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.

Our Best-Ever Grilled Burgers

These ground beef and pork burgers are flavored with Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and other seasonings. Grill them up and serve on onion buns along with our homemade mustard sauce.

From Midwest Living

Our Best-Ever Grilled Burgers

Pumpkin Chili

Unlike most pumpkin recipes, this stew calls for diced squash rather than canned. Feel free to use any protein source, such as extra beans, lentils, or ground chicken, in place of the beef and turkey.

From Midwest Living

Pumpkin Chili

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

Texas Red Chili

A medley of chile peppers give this unique chili plenty of kick while the addition of thick-cut bacon lends an irresistible smoky flavor. Serve with a fresh green salad for a satisfying meal in less than an hour.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Texas Red Chili

Meatball & Vegetable Kabobs

Bright cherry tomatoes, nutrient-rich zucchini, and a quick marinara sauce are all it takes to transform convenient frozen meatballs into elegant Italian kabobs. Serve this entree with a fresh green salad or a creamy risotto for a complete dinner the whole family will love. Soaking wood or bamboo skewers in cold water for 20-30 minutes before use will help to ensure they do not burn on the grill.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Meatball & Vegetable Kabobs

Spaghetti Bake

Even children who are suspicious about "mixed" foods such as casseroles will dig into this baked beauty with relish. Chances are this will become a family favorite, so next time, try making it with ground turkey instead of ground beef!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spaghetti Bake

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Thinner than most chile con carne and redolent with sweet spices, this Ohio specialty put Cincinnati on the culinary map. Residents enjoy it many ways, including as a hot dog topping and mixed with pasta and topped with a mountain of cheddar cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach

Sharp and salty blue cheese, sweet red onion, and slightly bitter baby spinach lend balance and texture to the rich ground beef in these elegant yet satisfying burgers. When buying, look for baby spinach with dark, vibrant green leaves; avoid those that show signs of bruising or wilting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion and Spinach

Stuffed Shells

At its best, Italian cuisine creates a symphony of flavor from only a few simple ingredients. With rich ground beef, bright San Marzano tomatoes and a classic blend of Italian cheeses, these amazing stuffed shells perfectly embody this timeless culinary sensibility.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed Shells

Classic Nachos

These five-ingredient nachos are a cinch to make for a large crowd. Bake a batch for your next party and serve with an array of topping options, like cilantro, jalapeno peppers, sour cream and salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Classic Nachos

Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

Meatloaf and macaroni and cheese are like peanut butter and jelly—made for each other. Sandwich a layer of mac 'n cheese in between two meatloaf layers for a new take on a classic dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

Sloppy Joe Tostadas with Yams and Black Beans

Instead of serving Sloppy Joes on buns, try the meat mixture as a topping on a crispy black bean tostada.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sloppy Joe Tostadas with Yams and Black Beans

Beef Taco Pie

This Mexican casserole tastes just like tacos, but without all the single-serving fuss. Just layer your favorite ingredients between flour tortillas and bake.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beef Taco Pie

Porter and Roasted Red Pepper Sloppy Joes

A half cup of dark beer adds depth of flavor to the beef mixture in these Sloppy Joe sandwiches.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Porter and Roasted Red Pepper Sloppy Joes

Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

Tomatoes, parsely and feta cheese add Italian flair to this slow cooker beef and lamb meat loaf.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

Greek Burgers

Beef up burger patties with classic Greek flavors like zippy oregano and salty feta cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek Burgers

Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers

Two classic comfort foods combine in this grilled sandwich that will surely be a favorite at your next backyard barbecue! Serve with grilled pototoes or crispy chips.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Meat Loaf Burgers

Spicy Italian Meatballs

For your next party or tailgate, prepare a batch of these slow cooker beef and sausage meatballs. They can stay warm in the pot as guests come and go!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Italian Meatballs

Meat Loaf Muffins

A ho-hum weeknight recipe morphs into a cute dinner display when you top mini meatloaves with a sweet cranberry-tomato sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and melty cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Meat Loaf Muffins

Weeknight Lasagna

Vegetables become power players in this easy take on lasagna. Zucchini and portobello mushrooms combine nicely with ground beef, garlic, ricotta, and mozzarella.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Weeknight Lasagna

Chicken Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ricotta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes take these chicken meatballs on a trip to Italy.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

Make a double batch of this mango salsa to serve with tortilla chips.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

Ricotta Meatballs

These ricotta-laced beef meatballs taste like they came right out of an Italian grandmother's kitchen!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ricotta Meatballs

Rolled Lasagna Florentine

Lasagna is the perfect freezer meal. Make this rolled version with spinach on a rainy day to have on hand the next day your schedule is too busy to make dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rolled Lasagna Florentine

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Ground beef, vegetables, and couscous are covered with a sweet cornbread topping in this spicy and surprisingly low-calorie casserole dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Gnocchi and Meatball Bake

Homemade meatballs and gnocchi come together in this cheesy bake. Bonus points: It can be made ahead so all you have to do is bake when you're ready.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gnocchi and Meatball Bake

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