beefy, cheesy, and delicious. I mean, look at that cheesy mozzarella topping!

With a fusion of ground beef and sausage, no one will go to bed hungry.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

15. Easy One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Meet your new weeknight hero! You’ll want this meaty one-pot spaghetti on repeat. 

It’s easy, quick, budget-friendly, and tasy. The tomatoey ground beef sauce and tender pasta always hit the spot.

It’s a game-changer for busy evenings when you crave a homemade meal without the fuss.

Taco Pasta

16. Taco Pasta

Can’t decide on Mexican or Italian? You don’t have to!

This epic mashup gives you the best of both worlds. Ground beef, taco seasoning, pasta shells, and cheese, this dish has a little of everything.

And don’t forget the zesty salsa!

Cabbage Casserole

17. Easy Ground Beef Cabbage Casserole

Still tediously stuffing cabbage? Save yourself the hassle and turn it into a casserole!

Savory, creamy, meaty, and cheesy, this cozy dish is full of satisfying flavors. It’s the ultimate comfort food for those chilly fall days.

And with just 10 minutes of prep, it couldn’t be any easier to make.

Cheeseburger Pie

18. Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie

Also known as the “impossibly easy cheeseburger pie,” this Bisquick cheeseburger pie is sure to become a weeknight staple. 

You’ll have a complete meal on the table in about 30 minutes.

It pairs ground beef, onion, Bisquick, and cheese in a pie plate.

It feels like there should be more steps, but that’s it!

Tamale cooked in a cast iron pan.

19. Tamale Pie

Homemade tamales are tasty but tedious. But this homemade tamale pie is as easy as, well, pie. 

All you need is classic tamale stuffing (ground beef, rich spices, and cheese), and top it with a cornbread crust. 

Don’t worry- the cornbread crust is super easy. All you need is a blue box of Jiffy cornbread muffin mix.

Ground Beef Taco Salad

20. Easy Ground Beef Tacos Salad

Give taco Tuesday a twist with this fresh taco salad!

Packed with ground beef, crunchy chips, crisp lettuce, and cheddar, it’s a fiesta in a bowl. Drizzle on the Catalina dressing and dig in. 

Between all the textures and flavors, you won’t miss regular tacos one bit.

Homemade Taco Soup

21. Taco Soup

Versatile and packed with flavor, taco soup is an easy meal that everyone will love. 

Green chilies, Mexican tomatoes, and taco seasoning add a smoky flavor with just a touch of heat.

The great thing about this soup is you can adjust it to your liking. 

Don’t forget toppings like corn chips, sour cream, and cheese.

Cheesy Homemade Dorito Casserole with Ground Beef

22. Easy Doritos Casserole

If your family rolls their eyes when casseroles are on the menu, I suggest introducing them to this Doritos casserole.

It’s so incredibly cheesy, and crushed Doritos take the flavors over the edge.

Plus, you can work out any weeknight stress by crushing those Doritos with a rolling pin!

Cheeseburger pasta cooked in a white casserole.

23. Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole

Cheeseburger pasta casserole is the perfect answer to “What to do with hamburger meat”.

It pairs classic cheeseburger components with satisfying egg noodles in an herbal tomato sauce. 

Seriously, it tastes just like a juicy cheeseburger, and it’s super easy to whip together in a jiffy.

Pizza Burger

24. Pizza Burger

Is it a burger? Is it pizza? It’s both!

Two all-star comfort foods come together in this genius creation. The ground beef gets smothered in pizza sauce with pepperoni and gooey cheese.

And the crust? It’s none other than a soft and toasty hamburger bun.

Cheesy Tater tot casserole on a baking dish.

25. Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tot casserole checks all the boxes. It comes together in minutes, and everyone goes crazy for this meal. 

I mean, you can’t go wrong with tater tots, right?

The inside is delightfully cheesy with ground beef and a hearty cream of mushroom soup. 

Top it off with tater tots and even more cheese, and watch it disappear.

Creamy Beef and Shells

26. Creamy Beef and Shells

Kid-tested and parent-approved, creamy beef and shells is a dinnertime must!

Tender pasta comes enveloped in a rich ground beef sauce with gooey cheddar cheese. Not only is it super comforting, but cleanup is a breeze.

So do yourself a favor and make it tonight.

Closeup of peanut butter burger with thick patty and melted cheese filling.

27. Peanut Butter Burger

Didn’t expect to see peanut butter pop on on a list of recipes with ground beef, did you?

The sweet and creamy peanut butter combines perfectly with the rich and savory burger.

I know it sounds weird at first. But if you like peanut butter, you’ll love this new combination.

It’s ooey gooey deliciousness.

Taco Bell Pizza

28. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Make family dinners fun with this copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza.

Flour tortillas get stuffed with ground beef, refried beans, and mozzarella cheese. Then, they’re topped with enchilada sauce and more cheese. 

It’s like a quesadilla and a pizza in one.

Sliced in half classic patty melt on a plate.

29. Classic Patty Melt

In the mood for diner food? Then you can’t go wrong with this classic patty melt recipe!

I like to whip up patty melts when I have a craving for burgers, but I’m out of hamburger buns. 

It’s incredibly rich, buttery, and oh-so-cheesy. Serve it up with some fries, or keep it simple with kettle chips.

American Goulash

30. American Goulash

American goulash is the ideal meal for chilly evenings. It’s warming, hearty, and meaty, to boot.

The combination of ground beef, macaroni, tender veggies, herbs, garlic, and tomato sauce is so cozy.

Make it anytime you need something comforting. It’s easy on the wallet and packed with flavor, too.

30 Best Ground Beef Recipes

Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: American


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From pasta to meatloaf, these ground beef recipes are sure to please. You can even relive cherished memories with these show-stopping homemade Sloppy Joes!


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 6 Hamburger buns, for serving


  • Add ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat. Break it apart with a spoon or spatula and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove any excess fat.
  • Stir in the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until the onions become translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat once the mixture has thickened to your preference.
  • Serve sloppy joes hot on hamburger buns.
  • Enjoy!
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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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