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.
Meat loaf is a winter standard, but it's time to update your mother's classic recipe. Try spreading barbecue sauce on top for a little extra zing.
From Midwest Living
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
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.
Spaghetti Squash with Chili
Low in carbs, salt, and fat, this chili dish will fuel you up without weighing you down. Top it with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt for a creamy finish.
From Diabetic Living
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.
From Better Homes and Gardens
Quick Skillet Lasagna
Talk about quick! Just cook the pasta, then prepare this family friendly lasagna in a skillet.
From Better Homes and Gardens
The addition of richly flavored dried mushrooms and the whole-grain goodness of bulgur increases the vitamins and minerals and decreases the saturated fat of this meatloaf. The loaf is free-form, rather than baked in a loaf pan, which means more delicious, browned crust. This recipe is large enough to feed a big group or, even better, have leftovers for a cold sandwich the next day.
Old-Fashioned Spaghetti & Meatballs
To stretch the ground beef, we use high-fiber bulgur and whole-wheat breadcrumbs in the meatballs, which are baked rather than fried.
Picadillo, which means "small bits and pieces," is a sweet-and-savory spiced ground- meat mixture from Latin America. Serve with warm corn or whole-wheat flour tortillas.
Whatever the season, burgers remain America's favorite sandwich. When it is too cold to grill outdoors, broil the patties or use an indoor grill. In addition to the standard fixings--ketchup, salsa, onions and tomatoes--make your burgers more nutritious by adding dark greens, such as watercress or spinach.
Whole-Wheat Fusilli with Beef Ragu
This chunky, full-bodied sauce is a good match for hearty whole-wheat pasta. We've augmented a little lean ground beef with mushrooms to get a rich, meaty sauce that has a minimum of saturated fat.
Latin American Empanadas
These savory pastries were created by Mariana Velasquez, a Test Kitchen intern who grew up in Bogot, Colombia.
Middle Eastern Burgers
Exotic-tasting spices and chopped prunes give Middle Eastern flair to these truly succulent burgers. Serve with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce, slices of ripe tomato, lettuce and sharp red onion.
EatingWell Sloppy Joes
Our updated Sloppy Joe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it's a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.
Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara
Reminiscent of the stuffed cabbage of yore, the mild flavor of chard makes these beef-stuffed rolls perfect for the whole family. Make It a Meal: A side of whole-wheat spaghetti to soak up the sauce plus a glass of Syrah.
Stuffed Tomatoes with Golden Crumb Topping
Stuffed tomatoes are classic comfort food. Serve with a mixed green salad studded with garden-fresh vegetables. For vegetarians, omit the beef or turkey.
Asian "Salisbury" Steak
The original Salisbury steak was named after a popular late-19th-century diet doctor who recommended a high-protein diet. This version only resembles the classic in name and shape--the flavors are Asian rather than European and it's served atop a tender bed of sauteed watercress. Make It a Meal: Add brown rice or rice noodles and a cold Tsingtao beer.
Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good.
Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu
Eggplant gives this pasta sauce a rich meatiness that complements the ground beef. Plus the eggplant allows us to use a little less beef but still have a generous and hearty serving.
Tex-Mex Taco Salad
This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.
Southwestern Beef & Bean Burger Wraps
Kids and adults alike will love these quick, zippy burgers. The beans make the burgers a little fragile, so be careful when taking them off the broiler pan. Make it a meal: Serve a green salad and frozen mango slices for dessert.
EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells
Surprisingly easy and far better-tasting than store-bought taco shells.
Lean & Spicy Taco Meat
A combination of lean ground beef and ultra-lean ground turkey breast makes a less-greasy filling. Bypass taco-seasoning packets in favor of making your own full-flavored filling.
Lion's Head Meatballs
This is a famous dish along the Yangtze, with regional variations. In Shanghai, the sauce will be sweet and sour. In Chongqing, it will be hot and spicy. And in Wuhan...well, it will depend on the season and the mood of the chef.
Very finely chopping onion, mushrooms and carrots in the food processor is not only fast--it makes the vegetables hard to detect for picky eaters. They also form the base for the sauce of this ground beef skillet supper. Make it a meal: Serve with a green salad.
Asian Salisbury Steaks with Sauteed Watercress
Back in the 19th century, an English doctor named J.H. Salisbury prescribed beef for all manner of ailments. We think he'd love this healthy update of the ground-beef-and-onions classic that bears his name. The sauteed watercress is an excellent foil to the meaty glazed beef.
Top 25 Slides in Ground Beef Recipes
- Barbecue-Sauced Meatloaf
- Pumpkin Chili
- Spaghetti Squash with Chili
- Taco Chili
- Quick Skillet Lasagna
- Old-Fashioned Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Blueberry-Beef Burgers
- Whole-Wheat Fusilli with Beef Ragu
- Latin American Empanadas
- Middle Eastern Burgers
- EatingWell Sloppy Joes
- Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara
- Stuffed Tomatoes with Golden Crumb Topping
- Asian "Salisbury" Steak
- Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
- Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu
- Tex-Mex Taco Salad
- Southwestern Beef & Bean Burger Wraps
- EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells
- Lean & Spicy Taco Meat
- Lion's Head Meatballs
- Hamburger Buddy
- Asian Salisbury Steaks with Sauteed Watercress