Ground Beef

With a little ground beef, a quick meal is only minutes away. Whip up these tried-and-true recipes of ground beef chili, ground beef casserole, and ground beef rice that pinch pennies but indulge in flavor.

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How to Cook Ground Beef

If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year.

Mexican Roll-Ups

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Loaded Nachos

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Unstuffed Cabbage

Family Circle

Dell's Branding Day Meat Loaf

Midwest Living

Onion soup mix seasons the ground beef in this simple meat loaf recipe. Serve it for dinner with creamy mashed potatoes.

Spicy Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

An old-fashioned ground beef favorite gets spiced up in this dinner recipe. Leftovers--think meat loaf sandwiches--guarantee another quick and easy meal.

Southwestern Beef Stir-Fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Use your wok for this Southwestern stir-fry. This recipe borrows an Asian technique to prepare a Mexican-style meal.

Hobo Delight

Midwest Living

Firehouse Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepared pasta sauce tops a cheese stuffed meat loaf for a home-style dinner with an Italian twist.

Shepherd's Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Ground lamb, Italian seasoning, and mozzarella cheese, plus a potato crust woven into a lattice, make this hearty pizza an original.

Taco Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

This slow cooker chili tastes like a taco so kids will love it. Top it with cheese or sprinkle with corn chips for a fun lunch or dinner.

Giddyap Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this beef and bean chili for game day with friends or when you're expecting a crowd for dinner.

Quick Burger

Better Homes and Gardens

Italian salad dressing adds flavor to these simple beef burgers.

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