Max out on flavor, not your wallet, with these Mediterranean ground beef recipes.
They are mouthwatering, spice-and-herb-packed meals you can make on a budget. And they are so easy.
Best Mediterranean Beef Recipes
Ground beef is an incredibly versatile and affordable protein. But coming up with new ways to cook with it can grow tiring.
Enter these Mediterranean recipes. The flavor combinations make ground beef exciting once again.
Reach for a pita sandwich or a fresh Greek bowl. The Lebanese meat pies are worth sharing, and so is the hummus.
From healthy to comforting, these Mediterranean ground beef recipes are all satisfying.
Think stir-fry is only for Asian dishes? Think again!
This cooking style works for Mediterranean cuisine, too. In 25 minutes, you can fix up this dinner in one pan.
The oregano-seasoned ground beef comes with tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, and feta cheese.
It’s garlicky, savory, and gluten-free. Plus, this stir-fry is so easy you can make it any night of the week.
Looking for something affordable and high-protein? These 10-ingredient bowls are exactly what your budget needs.
Each bowl overflows with lean ground beef, chickpeas, and basmati rice with a seven-spice blend.
Most of the ingredients are pantry staples. Parsley is also fantastic for a burst of color and a complementary fresh flavor.
For lunch or dinner, these pita sandwiches are always satisfying. They don’t take long, either. Just 20 minutes.
The pockets get stuffed with ground beef, cucumber, tomato, radishes, and red onion.
The seasoning on the meat is impeccable, too. Allspice, cayenne, paprika, nutmeg, and green cardamom make it mouthwatering.
Add a spoonful of tzatziki or hummus (or both) and sink your teeth in!
Turn ground beef into a kabob for a simple meal. It’s a simple take on kofta that’s super beginner-friendly.
Rosemary, oregano, garlic, and onions season the red meat. After a quick session on the grill, it gets nice and smoky.
Pair it with pita, cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce for a complete meal. It’s also an affordable option for a cookout.
Looking for a ground beef appetizer to delight your guest? Then, fix up this enticing platter.
It’s a fresh and savory mix packed with Mediterranean flavors.
At the heart is ground beef mixed with veggies and seasoned with dried herbs. Right beside it is a cooling yogurt dip and warm pita.
I can readily turn this into a meal by myself. But you know what they say- sharing is caring!
6. Greek Bowls
Meet your new go-to Greek meal!
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest. And these nutritious bowls are delicious to boot.
Each bowl features ground beef, lemon rice, fresh salad, and tzatziki. They are a well-balanced meal you can fix in 25 minutes.
Plus, they’re great for an energizing lunch or a nourishing dinner.
These savory Lebanese meat pies are addicting. Seriously, it’s hard to eat just one.
Nestled inside the homemade doughy bread is a bold ground beef filling. Packed with spices, tahini, and pomegranate molasses, it’s tantalizing.
Make a batch and share them with your friends and family. These pies are a fantastic addition to a party, family reunion, holiday, and more.
Craving a big, juicy burger piled high with fresh toppings? This towering creation is beckoning you to take a bit!
The lean ground beef patty is chock-full of garlic, herbs, feta, olives, and artichoke hearts. Slap it on a bun with the sun-dried tomato mayo spread for a bold bite.
Then, pile it with all the extras that you like.
Jazz up pizza night with these Mediterranean-style flatbreads.
The toppings include hummus, feta, chickpeas, lemon yogurt, and seasoned ground beef. Olives or sun-dried tomatoes are also a great addition.
Store-bought or homemade crust, use whichever one you like. Just don’t skip the cilantro oil. It makes all the difference.
Elevate your homemade hummus with ground beef. I know it’s not your typical add-in, but it creates one mouthwatering dip.
The red meat and pine nut topping are at home in this dish. It adds an extra savory, flavor-packed layer to every bite.
Then there’s the hummus- it’s about as creamy as it gets. One bite and you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
Having trouble getting the family to eat a well-balanced meal? The solution is simple. Make these Greek-style peppers!
They include protein, starch, and vegetables. So you cover all your bases.
Oh, and they are affordable, too. Stuff each pepper with delicious ground beef, rice, and chickpeas. (Thank you, budget-friendly proteins!)
Not only do they taste great, but they are also easy to make.
Make dinner fun with these zucchini boats.
They overflow with a savory beef filling, plus a topping of tomatoes, pine nuts, and feta. The bold flavors with the fresh toppings are very complementary.
Light and low-carb, these are healthy. Plus, you can make them in under 30 minutes. And it’s a stunning use of zucchini.
Not all comforting casseroles have to be loaded with cheese to be yummy. Kafta Bil Sanieh, meaning “kafta in a tray,” is a prime example.
It’s a Middle Eastern favorite you have got to try.
Bold and robust, this dish is dairy-free. It bursts with seasoned ground beef, eggplant, potatoes, and peppers. Everything sits in a rich tomato sauce.
Serve it for dinner, and everyone will ask for seconds.
Meatballs and ground beef are a no-brainer. Add Mediterranean ingredients to the mix for an extra flavorsome twist.
Cumin, cinnamon, oregano, and six garlic cloves enhance the savoriness of the beef. Dip them in tzatziki for the tastiest Greek pairing.
I like to double the batch and freeze half. Then, I have another dinner covered later in the week.
15. Classic Kibbeh
Kibbeh is a Middle Eastern-style meatball. It features ground beef, spices, and a grain.
But these aren’t like the typical meatballs many make at home. Instead, these come with a spiced bulgur shell with a meaty filling.
Break them open and find a savory surprise: ground beef and pine nuts. Pair them with tzatziki for a party appetizer or light dinner.
These deconstructed kofta kabobs are a simple solution for lunch or dinner. They’re quick, affordable, and nutritious.
The bowls are jam-packed with ground beef seasoned with spices, herbs, and fragrant garlic.
Add Israeli salad, tzatziki, and your grain of choice. Couscous, white rice, bulgur, and cauliflower rice all work.
Moussaka is one of my favorite Greek dishes. It’s like an eggplant lasagna full of Mediterranean flavors.
On top is a thick layer of creamy bechamel sauce. Hiding underneath are layers of eggplant smothered with a meaty red sauce.
It’s the ultimate Greek comfort food you don’t want to miss.
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