Popular Ground Beef Recipes

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.

Alfredo Beef Sandwiches

Make your own breadcrumbs for pennies by simply giving dry, leftover bread a whirl in the food processor.

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Alfredo Beef Sandwiches

Peanutty Crunch Burgers

Made with half ground turkey and half ground beef, these peanut topped burgers take America's favorite sandwich in delicious new direction.

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Peanutty Crunch Burgers

How to Brown Ground Beef

Cooked ground beef is super helpful to keep on hand giving you the ability to whip up a family-friendly meal in minutes. Watch as we show you how to brown ground beef using our easy tips for perfectly cooked beef.

How to Brown Ground Beef

Nacho Casserole

Mix up all the fixings for nachos--ground beef, cheese, salsa, and olives--and bake them in a casserole for a family-pleasing dinner. Slices of pizza dough stand in for the chips.

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Nacho Casserole

Spicy Thai Ground Beef Salad

Aromatic Thai seasonings in the oil and vinegar dressing blend deliciously with ground beef and fresh salad greens.

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Spicy Thai Ground Beef Salad

BBQ Sloppy Joes

These miniature sandwiches are great party fare. Serve them for a kids' birthday party or when you invite the gang over to watch a football game on TV.

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BBQ Sloppy Joes

Beef And Broccoli Potatoes

To make this a 30-minute recipe, cook the potatoes in the microwave. Make the cheesy hamburger topping while the potatoes cook.

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Beef And Broccoli Potatoes

Meat-and-Mushroom Sauce Fusilli

While this pasta recipe calls for ground meat mix (usually pork and beef), you can use 1 pound of any ground meat you like--beef, pork, turkey, or even sausage.

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Meat-and-Mushroom Sauce Fusilli

Meatball Escarole Soup

Meatballs and Parmesan are Italian cuisine favorites, but Italians also have a penchant for adding shredded greens, such as escarole, to soups.

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Meatball Escarole Soup

Stuffed Grape Leaves

You'll need a steamer basket to make this Greek recipe. The bite-size grape leaf rolls are filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and mint and steamed until fork tender. A lemon-dill dressing gives the appetizer just a hint of tang.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

Picadillo with Rice

This ground beef recipe is a delightful mix of meat, tomatoes, olives, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. Here, it's served Cuban-style with rice.

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Picadillo with Rice

Classic Ground Beef Tacos

If you haven't had a basic taco in a while, it's time to revisit the original. Remember the spicy beef mixture in a crisp taco shell topped with lettuce, cheese, and tomato? It's still as tasty as ever.

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Classic Ground Beef Tacos

Italian Meatballs With Rotelli & Meatball Heros

This recipe makes enough saucy meatballs for several meals. Toss half of the meatballs over pasta for tonight's dinner and freeze the rest to make meatball sandwiches next week.

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Italian Meatballs With Rotelli & Meatball Heros

Cottage Casserole

This ground beef and pasta casserole is a great make-ahead recipe to stash in your freezer. Just be sure to allow a couple days before you need it, so the casserole can safely thaw in the refrigerator.

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Cottage Casserole

Thai Ground Beef Salad

If you like the mix of warm ground beef and salad greens typical of a taco salad, why not try a Thai twist? This is an equally enticing mix of spicy meat, matchstick vegetables, and cool greens.

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Thai Ground Beef Salad

Classic Meat Loaf

This meat loaf recipe is made with half ground beef and half ground turkey.

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Classic Meat Loaf

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Try meatballs and spaghetti sauce from scratch. Serve these ground beef and sausage meatballs and you'll remember why this is one of the best-loved pasta recipes for family meals.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Carnita Enchiladas

Instead of filling and rolling corn tortillas, they're torn into bite-size pieces and layered with back beans and a ground beef and potato filling. A generous topping of cheddar cheese finishes this family-style Mexican casserole.

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Carnita Enchiladas

Taco Potato Skins

These cheesy baked potatoes are stuffed with a ground beef filling flavored with a packet of taco seasoning. They make a tasty weeknight main-dish when you want a change of pace on taco night.

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Taco Potato Skins

Beef Ragu with Beans

Sauces made with ground beef and finely chopped vegetables such as this slow cooker recipe are common in Northern Italy. This meaty sauce makes a lot so serve some over pasta tonight and freeze the remainder for another meal.

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Beef Ragu with Beans

Skinny Cheeseburgers

These low-fat burgers are made with extra-lean ground beef and topped with reduced-fat cheese. To keep the lean burgers moist and juicy, finely chopped mushrooms are added to the meat mixture.

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Skinny Cheeseburgers

Sweet 'n' Sour Sloppy Joes

When the kids are hungry and you need dinner on the table now, Sloppy Joe's can do the job. In this 20-minute version, ground chicken is used instead of ground beef and the sauce is a flavorful mix of barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.

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Sweet 'n' Sour Sloppy Joes

Thai Beef Wraps

The combination of spicy meat and cool crisp vegetables is typical of Thai recipes. For a quick dinner with those tantalizing elements, wrap a peppery ginger and ground beef mixture with sliced cucumber in lettuce leaves.

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Thai Beef Wraps

Meatballs & Gravy

This ground beef recipe is sure to become a requested dinner at your house. Serve the meatballs over noodles to soak up every drop of the savory mushroom and onion gravy.

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Meatballs & Gravy

Beef Nacho Casserole

This south-of-the-border casserole combines refrigerated pizza dough, beef mixture, and taco-cheese blend into a sensational one-dish meal.

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Beef Nacho Casserole

Cincinnati-Style 5-Way Chili

Not your typical chili recipe, this sassy make-ahead version allows flavors to blend overnight.

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Cincinnati-Style 5-Way Chili

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